For our cultural studies class, each of us were assigned a different district of Vienna. I explored Vienna's 16th District, Ottakring.
In 1888, Emperor Franz Josef wanted to unite Vienna with its surrounding villages and in 1892 Ottakring became an official district of Vienna. After WWII, Ottakring was occupied by the French. In 1998 the subway line U3 was extended to Ottakring.
Now Ottakring is home to a large population of immigrants, mostly from Turkey and former Yugoslavia. This can be seen in the portion of my video taken at Brunnenmarkt, a large outdoor vegetable market in the Turkish area of Ottakring.
Ottakring also has a booming industry; most notably Ottakringer beer, Julius Meinl coffee and Manner wafers are manufactured in Ottakring. Ottakringer and Manner are both featured in my video.
The 16th District is also well known for its large cemetery, star observatory, and palace called Schloss Wilhelminenberg (which unfortunately did not make the cut in the video).
One of my favorite things about Ottakring is the abundance of Heurigen and beer gardens. The final scene of the video takes place in a beer garden, enjoying some beer made just around the corner at the Ottakringer brewery.