I don’t know Stammersdorf at all. In my many vacations in Vienna and since moving here, Stammersdorf Has never once ‘come up’ as a destination. It really should have.
The 11th is one of Vienna’s bigger districts. Simmering is actually three smaller villages rolled into one bigger district, well that’s the theory anyway. The villages of Simmering and Kaiserebersdorf make up the 11th. The third village of Albern is a bit of enigma, as today the little village is represented by just a small harbour on the Danube. That’s a story for another time. Today I’m heading to Kaiserebersdorf at the bottom of Vienna, and it’s just 10 minutes by tram.
Along with all these very swish, very modern trains, twice an hour, a tiny little diesel train chugs past. Looking like a refuge from the 1980s when trains were modelled on lego bricks, it passes one way just before twenty to the hour, and another chugs back just after the hour. This curious little train heads to Marchegg, a small town right on the edge of Austria. Being curious, I had to take a trip there. So I did.