A Geh-Cafe event, in cooperation with Wien zu Fuss.
Vienna is a city which becomes much more open and friendly when you walk around it with a small child. Strangers talk to you, and join in with the joy and enthusiasm of babies and young children.
But it can be difficult to approach the city with a buggie. And some new parents stay at home, because they find the challenges of walking too great. So we will explore on a short walk how much fun Vienna is with a pram and young child. Walk leader eugene Quinn is father to a 4-year old son. Together they have many adventures around Vienna, waving at U2 drivers, chatting to MA48 people, splashing in puddles, dancing and climbing trees. Eugene took 3 months of paid paternity leave, when his son josef was a baby. And he was surprised how few Austrian fathers take this opportunity. This city makes being a parent easy – much easier and less expensive than London.
On this tour of Augarten, we will look at nature and buildings, people, food and opportunities for fun with children. Before the birth of Josef, people would see Eugene singing in the park or dancing in the U-Bahn, and worry about him. Now when he sings and dances around the city with his kid, people comment what a great pappi he seems to be.
There is so much we can learn from children, and their approach to the city – enthusiastic, open, creative, spontaneous, full of wonder – and making friends easily.
This walk is free, and no registration is required. At the end, we will have a (free) picnic together, outside the Mobilitaetsagentur, with lovely food and drinks.
When: Wednesday 12 July, 15:00-17:00
Meeting Point: 20. Jaegerstrasse 2. U2 Taborstrasse.
If you arrive late, call Eugene to find out where we are: 0680 1254354