Located in the south-western corner of Vienna, the 23rd district, Liesing, is also one of the largest. Amongst the modern residential areas and industrial parks you can still stumble upon quaint old-time villages. Since the 1960s several international companies, like Novartis and Philips, have set up their Austrian headquarters here making it one of Viennas most important business areas. However, it retains much of its rural charm with many vineyards, parks and places for strolling, ideal for families with kids. The star attraction is the Maurer Wald forest with the Sankt-Georgen hill, the Wotruba church and the immensely popular Sternengarten (Star Garden). Alterlaa Wohnpark, a typical example of 1960s town planning, is a gigantic housing complex with some 2,900 flats and community facilities. Western Liesing (Mauer, Rodaun, Kalksburg) is a distinctly up-market residential area and also home to most of Liesings wine making. Served by the Sdbahn regional railway, the S1 and S2 suburban trains, and the Badener Lokalbahn local trains, Liesings main link to the city centre (Innere Stadt) is the U6 underground. The motorway is accessible at Inzersdorf.
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