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Bratislava, commuters, mobility, Slovakia, transport, Uncategorized, Vienna

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Feature by Jürgen Rendl about the intervention on Main Railway Station Bratislava, Slovakia on Radio Slovakia International. Feature in German.

http://de.rsi.rtvs.sk/clanky/kultur/102356/kunstlerische-betrachtungen-zwischen-hier-und-dort

see more photos from the event by Lucia Mandincová

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Traveling with the post

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Information on traveling between the two cities with the express post carriages. Material from Der Reise-Secretär; Ein geographisches Posthandbuch für Reisende, Kaufleute, Geschäftsmänner und Postbeamte. Erster Band. Verfasst und herausgegeben von Franz Kaffelsperger, Wien, 1829-1830. Scanned by Google.

Regionskonzept OST (1993)

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Regionskonzept OST (1993): Grünraumvernetzung im Raum Wien-Preßburg zwischen Donau-Auen und Neusiedler See

Authors: Institut für Landschaftsplanung und Gartenkunst der Technischen Universität Wien, o.Univ. Prof- Dr–Ing. Ralph Galzer

Planungsgemeinschaft Ost, Wien, Juni 1993

A few scans from this book which can be borrowed from the Viennese University Library, proposing few scenarios for further development. Good to compare with BAUM Project.

Mayor of Wolfsthal speaks Slovak

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aktualne.atlas.sk: Aren’t you afraid that Wolfsthal will change to a Slovak village – that there will be more Slovaks than Austrians?

Gerhard Schödinger: Not at all. Firstly, we are not planning any further big development projects, secondly, the citizenship state in one’s passport is of second-range importance to me. People living here are simply Wolfsthal people to me and therefore members of the community.

I always tell the skeptics that we all have the same visions on how to live well. So where’s the problem? And according to this rule we behave in Wolfsthal and building the infrastructure testifies this. We’re glad that life came to the community together with young families.

 

An interview with Wolfsthal’s mayor Gerhard Schödinger about Wolfsthal’s development, its focus on middle class and young families, about relationship to Bratislava or Vienna and about details of cooperation between villages and city parts.

Read more in Slovak: http://aktualne.atlas.sk/starosta-wolfstahlu-slovakom-sme-povedali-aby-sa-zdravili/slovensko/spolocnost/

Pressburger Bahn

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in German: Pressburgerbahn, Lokalbahn Wien-Pressburg (L.W.P.),
in Hungarian: Pozsony Országhatárszeli Helyiérdekú Villamos Vasút (P.O.H.É.V.),
in Slovak: Elektrická lokálna železnica Bratislava- krajinská hranica (BKH), colloquialism: Viedenská električka

was a direct train connection of Vienna and Pressburg (after 1919 Bratislava) which officially begun to operate to on February 5th 1914. The original route of 69,1 kilometres lead via Schwechat, Hainburg and Wolfsthal as well as through suburbs of that time and nowadays a city part of Petržalka / Pozsonyligetfalu / Engerau directly into the center of Bratislava. This route is today followed by the S7 line of the Viennese S-Bahn which ends at Wolfsthal.

Postcard “Deutsch Altenburg” with station Kopčany (which belonged to the Pressburg’s part of the route ), where the locomotives of direct and alternating traction. were changed.

Old Pressburg citizens remembered buying fruit and vegetables at Naschmarkt, where they could also meet sellers from Záhorie which brought their good on carriages via Marchegg. 

bus stop commemorating the fact to be on the same spot as one of the stops of Pressburgerbahn.

bus stop commemorating the fact to be on the same spot as one of the stops of Pressburgerbahn.

route of the Pressburgerbahn

Wikipedia article available both in German and Slovak (and Czech):
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pressburger_Bahn

fb fanpage, mostly in Slovak, with regular updates on restoration of the train, its stops, etc:https://www.facebook.com/viedenskaelektricka?fref=ts

Stadlnova

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photo – project Stadlnova

Stadlnova is a fictive suburb somewhere between Bratislava and Vienna, providing the base for a creative research platform about marginal(ized) aspects of these cities, their region and all the in-betweens. It unfolds a new space of the possible between here and there, center and periphery, growth and recession, archaeology and utopia. A space, where participation and collaboration are facilitated, infected by a genuine curiosity in peripheries.

Read more about the project here: http://stadlnova.col-me.info