It was only recently while waiting for a friend that I really noticed Vienna’s Burggasse-Stadthalle U-Bahn station, located in the Rudolfsheim-Fünfhaus area of the city, has such beautifully designed architecture. Both inside and outside the station.
Because the Burggasse-Stadthalle platform, with its quirky style and its dark green metal overhangs and platform poles is so stereo-typically 19th century, you can easily tell the station was originally opened in 1898. As, if anything, it is all very Harry Potter-esque.
Even the trains that use the U6 line that runs through the station are delightfully old-fashioned as well.
And outside the Burggasse-Stadthalle U-bahn station, whose main doors are beneath the Hauptbücherei am Gürtel, or the Main Public Library, with its interesting rooftop restaurant (Oben Kitchen and Bar), the area opens up into a small plaza lined with food stalls and on into the tram station.
All covered over with these gorgeous rounded dull metal ‘umbrella roofs’ or pavilions. *(see top photo).
If you are interested in architecture and are ever in the Burggasse-Stadthalle area of Vienna, or are even on one of the U6 line trains and have a few minutes spare to step off, I recommend you check out this station.
It really is unusual and lovely.