Appropriate and boring.
I quickly dismissed that idea and prepped myself for a hike up to Leopoldsberg instead. Leopoldsberg is a big hill just to the north of Vienna, clearly visible from the vicinity of Spittelau station. There are vineyards climbing up its side and an ancient church at its peak. According to the article on Viennese history we were assigned to read in German class last week, the first castle in Vienna was built atop Leopoldsberg by the Celts around 400 B.C. Vindobona, as the sprouting city was known, was overtaken by the Romans a few hundred years later.
Kaiser Leopold I ordered a church to be built on the hill in 1679. It was completed several years later, but had to be rebuilt after it was destroyed by the Turks. Leopold re-consecrated it in 1693, and since then, the hill has been known as Leopoldsberg. I can see the Leopoldsbergkirche every day as I'm coming home from work, and I've been wanting to pay my respects for over a year now.
The Church wasn't open when I got to the top, which was unfortunate, but the view was excellent. This is looking down into the valley from partway up the hill. I walked up that path last month on my way to Kahlenberg.
To get up to Habsburgwarte, a look-out tower buried in the middle of the woods, you get to choose between a steep path and an easy path. I chose the steep path, because I like making life difficult for myself.
As is appropriate for Labour Day.
* Seriously, it's like an infestation. There were so many worms it sounded like it was raining.