Unusual neighbour

Presidents around the world often reside in highly guarded compounds, far from the maddening crowds. Not so in Austria, where president Heinz Fischer lives with his wife in their own apartment close to central Vienna. I happen to live just next door... 

This programme was first broadcast on the 213th edition of The Urbanist on Monocle 24

Heinz Fischer at the Voices for Refugees benefit concert in central Vienna on October 3, 2015. Photo: wienkultur.info

Heinz Fischer at the Voices for Refugees benefit concert in central Vienna on October 3, 2015. Photo: wienkultur.info