From the urban centre you could take the horse-drawn carriage and later the car out into the countryside, or drive from the villages to the big city.
Wikipedia tells us that at various spots, such arterial roads constitute visual axes – or sightlines – to striking examples of the urban fabric (to historic old towns or castles, etc.). In urban outskirts, however, they would in many cases not necessarily appear as especially welcoming entrances to a city that would strike the visitor as being di-lapidated and neglected at best. In earlier times the Favoritenstraße was both. It was an attractive route through the middle-class district of Wieden and at the same time, the poor people’s highway to the working-class district further away in Favoriten. For it was here in Vienna’s Tenth District that the first “guest workers” actually settled. For the most part, they consisted of immigrants from Bohemia, the so-called Ziegelbehm (“Bohemian brickies”), who found poorly paid work in the brick-making factories to the south of the city.