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Foreword If there is a better season in which to enjoy the charms of Vienna than summer, then it has yet to be invented. Certainly, crowds can often appear to be a problem, but the truth is that there are always quiet corners of this city to be found, no matter what time of year you visit. Finding them is half the fun, although it is also a reason for Vienna In Your Pocket to exist, pointing, as we do, you way to a few of the city's lesser-known sights. The highlight of the summer this year will be the new summer season in the MuseumsQuartier, a multi-art, multicultural extravaganza of music, theatre and much else which serves a showcase for the kind of city Vienna is these days. There are some great exhibitions to enjoy this summer too. The most anticipated is Kate Newby at the Kunsthalle Wien. For Newby, life and art are closely connected and in this sense the newly developed works on Karlsplatz will also be materialisations of how the artist perceives the world around her. Elsewhere, Vienna has been in the news of late after the city's tourist board placed a mural of a 1916 painting that includes female genitalia on the side of a building in SoHo, New York, to drum up travel to Austria. The city of New York apparently approved the street art reproduction of Egon Schiele's 'Reclined Female Nude,' according to a statement from the advertising agency representing the Vienna Tourist Board on this campaign in New York. But the city required versions of other works depicting by Schiele that would be placed in subway and other transit stations to be censored, according to the Vienna city site dedicated to its Viennese Modernism 2018 campaign. The censoring was incorporated into the final campaign, which used the hashtag #ToArtItsFreedom, inviting those taking in the edited art to 'See it all in Vienna.' Indeed. Go see it all!
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History Starting off as a tiny village along the Wien river, Vienna is now the 10th largest city in the EU and home to many major international organizations such as the United Nations and OPEC.
ANTIQUITY Founded around 500 BC, Vienna was originally a Celtic settlement. By 15 BCE, the town had developed into a Roman frontier city called Vindobona, protecting the Roman Empire from Germanic tribes.
HABSBURGS AND OTTOMANS During the Middle Ages, Vienna became the residence of the Habsburg dynasty in 1440 and eventually grew to become the capital of the Holy Roman Empire. On their march towards western Europe, the Ottoman armies were twice stopped at Vienna in the 16th and 17th centuries. During the 1529 Siege of Vienna, the city was lucky to escape defeat and was saved by an early winter and epidemics. A century later, the city’s fortifications had been greatly expanded and proved their worth during the 1683 Battle of Vienna, when they helped the city survive for two months, allowing the army led by Polish King Jan Sobieski to assemble and defeat the Ottomans for good.
18TH CENTURY Baroque was the style of the century, and local nobility started constructing palaces in the countryside immediately outside the city, resulting in several magnificent summer palaces.
Vienna became the capital of the huge Austrian Empire in 1804, and later of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, playing an important role in European and world politics. The arts blossomed, and classical music witnessed golden years. The rule of Emperor Franz Joseph I transformed the city; the city walls were demolished to make way for the Ringstraße boulevard lined with impressive buildings, the city expanded to include, and the Danube river which caused serious floods was canalised and tamed.
20TH CENTURY Industrialisation of and immigration to Vienna lead to a period of expansion. By 1910, Vienna was the sixth largest city in the world, with large numbers of Czech and Jewish residents. The city was a centre of the new Jugendstil style from 1900. The Austro-Hungarian Empire fell apart at the end of the First World War and in 1918 the Republic of Deutsch-Österreich was created. Socialism quickly became popular and “Red Vienna” saw many residential estates facebook.com/InYourPocket
FROM THE MAYOR Vienna is a city of dreams. A city full of life, economic vitality, efficient transportation, numerous modern buildings and architectural gems. A city that offers people work and the youth a wide range of opportunities. Vienna is also the city of green parks, calm, dreamy alleys, art and music. This city © Stadt Wien/PID, attracts people. Vienna is grow- Photo: Hubert Dimko ing; life can be felt on every corner and in every street. Vienna is rightly deemed a city worth living in, a model of providing medical and social benefits. As the headquarters of international agencies such as OPEC, the UN and the International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna is also a cosmopolitan city of culture and gastronomy. The rich spectrum of cultural offerings makes Vienna a leading cultural metropolis; one often hears the term “international capital of music” connected with it. The Viennese music institutions with their grand tradition constantly keep this reputation fresh and carry it forth into the world. In the best tradition of the many Viennese markets, I can only say: have a look around! Welcome to Vienna! Dr. Michael Häupl built, but also shelling of locals supporting the socialist militia by the Austrian Army during the 1934 civil war. Adolf Hitler – himself an Austrian – triumphantly marched into town and spoke from the Hofburg balcony during the Anschluss (‘joining’) of Austria in 1938. Vienna’s thousands of Jews suffered badly, harassed by both the state and anti-Semitic citizens, and decimated by the Holocaust. Vienna was badly damaged in 1944 and 1945 during the Soviet advance, but largely reconstructed in the 1950s-60s, with the city centre proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001. Post-war Vienna was divided into sectors ruled by The USA, UK, France and the Soviet Union just like Berlin. The occupation lasted 10 years, in which time spies from east and west played their Cold War games. Austria regained full independence in 1955, and from the 1970s Vienna became the host city of many important international organisations, including various UN agencies, OPEC, the International Atomic Energy Agency and OSCE. The crumbling of the Iron Curtain in 1989 profoundly changed the city’s outlook, and there’s good cooperation with nearby Bratislava in Slovakia now. May – June 2018
Arriving in Vienna CITY AIRPORT TRAIN
Taking a taxi to the centre takes about 15 minutes. If you just hop into a waiting taxi outside, the ride will cost about €45, including the fee for returning to the airport empty; it costs €33 if you mention to the driver or dispatcher that you’d like the set price (Pauschaltariff).
BY TRAIN Vienna’s new Wien Hauptbahnhof (central station) is a short distance from the city centre; hop on tram D to reach the Ring. There are plenty of luggage lockers and ATMs for fresh arrivals, and there’s a helpful tourist information office. The City Airport Train connects the city centre (U-Bahn Landstrasse/S-Bahn Wien Mitte) to Vienna International Airport. Trains depart every half hour at :09 and :39 minutes past the hour from airport station and :07 and :37 from Wien Mitte. The ride takes 16 minutes and prices start at €11 for a single trip and €19 for a return trip (€1 discount with the Vienna Card); book online for the best rates. The City Air Terminal in the city centre offers travellers the services of an international airport terminal: you can get your boarding pass and check in your baggage from 24 hours until 75 minutes before take-off. All trains offer free wifi.QMLandstraße/Wien Mitte, www.cityairporttrain.com, tel. +43 1 252 50.
BY PLANE Vienna’s international airport is located in Schwechat, 18km southeast of the city centre. After passing customs (for arrivals from outside the Schengen zone) and collecting your baggage, ATMs, banks and tourist information can be found in the arrivals hall. To get to town, there’s a choice of rail or road. The City Airport Train (CAT, +43 1 252 50, www.cityairporttrain. com) departs every half hour between 06:09 and 23:39, arriving at U-Bahn station Wien Mitte. The ride takes 16 minutes and costs from €11 for a single trip, and from €19 for a return trip (book online for the best price; reduced rate with the Vienna Card). You can also take a regular S-Bahn train, departing from the airport to Wien Mitte station approximately every 30 minutes between 04:34 and 00:18; tickets cost €4 and the ride takes about 25 minutes. Vienna Airport Lines buses (tel. +43 1 700 73 23 00, www.viennaairportlines.at) depart every 30 minutes between 05:00 to 23:00, stopping off at U-Bahn Schwedenplatz, the train stations Wien Meidling and Wien Westbahnhof and the Vienna International Center (VIC), taking about 30 minutes. A single ride costs €8, a return trip €13, and tickets can be bought from the driver. 6 Vienna In Your Pocket
BY BUS All international buses arrive at the Vienna International Busterminal (VIB), which has ATMs and luggage lockers. Right across the street is the Erdberg U-Bahn station, from where it’s a 10 minute ride to the city centre.
BY CAR Major highways connect Vienna to Munich (4 hours) Budapest (3hrs), north and south. When parking in Vienna, pay attention to the short-term parking zones in the inner districts of the city; use the well-signposted Park & Ride facilities (€3 per day) in the outer districts and take an U-Bahn or tram into town.
BY FERRY The Danube river is increasingly used for ferry routes to Hungary, Slovakia and Germany. Ferries arrive at Anlegestelle Reichsbrücke near U-Bahn station Vorgartenstrasse. Twin City Liner boats dock at Marienbrücke bridge near the Schwedenplatz U-Bahn station.
AIRPORT Vienna International Airport (Flughafen Wien, airport code VIE, tel. +43 1 700 72 22 33, www.viennaairport.com) is located 18 kilometres southeast of central Vienna. It is often referred to as Schwechat, after the nearby town. Since the fall of the Iron Curtain and EU enlargement in 2004 the airport has developed into a hub for flights to Eastern Europe and the Middle East, with over 30% of the 20 million passengers per year in transit. The airport is served by the City Airport Train (CAT) from the city centre between 05:36 and 23:06, by S-Bahn trains (between 04:34 and 23:47) from Wien-Mitte station and by buses from the VIB bus terminal. Passengers of Austrian Airlines and most other Star Alliance airlines using the City Airport Train can check in their luggage at Wien-Mitte station. AIR BERLINQtel. +43 1 70 12 60, www.airberlin.com. AIR FRANCEQtel. +43 1 502 22 24 00, www.airfrance.com. vienna.inyourpocket.com
Getting around AUSTRIAN AIRLINESQtel. +43 5 17 66 10 00, www.austrian.com.
most visitors won’t need them though the handy night buses replace the U-Bahn from 00:45 to 05:00 on weekdays.
BRITISH AIRWAYSQtel. +43 1 79 56 75 67, www.ba.com.
Tickets cost €2,40 for a single ride, though it’s well worth getting a day ticket if you’re planning on using public transport more than a few times. A 24-hour ticket costs €8, a 48-hour ticket €14,10 and a 72-hour ticket €17,10. Tickets must be validated before getting on board. Tickets can be purchased from multilingual machines at every U-Bahn station and on buses and trams, though single tickets bought on board cost €2,60 and only coins are accepted. You can also visit the ticket sales offices of Wiener Linien at the Stephansplatz, Karlsplatz, Westbahnhof and Wien Mitte U-Bahn stations. The 72 hour ticket can also be purchased at the Tourist Information Office. Children up to six years old always travel free; children up to 15 ride free on Sundays, holidays and during Vienna’s school holidays (photo ID required). The Vienna Card costs €24,90 and offers 72 hours of travel on public transport plus more than 200 discounts to museums, concerts, cafés, and more. It can be bought at the Tourist Information Offices or from the Wiener Linien offices.
LUFTHANSAQtel. +43 8 10 10 25 80 80, www.lufthansa.com. SWISSQtel. +43 8 10 81 08 40, www.swiss.com.
CAR RENTAL The international car rental companies have offices at the airport as well as on the Ringstrasse near the main hotels. Rentals start from €80 per day. AVISQtel. +43 800 08 00 87 57, www.avis.at. EUROPCAR QB-3, Schubertring 9, tel. +43 866 16 11/+43 866 16 10, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.europcar.at. Open 07:30 18:00, Sat 08:00 - 13:00, Sun 08:00 - 12:00.
DRIVING & PARKING Parking in central Vienna is expensive; the 20 public garages in the centre charge up to €5 per hour. Street parking tickets (€1 per 30 minutes) can be purchased from news agents (Trafiken), the offices of Wiener Linien, many petrol stations, major train stations and by SMS on the A1 mobile network. Day visitors to Vienna are better off using a Park & Ride facility in the outskirts (€3 per day) and taking the tram or U-Bahn to the city centre. If you plan to drive on Austria’s highways (all A and S roads) you’ll need a vignette sticker on your windscreen costing €7.90 for 10 days, which can be purchased at petrol stations.
TAXIS Taxis are a safe and fast way to get around Vienna. After the start-up fee of €2,50, fares are about €1 per kilometre with €0,40 for waiting. At night between 23:00 and 06:00, start-up is €2,60 and rates are around €1,30 per kilometre. Taxis can be hailed on the street, ordered in advance (€2,50 extra) or taken from a taxi station in the city centre (€1,25 extra). At night it’s best to call for a cab. When taking a taxi to the airport, ask for the Pauschaltariff rate of €33 to avoid paying €12 on top of the metre fare for the return trip.
TAXI 31300Qtel. +43 1 313 00, www.taxi31300.at.
The Vienna International Busterminal (VIB, open 06:0021:00) is Vienna’s main bus terminal. All major international bus lines are operated by Eurolines.
TAXI 40100Qtel. +43 1 401 00, www.taxi40100.at.
EUROLINES QErdbergstrassse 200a (VIB), MErdberg, tel. +43 1 798 29 00, www.eurolines.at. Open 06:30 - 20:30, Sat, Sun 06:30 - 11:30, 16:30-20:30.
PUBLIC TRANSPORT Vienna’s extensive public transportation system, run by Wiener Linien (Vienna Transport Authority), is an easy and inexpensive way to get around town. The U-Bahn (metro) runs daily from 05:00 to 00:30, and non-stop on Fridays and Saturdays and before public holidays. Suburban S-Bahn trains radiate outwards from the city to the surrounding districts and towns. Trams are the best way to get around the inner city sights, running every 5-15 minutes between 05:00 and 00:30. Buses mostly serve Vienna’s suburbs and facebook.com/InYourPocket
TAXI 60160Qtel. +43 1 601 60, www.taxi60160.at.
The new Wien Hauptbahnhof (central station) opened in December 2014 and is now almost operating at full capacity. Check your timetable carefully to check where to embark. Among many new connections are the ICE high speed trains from Linz via Vienna’s new Hauptbahnhof station to Vienna airport, every two hours or so; these can also be used to get to and from the airport in under 20 minutes. Train tickets can be bought at all stations, but are best booked in advance on the bilingual ÖBB website, where significant reductions are available if you book well in advance. ÖBB (AUSTRIAN RAILWAYS) Qtel. +43 5 17 17, www.oebb.at. May – June 2018
Vienna Districts 4, 5, 6. NASCHMARKT This is currently Vienna’s most vibrant area with chic cafes and people strolling past trendy stores and art galleries. You would not want to miss out on a visit to Vienna’s central Naschmarkt, selling all sorts of food and with amazing restaurants and cosy cafés where many tourists and locals enjoy a break. The Freihausviertel south of Naschmarkt in the 4th district is the upcoming chic shopping mile. The 6th district, north of Naschmarkt, is known for its many gay bars.
Vienna is truly the most international city in Austria, if not in all of Central Europe, hosting the regional headquarters of many international enterprises, the UN, OSCE and OPEC. In the central districts you will have no problem communicating in English. Vienna has 23 districts, with the 1st being the city centre, N°2-9 wrapped around it and surrounded by the Gürtel highway. Districts 10-23 are mainly residential areas. Every district is attractive in its own way and equally important, generally safe for tourists.
1. CITY CENTRE The city centre literally refers to the very heart of Vienna. In the mid-19th century Vienna’s old city wall was replaced by the boulevard which in conjunction with the Franz-Josefs-Kai now forms a ring around the city centre. Magnificent buildings such as the state opera house, the Hofburg, the parliament building, the Vienna city hall, the Burgtheater, the university, the Vienna stock exchange and numerous prestigious buildings line this splendid boulevard. Most 5-star hotels as well as major sights are located here. Tourists will spend most of their time in this area, with everything more or less within walking distance. While Kärnterstrasse and Graben are the two major shopping streets in the city centre, Stephansplatz with St. Stephens cathedral is the very centre of Vienna.
2. PRATER The city’s largest park stretches from the Praterstern metro and train station towards the Ernst Happel stadium. Next to Praterstern is the Wurstelprater amusement park. Some say it’s better to avoid this area after dark. Leopoldstadt in Vienna’s 2nd district used to be the Jewish part of town. Today the jewish community is again growing and you will find kosher bakeries and a number of synagogues.
3. BELVEDERE & HUNDERTWASSERHAUS The third district is one of Vienna’s most desirable addresses. Several buildings designed by Vienna’s most unusual architect Friedenreich Hundertwasser, as well as Belvedere Palace, the luxurious residence of Prince Eugene of Savoy, are all located here. In addition, the district houses numerous embassies and foreign missions, hence its name – the Embassy Quarter. 8 Vienna In Your Pocket
6, 7. MARIAHILFERSTRASSE AREA Mariahilferstrasse is known as Central and Eastern Europe’s most important shopping street. Since the fall of the Iron Curtain, hundreds of buses bring shoppers from Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovakia to Vienna’s top shopping street to get their Christmas presents. A lot of interesting stores, nice restaurants and relaxed bars are found strolling around the side streets.
7, 8, 9. GÜRTEL AREA Gürtel is the name of the highway ring that encircles Vienna’s central districts 1-9. In the zone between Westbahnhof station and the Danube canal, the red-light district has developed into Vienna’s hottest nightlife spot with dozens of clubs and bars, one after the other. Go and find a bar that fits your taste!
VIENNESE FOR BEGINNERS Can’t find that strange word in your German dictionary? Get closer to the Viennese by speaking to them in their own lingo. Baba Badewaschl Beisl Bierschtln Bock Fetzn Frucht Habara Habschi Herr Ober Kiberer Krügerl Leiwand Mahlzeit Prost! Seidl Serwas Tschick Ur-Leiwand Weißer Spritzer Wuchtl Zeche 16er Blech
see you lifeguard local pub that serves food to drink shoes to have a buzz a football friend boyfriend waiter policeman large beer awesome have a nice meal cheers small beer hello cigarette very awesome white wine with sparkling water joke check/bill a can of Ottakringer beer
Basics BASIC DATA Population Austria: 8,773,960; Vienna: 1,867,960 (2017 estimates) 27,4% of people living in Vienna are foreign nationals, over 140,000 of them originating from the former Yugoslavia, 45,000 from Turkey and 42,000 from Germany. Area: Austria: 83,872 km2; Vienna: 414,90 km2 Official languages: German. Slovene, Croatian and Hungarian are officially recognised. Local time: Central European (GMT+1hr) Longest river: Danube (357,5 km in Austria) Highest mountain: Austria: Großglockner 3,798m Vienna: Hermannskogel 542m Borders: Austria borders Germany and the Czech Republic to the north, Slovakia and Hungary to the east, Slovenia and Italy to the south, and Switzerland and Liechtenstein to the west. Religion: Roman Catholic 49,2%; no religion 25,6%; Muslim 7,8%; Orthodox 6%; Protestant (mostly Lutheran) 4,7%; Jewish 0,5%.
CRIME & SAFETY Vienna is a safe city to visit, and there’s little to fear except perhaps for spending too much on food and souvenirs. As elsewhere, avoid dark alleys at night and clutch your wallet or purse when using public transport or in busy places.
DISABLED TRAVELLERS Most hotels, restaurants and sights in Vienna are wellequipped for people in wheelchairs or otherwise requiring assistance, and public transport is easy to use with its many escalators, lifts and low-floor trams. The symbols below our hotel reviews which hotels are suitable. The city has an informative site for disabled travellers at www.wien.info/ en/travel-info/accessible-vienna.
ELECTRICITY Austrian electrical current is 220v AC, and the country uses the standard European round, two-pin sockets.
MONEY & COSTS Austria uses the euro (€) with banknotes in denominations of €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200 and €500. Coins, whose design depends on in which country they were minted, come in denominations of €0.01, €0.02, €0.05, €0.10, €0.20, €0.50, €1 and €2. ATMs can be found everywhere in Vienna and are the best way to get cash. Vienna is not an overly expensive city by Western European standards – and competition from nearby cheap countries keeps the price of for instance cigarettes at bay. Vienna´s status of a social democratic stronghold means that public services such as public transport are relatively cheap. facebook.com/InYourPocket
POLITICS The current mayor of Vienna is Michael Häupl. Since 1917, Vienna has been (co-)governed by the Social Democratic Party with an absolute majority in the city parliament (except from 1934 to 1945 when the party was banned and mayors were appointed by the Austro-fascist and later by Nazi authorities). The Social Democrats currently rule in coalition with the Green Party. Many political experts believe that the rival Austrian People’s Party would completely dominate Austrian politics if it weren’t for the Social Democrats’ unbreakable hold on Vienna. An example of the city’s many social democratic policies is the low-cost Gemeindebauten residential estates which house about 25% of the Viennese population.
SMOKING Officially all restaurants, cafés and other such venues have to provide a non-smoking section. While recently many restaurants turned into smoke-free zones, don’t be surprised how smoky many bars and clubs can get. Most traditional coffee houses will have a smoking area.
TIPPING If the service merits it, waiters appreciate a tip of about 10%; at the bar or at the Würstelstand it’s common to round up the sum a little.
PURCHASING POWER How far does your euro go in Vienna? Espresso Glass of local beer (0.5 litre) Bottle of local wine Packet of cigarettes Big Mac Public transport ticket Taxi ride across town Litre of petrol
€2,50 €3,50 €5 €4,50 €3,50 €2,40 €20 €1,30 May – June 2018
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Walk in the footsteps of the Habsburgs, immerse yourself in the history of the Austrian Republic, discuss the future, experience the classics of modernism as well as artists of the new century, play a game of miniature golf or just relax on MQ court furniture and enjoy the atmosphere. MuseumsQuartier has it all: this is where high culture meets subculture. For the 90,000 m² MuseumsQuartier is not only one of the world's largest cultural areas, but also an oasis of relaxation in the centre of a busy city.
On May 17 at the MQ SommerÖffnung visitors can benefit from free admission to all MQ institutions as well as live concerts in the main MQ courtyard, special tours, performances and much more.
The summer season will open this year with an open-air concert on May 12 at 19:00, by the Wiener Symphoniker in the MQ Haupthof: admission is free. Under the baton of guest conductor Lahav Shani there will be a summery, romantic programme with works by Dvořák, Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev – amongst others.
In July and August, the literature festival O-TÖNE again presents a cross-section of the great diversity of Austrian contemporary literature with readings from major new releases of the year. The film festival frame[o]ut also provides audiovisual surprises on the summer outdoor cinema screen in the MuseumsQuartier Wien in July and August.
A varied programme is offered throughout the summer: from June 14 to 17, the Children's Culture Course invites children and families to a comprehensive programme both in the MQ institutions and in the outdoor areas.
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For those who want to get to know the area better, various tours are offered: the overview tour through the MQ provides an exciting insight into the history of baroque court stables and the emergence of one of the world's largest living cultural districts. Following in the imperial footsteps, you will be walking through the KaiserQuartier tour, while the Backstage tour # tourQ21 will feature the creative space Q21. vienna.inyourpocket.com
What's On EXHIBITIONS 28.02 - 27.05 » YDESSA HENDELES. DEATH TO PIGS
The new exhibition at Kunsthalle Wien Ydessa Hendeles. Death to Pigs is the first institutional retrospective of Canadian artist Ydessa Hendeles to be held in Europe. Hendeles interweaves personal experience with narrated and interpreted elements. In her complex room installations, she places art, historical artifacts, photography and audiovisual media in myriad interrelationships with one another. Her compositions can be read as provocative, psychologically charged meditations on human nature.QB‑3, Kunsthalle Wien, Museumsplatz 1, MMuseumsquartier, tel. +43 1 521 89 33, Admission free, www.kunsthallewien.at. 11:00.
23.02 - 04.11 » EGON SCHIELE
In 2018, 100 years after his death, a special exhibition is dedicated to the central artist of the Leopold Museum’s collection, Egon Schiele (1890–1918): unique in its combination of paintings, works on paper and archival material, the exhibition touches upon the most important themes in the artist’s oeuvre.QG‑3, Leopold Museum, Museumsplatz 1, MMuseumsquartier, tel. +43 1 52 57 00, €8-€13, www.leopoldmuseum.org/en. Open 10:00 18:00, Thu 10:00 - 21:00. Closed Tue.
18.01 - 10.06 » VIENNA 1900!
Celebrating the anniversary year on the theme of Viennese Modernism, the museum will present select works by the main exponents of Viennese Jugendstil Gustav Klimt (1862– 1918) and Koloman Moser (1868–1918) as well as by the ground-breaking Expressionists Richard Gerstl (1883–1908) and Oskar Kokoschka (1868–1980) from February 2018 in a completely new juxtaposition.QG‑3, Leopold Museum, Museumsplatz 1, MMuseumsquartier, tel. +43 1 52 57 00, €9-€13. Open 10:00 - 18:00, Thu 10:00 - 21:00. Closed Tue.
16.02 - 13.05 » THE ART OF THE VIENNESE WATERCOLOR
Transparent lightness, brilliant colours, and a generally atmospheric impression are the special qualities of 19thcentury Viennese watercolour painting. Virtuosic city views and landscapes, detail-rich portraits, genre paintings, and floral works comprise the rich motivic repertoire featured in this glorious blossoming of Austrian art.QB‑3, Albertina, Albertinaplatz 1, MKarlsplatz, tel. +43 1 53 48 30, €8,5€12,9. Open 10:00 - 18:00, Wed, Fri 10:00 - 21:00.
03.03 - 11.06 » SCHIELE-BRUS-PALME
Three enfants terribles of their respective generations – have broadened the conventional concept of art with their works. The exhibition will provide for a fictitious – and between Brus and Palme also direct – dialogue which, despite all existential pain, will transcend temporal, spatial and social borders at times also in a playful manner.QG‑3, Leopold Museum, Museumsplatz 1, facebook.com/InYourPocket
TICKETS WIEN-TICKET PAVILLON
A handy box office in a hut by the Staatsoper, selling tickets for all kinds of events in and outside Vienna: opera, theatre, shows, concerts, festivals, sports events, musicals, museums and more. You can also pre-book by phone, picking up the tickets at the pavillion kiosk, at one of over 100 outlets across town, or at the venue. QB-3, Herbert von Karajanplatz, MKarlsplatz, tel. +43 1 588 85, email@example.com, www.wienticket.at. Open 10:00 - 19:00. VIENNA TICKET OFFICE Tickets for opera, concerts, shows, sights, cruises and more.QB-3, Kärntner Straße 51, MKarlsplatz, tel. +43 1 513 11 11, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.viennaticketoffice.com. Open 09:00 - 18:50. MMuseumsquartier, tel. +43 1 52 57 00, €8-€13, www. leopoldmuseum.org/en. Open 10:00 - 18:00, Thu 10:00 21:00. Closed Tue.
15.03 - 07.10 » OTTO WAGNER
Otto Wagner (1841-1918) is one of the most significant architects of the turn of the twentieth century. His building projects—among them the City Railway (Wiener Stadtbahn), the Postal Savings Bank (Postsparkasse), and the Church at Steinhof—are regarded as milestones on the path from historicism to modernism.QH‑3, Wien Museum, Karlsplatz 8, €7-€10, www.wienmuseum.at/ en. Open 10:00 - 18:00. Closed Mon.
01.01 - 01.01 » MONET TO PICASSO
The Albertina houses one of Europe’s most important collections of Modernist art, in the form of the Batliner Collection. Its permanent display starts off with such artists of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism as Monet, Degas, Cézanne, Toulouse-Lautrec, and Gauguin. Further highlights include examples of German Expressionism, with the groups of Brücke and Der Blaue Reiter, and the art of New Objectivity, with works by Wacker, Sedlacek, and Hofer. An in-depth focus on Austrian art comprises works by Kokoschka and paintings by Egger Lienz. The great diversity of the Russian avant-garde is represented by paintings by Goncharova, Malevich, and Chagall. The presentation is May – June 2018
What's On topped off by numerous chefs-d’oeuvre by Picasso, ranging from his early Cubist pictures and works from his mature period of the 1940s to superb prints that have not yet been exhibited and paintings from his experimental late period. QB‑3, Albertina, Albertinaplatz 1, MKarlsplatz, tel. +43 1 53 48 30, www.albertina.at/en. Open 10:00 - 18:00, Wed, Fri 10:00 - 21:00.
02.03 - 23.09 » INES DOUJAK. HERA
Kate Newby, Swift little verbs pushing the big nouns around (Detail), 2018 © Alex North, Courtesy the artist and Michael Lett, Auckland
16.05 - 02.09 » KATE NEWBY. I CAN’T NAIL THE DAYS DOWN
Kate Newby’s works are poetic confrontations with spatial conditions and the fleeting nature of interactions. Through small as well as radical interventions into existing environments, she directs our view to what is often overlooked in everyday life. The objects she creates are testimonials to individual experiences, with the specific context of creation remaining inseparably linked to the resulting work. For the exhibition at Kunsthalle Wien Karlsplatz, Newby continues her ongoing engagement with ephemeral and often peripheral situations. Therefore she created a largescale work installed on the floor in the Karlsplatz building, using bricks as artistic material. For this work, the artist modified unfired bricks and inserted found elements: shattered glass fragments left behind as a result of people spending time outdoors in the Karlsplatz area, and bits of clay collected when the subway was constructed. Through the firing process unexpected formations are produced that imprint the inserted pieces of glass and clay. Newby also adds some small, individual ceramic and bronze pieces that turn out—only upon closer inspection—to be handmade objects. The sculpture unfolds as a material texture that invites visitors to step onto the work, to move across the surface and encounter its details. Discreetly integrated into the exhibition space, the artwork allows the incoming natural light to become part of the installation, and also deliberately encourages the viewers’ gaze to wander outside.QB‑3, Kunsthalle Wien, Museumsplatz 1, MMuseumsquartier, tel. +43 1 521 89 33, www.kunsthallewien.at. Open 11:00 19:00, Thu 11:00 - 21:00.
Larger than life, she kneels on a tabletop with her blouse pushed up. The only sign of her divinity is the frankincense emanating from an opening in her body. This is Hera by Ines Doujak. It is with this piece that the 2018 cycle of contemporary positions will begin in the Upper Belvedere. QC‑4, Belvedere, Prinz-Eugen-Str. 27, tel. +43 1 79 55 70, €12.50-€15, www.belvedere.at. Open 10:00 - 18:00, Wed 10:00 - 21:00.
01.02 - 29.04 » GUY MEES
The Belgian artist Guy Mees has been a central figure of Antwerp’s art scene since the 1970s. For the first time in Austria, an exhibition is devoted to his work, rarely shown internationally. Guy Mees’ photographs, videos, and above all his fragile works of paper characterize formal rigour combined with sensitivity and delicacy. He left behind an outstanding œuvre that transgresses geometric abstraction, minimal art, kinetic and applied art.QB‑3, Kunsthalle Wien, Museumsplatz 1, MMuseumsquartier, tel. +43 1 521 89 33, €6-€8. Open 11:00 - 19:00, Thu 11:00 - 21:00.
14.03 - 02.09 » ELINA BROTHERUS
For the viewer, her photographs are pure projection surfaces that are provided without back stories, descriptive titles or additional information. They enable processes of identification, of introspection and projection, voyeurism and fetishism.QI‑2, Kunsthaus Wien, Untere Weißgerberstraße 13, MRadetzkyplatz, tel. +43 1 712 04 91, €9-€12, www.kunsthauswien.com/en. Open 10:00 - 18:00.
01.01 - 24.06 » ART INTO LIFE!
In the 1960s, a new avantgarde movement emerged in the Rhineland. It was to break down the parameters of artistic disciplines, with an new internationally networked generation of artists coming from nouveau réalisme, Fluxus, and new music. One of the first collectors of their works was Wolfgang Hahn, chief restorer at the Wallraf Richartz Museum in Cologne.QG‑3, Mumok, Museumsplatz 1, MMuseumsquartier, tel. +43 1 52 50 00, €8.5-€11. Open 10:00 - 19:00, Mon 14:00 - 19:00, Thu 10:00 - 21:00.
03.02 - 27.05 » BRUNO GIRONCOLI
Kate Newby, The Promise, Installation view Index - Contemporary Swedish Art Foundation, Stockholm, Sweden, 2017
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© Johan Wahlgren, Courtesy the artist
Bruno Gironcoli is one of the most idiosyncratic artists of the twentieth century. He gained public recognition with his late large-scale sculptures, in which archetypes and trivial elements meld to form futuristic conglomerates. It is less well known that alongside his work in sculpture Gironcoli also produced an extensive body of graphic vienna.inyourpocket.com
What's On works. This retrospective exhibition at Mumok will for the first time focus on Gironcoli the painter and draughtsman. QG‑3, Mumok, Museumsplatz 1, MMuseumsquartier, tel. +43 1 52 50 00, €8-€12, www.mumok.at/en. Open 10:00 - 19:00, Mon 14:00 - 19:00, Thu 10:00 - 21:00.
03.05 - 06.08 » SOS BRUTALISM
Love it or hate it, the rediscovered Brutalist architecture leaves nobody cold. The exhibition presents international and outstanding Austrian examples highlighting the projects’ architectural and social relevance. QG‑3, Architekturzentrum Wien, Museumsplatz 1, MMuseumsquartier, tel. +43 1 521 31 15 30, www.azw. at/en. Open 10:00 - 19:00.
16.05 - 23.09 » 300 YEARS OF THE VIENNA PORCELAIN MANUFACTORY
With its wide-ranging jubilee exhibition 300 Years of the Vienna Porcelain Manufactory, the MAK is drawing attention to the history and significance of the secondoldest porcelain manufactory in Europe. Founded in May 1718 when the imperial privilege for porcelain production was granted to Claudius Innocentius Du Paquier, the Vienna Porcelain Manufactory set new aesthetic standards over the following decades.QC‑2, Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Stubenring 5, MStubentor, tel. +43 1 712 80 00, www. mak.at. Open 10:00 - 18:00, Tue 10:00 - 22:00. Closed Mon.
WAGNER From the Postal Savings Bank to Post-Modernism 30.5. – 30.9.2018
BOSCH, REMBRANDT, MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts RUBENS, TITIAN, Stubenring 5, 1010 Vienna VAN DYCK The Paintings Gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna has moved to its guest location at the Theatermuseum’s Palais Lobkowitz. For around three years while the Academy building on Schillerplatz Anthonis Van Dyck, Selbstbildnis, um 1614, is extensively renovated. This Öl auf Holz new venue offers a chance © Gemäldegalerie der Akademie to re-discover the collection der bildenden Künste Wien and, in particular, to view the world-famous heart of he Paintings Gallery, Hieronymus Bosch’s (c. 1450/55–1516) Last Judgment triptych, in a new setting. The new display includes many other highlights from the fifteenth to the nineteenth century, including outstanding works of European art from Cranach the Elder, Titian, Rubens, Van Dyck and Rembrandt toTiepolo, Guardi and Füger.QPaintings Gallery of Österreich-Tschechische Republik the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Hosted by the Theatermuseum, New address: Lobkowitzplatz 2, Open daily except Tuesday 10am - 6pm, Tel. +43 Republik Österreich-Tschechische (0)1 58816 2201, email@example.com, Europäischer Fonds für regionale Entwicklung www.akademiegalerie.at Europäischer Fonds für regionale Entwicklung
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What's On 30.05 - 26.08 » FLORENTINA PAKOSTA
In her 1960s drawings and printed graphics, Florentina Pakosta reacted to discrimination against women in the art scene. For centuries, male artists had portrayed women as objects or muses. Pakosta consequently turned her gaze on men and proceeded to dissect their facial expressions and body language. Her satirical works attack patriarchal power structures by caricaturing male behaviour and reversing traditional roles.QB‑3, Albertina, Albertinaplatz 1, MKarlsplatz, tel. +43 1 53 48 30, www.albertina.at/ en. Open 10:00 - 18:00, Wed, Fri 10:00 - 21:00.
22.06 - 04.11 » GUSTAV KLIMT
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UNTIL DEC 2018 » I AM FROM AUSTRIA
I am from Austria is a big new musical full of wit, charm and romance, surprising twists and moving moments, packed into a story of love, friendship and family. It is an homage to this country – for this reason almost the whole cast is Austrian. Shows at 18:30 Tue, Wed; 19:30 Thu, Fri; 15:00 & 19:30 Sat; 16:30 Sun.QE‑4, Raimund Theater, Wallgasse 18-20, MGumpendorfer Straße, €29-129. Closed Mon.
UNTIL JUNE 2018 » TANZ DER VAMPIRE
Based on the classic film by Roman Polanski the musical by Michael Kunze (book) and Jim Steinman (music) was first staged at the Raimund Theatre in Vienna in 1997 and has gone on to become a global smash, beng staged in now less than 12 countries. For this new production, the audience can look forward to three top stars in the role of Count von Krolock: Drew Sarich, Mark Seibert and Thomas Borchert will share the part between them. Shows at 18:30 Tue, Wed; 19:30 Thu, Fri; 15:00 & 19:30 Sat; 16:30 Sun.QH-2, Ronacher, Seilerstätte 9, MStephansplatz. From €20. Closed Mon.
This exhibition marking the 100th anniversary of the death of Gustav Klimt, who also passed away in 1918, honors THE protagonist of Viennese Modernism par excellence, who saw the Secession as a venue for the fight for spiritual and artistic modern art. His highly contested, allegorical Faculty Paintings, which were destroyed during the last days of war in 1945, were seen as a paradigm shift and a credo of a new thematic and formal notion of the fin-de-siècle: spirit and matter, nature and art, as well as Eros and Thanatos constituted the program of his artistic oeuvre.QG‑3, Leopold Museum, Museumsplatz 1, MMuseumsquartier, tel. +43 1 52 57 00, www. leopoldmuseum.org/en. Open 10:00 - 18:00, Thu 10:00 - 21:00. Closed Tue.
FESTIVALS 14.06 - 17.06 » NOVA ROCK FESTIVAL
The legendary Rock and Metal Festival in the south of Vienna with bands such as: Iron Maiden, Sunrise Avenue, Volbeat, Billy Idol, Avenged Sevenfold, The Prodigy, Die Toten Hosen, Marilyn Manson and many more. Four days of pure Rock music.Q€174,99, www.novarock.at.
29.06 14:30 » THE NOVA JAZZ & BLUES NIGHT FESTIVAL 2018
Meanwhile, the Schlosspark Festival in Eisenstadt are a fixture in the Austrian Open Air summer program! For example, in the Schlosspark Esterházy on June 29, bluesy, jazzy sounds of great musicians and bands will sweeten the warm summer evenings for all acoustic fine tips.Q€69,99€219,99, www.njbn.at.
29.06 16:00 » CLAM ROCK 2018
For years the best festival at the Castle Clam! International rock greats and their fans will once again shake the old walls of the castle. Status Quo, Jimmy Cliff, Eric Burdon, Gary Clark Jr., Ten Years After and many more.Q€74,90, www.clam.at/clam-rock-2018-burg-clam.html.
30.06 13:45 » LOVELY DAYS 2018
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Every year since 2006 the LOVELY DAYS FESTIVAL takes place in Austria. Since 2016 now in the idyllic Schlosspark Esterházy. Status Quo, Jimmy Cliff, Eric Burdon, Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, Rudi Treiber & Band and many more.Q€69,99€229,99, www.schlossparkfestival.com/lovely-days. vienna.inyourpocket.com
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R A I N H A R D F E N DR I CH REGIE Andreas Gergen
BUCH Titus Hoffmann Christian Struppeck
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What's On ROCK & POP CONCERTS
02.05 20:00 » LISA STANSFIELD
In the late ‘80s and’ 90s, Lisa Stansfield was one of the coolest pop stars on the planet. With her seductive, soulful voice and timeless, danceable pop songs she stormed the charts worldwide.QG‑3, MuseumsQuartier Wien, Museumsplatz 1, MMuseumsquartier, tel. +43 1 523 58 81, €51,90, www.lisa-stansfield.com.
04.06 19:30 » KATY PERRY
Perry has received many awards, including four Guinness World Records, five American Music Awards, a Brit Award, and a Juno Award, and has been included in the annual Forbes lists of highest-earning women in music from 2011–2017. She is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 40 million albums and over 100 million records globally throughout her career. QWiener Stadthalle, Roland-Rainer-Platz 1, tel. +43 1 98100-200, €47-€289, www.katyperry.com. Keith Haring, Ohne Titel, 1985, Acryl auf Leinwand
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16.03 - 24.06 » KEITH HARING. THE ALPHABET
A fantastic exhibition devoted to the amazing Keith Haring (1958–1990), who would have celebrated his 60th birthday in 2018. Who didn’t have a at least one Haring t-shirt when they were a student? This presentation is intended to shed light on the output of this exceptional and unique American artist from perspectives both art-historical and formal. A special focus will be on the one-of-a-kind symbolic language that is present throughout Haring’s oeuvre as an artistic alphabet of sorts. The artist’s subway works and other drawings, as well as his paintings and sculptures, are devoted to themes of social justice and constant transformation. The appeal of Haring’s oeuvre remains unbroken to this day, and his influence on his contemporaries and younger generations of artists has been enormous.QB‑3, Albertina, Albertinaplatz 1, MKarlsplatz, tel. +43 1 53 48 30, www.albertina.at. Open 10:00 - 18:00, Wed, Fri 10:00 - 21:00.
09.06 19:30 » LENNY KRAVITZ
His “retro” style incorporates elements of rock, blues, soul, R&B, funk, jazz, reggae, hard rock, psychedelic, pop, folk, and ballads. In addition to singing lead and backing vocals, Kravitz often plays all of the instruments himself when recording.QWiener Stadthalle, Roland-Rainer-Platz 1, tel. +43 1 98100-200, €47-€89, www.lennykravitz.com.
30.06 19:00 » ALICE IN CHAINS
Although widely associated with grunge music, the band’s sound incorporates heavy metal elements. Since its formation, Alice in Chains has released five studio albums, three EPs, three live albums, four compilations, two DVDs, 30 music videos and 28 singles. Q€46,90, www.aliceinchains.com.
SHOWS 19.05 19:30 » GAME OF THRONES
The critically acclaimed Game of Thrones Live concert experience is coming to Vienna for the first time. The composer Ramin Djawadi will perform with orchestra and choir the beloved music of all seven seasons. Including tailor-made stage design and visuals.QWiener Stadthalle, Roland-Rainer-Platz 1, tel. +43 1 98100-200, €49-€99.
MUSICALS 12.05 20:00 » ELVIS - THE MUSICAL
Elvis Presley is considered the most successful solo artist in the world and sold over a billion records. For his fans, he still lives, at least in their hearts. Almost four decades after his death, his music, his hip swing, his sex appeal, his voice and his show are unforgotten.QWiener Stadthalle, RolandRainer-Platz 1, tel. +43 1 98100-200, €49-€79.
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City of Classical Music
MOZART & MORE COMBINATION TICKET
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Vienna has always been synonymous with music. Some of the greatest musical figures in history lived and worked in Vienna: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, Joseph Haydn, Franz Schubert, Johann Strauss, Gustav Mahler, Arnold Schönberg, Alban Berg to name a few of them. Writing to his father in 1781, Mozart said: “Vienna is the best place in the world for my profession.” Because of the importance of these musicians the tradition is maintained in Vienna by regular concert events and festivals. Attractive concerts are held every day of the year. But Vienna is also the capital of the waltz. The Vienna Philharmonic’s New Year’s Concert is the most famous classical concert in the world. It takes place every year on 1 January at the Musikverein and always ends with the Blue Danube waltz by Johann Strauss Junior. Another fixed attraction in Austrian musical life is the Vienna Boys Choir, one of the oldest boys’ choirs in the world. For nearly five hundred years they have been a symbol of Austria. And, as ever, every Sunday the Vienna Boys’ Choir sing solemn mass in Vienna’s Hofburg chapel, continuing a tradition unbroken since 1498.
Begeben Sie sich auf eine Entdeckungsreise in die Welt Mozarts und der Musik. Besuchen Sie das interaktive „Haus der Musik“ sowie das „Mozarthaus Vienna“ zum Sonderpreis von € 18,- / € 12,-. Discover the world of Mozart and music. Visit the interactive „Haus der Musik“ and the „Mozarthaus Vienna“ at a special rate: € 18,- / € 12,-. MOZARTHAUS VIENNA Domgasse 5, 1010 Wien T +43-1-512 1791 Täglich 10–19 Uhr / Daily 10am–7pm www.mozarthausvienna.at HAUS DER MUSIK Seilerstätte 30, 1010 Wien T +43-1-513 4850 Täglich 10–22 Uhr / Daily 10am–10pm www.hdm.at
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MUSIC & OPERA HAUS DER MUSIK A hands-on museum dedicated to a wide array of approaches to music, and most of all to the experience of music. On the first floor, the Vienna Philharmonic presents original documents from their long history. An excellent place to visit to see how Vienna’s rich musical heritage links in with its bright musical future.QB‑3, Seilerstätte 30, MKarlsplatz, tel. +43 1 513 48 50, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.hdm.at. Open 10:00-22:00. Admission €13/9/6. Combined ticket with Mozarthaus €18. vienna.inyourpocket.com
City of Classical Music CLASSICAL CONCERTS 07.05, 09.05 19:30 » STAATSKAPELLE BERLIN
Claude Debussy - Prélude à l´après-midi d´un faune. Eglogue pour Orchestre d`après Mallarmé („Der Nachmittag eines Fauns”) and Claude Debussy - Trois Images für OrchesterQB‑3, Musikverein, Bösendorferstrasse 12, MKarlsplatz, tel. +43 1 505 81 90, €7-€135, www. musikverein.at.
14.05 19:30 » RUDOLF BUCHBINDER
Joseph Haydn- Sonate für Klavier F-Dur, Hob. XVI:23, Franz Schubert - Vier Impromptus für Klavier, D 899, Ludwig van Beethoven - Sonate für Klavier G-Dur, op. 14/2 and Sonate für Klavier f-Moll, op. 57, „Sonata appassionata“QB‑3, Musikverein, Bösendorferstrasse 12, MKarlsplatz, tel. +43 1 505 81 90, €6-€84, www.musikverein.at.
03.06 11:00 » BERLINER PHILHARMONIKER
Hans Abrahamsen - Three pieces for orchestra, Anton Bruckner - Symphonie Nr. 9 d-Moll.QB‑3, Musikverein, Bösendorferstrasse 12, MKarlsplatz, tel. +43 1 505 81 90, €7-€145, www.musikverein.at.
16.06 19:00 » JUAN DIEGO FLÓREZ & FRIENDS
Gioachino Rossini - Il viaggio a Reims; Konzertversion.QB‑3, Musikverein, Bösendorferstrasse 12, MKarlsplatz, tel. +43 1 505 81 90, € 7-€ 195, www.musikverein.at.
17.06 19:30 » BRUNO WALTER SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
09.05, 14.05, 16.05, 19.05 19:30 » DON PASQUALE
Frédéric Chaslin conducts Nicola Alaimo, Antonino Siragusa, Adam Plachetka, Danielle de Niese.QB‑3, Staatsoper, Opernring 2, MKarlsplatz, tel. +43 1 514 44 22 50, €13-€196, www.wiener-staatsoper.at.
12.05, 15.05, 18.05, 21.05, 25.05, 28.05 19:00 » SAMSON & DELILAH
Marco Armiliato conducts Elīna Garanča, Roberto Alagna, Carlos Álvarez, Sorin Coliban.QB‑3, Staatsoper, Opernring 2, MKarlsplatz, tel. +43 1 514 44 22 50, €30-€200, www. wiener-staatsoper.at.
17.05, 20.05, 24.05, 27.05 19:00 » CAPRICCIO
Michael Boder conducts Anna Gabler, Markus Eiche, Michael Schade, Adrian Eröd, Wolfgang Bankl, Angelika Kirchschlager. QB‑3, Staatsoper, Opernring 2, MKarlsplatz, tel. +43 1 514 44 22 50, €32-€196, www.wiener-staatsoper.at.
03.06, 07.06, 10.06 19:00 » RIGOLETTO
Marco Armiliato conducts Juan Diego Flórez, Paolo Rumetz, Aida Garifullina, Ryan Speedo Green, Elena MaximovaQB‑3, Staatsoper, Opernring 2, MKarlsplatz, tel. +43 1 514 44 22 50, €16-€239, www.wiener-staatsoper.at.
13.06, 16.06, 19.06 19:00 » TOSCA
Marco Armiliato conducts Catherine Naglestad, Aleksandrs Antonenko, Andrzej Dobber.QB‑3, Staatsoper, Opernring 2, MKarlsplatz, tel. +43 1 514 44 22 50, €14-€205, www. wiener-staatsoper.at.
Niccolò Paganini - Konzert für Violine und Orchester Nr. 1 D-Dur, op. 6, Antonín Dvořák - Symphonie Nr. 9 e-Moll, op. 95, Aus der Neuen Welt.QB‑3, Musikverein, Bösendorferstrasse 12, MKarlsplatz, tel. +43 1 505 81 90, €5-€68, www.musikverein.at.
15.06, 18.06, 22.06, 26.06 18:00 » LOHENGRIN
24.06 19:30 » BOSTON PHILHARMONIC YOUTH ORCHESTRA
21.06, 24.06, 27.06, 30.06 19:00 » FALSTAFF
George Butterworth - The Banks of Green Willow, Maurice Ravel - La Valse. Poème chorégraphique pour Orchestre, Gustav Mahler - Symphonie Nr. 9 D-Dur.QB‑3, Musikverein, Bösendorferstrasse 12, MKarlsplatz, tel. +43 1 505 81 90, € 7, www.musikverein.at.
Sebastian Weigle conducts Günther Groissböck, Christopher Ventris, Annette Dasch, Jukka Rasilainen, Elena Zhidkova, Adrian Eröd.QB‑3, Staatsoper, Opernring 2, MKarlsplatz, tel. +43 1 514 44 22 50, €13-€196, www.wiener-staatsoper.at. James Conlon conducts Ambrogio Maestri, Christopher Maltman, Jinxu Xiahou, Olga Bezsmertna, Hila Fahima, Monika Bohinec.QB‑3, Staatsoper, Opernring 2, MKarlsplatz, tel. +43 1 514 44 22 50, €14-€205, www. wiener-staatsoper.at.
OPERA 06.05, 10.05, 13.05 19:00 » SIMON BOCCANEGRA
Evelino Pidò conducts Thomas Hampson, Dmitry Belosselskiy, Francesco Meli, Marina Rebeka.QB‑3, Staatsoper, Opernring 2, MKarlsplatz, tel. +43 1 514 44 22 50, €34-€205, www.wiener-staatsoper.at.
08.05, 11.05 19:30 » L’ELISIR D’AMORE
Pavel Baleff conducts Valentina Naforniţa, Paolo Fanale, Gabriel Bermúdez, Paolo Rumetz.QB‑3, Staatsoper, Opernring 2, MKarlsplatz, tel. +43 1 514 44 22 50, €15€215, www.wiener-staatsoper.at. facebook.com/InYourPocket
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deepfried pork or calf's liver yeast dumpling a hotpot similar to Hungarian pörkölt sugared pancake with stewed plums apricot dumplings Viennese crępes stewed plum jam beef soup a chocolate cake pasta with ham roast pork smoked meat boiled beef, often served with apple and horseradish sauces strudel filled with cottage cheese breadcrumbed and fried veal cutlet onion roast beef
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Vienna’s cosmopolitan character is reflected by a great range of fine international restaurants. No matter if you are looking for an exclusive restaurant in the first district or you want to stop by at one of the authentic Asian eateries - Vienna offers something for every taste. And the good news: compared to other European cities typical tourist traps are relatively rare.
AUSTRIAN Viennese cuisine stands out for its superb cakes and pastries, but a wide range of other unique dishes, like Wiener Schnitzel and Tafelspitz are also steeped in local history. The cooking tradition here has been inspired by many cultures throughout the centuries. During the 17th and 18th centuries, Italian and French cuisine made their way into the Viennese palate, followed by strong Bohemian and Hungarian influences in the 19th century, creating a local cuisine both unique and delicious. BEIM CZAAK A place that knows its Austrian dishes, Beim Czaak has been a family business since 1928 and the attention to detail and tradition is evident from the moment you walk in. If you are planning on dining in this authentically rustic and relaxed restaurant, make a reservation before you go.QH‑2, Postgasse 15, MSchwedenplatz, tel. +43 1 513 72 15, www.czaak.com. Open 11:00 - 24:00. Closed Sun. G BETTELSTUDENT Summer or winter, early or late, this is a fine establishment for those who like excellent food and cosy surroundings. The lunch menu changes every day, which lets the gastronomic geniuses in the kitchen show off their talents. Bettelstudent is also known for its beer, which it brews on site. Between the food and the beer, this may very well become a staple during your stay here.QB‑3, Johannesgasse 12, MStadtpark, tel. +43 1 513 20 44, www.bettelstudent.at. Open 11:00 - 02:00, Sat 11:00 03:00, Sun 10:00 - 00:00. DURCHHAUS One of the best restaurants to open in Vienna this year. Using local and sustainable produce this elegantly set venue (in a long, shaded courtyard) offers a superb range of Austrian food, including a fine selection of vegetarian dishes. Besides the classics on the main menu (very good schnitzel and backhendl) look out for the seasonal specials too. Service is smart and friendly and the experience of eating here rather splendid. Worth your time and money. QG‑3, Neustiftgasse 16, MVolkstheater, tel. +43 1 526 94 48, www.durchhaus.at. Open 17:00 - 24:00. Closed Mon, Sun. PBW LUGECK Enjoy a urban interpretation of the traditional Viennese ‘Wirtshaus’, or tavern, in a fantastic old building on a charming square in central Vienna. Besides the classic vienna.inyourpocket.com
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Wiener Schnitzel, traditional Austrian recipes have been given a modern twist and are accompanied by excellent regional wines, craft beers and handmade organic sodas. QB-2, Lugeck 4, MStephansplatz, tel. +43 1 512 50 60, www.lugeck.com. Open 11:30 - 24:00.
clientele, but don’t let that distract you from the above average food served here.QB‑2, Dorotheergasse 2-4, MStephansplatz, tel. +43 1 513 12 49, www. reinthalersbeisl.stadtausstellung.at. Open 11:00 - 23:00. G
PFARRWIRT The medieval building housing Vienna’s oldest restaurant, 5km north of the centre, is worth a visit alone. Dating from 1180 it’s fantastically preserved and has wonderful decorations and extensions from later centuries, like the gorgeous wooden veranda. The perfect place for simple, delicious Viennese and regional cuisine.QPfarrplatz 5, MHeiligenstadt, tel. +43 1 370 73 73, www.pfarrwirt. com. Open 12:00 - 24:00.
RESTAURANT STEFANIE Fine dining in truly charming Viennese atmosphere. The restaurant impresses with seasonal delicacies and Viennese classics cooked to perfection. Try the seven-course ‘taste of imperial Vienna’ menu for an excellent introduction to local gourmet cuisine. The elegant ballroom with high ceilings, massive chandeliers and classic decoration confirm this is Viennese history the culinary way.QC‑1, Taborstrasse 12, MSchwedenplatz, tel. +43 1 21150423, www.restaurant-stefanie.at. Open 12:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 22:00, Sat, Sun 18:00 - 22:00, Also open for Sunday brunch Oct-May. PTB
PLACHUTTA Though particularly famous for its beef dishes, Plachutta has become a bastion for a range of traditional Viennese food. Forgoing current culinary trends, the chefs here focus on the simple, customary dishes of this former imperial capital - particularly their famous Tafelspitz (boiled highquality beef ). While the food is deliciously simple, the prices are on the expensive side.QC‑2, Wollzeile 38, MStubentor, tel. +43 1 512 15 77, www.plachutta.at. Open 11:30 - 24:00. PTAG REINTHALERS BEISL Typical Austrian food at relatively low prices. The wait staff is friendly, though at times stressed with all of the facebook.com/InYourPocket
SILBERWIRT The Silberwirt inn has been serving schnitzels, pub food, snacks and Margaretner beer for over 200 years, earning it the coveted title of “beisl”, a traditional Viennese restaurant. Despite its age, it’s as lively as ever with students, office workers, artists and tourists piling in to try the affordable food and drinks. In summer the garden is an excellent place to recover from a day in townQSchloßgasse 21, MPilgramgasse, tel. +43 1 544 49 07, www.silberwirt.at. Open 12:00 - 24:00. AG May – June 2018
Restaurants WIENER WIRTSCHAFT Rustic and genuine are the guiding themes of the typical inn Wiener Wirtschaft. At this tavern a wide range of rustic Viennese dishes awaits your taste buds. Besides classics like Wiener Schnitzel or goulash, creative seasonal interpretations of the local cuisine can also be found on the menu. Kitchen until 22:00.QA‑4, Wiedner Hauptstrasse 27-29, MTaubstummengasse, tel. +43 1 22 11 13 64, www.wienerwirtschaft.com. Open Mon - Sat 11:30 23:00, Sun 11:30 - 15:00. Kitchen open Mon - Sat 11:30 - 14:00, 18:00 - 22:00. Closed July 29 – August 26, 2018. T6G ZUM WOHL A beautiful Gasthaus restaurant serving tasty, healthy food that’s completely gluten-free and dairy-free, suitable for the pickiest of food lovers. Try a Paleo-Burger with pulled pork, spinach noodles, organic sausages or vegan goulash.QE-3, Stumpergasse 61, MWestbahnhof, tel. +43 1 595 31 66, www.zumwohl-gastro.com. Open 10:30 - 23:00, Sat, Sun 09:00 - 23:00. In August Sun and Mon closed. ZUM WEISSEN RAUCHFANGKEHRER One of the oldest and most renowned restaurants in town, the ‘white chimney-sweep’ was founded in 1848 as one of the guild pubs of the old Vienna chimneysweeps. The typical atmosphere originates from the 1920s when actors, singers, painter and sculptors discovered it. The restaurant serves classic Viennese kitchen, with Tafelspitz, Szegediner Gulasch, paprika chicken and Kalbsvogerln.QB‑2, Weihburggasse 4, MStephansplatz, tel. +43 1 512 34 71, www.weisser-rauchfangkehrer.at. Open 12:00 - 24:00. G
AMERICAN BURGER BROS There are three of these great burger bars in Vienna, and they are well worth seeking out. The venues are modern and contemporary and the burgers themselves are fresh, handmade from the finest ground beef (there are chicken and veggie options too). You can also feast on some superb ribs, hot-dogs and top salads. It’s a little bit of America in Vienna, and a cut above just about every other burger joint in the city.QSeitenstettengasse 1–3, MSchwedenplatz, www.burgerbros.at. Open 17:00 - 00:00. Closed Mon, Sun. EL GAUCHO Delicious steaks, soups and specials, served in a cosy, modern restaurant. Apart from the classic Black Angus rumpsteaks, ribeye and surf & turf, there’s lobster, chicken curry and lambchops to savour. A good selection of sides, sauces and salads rounds off the menu - and should guarantee a great lunch or dinner. Kitchen open until 23:00. QC‑1, Praterstr. 1, MSchwedenplatz, tel. +43 1 212 12 10, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.elgaucho.at. Open 11:30 01:00. Closed Sun. 22 Vienna In Your Pocket
RIBS OF VIENNA Sometimes that primal urge to grab your food and sink your teeth in takes hold, and you just have to abandon the fork and the knife. Housed in a cellar dating from the 16th century, the orange and white clad staff will serve a steaming heap of ribs. The restaurant´s speciality is a metre of ribs, but they also have excellent salads.QB‑2, Weihburggasse 22, MStephansplatz, tel. +43 1 513 85 19, www.ribsofvienna.at. Open 17:00 - 24:00. PG STEAKPOINT The Viennese make a lot of great food, but they are not well known for their steaks - enter Steakpoint. Filet, rib eye, T-bone, prime rib: you name it, they’ve got it, and will make your steak exactly how you want it. The décor is reminiscent of an upscale roadhouse restaurant.QB‑3, Akademiestrasse 2, MKarlsplatz, tel. +43 1 513 80 40, www.members.aon.at/steakpoint. Open 11:00 - 24:00, Sun 17:00 - 24:00. AG TGI FRIDAYS No matter what you order at TGI Fridays, you can be sure that your serving will be just like in America: big. Even the cocktails are oversized. The prices are relatively low, especially when you take into consideration just how much food is on your plate. For the ultimate American experience, stop by for happy hour, when the jumbo cocktails are half price.QB‑3, Schubertring 13, MKarlsplatz, tel. +43 1 714 89 95, www.tgifridays.at. Open 11:00 - 24:00. AG THE BRICKMAKERS The ‘home of craft beer’ in Vienna has over 30 taps and 150 bottles of the world’s finest craft beers and ciders - plus a good collection of cocktails and spirits. There’s good food too: the Big Smoke BBQ pop-up restaurant currently does miracles with pork. Drop by for brunch on Sundays from 10:00-15:00.QF‑3, Zieglergasse 42, MZieglergasse, tel. +43 1 997 44 14, email@example.com, www.brickmakers.at. Open 16:00 - 01:00, Sat 12:00 01:00, Sun 10:00 - 01:00.
ASIAN DOTS This experimental sushi restaurant is a great place to grab a bite after a shopping spree. The ambience, like the food, is experimental, but the combination of lamps, lighting and tables leaves a satisfying taste in your mouth, as does the fresh fish. We recommend moving over to the similarly decorated bar after dinner to continue the experience. QF‑3, Mariahilferstrasse 103, MZieglergasse, tel. +43 1 920 99 80, www.dots-lounge.com. Open 11:00 - 24:00, Sun 17:00 – 24:00. MAMA LIU & SONS Mama Liu & Sons speciality is the hotpot, or Chinese fondue. Choose a soup and receive endless seafood, meats and veggies to toss in. The simple and modern décor makes this a fun place to try something a bit different than vienna.inyourpocket.com
Restaurants the usual Chinese, at a price that doesn’t break the bank. QG‑3, Gumpendorferstr. 29, MKettenbrückengasse, tel. +43 1 586 36 73, www.mamaliuandsons.at. Open 17:00 - 24:00. ON A fascinating blend between contemporary Chinese cuisine and ultra-stylish interior, this popular restaurant is owned by famed Austrian TV chef Simon Xie Hong, and it has become the go-to place for young professionals. The menu is dominated by fish, seafood and vegetarian dishes although traditional Chinese duck, chicken and lamb are also on offer. Excellent Austrian wine selection. The less expensive daily menu is served until 18:00.QA‑4, Wehrgasse 8, MKettenbrückengasse, tel. +43 1 585 49 00, www. restaurant-on.at. Open 12:00 - 24:00, Sun 12:00 - 22:30. RA’MIEN There are many restaurants that serve decent Asian cuisine, but few match Ra’miens combination of excellent dishes (try the home-made noodle soup) and reasonable prices. In the evenings, the emphasis is on Thai dishes. Ra’mien is a great place to hang out with friends, and as a local favourite, you’ll also have a chance to chat with the locals. Afterwards head downstairs for cocktails and dancing (see Clubs). QG‑3, Gumpendorferstr. 9, MMuseumsquartier, tel. +43 1 585 47 98, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.ramien.at. Open 11:00 - 24:00. Closed Mon. SAIGON This elegant Vietnamese restaurant near Karlsplatz can be a breath of fresh air after wandering through the hectic Naschmarkt or taking in the Secession museum, steps away. Saigon features a great list of set dishes, all served in a relaxed, green setting. Hot dishes served till 22:30.QH‑3, Getreidemarkt 7, MKarlsplatz, tel. +43 1 585 63 95, www.saigon.at. Open 11:30 - 23:00. TAG SHANGHAI TAN The oriental red lamps, dark wood furniture and panels separating tables downstairs create a unique and romantic atmosphere not found anywhere else in Vienna. With the kitchen open until midnight, you can also stop by after an evening out on the town. Apart from dim sum and sateh skewers Shanghai Tan probably offers the best sushi in town.QA‑3, Gumpendorferstr. 9, MMuseumsquartier, tel. +43 1 585 49 88, www.shanghaitan.at. Open 18:00 01:00. Closed Sun. TAG SOYA Although Soya calls itself Japanese, the cuisine in this hidden courtyard restaurant just off Mariahilferstrasse can be best described as Asian fusion. In addition to sushi platters, bento boxes and noodle soups, some Chinese and Thai dishes are also served, and the reasonable prices, including occasional half-price sushi sets, explain why it’s hard to find a seat here at lunchtime. A cosy garden nicely complements the small premises.QF‑3, Mariahilferstrasse 81, MNeubaugasse, tel. +43 1 586 06 01. Open 10:30 - 22:00. Closed Sun. B facebook.com/InYourPocket
BALKAN BEOGRAD Beograd has been serving Serbian food in this up-andcoming part of town for the past 50 years, and is one of the contributing factors to the area becoming an in-spot in Vienna. The décor is rustic, and the nightly live music adds to the ambience. The specialities are prepared on a charcoal grill.QG‑3, Schikanedergasse 7, MKettenbrückengasse, tel. +43 1 587 74 44, office@restaurant-beograd. at, www.restaurant-beograd.at. Open 11:30 – 02:00. Closed Wed. ILIJA Ilija and Katica Djuric, both natives of Zadar in Croatia, treat their guests to delicious fish and seafood specialities from the Adriatic coast, and refreshing Croatian wine. Pick your fish fresh from the aquarium and it will be cooked to your liking. Balkan dishes such as cevapcici sausages and muscalica pork stew, are also on offer.QF‑2, Piaristengasse 36, MRathaus, tel. +43 1 408 54 31, www.ilija.at. Open 11:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 01:00.
FINE DINING DAS SCHICK Austria and Spain share a common history and enjoy a special relationship. You can experience delicious Mediterranean specialities barely known outside Spain, exquisite service and breathtaking views of the Austrian capital at the new Das Schick restaurant. The restaurant that presents the best treats of both cuisines is acclaimed by the Gault & Millau, A la Carte and Falstaff restaurant guides. QC‑2, Parkring 12, MStubentor, tel. +43 1 51480417, www.das-schick.at. Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 22.30, Sat & Sun 18:00 - 22.30. Jul 2 - Sep 2 18:00 - 22.30. Kitchen open until 14:30, evenings until 22:00. PAG BRISTOL LOUNGE Recent renovations have revealed the fabulous original Art Deco decoration of the room that’s home to the new restaurant in the legendary 12-decade-old Hotel Bristol. Excellent breakfast, lunch and dinner meals are served in these grand surroundings. The 5-course ‘Meistermenü’
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Restaurants SERVICE & TIPPING Many tourists and expats, especially those from countries where it is assumed that customer is king, are perplexed by the oddities of service in Vienna. Attitudes here may range from extremely polite and friendly, to professional but non-committal, to outright arrogant and disrespectful. Locals claim that bad service has always been common, and justify it with cultural differences and low salary levels. Perhaps Viennese waiters simply need to be grumpy. Whatever the reason, it’s perfectly normal to make clear if you are not pleased with the service level. The Viennese revere their Stammkunden (repeat customers), and even reserve tables for them without being sure they will show up – so if you’re turned away from a restaurant or café with several empty tables marked ‘Reserviert’, just demand that a table be made available for you. Note that the more upmarket restaurants in Vienna often charge a ‘Gedeck’ service fee of about €3 per person, which goes some way to compensate for the silverware, bread and butter. Tipping about 10% at restaurants and cafés is expected; not tipping anything is regarded as unacceptable. Rounding up to the next euro is advised for services like taxis. is the definitive highlight; guests can compose their own dinner from several seasonal and regional options. QKärntner Ring 1, MKarlsplatz, tel. +43 1 51 51 60, www.bristolvienna.com. Open 07:30 - 24:00. PiJ ALGK DO & CO If you flew into town with Austrian Airlines, then you are already familiar with the first-class catering that Do & Co offers. Pop in to enjoy the immaculate design, the beautiful view of St. Stephen’s Cathedral, and chic food. Just know that portions are small and you shouldn’t arrive with a big appetite.QB‑2, Stephansplatz 12, MStephansplatz, tel. +43 1 535 39 69, www.doco.com. Open 12:00 - 15:00; 18:00 - 24:00. PAG PROCACCI Ideal for special occasions, this Italian restaurant and wine bar has its roots in one of the oldest specialty delicatessens in Florence. The selection of Italian and international wines is impressive and goes well with the simple, delicate dishes. Reservations recommended.QB‑2, Goettweihergasse 2, MStephansplatz, tel. +43 1 512 22 11, www.procaccivienna.at. Restaurant: Mon - Sun 11:30 - 24:00, Bar: Mon - Sun 11:30 - 01:00. PAG STEIRERECK A fancy restaurant with typical Austrian cuisine, Steiereck can be found surrounded by greenery of the Stadtpark and has numerous delicious delicacies. Choose from a menu 24 Vienna In Your Pocket
with five and six course meals, and an optional assortment of paired wines served with the courses.QC‑3, Am Heumarkt 2a, MStadtpark, tel. +43 1 713 31 68, www. steirereck.at. Open 11:30 - 14:30; 18:30 - 24:00. Closed Sat, Sun. PAGB ZUM SCHWARZEN KAMEEL Venture into this exquisite restaurant and bar, and you could see your picture in the local tabloids the next day. The ‘Black Camel’ has been the place for Vienna’s rich and famous to be seen ever since it opened in 1618, and even today it’s the official caterer to the Austrian president. Watch the well-dressed beau-monde enjoy a refined conversation over a glass of wine at the bar, and make sure to check out the posh deli and pastry shops just a few steps down the street.QB‑2, Bognergasse 5, MHerrengasse, tel. +43 1 533 81 25, www.kameel.at. Open 12:00 - 15:30; 18:00 - 24:00. Closed Sun, Bar open from 09:00.
FRENCH BEAULIEU Hidden in a luxury shopping arcade, this authentic French bistro has earned praises by Vienna’s French expat community and food aficionados. The usual suspects, such as delicious salads, baguettes, quiches, scrupulously prepared mains as well as lavish desserts and an impressive wine list are served by French-speaking staff. And in case you long for more French fare to take home, there’s a deli selling cheese, chocolate, wine and many other things. Reservations recommended.QHerrengasse 14/18, Ferstel Passage, MHerrengasse, tel. +43 1 532 11 03, www.beaulieu-wien.at. Open 10:00 - 23:00. Closed Sun. AG CAFE PIERRE Lovers of les baguettes, les quiches and les tartines may well find their second home in this Parisian-style café and patisserie that has become a neighborhood favorite ever since it was opened. Particularly popular is the weekend brunch (from 10:00-15:00) that includes a variety of pastry, cold cuts, salads, authentic French cheeses, cereals and quiches. Coffee in large cups is just like in Paris, but the jovial multilingual staff is exceptionally friendly and even chatty - unlike in Paris. Be sure to make a reservation for brunch.QG‑3, Windmühlgasse 32, MNeubaugasse, tel. +43 1 920 63 59, www.cafepierre.at. Open 10:00 23:00. LE BOL This small restaurant is a must for anyone who enjoys French food, whether you need a good start in the morning or a tasty lunch. The baguettes in particular should not be missed: our favourite is the Joan de Florette, but you will be satisfied with any of their options. Le Bol is always full, so make a reservation.QB‑2, Neuer Markt 14, MStephansplatz, tel. +43 699 103 018 99, www.lebol. at. Open 08:00 - 24:00, Sun 10:00 - 24:00. vienna.inyourpocket.com
Restaurants GASTROBARS There’s no good English term for Viennese Bierlokale; these are casual restaurants that offer a good range of beers and drinks as well as quality food. BRASSERIE STADTBODEN Near the Opera, the Stadtboden restaurant and pub is a great spot for Austrian and international cuisine, including late breakfasts, Flammkuchen pies, sausages, steak and burgers. The Art Deco style room is centred around an elegant bar which has a variety of local Ottakringer beer on tap. Drop by on Thursdays for live DJ music; important football matches and other sports events are beamed onto screens.QB‑3, Krugerstraße 8, tel. +43 1 512 16 37, www.stadtboden.at. Open 10:00 - 24:00. Closed Sun. JAKW DER FUCHS UND DIE TRAUBEN A good-looking, non-smoking bar that also happens to serve excellent food until well past midnight, that’s exactly what you’ll find at ‘the fox and the grapes’. There’s good music, wines and cocktails, but do try their very international menu with home-made food for example burgers, fried Spanish Pimientos de Padron or crunchy Japanese Gyoza dumplings.QKandlgasse 16, tel. +43 1 231 39 17, www.derfuchsunddietrauben.com. Open 15:00 - 01:00. Closed Mon. A
HUNGARIAN ILONA STUEBERL Maria Fodor, the owner since 1987, takes pride in serving the best gulyas this side of the border. The chicken paprikas is also delicious. Be sure to leave some space for heavenly somlói galuska, a layered chocolate and vanilla sponge cake with raisins, walnuts and rum. Note that smoking is allowed here.QB‑2, Bräunerstrasse 2, MStephansplatz, tel. +43 1 533 90 29, www.ilonastueberl.at. Open 11:30 - 23:00.
INTERNATIONAL ALBERTINA PASSAGE DINNER CLUB A 1960s pedestrian tunnel has been transformed into a club that - inspired by Pulp Fiction’s Jack Rabbit Slims Twist Contest - has a stage surrounded by tables so that you can dine and dance the night away. Hidden deeper in the club are a cigar lounge and smokers’ bar. There’s excellent international food, unusual cocktails, groovy live music and the sound of trams rumbling overhead.QA/B‑3, Opernring corner Operngasse, tel. +43 1 512 08 13, www.albertinapassage.at. Open Thu-Sat 18:00 - 04:00, from Sept also on Tue, Wed. DAS KOLIN Lovely cafe and restaurant serving a wide range of great food at prices which, given the excellent central location, are more than reasonable. The interior is contemporary facebook.com/InYourPocket
without overdoing it, and there’s an elegant street terrace in good weather. The menu (which also offers one of the best breakfast menus in all Vienna) is based around Modern European cuisine and includes a regularly changing list of seasonal specials alongside staples such as the legendary Kolin burger.QG‑1, Kolingasse 5, MSchottentor, tel. +43 1 8900 221, www.daskolin.at/. Open 11:00 - 24:00, Sat 09:00 - 24:00. Closed Sun. PiBSW DAS LOFT On the 18th floor of the Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom, the glass-walled Restaurant & Bar Das LOFT offers amazing 360° views over the city. German chef Fabian Günzel cooks up modern, cosmopolitan dishes inspired by tastes from across the world, but rooted in regional ingredients. Visit at weekends to see the DJs in action!QC‑1, Praterstrasse 1, MM Schwedenplatz, tel. +43 1 90 616 8110, www. dasloftwien.at. Open 18:00 - 22:30. P HEUER This place, in the very heart of Vienna, sources all of its ingredients from over thirty different small farmers and specialists, thereby supporting the region and ensuring quality. Chef Peter Fallnbugl works with carefully chosen products using traditional preservation methods and stores them for pickling on the restaurant’s own shelving units: a variety of homemade juices, syrups, compotes, preserved lemons and pickles can be found here. Much of it is harvested from the wild. Our pick of the menu is the beef tartar from Austrian veal (Hödl) with brûléed egg yolk, mustard leaf and redvein dock, dandelion-dijon creme, slices of yellow-gold salt-buttered toast from the in-house bakery. Prices are amazing given the superb location. Long evenings in the garden here are Vienna musts!QB‑3, Treitlstrasse 2, MKarlsplatz, tel. +43 1 89 005 90, www. heuer-amkarlsplatz.com/en/restaurant. Open 11:00 02:00, Sat, Sun 10:00 - 02:00. MEDUSA Opened by entrepreneurs from neighbouring Slovakia, this chic establishment offers mouthwatering international dishes that are pleasing both to the eyes and to the palate. Enjoy imaginative appetizers such as tuna fish with papaya cashew salad or innovative mains, such as flank-steak with truffle potatoes. There are also wonderfully mixed cocktails, and from October you can dance the night away in the new club.QNeuer Markt 8, MKarlsplatz, tel. +43 67 66 05 72 86, www.medusarestaurant.at. Open 10:00 - 23:30. JAGB MOTTO AM FLUSS All aboard Vienna’s top spot to see and be seen. You can spend all day sipping fresh coffee, trying the delicious baked goods or devouring the tantalizing meals on the menu. What’s more, the DJ line up keeps the party hopping long into the night. An excellent place for chill cats and party goers alike.QC‑1, Franz Josefs Kai 2, MSchwedenplatz, tel. +43 1 252 55 10, www.motto.at/ mottoamfluss. Open 08:00 - 02:00. May – June 2018
Restaurants PARLOR The restaurant at the Vienna InterContinental uses the motto ‘classic with a twist’ for its styling, breakfasts and dinners – and there’s much to be enjoyed in this brightly coloured space. Viennese and Austrian options are matched with international dishes from around the world and the breakfast buffet (open for non-guests too) has more than you’d expect – including Japanese snacks and excellent teas. Don’t hesitate to bring the kids as well – Parlor has a joyous children’s menu.QC‑3, Johannesgasse 28, MStadtpark, tel. +43 1 71 12 21 10, www.vienna. intercontinental.com. Open 17:30 - 23:00. SCHLOSSQUADRAT Four venues in one in historic Alt-Margareten. Each offers something special; Cuadro is a relaxed café with a great breakfast; Margareta is an inviting Italian trattoria that offers delicious pizza; Silberwirt has been serving Viennese cuisine for more than 200 years and knows its craft; and Gergely’s is an upmarket restaurant. All four also have beautiful courtyards.QG‑4, Margaretenplatz 2, MPilgramgasse, tel. +43 1 544 49 07, www.schlossquadr.at. Open 08:00 - 24:00. B
ITALIAN DA CAPO Da Capo spoils its guests with exquisite Italian cuisine served in an inviting setting, great for a romantic evening or a fun family night. There’s homemade pasta, fresh seafood and friendly staff who can help you choose the right wine to complete your meal. We really like the pizzas baked in the wood-fired oven. QB‑2, Schulerstr. 18, MStephansplatz, tel. +43 1 512 44 91, www.dacapo.co.at. Open 11:30 - 23:45. AB DA FERDINANDO Head to Da Ferdinando, just a few minutes walk west of Schönbrunn Palace, for authentic Neapolitan pizza with all ingredients (and staff ) whisked here from southern Italy. There’s a great selection of wines, and a special lunch menu too - perfect for a bite after visiting the palace. They have a beautiful outdoor dining area too.QHietzinger Hauptstr. 26, tel. +43 1 877 80 36, www.daferdinando.at. Open 11:00-23:00.
IL SESTANTE This simple Italian trattoria in the middle of Vienna’s posh 8th district offers authentic thin-crusted brick-oven pizzas, yummy fresh salads and excellent pasta dishes. The place seems to be immensely popular among local families, no less so thanks to friendly staff (and we do mean it!). Be sure to make a reservation if you plan to eat after 19:00, and try the fantastic fettuccine gamberetti con zucchini. QF‑2, Piaristengasse 50, MRathaus, tel. +43 1 402 98 94, www.sestante.at. Open 11:30 - 23:30. LA MIA A proper, no-nonsense Italian restaurant serving authentic Neapolitan pizza and delicious Italian meat, fish and seafood dishes. All of the produce (hams, cheeses and such like) is the real deal, imported from Italy, while the pasta is all homemade. The staff are amazingly friendly given how busy they often are, and the location is fantastic, especially the tables in the courtyard which are perfect when the weather allows. The children’s menu is a bonus (such things can be hard to find in the city centre). Good selection of wine too.QF‑2, Lerchenfelder Strasse 13, MRathaus, tel. +43 1 522 42 21, www.lamia.at/. Open 11:30-14:30, 18:00-22:30. Fri, Sat, Sun 11:3022:30. PTBW OMBRA CAFÉ RESTAURANT Vienna and Italy come together in just about the best way possible. A restaurant, bar and cafe that you return to again and again for the warmth of service and wholly unpretentious atmosphere. And then there is the food, which is perfect for both lunch and dinner. The grappa, olive oil and other delicacies are all brought direct from Italy, and the place is run by a husband and wife team who have been making their customers happy for 40 years. A terrific place so close to the city centre, you’d be a fool not to pop in.QH‑2, Lugeck 7, MStephansplatz, www.kixbar.at. Open 12:00 - 24:00. Closed Sun. SOLE Located on a narrow city centre street, this establishment is so veritably Italian you’d think you’ve just entered a Roman trattoria. The delicious authentic fare explains why this place attracts many faithful locals and has become a venue for visiting opera stars, such as Placido Domingo, whose pictures with the owner are proudly exhibited inside. The perfectly-baked pizzas and fresh pastas are just out of this world, as are the meat and fish dishes and the desserts. Reservations recommended.QAnnagasse 6-8, MKarlsplatz, tel. +43 1 513 40 77, www.ristorante-sole.at. Open 11:30 - 23:00. JGB
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KUISHIMBO Owned by an extremely friendly Japanese family, Kuishimbo serves what many believe is the most authentic Japanese vienna.inyourpocket.com
Restaurants fare in town - delicious noodle soups, sushi and sashimi sets, and savoury pancakes called okonomiyaki... all that in the space of 2x4 metres, More places like this, please. QG‑3, Linke Wienzeile 40, MKettenbrückengasse, tel. +43 699 171 923 55. UNKAI Classic Japanese restaurant and sushi bar on the 7th floor of the Grand Hotel Wien, with traditional dishes, fresh fish sushi and an impressive culinary show at the Teppanyaki table. Book one of the tatami rooms with a view of the zen garden for meals served by waitresses in kimono.QB‑3, Kärntner Ring 9 (Grand Hotel Wien), MKarlsplatz, tel. +43 1 515 80 91 10, email@example.com, www.unkai. at. Open 12:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 22:45, Mon 18:00 - 22:45. MISS MAKI A great place in the city centre for maki rolls, dim sum, sushi burritos and Poké Bowls. All freshly prepared with seasonal regional ingredients, expect some unexpected combinations in your food here, with trout, snails and wild boar twisted in your snack.QNeuer Markt 8a, tel. +43 66 44 25 80 91, www.missmaki.at. Open 11:00 - 19:00. Closed Sat, Sun.
LATINO MERCADO South America comes to your plate in Vienna at this cosy Latino restaurant. With dishes from across the continent some menus served as sharing packages for up to 6 people - there’s something for everyone here, whether you like it creamy or superspicy. Try the fish of the day, some chipotle polenta, black beans with avocado or fried chili-mint cheeseballs.QC‑2, Stubenring 18, MStubentor, tel. +43 1 512 25 05, www.mercado.at. Open 12:00 - 23:00, Sat 17:00 - 23:00, Sun 17:00 - 22:00.
LEBANESE AL FAYROOZ Enjoy Oriental dinner, drinks, dance and hookah pipes at this basement oasis, decked out like a silk route traders’ tent. Tuck in to a fantastic range of Lebanese mazza starters, including humus, stuffed wine leaves, olives and sheep’s cheese, followed by meat, fish or other dishes from the charcoal grill. There’s live music, cocktails and some very lively belly dancing (€10 per person extra) at weekend nights.QA‑1, Universitätsring 8, tel. +43 1 533 84 11, www.alfayrooz.eu. Open 12:00 - 24:00, Fri, Sat 17:00 04:00, Sun 17:00 - 24:00.
MEDITERRANEAN ELLAS From lunch to dinner, Ellas takes care of nourishing its trendy patrons all day long. Set in an old building that seamlessly integrates a more colourful and contemporary atmosphere, the Mediterranean fusion dishes on the menu are very tasty and there’s plenty of good wines to wash facebook.com/InYourPocket
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www.daferdinando.at Mon-Sun 11:00am-11:00pm Tel. +43 1 8778036 them down. Three daily changing business-lunch options from 11:30 to 14:30 to choose from.QB‑1, Judenplatz 9 -10, MSchwedenplatz, tel. +43 1 535 15 77, www.ellas. at. Open 11:00 - 24:00. Closed Sun. G FABIOS Fabios is a wonderful excuse to hang out: with a great terrace and a cool window design, be prepared to watch and be watched. The menu has several options for a delicious Mediterranean five-course meal, so you can dine with the in-crowd.QB‑2, Tuchlauben 6, MStephansplatz, tel. +43 1 532 22 22, www.fabios.at. Open 10:00 - 01:00. Closed Sun. PAG
MEXICAN KULIN Kulin, one of the few Mexican restaurants in town, is more than just a restaurant: it is a culinary and design adventure. The vibrant colours create an eye-catching backdrop, the perfect setting for the delicious meals. The food is traditional, and the Sunday brunch is an excellent option.QF‑3, Siebensterngasse 14, MVolkstheater, tel. +43 1 944 33 06, www.kulin.at. Open 16:00 - 02:00, Sun 11:00 - 02:00.
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Restaurants unlike the buffet, drinks have fixed prices. As it´s near the university, Deewan is a favourite among students. After your meal, relax in the chill-out section downstairs.QA‑1, Liechtensteinstrasse 10, MSchottentor, tel. +43 1 925 11 85, www.deewan.at. Open 11:00 - 23:00. Closed Sun.
PERSIAN PARS Step back in time into the rich history of the Persian empire; Pars tempts you with fair prices and a different menu every day in a restaurant whose decoration relies heavily on the prowess of Persian architects.QF‑2, Lerchenfelderstrasse 148, MThaliastrasse, tel. +43 1 405 82 45, www.pars.at. Open 11:00 - 24:00. Closed Sun.
PERUVIAN SALONGA A cosy and unique Peruvian restaurant with authentic food including the well-known cevichito de pescado (marinated raw salmon in lime juice with sweet potato and chili). However, don’t miss the excellent cocktails and the best Pisco Sour in town. Visit every day for live tango, bossa nova and other music.QFlorianigasse 17, tel. +43 1 961 92 46, www.salonga-peruvianbar.com. Open 11:00 - 15:00; 17:00 - 24:00, Thu, Fri 11:00 - 15:00; 17:00 - 02:00, Sat 17:00 - 02:00. Closed Sun.
ORIENTAL MASCHU MASCHU Falafel, hummus, techina, pita, limonana and other oriental delicacies can be enjoyed at Maschu Maschu - including the best falafel in town. With a colourful interior, soft light and smiling people it’s a family-friendly place with a big non-smoking area. Drop by on weekdays for daily lunch dishes and variations of seasonal oriental meals.QF‑3, Neubaugasse 20, MNeubaugasse, tel. +43 1 990 47 13, www.maschu-maschu.at. Open 10:30 - 24:00. SCHESCH BESCH Excellent food and relaxing shisha is what you can expect from this comfortable venue. Shesch Besch specializes in Caucasian and Oriental food. After you’re done eating, order a hookah and pack it with one of the many shisha flavours available here. In summer, sit outside and enjoy your shisha in the sun.QB‑3, Schwarzenbergstrasse 4, MStadtpark, tel. +43 1 512 84 44, www.scheschbesch.at. Open 10:00 - 24:00, Thu, Fri, Sat 10:00 - 02:00. PTB
PAKISTANI WIENER DEEWAN This is assuredly the only restaurant of its kind in Vienna. Help yourself to five Pakistani specialities from the buffet as well as salads and desserts, eat as much as you like and then pay as you wish. The mango lassi is worth trying, but 28 Vienna In Your Pocket
PORTUGUESE LISBOA LOUNGE A modern and bright restaurant near to the Naschmarkt, serving the best of Portuguese cuisine, from pestisco snacks of local cheeses and Iberian ham to steak in garlic and fresh seafood dishes – and accompanied by Port wine. You can also just drop by for a coffee and a Pastel de Nata pastry sprinkled with cinnamon.QG‑3, Mühlgasse 20, MKettenbrückengasse, tel. +43 1 967 00 61, www. lisboalounge.at. Open 12:00 - 24:00. Closed Sun.
THAI BANGKOK VIENNA Call us snobs, we’ve accepted the fact that the real Thai food we crave for can probably not be found anywhere in Vienna. Yet we applaud the effort of this restaurant near Naschmarkt.The service is extremely friendly, and the omnipresent images of Buddha combined with soothing Thai music create the right setting. The pad thai was delicious and good value. Sadly, smoke pervades even in the non-smoking section.QG‑3, Joanelligasse 8, MKettenbrückengasse, tel. +43 1 587 05 93, www. bangkok-vienna.at. Open 12:30 - 15:00, 17:30 - 22:30. Closed Mon.
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Restaurants PATARA This luxury Thai restaurant with branches in Bangkok, London, Geneva and Singapore is certainly one of the best in town, with according prices. From the table settings to its location and the good modern Thai food, this local favourite exudes class.QB‑2, Petersplatz 1, MM Stephansplatz, tel. +43 1 997 19 38 0, www.patara-vienna.at. Open 12:00 - 15:00;17:30 - 23:00, Sun 17:30 - 23:00. PAG SIAM Traditional decorations, portraits of the royal family on the walls, and silk tablecloth all add a nice touch to this place. The extensive food selection is but a tad different from the real Bangkok cuisine, and yet, for lack of better affordable options here in Vienna, we’ll give them credit for trying. QB‑3, Bösendorferstrasse 2-4, MKarlsplatz, tel. +43 1 505 38 46, www.siam-vienna.at. Open 11:30 - 15:00, 17:30 - 24:00, Sat 17:30 - 24:00.
VEGETARIAN SWING KITCHEN Burgers, but different - at Swing Kitchen all food is 100% vegan, and very tasty indeed. Besides the regular, cheese and Vienna burgers, there’s wraps, salads, fries, muffins and healthy drinks.QSchottenfeldgasse 3, MZieglergasse, www.swingkitchen.com. Open 11:00 - 22:00. TIAN High-quality vegetarian and vegan dishes, awarded with a Michelin star, served in a stylish, white restaurant. Whether you have a meal at lunchtime or in the evening, you can choose and combine balanced set menus that can be complemented with suitable wines. Healthy, tasty and adventurous.QB‑2, Himmelpfortgasse 23, MStubentor, tel. +43 1 890 46 65, www.taste-tian.com. Open 12:00 24:00. Closed Mon, Sun, Winebar open 17:00-24:00. VEGETASIA A vegetarian Taiwanese restaurant with a tradition of excellent dishes. The long, narrow room provides a relaxed atmosphere that is worth the trip to this part of town, which is admittedly well off the beaten path.QI‑3, Ungargasse 57, MTram Stop: Neulinggasse/Ungargasse, tel. +43 1 713 83 32, www.vegetasia.at/. Open 11.30 - 15.00 17.30 - 22.30. Closed Mon. YAMM! Conveniently located opposite the university’s main building, this cool lounge with psychedelic interior offers exclusive organic and vegan dishes, including wholesome salads, warm platters, healthy desserts, and perfect cocktails to wash down your food. Pick up a plate, fill it up with goodies from the salad bar and pay by weight. Groovy music in the evenings attracts many students and young professionals here.QA‑1, Dr. Karl-Lueger-Ring 10, MSchottentor, tel. +43 1 532 05 44, www.yamm. at. Open 08:00 - 23:00, Thu, Fri 08:00 - 01:00, Sat 09:00 - 01:00. Closed Sun. facebook.com/InYourPocket
BITZINGER WÜRSTELSTAND There are countless Würstelstände (hot dog stands), but the Bitzinger Würstelstand stands out because of its modern design: it looks more like a fine dining establishment than a simple street vendor. Unlike others, Bitzinger also has beer on tap and a small daily menu. It’s only a short walk away from the Burggarten, so you can down your cold beer and sausage while enjoying the parkQB‑3, Augustinerplatz 1, MKarlsplatz, tel. +43 1 533 10 26, www.bitzinger.at. Open 10:00 - 05:00. BLUEORANGE Attention bagel lovers: this is your spot! But if bagels aren’t your favourite, there’s plenty of other things to choose from on the menu, including many specials. With the added bonus of free wireless internet, many stay for an extra coffee or cave in for some Ben & Jerry’s ice cream.QG‑3, Margaretenstr. 9, MKarlsplatz, tel. +43 1 581 17 70, www.blueorange.co.at. Open 07:30 - 22:00, Sat, Sun 09:00 - 21:00. GORILLA KITCHEN There’s no need to go hungry after visiting Karlsplatz and the Belvedere - the mouthwateringly good burritos at the new Gorilla Kitchen street food restaurant will satisfy all tastes. The burritos come in beef, pork, chicken, vegetarian and vegan guises – and even as a bowl with the tortilla bread on the side for messy eaters. Try the Guinness beef burrito, with beans and beer gravy, or the pulled pork burrito. Vegans shouldn’t miss out on the oyster mushroom, avocado, rocket sandwich – all served in a pleasant, minimalist setting with cool music and enough seating for spontaneous visitors.QGußhausstraße 19, MKarlsplatz, tel. +43 66 08 36 34 27. Open 11:30 - 22:00. Closed Sun. TÜRKIS Skip the international fast food options while shopping on Mariahilferstrasse and head straight to Türkis instead. Kebab stands that sell lamb rather than chicken kebabs are not very numerous in Vienna, but Türkis steps in to save the day with its overstuffed authentic lamb pita pockets, or one or several other Turkish specialities. Try the spicy sauce, too.QG‑3, Mariahilferstr. 31, MMuseumsquartier, www.tuerkis.at. Open 10:00 - 24:00, Sat 10:00 - 02:00. May – June 2018
Coffeehouses Vienna is one of those cities where coffee is much more than just a drink. Many coffee houses in Vienna date back to the 19th century, when there was little private heating, and people used the coffee houses as a second living room, because they could not afford to heat their homes.Unlike some other café traditions around the world, it is completely normal for a customer to linger alone for hours and study the omnipresent newspapers. Along with coffee, the waiter will serve an obligatory glass of cold tap water and during a long stay will often bring additional water unrequested, with the idea being that you are a guest who should feel welcome and not pressured to leave. Many cafés provide small food dishes like sausages as well as desserts, cakes and tarts, like Apfelstrudel and Linzer Torte. In many classic cafés piano music is played in the evenings and social events like literary readings are held.
VIENNESE COFFEEHOUSES CAFÉ CENTRAL Originally opened in 1876, Café Central boasts a number of famous regulars over the years, including Leo Trotsky, Adolf Loos, Vladimir Lenin and Sigmund Freud. The café, restored in 1986, is reminiscent of both the intellectuals who frequented the café and the imperial grandeur of Austria. Café Central is perfectly situated behind the Hofburg, making it an ideal place to stop for a delicious piece of Apfelstrudel and rich hot chocolate after you’ve spent hours wandering through the nearby twin museums and the Imperial Palace. Reservations recommended for groups (tel: +43 1 533 37 63 61)QA‑2, Herrengasse 14, MHerrengasse, tel. +43 1 533 37 63 24/+43 1 533 37 63 61, www.cafecentral.wien. Open 07:30 - 22:00, Sun 10:00 - 22:00.
COFFEE MENU DECODER If you order just a coffee in Vienna, don’t be surprised when the waiter continues to stare at you... he’s waiting for you to be more specific than that. Below a selection of the most popular variations of coffee served. Most prominent are the Melange or a large and small Brauner. Most cafes will also serve you popular international choices such as cappucino or café latte. Brauner Large or small black coffee with milk added for getting its brown colour Espresso Large or small black coffee from the Espressomachine Einspänner Double espresso with whipped cream Mokka Large or small black coffee in a large or small mocha-cup Melange Large cup of coffee with hot milk foam Kaisermelange Large mocha without milk, but stirred with an egg yolk, honey, cognac or brandy Kapuziner Small mocha with some drops of cream 30 Vienna In Your Pocket
CAFE DIGLAS All of the heavenly cakes at this century-old café are baked in-house, and you can even observe the process on a large monitor just above the counter. Order your coffee, pick a cake of your choice at the counter, and be sure to memorize its funny name so you could spell it out to the waiter in flawless Viennese when ordering. Service can be slow, but after all, it’s contemplating and lingering over sweet treats that people come here for.QB‑2, Wollzeile 10, MStephansplatz, tel. +43 1 512 57 650, www.diglas.at. Open 08:00 - 19:00, Sun 10:00 - 19:00. CAFÉ DRECHSLER The crisp, clean interior of this café is beguiling; with its danceable beats and hip staff, Café Drechsler is one of the coolest cafés in town. It is also the café with the longest opening hours, only closing for an hour in the middle of the night to clean. With the exception of Monday, Café Drechsler opens up every morning at 03:00, making it one of a handful of locations where party animals can get a good ham and eggs or other breakfast items before sunrise. QG‑3, Linke Wienzeile 22, MKettenbrückengasse, tel. +43 1 581 20 44, www.cafedrechsler.at. Open 08:00 24:00. CAFÉ HAWELKA This is a real legend. Multiple books and hundreds of articles have been written about this classic café and generations of artists and authors have made this smoky den their home. Make sure to visit during the week, on weekends larger tourist groups spoil the unique atmosphere.QB‑2, Dorotheergasse 6, MStephansplatz, tel. +43 1 512 82 30, www.hawelka.at. Open 08:00 - 02:00. CAFÉ HUMMEL Café Hummel has been run by the same family for three generations, giving it the sort of continuity that is only found in family-owned businesses. The café has a wonderful breakfast with extended breakfast hours on the weekend. During the World Cup, Café Hummel will be broadcasting all games live, so get out your flag and come cheer your team. When the World Cup is not dominating the airwaves, you can chill out in Café Hummel’s TV room and watch any number of programmes. The café also has newspapers from all over the world available for free.QF‑2, Josefstädterstr. 66, MJosefstädterstraße, tel. +43 1 405 53 14, www.cafehummel.at. Open 07:00 - 24:00, Sun 08:00 - 24:00. CAFÉ LANDTMANN Located in the heart of Vienna, this café has a definite advantage over the other coffeehouses in the winter: despite the cold, you can still sit “outside” on the heated glass veranda, which looks out to the Burgtheater and the neo-classical Rathaus (town hall), seat of the city’s government. The café specializes in seasonal and Austrian deserts, and the excellent brews will remind you why Vienna is so well known for its coffee. The waiting staff has retained many typical aspects of Vienna’s coffee culture, so vienna.inyourpocket.com
Coffeehouses beware the Wiener Schmäh, it just might put a big smile on your face.QA‑1, Universitätsring 4, MSchottentor, tel. +43 1 24 10 01 10, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.landtmann.at. Open 07:30 - 24:00. CAFÉ MUSEUM The well-known Viennese cafetier Berndt Querfeld, whose family also owns Café Landtmann and several other traditional coffee houses in town, has restored this lovely turn-of-the-century venue to its former glory, but added a touch of modern elegance. Comfy plush seats and silver ball-shaped lamps bring a cosy contemporary feel, and the mouthwatering cakes would probably make Gustav Klimt and Otto Wagner drop in for a cup of mélange and a chitchat, just like in the good old days when they were alive and regulars here.QA‑3, Operngasse 7, MKarlsplatz, tel. +43 1 24 10 06 20, email@example.com, www. cafemuseum.at. Open 08:00 - 24:00. CAFÉ PRÜCKEL An exemplary, U-shaped Ringstrasse café in stunning Jugendstil design that pampers its guests with a relaxed environment. It’s flawlessly designed to let you sink into a book or have an intimate conversation with friends. The café also organises a bevy of concerts, readings and other events in other sections of the U, ensuring that its clientele always has sufficient stimulating entertainment while simultaneously maintaining the chill atmosphere for its more introverted guests.QC‑2, Stubenring 24, MStubentor, tel. +43 1 512 61 15, www.prueckel.at. Open 08:30 – 22:00. CAFÉ SACHER Hotel Sacher is widely known for providing the scenery for much of The Third Man and, more importantly, for its famous Original Sacher-Torte chocolate cake. The hotel’s red clad doormen will usher you into the crisp, classic café, where you can enjoy a fresh slice. True, you can get socalled Sacher Torten at other cafés around town, but there’s nothing like tasting the original in its noble home.QB‑3, Philharmonikerstr. 4, MKarlsplatz, tel. +43 1 51 45 60, www.sacher.com. Open 08:00 - 24:00. CAFÉ SPERL Café Sperl first opened in 1880 and has been a hit amongst the locals ever since. It became the preferred stomping grounds for many singers, artists, writers, architects, generals and public officials, despite the usual political and social differences in the artistic and military/public sectors. The pool tables also set Café Sperl apart from other coffeehouses, and the cakes are to die for. The café also has an extensive international newspaper selection.QG‑3, Gumpendorferstr. 11, MMuseumsquartier, tel. +43 1 586 41 58, www. cafesperl.at. Open 07:00 - 23:00, Sun 11:00 - 20:00.
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Probably in no other city would you find such mind-boggling variety of savoury cakes, cookies, chocolates, nougats, marzipans and baked goods. Few other places in the world would have locals choosing to eat a sweet dish as a main course for dinner. Pastry and confections are as quintessential to Vienna as St. Stephan’s Cathedral or the waltz. Craving some sweet fix for lunch? Try a slice of the famous Apfelstrudl apple pie. What’s for dinner? How about some Kaiserschmarrn - sliced pancakes served with sugar powder, cinnamon and plum jam? Even if you don’t have a sweet tooth, you are almost certain to grow one in Vienna. And while you won’t have to walk more than a block or two before you run into another place that will tempt you to compromise on your cholesterol, these are the venues that you shouldn’t miss. GERSTNER K.U.K HOFZUCKERBÄCKER Back in 1847, Anton and Barbara Gerstner opened a pastry shop in central Vienna which was later commissioned by the Imperial Court to supply desserts for the royal family. More than a century later, the tradition of culinary excellence is still thriving. Mouthwatering cakes, dainty chocolates, attractive open sandwiches and the aroma of coffee make this historic and grand Konditorei a desirable address. There’s a cosy bar on the first floor and an excellent Austrian café-restaurant on the second floor.QB‑2, Kärntner Straße 51, MStephansplatz, tel. +43 1 526 13 61, www.gerstner-konditorei.at. Open 10:00 23:00. K.U.K KONDITOREI L. HEINER Located on two floors in the centre of town, this classy imperial café-cum-pastry shop is a reflection of what the old Viennese café culture is all about - a nice cup of coffee with a delicious cake over a lively chat with friends. Pick a slice of traditional cake, such as Esterhazyschnitte or Dobostorte, water it down with a cup of melange and admire a wealth of petites fours and marzipan figurines on display behind the glass counter. (Also at Wollzeile 9, M Stephansplatz, tel. +43 1 512 23 43).QB‑2, Kärntner Strasse 21-23, MStephansplatz, tel. +43 1 512 68 63, www.heiner. co.at. Open 08:30 - 19:30, Sun 10:00 - 19:30. May – June 2018
Coffeehouses DEMEL Located in the upscale Kohlmarkt shopping street and just behind the Hofburg, Demel was once the Imperial and Royal Court Bakery. Since the fall of the Austrian empire, Demel has continued to produce world-class baked goods, and is a must-see for anyone with a sweet tooth. Despite its prominence, the prices are not too bad, so no excuses; enjoy the sweets and the regal décor, and poke around the museum beneath the main part of the store for a glimpse into its imperial history.QB‑2, Kohlmarkt 14, MStephansplatz, tel. +43 1 53 51 71 70, www.demel. com. Open 09:00 - 19:00.
BAKERIES & KONDITOREIS CUP CAKES This charming bakery offers an impressive range of meticulously crafted cupcakes (both sweet and savoury), as well as cookies, cakes and hot drinks. The working kitchen that opens into the shop allows the friendly staff to interact with inquisitive customers and conduct workshops. Courses are popular and fill up fast, so try to book well in advance; but if you’re not able to get a spot, just give them a call.QF‑2, Josefstädterstrasse 17, MRathaus, tel. +43 1 726 10 89, www.cupcakes-wien.at. Open 10:00 - 19:30, Sat 10:00 - 15:00. Closed Sun. JOSEPH So you thought boutiques were just for clothing and jewellery? Think again, and don’t miss this stylish Brotboutique. All huge loaves of mostly dark bread and scores of appetizing pastries are organic, and their irresistible aroma is certain to lure you right in. There are large quirky bottles of organic milk too.QA‑2, Naglergasse 9, MHerrengasse, tel. +43 1 532 11 43, www.joseph.co.at. Open 07:00 - 19:00, Sat 09:00 18:00. Closed Sun. KURKONDITOREI OBERLAA Vienna’s self-proclaimed ‘sweetest address’ consists of ten Konditorei and cafés, including the famous Café Dommayer in the 13th district where Johann Strauss gave his first waltz concert in 1849. In addition to traditional cakes and chocolates, Oberlaa specializes in seasonal Christmas loaves with orange and lemon bits, raisins and hazelnuts, known locally as Christstollen, as well as eight different flavours of Laa-Kronen, crisp and creamy Parisian-style macaroons. (Also at Babenbergerstrasse 7, M Museumsquartier, open 08:00-19:00, Sun 10:00-19:00).QB‑2, Neuer Markt 16, MStephansplatz, tel. +43 1 513 29 36, www.oberlaawien.at. Open 08:00 - 20:00.
CAFÉS AMACORD The cosy Amacord café near the Naschmarkt has heaps of character, vaulted ceilings, a daily changing weekday lunch special, Austrian and Mediterranean dinner options, and interesting range of wines and a lively atmosphere. Try the 32 Vienna In Your Pocket
house speciality, the veal goulash.QA‑3, Rechte Wienzeile 15, MKarlsplatz, tel. +43 1 587 47 09, www.amacordcafe.at. Open 10:00 - 01:00, Thu, Fri, Sat 10:00 - 02:00. B CAFE FREI WIEN The Frei coffee shop chain outlet in Vienna promises an ‘authentic & holistic’ experience, with 70 coffee recipes brewed using freshly roasted Arabica beans from across the world to challenge coffee lovers beyond their regular espresso. There are loose-leaf tea blends and other drinks too, and Frei offers various bakery products and bistro food. QB‑1, Salzgries 3, www.cafefrei.com/unser-cafe. Open 09:00 - 20:00, Sat, Sun 10:00 - 19:00. CAFÉ KAHLENBERG The real attraction here is the café’s location on Kahlenberg mountain, and the nearby hiking paths. If you go up by bus or the Heurigen Express to enjoy the breathtaking views of Vienna or to breathe in the fresh air in the Wienerwald, then definitely grab a bite at the café and enjoy the view from its terrace. Take bus N°38A from Heiligenstadt metro station.QAm Kahlenberg 2, tel. +43 1 328 15 00, www. kahlenberg-wien.at/. Open 11:00 - 23:00. CAFFE LATTE This is practically a second home to many young professionals of Vienna´s 7th district’s creative industry cluster. Young designers, models or film directors leave their offices in the area and bring their work or meetings to this café. We recommend the impressive weekend brunches, which often include beef tartar, hot chocolate and champagne. In the summer, Latte is best enjoyed from its 18th-century courtyard with palm trees.QF‑3, Neubaugasse 39, MNeubaugasse, tel. +43 1 523 55 09, www.caffelatte.at. Open 08:00 - 24:00, Fri, Sat 08:00 - 01:00. CUADRO A hip café with the culinary offerings of an American diner, Cuadro occupies one of the corners of the Schloßquadrat, a historic complex with sunny interior courtyard in Vienna’s fifth district. With friendly staff, breakfast served until 16:00, a savoury house coffee roast, happy hour specials, free wifi and comfortable, modern design, Cuadro is ideal for both casual dates and hangover breakfasts.QG‑4, Margaretenstrasse 77, MPilgramgasse, tel. +43 1 544 75 50, www.schlossquadr.at. Open 08:00 - 24:00, Sun 09:00 - 23:00. PALMENHAUS Once used as a greenhouse for plants, this Art Nouveau building now houses one of Vienna’s most beloved cafés and is home to a beautiful assortment of butterflies flapping around. Enjoy an exciting selection of wines and delicious food, outside with a view of the Burggarten or inside below the brilliant high ceilings.QA‑2, Burggarten 1, MKarlsplatz, tel. +43 1 533 10 33, www.palmenhaus. at. Open 10:00 - 24:00, Fri, Sat 10:00–01:00, Sun 10:00– 23:00. vienna.inyourpocket.com
Coffeehouses PHIL Phil is one of those places you can’t put into any conventional category even though you like it from the first moment. All you need to know is that it’s a cool café-cumbookshop where you can browse some books while having your coffee or a quick lunch. It’s also a nice place to meet friends - even if you stay the whole day, they sure won’t kick you out. Oh, and you can even buy vintage furniture here. You got it right - the furniture you are sitting on!QA‑3, Gumpendorferstrasse 10-12, MMuseumsquartier, tel. +43 1 581 04 89, www.phil.info. Open 09:00 - 01:00, Mon 17:00 - 01:00. SUPERSENSE An elongated space in a neogothic building houses Supersense, an exciting cafe and concept store with a difference. Apart from serving quality coffee from a ‘Slayer’ machine and tasty cake and snacks, Supersense is furnished with special tables, chairs and lamps, and a bar made from classic American cabinets. Then there’s a wide range of products relating to analogue photography (cameras, film, special digital-to-film printing services and workshops) and other analogue themes.QPraterstr. 70, MPraterstern, tel. +43 1 969 08 32, www.the.supersense.com/. Open Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 09:30 - 19:00, Sat 10:00 - 17:00. Closed Mon, Sun.
TEA HOUSES DEMMERS TEEHAUS Since 1981 Demmer has been one of Vienna’s most revered purveyors of premium tea specialties and remains a popular spot for all things tea. The main outlet at Mölker Bastei offers a vast selection of classic and flavoured teas, fruit and herbal infusions, rare tea specialties and accessories. The tea salon upstairs (open Mo-Fri) is a cute place to savour your cup of tea and delicious snacks. Also at Landstraßer Hauptstraße 31, Kirchengasse 6 (Gerngross) and Naschmarkt, Linke Wienzeile 4-6.QA‑1, Mölker Bastei 5, MM Schottentor, tel. +43 1 533 59 95, www.tee.at. Open 09:00 - 18:00, Sat 09:30 - 13:30. Closed Sun. HAAS & HAAS This pleasant tearoom in the courtyard of Stephansplatz is a wonderful alternative to traditional Viennese coffee houses. Club sandwiches and other snacks are offered for all day long, and it’s one of a few places in town where you can enjoy authentic English afternoon tea. The adjacent shop sells different kinds of tea, coffee, exclusive jams, honey, chocolates and other sweet delicacies. Waitresses take it easy here and expect the same from the guests.QB‑2, Stephansplatz 4, MStephansplatz, tel. +43 1 512 26 66, www.haas-haas.at. Open 08:00 - 20:00, Sun 09:00 18:00.
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CAFÉ DER PROVINZ Simple interior of wooden furniture and a few old posters on the walls are not entirely reminiscent of a café in Southern France, but the excellent organic Galette buckwheat pancakes, sweet and savoury crêpes and waffles served here for breakfast are decidedly French-inspired and will get you quite happily through the day. All-you-can-eat weekend and holiday brunch buffet for €13.80 is quite popular with the locals in the 8th district.QMaria-Treu-Gasse 3, MRathaus, tel. +43 1 944 22 72, www.cafederprovinz.at. Open 08:00 - 23:00. NASCHMARKT DELI A typical Naschmarkt hangout, Deli draws a classy young clientele with its scrumptious breakfasts and brunches, including traditional Viennese, hearty English, piquant Turkish or a healthy Vital option with organic müsli and fresh fruit . Especially busy on Saturday mornings, this cool café plays a variety of background music from electronic beats to oriental rhythms. Did we mention the great cocktails, too? The smiley waitresses are exceptionally charming - when they finally gratify you with their attention.QA‑3, Naschmarkt 421-436, MKettenbrückengasse, tel. +43 1 585 08 23, www.naschmarkt-deli.at. Open 08:00 - 24:00. Closed Sun. THE POINT OF SALE The huge windows and strategic location in the middle of Vienna’s hip Freihausviertel neighbourhood are not the only reasons to come to this cool funky café. Choose among fifteen different types of breakfast menus, from the light Half-Breakfast with just a boiled egg and a slice of dark bread with chives, to the filling Relax-Breakfast that includes salmon with cream cheese, scrambled eggs and a glass of champagne. Interesting blend between an American diner and a Viennese coffee house.QA‑4, Schleifmühlgasse 12-14, MKarlsplatz, tel. +43 1 941 63 97, www. thepointofsale.at. Open 08:30 - 21:00. May – June 2018
Nightlife Of all the wonderful things that Vienna has to offer, nightlife is not the least of them. There is something for everyone in this town, and we mean everyone. From trendy bars to Irish pubs, lounge clubs and underground locations, offering all kinds of nocturnal fun you might be looking for.
BARS BARFLY’S CLUB This self-proclaimed ‘American bar with soul’ is perfect for cocktail and whiskey lovers; there’s no other place in Vienna that will bring you as much satisfaction. Look no further than the extensive cocktail list (over 350 varieties) to realise the league this bar is in. Eat before you arrive, because toast is the only food they offer.QE‑4, Esterhazygasse 33, MZieglergasse, tel. +43 1 586 08 25, www.barflys. at. Open 18:00 - 02:00, Fri, Sat 18:00 - 04:00, Sun 20:00 - 02:00. DONAU Located in a former synagogue, this bar has seen better and worse times since it appeared on the social radar in the 1980s. If you enjoy minimal techno and chill-out beats as background music, Donau is your place. It’s in a location close to the Museumsquartier, which makes it a favourite among students and young creative professionals. The prices are reasonable and the cathedral-like environment is worth a visit.QG‑3, Karl Schweighofer Gasse 10, MNeubaugasse, tel. +43 1 523 81 05, www.donautechno.com. Open 20:00 - 04:00, Fri, Sat 20:00 - 06:00, Sun 20:00 02:00. LOOS BAR Designed by famous architect Adolf Loos in 1908, this bar’s design is definitely in accordance with one of Loos’ driving principles: cosiness. A tiny space, made to look larger than it is by the mirrors mounted along the walls above the wooden panelling, has only a handful of tables so be prepared to share with strangers. The beer selection is weak and overpriced, but the cocktails are top-notch. Quentin Tarantino apparently had a blast here.QB‑2, Kärntner Durchgang 10, MStephansplatz, tel. +43 1 512 32 83, www.loosbar.at. Open 12:00 - 04:00, Thu, Fri, Sat 12:00 - 05:00. LUSTER BAR In a historic building which dates from 1902, and the last days of Imperial Vienna, this amazing bar is a design sensation. The moment you walk in the bar will grab your attention, all metal and glass set in a space dominated by open brickwork. The atmosphere is hip, young and successful: this is where some of the top Vienna styleleaders come for drinks. Expert bar staff whip up a storm behind the bar, putting together cocktails as good as anywhere in the city. Something of a Vienna legend in the making.QWindmuhlgasse 32, MNeubaugasse, tel. +43 1 2642364. 34 Vienna In Your Pocket
KEM’S BAR & KITCHENETTE Family-owned American bar located in the middle of Vienna’s Golden District. The building is one of the oldest houses in the city, the former Badehaus which even Mozart visited. We are not sure what he drank, but you have a choice of beer, wine, spritzers, sours, mules and a long, magnificent cocktail list, all made by the expert bar staff. There is bar food too if you get peckish, including a great antipasti plate. It’s the perfect place for larger groups, but couples will also love it. Tables out on the street in the warmer months. QB‑2, Kleeblattgasse 5, MStephansplatz, tel. +431 8906316. Open 17:00 - 01:00, Thu, Fri, Sat 17:00 02:00. Closed Sun. KIX BAR No fewer than 30 variations on the classic gin and tonic await you at this splendid bar located in one of Vienna’s most architecturally important buildings (so important in fact that the original plans are kept in the Architectural Museum in the MQ). Besides the gin there are some amazing cocktails, loads of craft beer (some on draught) and great bar food: burgers, ribs, steaks and the like. Well worth your time, it’s been around for four decades and is something of a Vienna legend.QH‑2, Bäckerstrasse 4, MStephansplatz, www.kixbar.at. Open 17:00 - 01:00, Sat 19:00 - 01:00. Closed Mon, Sun. KLEINOD One of the most chic, exclusive cocktail bars in the city. Always packed with Vienna’s best-looking people it’s far from cheap but that’s just how the crowd who come here like it. Besides, this is just about the best bar in the city, and the best is never cheap. We love it.QSingerstrasse 7, MStephansplatz, tel. +43 1 512 03 25, www.kleinod.wien. Open 15:30 - 04:00, Sun 17:00 - 02:00. SCHESCH BESCH BAR The Shesch Besch restaurant with its Caucasian and oriental food has a great bar that comes alive after dinner. Enjoy aperitifs and cocktails along with the aromatic shisha pipe flavours, and listen to music from the Caucasus and orient. QB‑3, Schwarzenbergstrasse 4, MStadtpark, tel. +43 1 512 84 44, www.scheschbesch.at. Open Mon, Tue, Wed, Sun 10:00 - 00:00, Thu, Fri, Sat 10:00 - 02:00. iTJ AEB SCHIKANEDER This bar is a favourite drinking hole among the intellectuals in Vienna’s Freihausviertel, attracting a mixed crowd of students, artists and other funky individuals. There are couches in the back, but hang out alongside the old wooden bar for more eye contact. Schikaneder also includes a small cinema showing independent and experimental films.QG‑4, Margaretenstr. 24, MKettenbrückengasse, tel. +43 1 585 28 67, www.schikaneder.at. Open 18:00 - 04:00. vienna.inyourpocket.com
Nightlife SCOTCH CLUB Sip on bubbly at the Scotch Club, a champagne bar-cumdisco located opposite the Stadtpark. The design, like the drink list, is classy, and smokers can indulge in a selection of cigarettes available at the bar. On weekends, the disco opens its doors to live acts, and the resident DJ makes sure that tonight is a good night.QC‑2, Parkring 10, MStubentor, tel. +43 1 512 94 17, www.scotch-club. at. Open 16.00 - 04.00, Tue, Wed 16.00 - 02.00. Closed Mon, Sun. TRAVEL SHACK Apart from a towel, all a young traveller really needs can be found at Vienna’s first and lively international backpackers bar: cheap drinks, strong shots, sturdy tables for dancing on and fun activities. Expect both travellers and locals, drinking games, karaoke, all kinds of sports screenings and snacks like pizza, meat pie and vegemite toasties. The fully air-conditioned bar has a separate smoking room - a rarity in Vienna - with a pool table. Crawling distance from hostels and the main train station.QE‑4, Mariahilfer Gürtel 21, MWestbahnhof, tel. +43 1 961 01 31, office@ travelshackvienna.com, www.travelshackvienna.com. Open 18:00 - 04:00. PGW
CAFÉ BARS CAFÉ EUROPA If you need a chill environment to relax before you really begin your night, then you need to go this hip, modern café. Upbeat yet relaxed music adds to the café’s ambience and the young clientele will help point you in the right direction when you are ready to move on. Occasionally, the café hosts parties in the back half of the property, making your transition to the party scene that much easier.QF‑3, Zollergasse 8, MNeubaugasse, tel. +43 1 526 33 83, www.europa-lager.at. Open 09:00 - 05:00. ROCHUS This hip café in the third district is a nice alternative to the classic Viennese coffeehouse. The pipes running along the ceiling are a bit of an eyesore, but the food is great and the atmosphere is very inviting. This is a wonderful place to sit outside on a summer morning and enjoy brunch. QI‑3, Landstrasse Hauptstr. 55-57, MRochusgasse, tel. +43 1 710 10 60, www.rochus.at. Open Mon, Sun 08:00 - 01:00, Tue, Wed 08:00 - 03:00, Thu, Fri, Sat 08:00 - 04:00. WERKZEUGH This special place came to be thanks to an architecture project for students at the university who wanted to do more than just make a theoretical plan. Now, it is a chill place for those who need a quiet space to study, work or read in a smoke-free environment. WerkzeugH also features interesting art exhibits and events that focus on various topics.QG‑4, Schönbrunnerstr. 61, MPilgramgasse, tel. +43 1 720 73 52 62, www.werkzeugh.at. Open 18:00 01:00. facebook.com/InYourPocket
CASINO CASINO WIEN Casino Wien is located at Palais Esterházy, the oldest building on the famous Kärntner Strasse right in the heart of Vienna, just a few steps away from St. Stephen’s Cathedral. The casino boasts a perfect combination of historical elegance and contemporary design. The Jackpot Cafe on the ground floor creates a relaxed, casual atmosphere. On the upper floors, guests will find an elegant world of salons with an exceptionally stylish interior: the casino on the first floor radiates an elegant British club atmosphere, with Roulette, Black Jack, Macau Baccarat and other games creating extreme excitement. At the Cercle Bar, they serve freshly mixed cocktails and more. On the second floor, the Ovale & Chinese Salons boast a variety of gaming machines. Moments of pleasure and culinary delights at the highest level can be experienced in the Red & Grey Salons of the famous Casino Restaurant Wien. QB‑2, Kärntner Straße 41, MStephansplatz, Oper, tel. +43 1 512 48 36, www.wien.casinos.at. Jackpot Cafe: Daily 9:0004:00. Casino: Daily 14:00-04:00.
CLUBS CELESTE A club, gallery, art space, wine bar and jazz venue all rolled in one - Celeste manages to amaze in many ways. Drop by for the great parties, the summertime Biergarten or the regular concerts.QHamburgerstrasse 18, MKettenbrückengasse, tel. +43 1 586 53 14, www. celeste.co.at. Club open Tue-Sat 21:00-04:00, Wine bar Mon-Sat 20:00-02:00, Jazz cellar Mon-Thu 20:00-02:00. CHAYA FUERA Presenting live music during the week - everything from jam sessions to Brazilian tunes, Chaya Fuera turns into a bouncing club at weekend nights. The music is always eclectic, from electronic to Ibiza and house to Soul. QKandlgasse 19-21, MBurggasse, tel. +43 664 88 79 55 61, www.chayafuera.com. Open for concerts on weekdays, Fri 19:00-06:00, Sat 23:00-06:00. DAS WERK A wonderfully trashy club with cheap prices, and loud electronic music. There’s occasional live music but you can mainly expect DJs - and special events such as daytime fleamarkets in summer too.QSpittelauer Lände 12, MSpittelauer Bahnhst, www.daswerk.org. Open 20:00 - 04:00, Fri, Sat 23:00 - 06:00. Closed Mon. FLEX For more then 15 years this club has been famous for underground parties in Vienna. With one of Europe’s best sound systems, every event is unforgettable. About two years ago Flex started to change its image from very alternative to a bit more hip. But no matter who you are and how you are dressed - this club is definitely a place to dance a night away.QB‑1, Augartenbrücke 1, MSchottenring, tel. +43 1 533 75 25, www.flex.at. Open 18:00 - 04:00. May – June 2018
Nightlife FLUC Fluc is a great venue because it caters to every music taste imaginable. The programme is replete with everything from hip-hop and dance to rock, blues and progressive club. What’s more, there is both an upstairs and a downstairs venue with different musical moods, so that even on a single night you can enjoy a variety of music styles. The drinks are decently priced and the nearby Prater park makes for a fun walk when your ears need a break from the beats.QI ‑ 1, Praterstern 5, MPraterstern, www.fluc.at. Open 22:00 - 05:00. GRELLE FORELLE With a wicked sound system and world class DJs, the new Grelle Forelle may have a cover charge, but by the time you leave you’ll swear you would have paid much more to get in. Take a break from dancing in the chill-out lounge. Only for age 21 and over.QSpittelauer Lände 12, MSpittelau, www.grelleforelle.com. Open Fri, Sat 23:00 - 06:00. LUTZ - DER CLUB With its state of the art sound system and world class DJs, lutz - der club is one of the premier clubs in Vienna. The cocktails are precious, the decor is fantastic, and the beats will keep you dancing till the sun comes up. On Tipsy Tuesday and Urban Summer nights there are crazy drink specials. Tear up the dance floor, enjoy the lighting designs and visuals, and flirt all night long with other hotties.QG‑3, Mariahilfer Str. 3, MMuseumsquartier, tel. +43 664 80 30 54 05, www.lutz-derclub.at. Open Tue & Fri 23:0004:00, Sat 22:00-04:00. W PASSAGE Passage is definitely more on the upscale side of things: if you aren’t dressed well, don’t even think about going downstairs to mingle with the crowd. The DJs are world class and you’ll sweat on the dance floor to their funky house beats, but the ceilings are low by Vienna standards, and tend to make you feel a bit closed in. Still, if you want to enjoy Vienna’s high society, book it to Passage.QA‑3, Burgring 1, MMuseumsquartier, tel. +43 1 961 88 00, www.club-passage.at. Open 22:00 - 04:00. PLATZHIRSCH Platzhirsch has many things going for it. As one of the coolest clubs in Vienna, the DJs know how to make you groove on the dance floor, and both locals and tourists queue to get inside. There is an entry fee, but the dance, R&B and disco beats will make it well worth your while. QA‑3, Opernring 11, MKarlsplatz, platzhirsch@ vipservice.at, www.platz-hirsch.at. Open Thu, Fri, Sat 22:00 - 06:00. Closed Mon, Tue, Wed, Sun. RA’MIEN A great two-in-one venue: upstairs, you can dig into delicious Asian dishes (see Restaurants) before heading downstairs to the basement lounge to enjoy a cocktail and hit the dance floor. Weekend parties at Ra’mien are 36 Vienna In Your Pocket
legendary. While it can get pretty hot down here, you’ll never be alone on the dancefloor.QG‑3, Gumpendorferstrasse 9, MMuseumsquartier, tel. +43 1 585 47 98, www. ramien.at. Open 11:00 - 02:00. Closed Mon. SASS CLUB Sass Club features club nights in a downstairs venue that is somewhere between Flex and Loos Bar in terms of design. Sass always has a good mix of people and a well-run bar with dedicated staff. It really comes in to save the day when you are looking for an afterparty to keep dancing in the wee hours of the morning. Expect Electronic Music Culture and a sophisticated DJ lineup.QB‑3, Karlsplatz 1, MKarlsplatz, www.sassvienna.com. Open Thu, Fri 23:00 - 06:00, Sat 23:00 - 05:00, Sun 06:00 - 11:00. VOLKSGARTEN Volksgarten is always a happening place, no matter what night of the week it is. From hip-hop to dance to alternative, your music tastes will be featured at this central venue. You don’t have to dress to the nines, but you should dress stylish.QA‑2, Burgring, MVolkstheater, tel. +43 1 533 05 18, www.volksgarten.at. THE LOFT The Loft is located right at the infamous Gürtel. It’s as easy and laid back as their visitors. Enjoy different kinds of music and meet different kinds of people. Wednesdays: 1. Open Mic, 2. Extremesports filmnights, 3. Poetry slams & 4. Quiz. On every first Thursday you can eat different kinds of home made dumplings and listen to some electronic tunes. At the acoustic nights you can listen to young and upcoming artists playing their sets. The rest of the week is packed with a variety of parties on up to 4 floors.QE‑2, Lerchenfeldergürtel 37, MThaliastrasse, tel. +43 1 9477619, www.theloft.at. Open Wed, Thu 19:00 - 02:00, Fri, Sat 20:00 - 04:00. Closed Mon, Tue, Sun. Depending on event.
JAZZ CLUBS 1019 JAZZCLUB There’s live Jazz music 6 nights a week at the 1019, a club north of the city centre named after an Eric Gales song. The audience comes in early for the great atmosphere and good food including ravioli and organic Angus burgers plus the local wines and craft beers - and hangs on for the great music.QAlthanstr. 12, tel. +43 1 300 11 12, www.1019jazzclub.at. Open 19:00 - 02:00. Closed Sun. PORGY & BESS Easily the best location for jazz in Vienna, Porgy & Bess has been a popular place among muscians and fans alike since the early 90s. Accordingly, it is usually one of the more expensive jazz venues, but the concerts are worth every cent. Porgy & Bess has an intense schedule and musicians from all over the world play just about every night of the year, so no matter when you come, you’ll be able to get a taste of great jazz.QB‑2, Riemergasse 11, MStephansplatz, tel. +43 1 512 88 11, www.porgy.at. Open 19:30 - 01:00. vienna.inyourpocket.com
Nightlife KARAOKE BARS LEMMON Tucked into a tiny corner near the Fleischmarkt, this is the only karaoke locale in the first district. Wireless microphones and monitors throughout the bar make firsttimers feel at ease, while seasoned performers can really get the crowd going. And don’t be afraid to really wail the bar is completely sound-proofed.QC‑2, Wolfengasse 1, MSchwedenplatz, tel. +43 699 11 96 15 72, www. lemmon.at. Open 18:00 - 02:00, Fri, Sat 18:00 - 04:00. Closed Mon, Sun. SING YOUR SONG The small stage of this basement bar is where Vienna’s hardcore karaoke fans come to strut their stuff. With beer on tap, specials on shots throughout the night, and outgoing (not to mention talented) DJs, Sing Your Song draws a colourful crowd of characters just about every night.QA‑3, Eschenbachgasse 5, MMuseumsquartier, tel. +43 1 585 32 33, www.singyoursong.at. Open 20:00 - 02:00, Fri, Sat 20:00 - 04:00. Closed Sun.
PUBS 1516 This is Vienna’s best-known micro-brewery, attracting beer lovers from all over. Mostly brewing ales and beers from malted barley, 1516 also uses malted wheat, rye and rice when the recipe calls for it, and their beers rank among the best-tasting local brews. It’s a great place for a hamburger and there’s always a great atmosphere to watch a football game. Reservations, though not always necessary, are recommended for larger parties and for big sports events. QB‑3, Krugerstrasse 18, MKarlsplatz, tel. +43 1 961 15 16, www.1516brewingcompany.com. Open 10:00 - 02:00, Fri 10:00 - 03:00, Sat 11:00 - 03:00, Sun 11:00 02:00.
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Calling Vienna the San Francisco of Central Europe would be somewhat of an exaggeration. Neither would a comparison to Amsterdam, Barcelona or Berlin hold up, for that matter. Yet, although gay life in Vienna is quite low-key, things do happen, and for the most part, a “live and let live” attitude seems to prevail among the locals. The city hosts an annual GLBT Pride Parade on the Ringstrasse, as well as a high-profile international HIV/AIDS charity event known as the Life Ball. As for the gay venues, most are clustered around Naschmarkt in the 4th, 5th and 6th districts, but there are a few others scattered around the city. Austrians aren’t usually keen on starting conversation with strangers, so don’t be shy unless you want to spend the evening by yourself. CAFÉ SAVOY Even in the most classical setting with huge mirrors, an impressive antique chandelier and the soaring fresco ceiling, there’s some truth to the saying Wien ist anders – Vienna is different. What was once a traditional coffee house is now a popular hangout for local gay and lesbian community. Café Savoy is mostly frequented by mature thirty-something men, but their female friends love to join them here as well.QG-3, Linke Wienzeile 36, MKettenbrückengasse, tel. +43 01 586 73 48, www.savoy.at. Open Mon-Thu 12:00 - 02:00, Fri 12:00 - 03:00, Sat 09:00 - 03:00, Sun 09:00 - 02:00. FELIXX An institution in Vienna’s gay scene since it was renovated in 2004, Felixx attracts a young and hip crowd with its funky cocktails, fresh beats and occasional events like drag shows. The huge crystal chandelier in the middle of the bar reminds of the old Viennese glass-making tradition, but otherwise the interior is quite modern.QA-3, Gumpendorfer Str. 5, MMuseumsquartier, tel. +43 1 920 47 14, www. felixx-bar.at. Open 18:00 - 02:00. WHY NOT? The queue outside the club is proof that this is the main place to be for young gay men in Vienna. The two floors at Why Not? are full of beautful men, with pop dance music and techno beats on the dance floor. Prepare to dance all night or have a drink with a stranger at one of the tables upstairs.QB‑1, Tiefer Graben 22, MSchottentor, tel. +43 1 920 47 14, www.why-not. at. Open Fri, Sat 22:00 - 04:00. Closed Sun. 38 Vienna In Your Pocket
winning Dining Room and is the only Irish Pub in the world with a Michelin Star Chef!QA‑1, Währinger Str. 3, MSchottentor, tel. +43 1 409 79 23, www.charlieps. at. Open 14:00 - 02:00, Fri 14:00 - 03:00, Sat 13:00 03:00, Sun 13:00 - 01:00. DOWN UNDER Austria may not have any kangaroos, but if you want a taste of Australia while you’re in Vienna, head to Down Under. This relaxed pub regularly has live music played by some of the best musicians in town. Every Friday and Saturday night the pub opens up the Snake Pit, a 600-year-old cellar where you can dance the night away. The pub also caters to sports fans.QF‑4, Magdalenenstr. 32, MPilgramgasse, tel. +43 1 585 73 30, www. downunder.at. Open 19:00 - 04:00. FLANAGANS This original Irish pub’s interior is strictly imported from Ireland, where an old pub in Dublin was closed down and shipped to Vienna. Its central location and colourful clientele make it a fun place to meet up for drinks or to watch sports. Avid readers will find Flanigan’s small library a great resource where you can exchange books for free.QB‑3, Schwarzenbergstr. 1-3, MKarlsplatz, tel. +43 1 513 73 78, www.flanagans.at. Open 10:00 - 02:00, Fri, Sat 10:00 - 04:00.
Full contents online: vienna.inyourpocket.com JOHNNY’S PUB Johnny’s Pub is truly famous for its party atmosphere. The pub is a bit on the small side and does not have very much room to sit, making for an interactionfriendly environment. You will not leave without making any new friends. Tuesday night is Johnny’s fun and challenging pub quiz - get there early to claim a seat. Johnny claims to serve the best burgers in town, and we believe he could be right.QG‑3, Schleifmühlgasse 11, MKettenbrückengasse, tel. +43 1 587 19 21, www. johnnys-pub.at. Open 18:00 - 04:00, Mon, Sun 18:00 - 02:00. SHEBEEN A well-established Irish pub in Vienna, Shebeen offers typical Irish and British food and the usual weekly pub quiz. What sets it apart is its live music every Friday and its popular open mic every Sunday, where you can belt out a song. While you can expect most big international football games to be beamed on screens, don´t rely on getting a free table without a reservation. Do not forget to order their crispy homemade fries with your beer.QF‑2, Lerchenfelderstr. 45, MVolkstheater, tel. +43 1 524 79 00, www.shebeen.at. Open 17:00 - 02:00, Sat 13:00 - 04:00, Sun 10:00 - 02:00. vienna.inyourpocket.com
Sightseeing The first district, surrounded by the majestic imperial buildings along the Ringstrasse, is Vienna’s historical centre. Many of the important sights, such as the impressive St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the gigantic Hofburg, Vienna’s town hall, and many of the main museums are located here, all within walking distance. But a lot of essential Vienna lies beyond it. Outlying sights, such as Schloß Schönbrunn, or the funfair and parks of the Prater are musts for every visitor. Using public transport to get to these places is easy.
MAIN SIGHTS BELVEDERE Named for the Italian phrase for “beautiful view”, the Belvedere palace complex was originally conceived as a summer country estate for Prince Eugene of Savoy, one of the most celebrated military heroes in European history. His impressive collection of artwork is displayed here, along with more recent additions from the royal Habsburg holdings. The Upper Belvedere’s major attraction is undoubtedly Gustav Klimt’s famous painting The Kiss, which can also be seen on countless scarves, mugs, posters and other trinkets sold by surrounding shops and street vendors. While most visitors skip the Lower Belvedere, its collection of curiously troubling Messerschmidt heads make the extra few euros for a combination ticket well worthwhile. To get here, take tram D to the Schloss Belvedere stop.QC‑4, Prinz-EugenStr. 27, tel. +43 1 79 55 70, www.belvedere.at. Open 10:00 - 18:00, Wed 10:00 - 21:00. Admission €3.50-13.50. Guides/audioguides €4/3. HOFBURG Home to the Habsburg monarchy for more than six centuries, the ten major buildings comprising the Hofburg complex represent the splendour and influence of what was once the mightiest empire in Europe. While this has been the site of countless decisive historical events, the sweeping arcaded façade of the Neue Burg earned worldwide notoriety in April of 1938, when Adolf Hitler spoke to a crowd of 200,000 people from its central balcony. Nearly every Austrian monarch has left his (or her) fingerprint on the layout of this palace, resulting in a stylistic mishmash and a wide array of museums. Maps in several languages are posted in the courtyards
throughout the complex, but here are the highlights: the Schatzkammer (Imperial Treasury) houses the crown jewels, as well as the nail supposed to have pierced Christ’s right hand and the so-called Spear of Destiny. If you’re into impressive baroque interiors, the reading room of the Nationalbibliothek (National Library) is a highlight. For those with a fascination for sordid dynastic family histories, a ticket to the Kaiserappartements (Emperor’s Apartments) includes the Silberkammer (Silver Vault) and Sisimuseum (Sisi Museum), lending an intimate insight into the private lives of Emperor Franz Joseph and his wife, Elizabeth of Bavaria (better known locally as Sisi). The dancing white Lippizaner horses of the Spanische Hofreitschule (Spanish Riding School) perform here, as well as the boy sopranos and altos of the Wiener Sängerknaben (Vienna Boys’ Choir)QA‑2, Heldenplatz, MVolkstheater, tel. +43-1-533 75 70, www.hofburg-wien.at. Open Sept-June 09:00-17:30, July-Aug 09:00-18:00. Admission €11,50/7, Sisi Ticket €25,50. HUNDERTWASSER-KRAWINAHAUS This vibrant and fanciful public housing complex, now an iconic landmark of the work of Austria’s own architectural iconoclast, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, regularly tops lists of visitors’ favourite sights in Vienna. As you can probably tell by the Gaudi-esque shapes and colourful palate, Hundertwasser embraced a playful, environmentally-focused artistic philosophy. He proclaimed that straight lines were “godless and immoral,” that every building should have as many trees as tenants, that rolling, uneven floors were “a divine melody to the feet,” and that access to a window was a basic human right. While entering the building is not permitted (it is a private residence for 52 families and 250 trees and shrubs), the Kunsthaus Wien, located just down Untere Weißgerberstraße, features a small museum and café dedicated to this controversial figure.QI‑2, Kegelgasse 37-39, M1 tram Hetzgasse, tel. +43 1 710 41 16, www. hundertwasserhaus.info. IRRGARTEN SCHÖNBRUNN (LABYRINTH) Situated amid the expansive and highly manicured baroque gardens of the Habsburg summer residence, the topiary maze and labyrinth of Schönbrunn date back to original 17th century layouts intended for the amusement of the palace’s royal residents and guests. These days, the attractions are open to the rest of us, presenting a series of twists, turns, riddles and interactive puzzles to challenge and enchant visitors of all ages. QSchloss Schönbrunn, MHietzing, tel. +43 1 811 132 39, www.schoenbrunn.at. Open 09:00 - 18:00. Admission € 3,50/2,20.
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Keith Haring, Ohne Titel, 1982, © Keith Haring Foundation
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MUSEUMSQUARTIER WIEN Formerly the imperial court stables, the MuseumQuarter Wien complex now functions as a lively meeting point for young artists, musicians and students. The ten museums and venues housed here focus on fostering the creation of art as well as its appreciation, so exhibitions, performances and workshops in a range of disciplines (as well as free wireless internet) are offered to the public year-round. In warm weather, the central courtyard features a pétanque field, mini-racecar track, outdoor bars and restaurants, and distinctive brightly coloured outdoor couch-like Enzis, so you can grab a cold beer and get to know the locals. Keep an eye on the schedule for their indoor and outdoor events in both summer and winter. QG‑3, Museumsplatz 1, MMuseumsquartier, tel. +43 1 523 58 81, www.mqw.at. Admission free to the courtyard. SCHLOSS SCHÖNBRUNN This magnificent summer palace of the Habsburg royalty truly embodies the opulence of the Baroque era, from its topiary maze and minutely manicured gardens to the ornately detailed interiors. Several tour packages offer access to the highlights of its 1,441 rooms, which have witnessed imperial births and deaths, the signings of treaties, legendary performances, and a veritable who’s who of European history. A visit to Schönbrunn isn’t complete without a walk around the park grounds; the Tiergarten is the oldest continuously running zoo 40 Vienna In Your Pocket
in the world, and while modest in scale, it boasts a comprehensive feeding schedule and well-designed enclosures. If you’re the more intrepid sort, definitely opt for a hike up the hill to the ornamental Gloriette, where you can refuel with Kaffee and a Kipferl, just like Empress Maria Theresa did more than 250 years ago. QD‑4, Schönbrunner Schlossstr. 47, MSchönbrunn, tel. +43 1 811 132 39, www.schoenbrunn.at. Open April-June & Sept-Oct 08:30-17:30, July-Aug 08:3018:30, Nov-Mar 08:30-17:00. Park open dawn till dusk. Admission €11,50/8,50, Sisi Ticket €25,50/15. Park free. SPANISCHE HOFREITSCHULE (SPANISH RIDING SCHOOL) The oldest riding academy in the world, this fixture in Habsburg imperial history has perpetuated the High School of Classical Horsemanship with their famous white Lippizaner horses for more than 430 years. Performances can be pricey and sell out quickly, so attending a morning exercise (daily Tuesday through Saturday, 09:00-12:00) can be a good alternative, although the showier dressage elements are usually left out.QA‑2, Michaelerplatz 1, MHerrengasse, tel. +43 1 533 90 31, www.srs.at. Visitor centre open Tue-Sun 09:00-16:00, Fri when there is a performance 09:00-19:00. Visitor Centre admission free; show tickets €12-116. STEPHANSDOM Even if you’re in European church overload, this is one cathedral you don’t want to skip. This location has functioned as the religious, cultural and geographic centre of Vienna for more than eight centuries, a history which can practically be traced through the basilica’s mish-mash of architectural styles. If you can believe it, there are even more legends surrounding this landmark than there are tourists, so taking a tour is strongly recommended, especially later in the day once the guided tour groups have passed through.QB‑2, Stephansplatz, MStephansplatz, tel. +43 1 513 76 48, www.stephanskirche.at. Open 06:00 - 22:00, Nave closed during services. Admission free. Tours €1,50-14,50.
MUSEUMS ALBERTINA Vienna’s iconic Albertina museum holds the world’s largest collection of graphic art, with Monet, Picasso, Van Gogh, Renoir, Degas and many more in the permanent collection. The plush 19th century Empire-style state rooms are juxtaposed by the striking new titanium wing designed by Hans Hollein, reflecting the museum’s characteristic synthesis of classical and modern artwork. With its selection of 100 works, the collection of Bruegel’s drawn and printed output is the pick of the Albertina’s current exhibitions, and runs until December 3rd.QB‑3, Albertinaplatz 1, MKarlsplatz, tel. +43 1 53 48 30, www.albertina.at. Open 10:00 - 18:00, Wed, Fri 10:00 - 21:00. Admission €12,90, under 19s free. vienna.inyourpocket.com
Sightseeing ARCHITEKTURZENTRUM WIEN The Architekturzentrum Wien, the Austrian architecture museum, is the centre for architecture and the culture of building. It offers a fascinating panorama of highlights from the last 150 years of Austrian architecture. Several temporary exhibitions every year focus on other facets of architecture. Special attention is given to architecture of the 20th and 21st centuries, as well as to the architecture of the future.QG‑3, Museumsplatz 1, MMuseumsquartier, tel. +43 1 521 31 15 30, www.azw.at. Open 10:00 - 19:00. Admission €7/4.50. BANK AUSTRIA KUNSTFORUM WIEN A top address for art lovers, especially those with a passion for classical modern painting from the past 50 years. Both leading museums as private collectors use this exhibition centre to present their works.QA‑2, Freyung 8, MHerrengasse, tel. +43 1 537 3 26, www. kunstforumwien.at/. Open 10:00 - 19:00, Fri 10:00 21:00. Admission €11/8,50/6. FÄLSCHERMUSEUM (MUSEUM OF FAKE ART) The Museum of Fake Art is unique in Europe, and features forgeries and copies of priceless paintings, sketches and letters by master forgers throughout the world. Guide booklets are available in six languages, and guided tours are flexible, reasonably priced and informative.QI‑2, Löwengasse 28, MLandstrasse, tel. +43 1 715 22 96, www.faelschermuseum.com/. Open 10:00 - 17:00. Closed Mon. Admission €4/3,50. GEMÄLDEGALERIE DER AKADEMIE DER BILDENDEN KÜNSTE WIEN (HOSTED BY THE THEATERMUSEUM) Due to the renovation of the Academy of Fine Arts, the Gemäldegalerie has temporarily relocated to the Palais Lobkowitz, to the Theatermuseum in Lobkowitzplatz. The collection of paintings features works by some of the most important iconoclasts of European art history. Though the seminal works which document painting from the 15th to 19th centuries there are masters such as Titian, Rubens, Tiepol, Guardi, Fuger and Rembrandt offer an added bonus, the museum’s prized artefact is undoubtedly the curiously disturbing Last Judgement altarpiece by Hieronymus Bosch, dating from the early 1500s. There are also regular changing exhibitions and the collection really is one of Vienna's highlights.QH‑2, Lobkowitzplatz 2, MStephansplatz, tel. +43 1 588 16 22 01, www. akademiegalerie.at. Open 10:00 - 18:00. Closed Tue. Admission €12/9 - free up to 18 years. AU HEERESGESCHICHTLICHES MUSEUM (MUSEUM OF MILITARY HISTORY) The Museum of Military History features a survey of Austrian and European conflict spanning more than four centuries, all presented within Vienna’s former barracks and armoury. Artefacts, arms and armour from practically every continental conflict since the 17th century include original Turkish tents, the car and couch where Emperor facebook.com/InYourPocket
SOS Brutalism Save the Concrete Monsters!
Exhibition 03.05. – 06.08.2018
A cooperation by the Deutsches Architekturmuseum and the Wüstenrot Foundation, for a focus on Austria added by the Architekturzentrum Wien.
Architekturzentrum Wien im MQ, www.azw.at
Franz Ferdinand was shot and died, Nazi propaganda, various aircraft, a tank garden and (remarkably for a landlocked country) an extensive naval wing. Audio guides in four languages included.QI‑4, Arsenal Objekt 1, MSüdbahnhof, tel. +43 1 79 56 10, www.hgm.at/. Open 09:00 - 17:00. Admission €6/4, first Sun in the month free. HOFMOBILIENDEPOT Formerly the Imperial and Royal Furniture storehouse of the Habsburgs, this unique museum catalogues the history of the imperial family through its extensive collection of impeccably handcrafted furnishings.QF‑3, Andreasgasse 7, MZieglergasse, tel. +43 1 81 11 30, www.hofmobiliendepot.at. Open 10:00 - 18:00. Closed Mon. Admission €7,90/5,50. KUNSTHALLE WIEN Behind the elegant Baroque façade of the Museumsquartier building, the Kunsthalle is one of the most vibrant contemporary art venues in Europe, and Vienna’s main exhibition space for contemporary art. Expect themed group exhibitions, exciting solo exhibitions, retrospectives and works by emerging artists. The Kunsthalle has a second space on Karlsplatz, at (B-3) Treitlstrasse 2.QB‑3, Museumsplatz 1, MMuseumsquartier, tel. +43 1 521 89 33, www.kunsthallewien.at. Open 11:00 - 19:00, Thu 11:00 - 21:00. Admission Museumsquartier €8, Karlsplatz €3, combined €12. May – June 2018
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www.leopoldmuseum.org In your pocket SCHIELE 2018.indd 1 KUNSTHAUS WIEN The Museum Hundertwasser was founded by Friedensreich Hundertwasser, one of the most important Austrian artists of the twentieth century. The Museum Hundertwasser unites the most important aspects of his oeuvre and exhibits the largest collection in the world of his paintings, printed graphics, tapestries and architectural designs. Vienna’s first „green museum“ also gives its visitors the chance to experience Friedensreich Hundertwasser’s visionary ecological commitment – he experimented with grass roofs and planted trees in building facades. The Bistro in the KUNST HAUS WIEN serves vegetarian delicacies – also in the romantic garden.QI‑2, Untere Weißgerberstraße 13, MRadetzkyplatz, tel. +43 1 712 04 91, www.kunsthauswien.com. Open 10:00 - 18:00. Admission € 10/5, Combined ticket € 12.
© Kunsthalle Wien 2014, photo Stephan Wyckoff
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Egon Schiele, Sitzender Männerakt (Selbstdarstellung), 1910, Leopold Museum, Wien
21.02.2018 09:37:42 KUNSTHISTORISCHES MUSEUM Nowhere in Vienna will you experience a more salient account of Austrian imperial history. The building’s layout even echoes the geography of the Habsburg monarchy - the impressive central stairwell represents the Alps and divides the two major European artistic schools. While the east wing contains all of the northern German, Flemish and Dutch pieces (Rubens, Bruegel, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Dürer), the west wing boasts a comprehensive overview of important Spanish and Italian works (Titian, Raphael, Caravaggio, Tintoretto, Velásquez). Egyptian, near East, Roman and Greek antiquities and Austrian art from the 17th and 18th centuries make up the ground floor.QA‑3, Burgring 5, MVolkstheater, tel. +43 1 52 52 40, www.khm.at. Open 10:00 - 18:00, Thu 10:00 - 21:00. Closed Mon, June to August: open every day. Admission €15/11, audioguides €3.
KUNSTRAUM NIEDEROESTERREICH The official art space of Lower Austria at 13 Herrengasse in the middle of Vienna has been open admission free to visitors since 2005. With attractive architecture and a floor area of 300 square metres in Palais Niederösterreich, the former Lower Austrian Government building, the Kunstraum provides facilities for the presentation of work by young Austrian and international artists. Here, they can show their work to the public without the pressure of having to meet sales targets or visitor quotas vienna.inyourpocket.com
Sightseeing while still being at the centre of cultural life in the city. QA‑2, Herrengasse 13, tel. +43 1 904 21 11, www. kunstraum.net. Open 11:00 - 19:00, Sat 11:00 - 15:00. Closed Mon, Sun. LEOPOLD MUSEUM Inside the Museum Quarter complex, the sleek white Leopold Museum boasts the world’s largest collection of work by expressionist Egon Schiele, as well as important pieces by Gustav Klimt, Oskar Kokoschka and other major Austrian artists from the 19th and 20th centuries. The architecture of the Leopold Museum, a light-filled cube of white shell limestone, stands in striking contrast to the historic ambience of the Imperial Stables.Tip: The museum’s panorama windows offer a wonderful view of central Vienna and the Hofburg Palace.QG‑3, Museumsplatz 1, MMuseumsquartier, tel. +43 1 52 57 00, www.leopoldmuseum.org. Open 10:00 – 18:00, Thu 10:00 – 21:00. Closed Tue. Admission €13/8, audioguide €4. MADAME TUSSAUDS The Vienna branch of the world famous wax museum features more than 80 lifelike wax figures of stars, politicians, celebrities and musicians from around the world. In addition to typical international favourites, the collection also includes many Austrian figures. Mozart, Falco, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Freud, Klimt and Conchita Wurst are ready and infinitely patient for pictures with fans. QI‑1, Riesenradplatz, MPraterstern, tel. +43 1 890 33 66, www.madametussauds.com/wien. Open 10:00 18:00, Last entry 17:00. Admission €20,5/16,5. MOZARTHAUS VIENNA A centre devoted to the life and works of Austria’s musical genius, housed in the last remaining of Mozart’s apartments. The composer lived here in grand style from 1784-87. In addition to the historical Mozart apartment, visitors can find out about the times in which Mozart lived and his most important works. The exhibition focuses on his years in Vienna, which marked a high point in his creativity.QB‑2, Domgasse 5, MStephansplatz, tel. +43 1 512 17 91, firstname.lastname@example.org, www. mozarthausvienna.at. Open 10:00 - 19:00. Admission €11/9/4.50. Combined ticket with Haus der Musik €18. MUMOK (MUSEUM OF MODERN ART) The Mumok, short for Museum Moderner Kunst, is Austria’s leading centre for modern and contemporary art. It stands for cosmopolitanism, progress and artistic diversity of the highest quality. Occupying an impressive black basalt block in the Museumsquartier, it hosts an exceptional collection that has given it a standing that extends far beyond Vienna’s borders. While Mumok’s collection forms the basis of the exhibition programme, they put on four exhibitions per year in collaboration with international partners.QG‑3, Museumsplatz 1, MMuseumsquartier, tel. +43 1 52 50 00, www.mumok.at. Open 10:00 - 19:00, Mon 14:00 19:00, Thu 10:00 - 21:00. Admission €11/8, Articket valid. facebook.com/InYourPocket
MUSEUM AUF ABRUF (MUSA) The ‘Museum on Demand’, located in the former Public Relief office, was conceived in the early 1990s as a forum for the city’s promising young visual artists. Today it has a large gallery space and a long list of alumni that reads as a practical who’s who in the Austrian art scene. Guided tours and workshops are available upon request.QA‑1, Felderstrasse 6-8, MRathaus, tel. +43 1 40 00 84 00, www.musa.at. Open 11:00 - 18:00, Thu 11:00 - 20:00, Fri 11:00 - 16:00. Closed Mon, Sun. Admission free. MUSEUM FÜR ANGEWANDTE KUNST (MAK) Better known as MAK, this museum is dedicated to artistic functionality - from teapots and textiles to furniture and light fixtures. Because the museum doubles as a university, exhibitions rotate often, displays are fresh and unique, the voluminous reading room is open to perusal free of charge, and guided tours and events are frequent and varied. Every Tuesday is MAK NITE, when the museum becomes a showcase for the latest projects of young artists—a perfect opportunity to grab a fancy cocktail in the museum’s Österreicher bar and chitchat with the artists. QC‑2, Stubenring 5, MStubentor, tel. +43 1 712 80 00, www.mak.at. Open 10:00 - 18:00, Tue 10:00 - 22:00. Closed Mon. Admission €7,90/5,50, Free Admission on Tuesdays 6-10 p.m.
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The Paintings Gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna hosted by the Theatermuseum
New address: Lobkowitzplatz 2, 1010 Vienna www.akademiegalerie.at Opening Times: daily except Tuesday 10am – 6pm
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NATURHISTORISCHES MUSEUM Renowned for its zoological and anthropological holdings, this museum offers the scientific perspective of the extensive imperial collections. Many of the specimens displayed in the late 19th-century wood-panelled halls date from Austria’s ambitious research and colonial expeditions, including the Colombian emerald presented to Hernán Cortés by Aztec ruler Montezuma, several stuffed extinct species, and the oldest human-carved statuette ever found. Unless you’re a mineralogist, start on the second floor and work your way down—the dinosaurs, animals and special exhibitions are upstairs.QA‑2, Burgring 7, MVolkstheater, tel. +43 1 52 17 70, www.nhm-wien.ac.at. Open 09:00 18:30, Wed 09:00 - 21:00. Closed Tue. Admission €10/8/5. SCHATZKAMMER (IMPERIAL TREASURY) In the Hofburg’s oldest inner courtyard, the Habsburg Imperial Treasury contains a fascinating array of many of the empire’s most valuable artefacts. Gape at the crown jewels, ornate reliquaries, monstrances, embroidered vestments, a splinter of the ‘true cross’ (plus one of the nails). There’s also the enigmatic Spear of Destiny, long believed to have been the one thrust into Christ’s side, and credited with granting (at least temporary) world domination to its long list of powerful owners, among others, Barbarossa, Constantine the Great, Charlemagne and Hitler.QA‑2, Hofburg, MVolkstheater, tel. +43 1 525 2 40, www. wiener-schatzkammer.at. Open 10:00 - 18:00. Closed Tue. Admission €12/9. 44 Vienna In Your Pocket
SECESSION This remarkable building was conceived as a deliberate opposition to the predominant artistic nostalgia of the early 20th century, and most of Vienna ridiculed its crowning gold sphere as a goldenes Krauthappel or ‘golden cabbage’ when it was unveiled in 1898. Today, the vegetable-ism has become something of an endearment with the building featured on the back of Austrian-minted €0,50 coins, and the building has functioned as a forum for modern Austrian artists for more than 100 years. The main attraction is undoubtedly Gustav Klimt’s Beethoven Frieze, but the higher ticket price will also snag you entry to the other exhibitions. QA‑3, Friedrichstrasse 12, MKarlsplatz, tel. +43 1 587 53 07, www.secession.at. Open 10:00 - 18:00. Closed Mon. Admission €9,50/6. SIGMUND FREUD MUSEUM Located in the former practice and private apartment of the renowned father of psychoanalysis, this museum features both the historical perspective on Sigmund Freud’s work and its application to modern and conceptual art. Europe’s largest library dedicated to psychoanalysis is also available for your perusal.QG‑1, Berggasse 19, MSchottentor, tel. +43 1 319 15 96, www.freud-museum.at. Open 10:00 18:00. Admission €12/8,50/7,50. THEATRE MUSEUM Vienna’s Theatre Museum is located in the splendid Lobkowitz Palace, the first important palace built in Vienna after the second Ottoman siege in 1683. The museum evolved from the Theater Collection of the Austrian National Library, founded in 1922. It opened here in the palace in 1991, and today represents one of the largest and most important collections in the field of theatre with the possibility for presentations in magnificent show rooms. Since November 2017 it has hosted the collection of Old Masters usually on display in the Academy of Fine Arts (currently being renovated).QG‑2, Lobkowitzplatz 2, MStephansplatz, www.theatermuseum.at. Open 10:00 - 20:00. Closed Tue. €8. THIRD MAN MUSEUM This hole-in-the-wall museum, curated privately by a pair of film fans, is dedicated to the 1949 British/American cooperation The Third Man. Retro posters, photos and signed Orson Welles memorabilia make up the majority of the museum’s collection, but the film itself lends a fascinating perspective on the post-WWII period when Vienna’s black market thrived under Allied occupation.QG‑3, Pressgasse 25, MKettenbrückengasse, tel. +43 1 586 48 72, www.3mpc.net. Open Sat 14:00 - 18:00, or by request for groups. Admission €7,50/6.
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SIGHTSEEING BRANDENBURGER TOR Berlin’s landmark monument, built by Carl Langhans in 1792, is the last remaining of 14 city gates. Nike, the goddess of victory, drives the four-horsepower chariot atop the gate. German armies used to begin their parades here, the fascists spoiled the gate by staging their torch-lit marches through it, the war badly damaged it, and then the Wall essentially bricked the patchedup gate in for decades. Berliners celebrated the Wall’s fall in 1989 by standing on it in front of the gate, and after renovations the gate is the proud focus point of the renewed square again.Q Pariser Platz, Mitte, MS/U Brandenburger Tor. MARTIN-GROPIUS-BAU Dusty pink brick, gilded mosaics, stucco work run riot - this is the work of Martin Gropius, great uncle of Walter Gropius, a founder of the Bauhaus school of design. The building was completed in 1881 and originally served as a royal art museum. Like most of central Berlin, it ended the war in a badly damaged state and wasn’t re-opened until 1981. Today, under the auspices of the Berliner Festspiele, the Martin-Gropius-Bau hosts excellent touring exhibitions. From 11 March - 11 July the
Friedrich Kiesler exhibition focuses on the buildings, artworks and avant-garde milieu of this reknowned Austro-American architect, artist and designer.QF‑4, Niederkirchnerstraße 7, Kreuzberg, MS/U Potsdamer Platz, tel. +49 30 25 48 60, www.gropiusbau.de. Open 10:00 - 19:00. Closed Tue.
HOTELS HONIGMOND & GARDEN HOTELS Two meticulously restored buildings with sparsely furnished rooms with original wooded floors makes for a homey feel. The nearby Garden Hotel dependence (Invalidenstraße 122) has a garden with a lawn and goldfish pond for frolicking around in summer.QTieckstraße 11, Mitte, MS Nordbahnhof, tel. +49 30 284 45 50, email@example.com, www.honigmond.de. 24 rooms (singles €95 - 155, doubles €125 - 225). AG
Hotel & Serviced Apartments 10115 Berlin Tieckstraße 11 Tel. +49-30-28 44 55 0 Fax: +49-30-28 44 55 11 www.honigmond.de firstname.lastname@example.org
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Jewish Vienna There are few cities in Europe where the Jewish population has been so deeply ingrained, and yet, has experienced such devastation during the persistent waves of anti-Semitism and in the World War II, as Vienna. The historical, political and economic contribution of the Jewish community into this city’s past and present can hardly be underestimated. It would suffice to say that three of four Nobel Prize Winners from Austria were Jewish. Luminaries such as the father of psychoanalysis Sigmund Freud, writers Arthur Schnitzler and Stefan Zweig, composers Gustav Mahler and Emmerich Kalman, and the founder of modern Zionist movement Theodore Herzl, all lived and worked here and were all of Jewish origin.
sigmund freud museum Sigmund Freud Museum 1090 Vienna - Austria, Berggasse 19 Daily 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Guided tours by appointment Phone.: +43-1-319 15 96 Fax: +43-1-317 02 79 email@example.com www.freud-museum.at
The Sigmund Freud Museum Berggasse 19 in Vienna’s ninth district has become one of the world’s most famous addresses: Here is where Sigmund Freud lived and worked for 47 years until he was driven into exile in 1938. Pioneering works such as “The Interpretation of Dreams” were written in the study. In these rooms, the Sigmund Freud Museum presents an exhibition documenting the life and work of the founder of psychoanalysis with unique film material depicting the Freud family and original objects and furniture from Freud’s belongings.
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EARLY HISTORY The first mention of Jews in Vienna is from the 12th century. By 1420 the Jews had comprised about 5% of the city’s population, but soon they were expelled from the city, their property was confiscated, and many were brutally murdered in nearby Erdberg. Later in the 15th century they were allowed to return and establish their own colony in Leopoldstadt. Under the reign of Empress Maria Theresa laws were introduced that substantially worsened the condition of the Jews; these were later repealed, and Vienna became the center of Jewish culture in Central Europe.
JEWISH RENAISSANCE AND THE RISE OF ANTI-SEMITISM The years following the Revolution of 1848 were quite stable and prosperous for the Jewish community. The presence of the Jews became obvious in the city’s social, economic and political life. Anti-Semitic feelings were formented by many of Vienna’s public officials and politicians, one of the most radical of them being Dr. Karl Lueger, the Mayor of Vienna from 1897 to 1910. Early in the 20th century, twenty-one members of the extreme anti-Semitic All-Deutsche Partei were elected into parliament.
WORLD WAR II AND THE HOLOCAUST On March 12, 1938, Hitler marched into Vienna and made a speech at the balcony of the Hofburg Palace. Almost immediately, Aryan-only laws were enacted, and Jews were deprived of civil rights, were not permitted to own land or hold public office. On November 9, 1938, the notorious Kristallnacht occurred, when angry residents, driven by the Nazi party, torched Jewish businesses and synagogues. About 6,000 Jews were apprehended and sent to Dachau camp that day. Following the Wannsee Conference of 1942, Jews were stripped of their citizenship and mass deportations to concentration camps ensued. The Jewish community, that had counted over 200 thousand people in 1938, was all but decimated. More than 130,000 were forced to leave the country, about 65,000 were murdered. Less than 1,000 managed to survive the catastrophe. vienna.inyourpocket.com
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FREUD IN VIENNA Sigmund Freud, one of Vienna’s most prominent Jewish intellectuals, lived and worked at Berggasse 19 between 1859 and 1938. He’s now recognized as the founder of modern psychology, but when he was in Vienna, Freud’s career as a researcher and theorist was heavily marked by confrontation and opposition due to the strong anti-Semitic attitude in Viennese politics and society. Consequently, Freud did not enjoy much local recognition for his work on psychoanalysis, which was held in low regard and labelled as a ‘Jewish science’, and his career at the University of Vienna stagnated crumbled. After the annexation of Austria in 1938 he fled to London, but despite the constant ostracism he experienced in Vienna, he always longed for his former home.
Jewish Museum Vienna Dorotheergasse 11 1010 Vienna Sun – Fri 10 am – 6 pm
Museum Judenplatz Judenplatz 8 1010 Vienna Sun – Thu 10 am – 6 pm, Fri 10 am – 2 pm (during summertime 10 am – 5 pm)
THE JEWISH COMMUNITY TODAY It took Austria almost fifty years to come to terms and accept its role in the holocaust. Traces of anti-Semitism continued through the 1980s and can still be felt to this day. Not until 1991 did the government finally issue a statement acknowledging their role in the Third Reich. The Jewish population has been growing since the 1950s, primarily due to immigration from Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union and Iran; today it stands at about 14,000 and there are fifteen synagogues.
JEWISH SIGHTS The Jewish Museum of Vienna is one of the largest in Europe, with locations at Dorotheergasse and Judenplatz. The Dorotheergasse location uncovers the Jewish history of Vienna throughout the centuries, while at Judenplatz there are the archeological remains of a 500-year old synagogue, and a monument to the Austrian victims of the holocaust. The Stadttempel at Seitenstettengasse is the only synagogue to survive the war and is open for guided tours. Other Jewish sights include Theodore Herzl Stiege, the stairs named after the father of Zionism, and the monument to the victims of Gestapo at Morzinplatz. The Jewish Welcome Center at Stephansplatz has further information about Jewish life and culture in Vienna. JÜDISCHES MUSEUM WIEN (JEWISH MUSEUM VIENNA) The first of its kind in the world when it opened, the Jewish Museum divides its extensive collection of Jewish historical and religious artifacts between two city centre locations. Most of the exhibitions are displayed in the Palais Eskeles at the Dorotheergasse location, while the Judenplatz facility, recently renovated and reopened to the public, features the foundations of a 15th century synagogue and the medieval Jewish ghetto, as well as Rachel Whiteread’s impressive monument to the 65,000 Austrian Jews who were exterminated during the Holocaust.QB‑2, Dorotheergasse 11, MStephansplatz, tel. +43 1 53 50 43 13 10, www.jmw.at. Open 10:00 - 18:00. facebook.com/InYourPocket
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Helena Rubinstein was a pioneer in female entrepreneurship. It did not come easily to her. She was born in the 1870s in Kraków as the oldest of eight daughters and grew up in modest circumstances in an orthodox Jewish family. After a stopover in Vienna, where she worked in her aunt’s fur store and collected the first ideas for her later career, she emigrated to Australia and worked initially as a children’s nanny. She began to sell creams imported from Poland and founded her first beauty salon. In order to develop her own products, she handed over the business to two of her sisters and left for Paris. In 1912 she invented the first system for identifying skin types. She founded beauty salons in Paris and London. In 1914, by now married, she emigrated with her two children and husband to the USA, where she continued to develop her own cosmetic line, which from the 1920s also bore her name. Her business grew rapidly. By the time of her death in 1965 it had 100 branches in fourteen countries and around 30,000 employees. Her private assets amounted to over 100 million US dollars. She was a patron of the arts and sciences, setting up a fund to support art students and financing the Helena Rubenstein Pavilion, a museum for modern art, in Tel Aviv. She established a faculty of chemistry at the University of Massachusetts and in 1953 founded the Helena Rubinstein Foundation.QMuseum Judenplatz May – June 2018
Attention technology geeks:
this is your playground! Have fun researching and discovering the world of technology with your family! How are great inventions made? Why do they effect our lives so dramatically?
The numerous hands-on experiments at the Technisches Museum Wien arouse kids’ curiosity and allow them to explore, making this an exciting visit suitable for all ages. Learn all about fantastic technical and scientific phenomena. Join one of the many special tours or workshops for even more educational fun.
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Behind the façade of Vienna’s imperial opulence, you might wonder if there is any space left for simple downto-earth family fun in this city. Thankfully, Vienna’s once notorious coldness to children is now definitely a thing of the past, and opportunities abound for year-round outdoor entertainment, festivals, concerts, street fairs, as well as museums, theatres and other creative activities where both kids and their parents can feel comfortable and welcome. You can explore the fascinating blend of gadgets and robots at the Technical Museum (Technisches Museum Wien), challenge your kids’ imagination at the interactive scientific exhibit of the Zoom Children’s Museum (Zoom Kindermuseum) or visit the world’s oldest zoo in Schönbrunn. There is ample choice of things to do, for the whole family. HAUS DES MEERES (AQUA TERRA ZOO) Featuring more than 10,000 animals, Vienna’s Aqua Terra Zoo occupies one of six massive concrete flak gun towers built by the Nazis shortly before the end of WWII. The huge space is divided between terrariums, aquariums and aviaries. Highlights include the feeding of the sharks and piranhas (Sun & Wed at 15:00) as well as other animals (posted online). Thrillseekers may find a trip up the rock climbing wall on the outside of the flak tower a fun jaunt before viewing the weekly shark dive (Thu 18:00).QF‑3, Fritz-Grünbaumplatz 1, MNeubaugasse, tel. +43 1 587 14 17, www.haus-des-meeres.at. Open 09:00 - 18:00, Thu 09:00 - 21:00. Admission €16,70/12,50. TECHNISCHES MUSEUM WIEN (TECHNICAL MUSEUM) Attention technology geeks: this is your playground! You can use all of your senses and imagination to experience the stages of scientific and technological progress from its inception to the latest cutting-edge achievements. Permanent and special exhibits feature the development of heavy industry, energy production, transportation, communication, musical instruments, computers and a lot more. Special programs for children offer interactive learning, holiday games, and even birthday parties with friends. Trams N°52 or 58 from Westbahnhof.QD‑4, Mariahilferstrasse 212, tel. +43 1 89 99 80, email@example.com, www. technischesmuseum.at. Open 09:00 - 18:00, Sat, Sun 10:00 - 18:00. Admission €10, children under 19 free. ZOOM KINDERMUSEUM The ZOOM is Austria’s only museum dedicated to children up to 14 years old. The exposition is divided into four areas - main exhibit, ocean, studio and animated film centre and is designed to make cultural and scientific information as comprehensible to kids as possible. The focus is on games and play, as well as on sensory cognitive process. Kids are encouraged to ask questions and make things of their own. Teenagers can create animated films or even record their own pop songs. An ideal place for families to spend a stimulating afternoon.QG‑3, Museumsplatz 1, MMuseumsquartier, tel. +43 1 524 79 08, info@ kindermuseum.at, www.kindermuseum.at. Open 08:00 - 16:00. Closed Sat, Sun. Exhibition admission free. vienna.inyourpocket.com
Shopping When it comes to shopping, the Vienna scene really runs the gamut from large fashion chains to small boutiques, from designer labels to offbeat artisans. The sheer variety of retailers merits an extended shopping tour, but for those with something more specific in mind, we’ve got a few recommendations on where to start.
FASHION While Vienna definitely has no shortage of major brand names featuring both extravagant luxury collections and informal street-style fashion, we thought that rather than listing the ever-present Benettons, H&Ms and Zaras of the world, we would direct you to some of Vienna’s numerous hidden treasures that sell unique items not to be found on every street corner in every other city. Most of the shops mentioned here are located in the city’s up-and-coming districts where trendy style-conscious people live and work - Freihausviertel, Naschmarkt and Neubau. ANZÜGLICH ‘Green fashion’ of organic and fair-trade origin is exclusively offered at Anzüglich.QTheobaldgasse 9/1b, MMuseumsquartier, tel. +43 1 909 36 13, www. anzueglich.at. Open Wed, Thu, Fri 11:00 - 18:00, Sat 11:00 - 17:00. Closed Mon, Tue, Sun. ARNOLD’S Jakub Arnold, a former Managing Director with Carhartt’s, opened in 2010 this new edgy boutique in which he offers an eclectic range of appealing fashion labels. In its refurbished splendour, the shop features a wide range of international brands, such as the Japanese premium denim label Edwin Jeans, the American shoe brand Red Wing Shoes, timeless jackets by Carhartt, sunglass collection by RetroSUPERfuture, modern design from denmark named NorseProjects, and much more. With years of experience in the world of fashion, Jakub Arnold has acquired an innate sense for trends and cuts, but above all else, an awareness of his customer’s needs.QF‑3, Siebensterngasse 52, MNeubaugasse, tel. +43 1 923 13 16, www.arnolds.at. Open 11:00 - 19:00, Sat 11:00 - 17:00. Closed Sun. FOREVER 21 The US-based Forever 21 is hopping across the Atlantic and landing in Vienna with a huge splash. Two giant new stores full of gorgeous clothing, accessories, shoes and apparel opened in spring 2011. The merchandise offered will be mostly for young women, but some items for men will also be available. Austria will be only the third European country after the UK and Ireland where this cool and trendy fashion brand will set up shops.QB‑2, Kärntnerstrasse 9, MStephansplatz, www.forever21.com.
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KARIN KASAJ Unique Italian brands, such as Rinascimento, Sistes or Rich & Royal, await the trendiest fashion-followers at these two locations. You can be assured you’ll be the only lucky one in town to wear these classy outfits - they are shipped directly from Milan. Broad selection of elegant clothing for ladies from business attires to evening dresses. Stylish shirts and jackets for men are also available from their online catalogue.QB‑2, Wollzeile 12, MStephansplatz, tel. +43 1 513 25 49, www. kasaj.at. Open 10:00 - 18:30, Sat 10:00 - 18:00. Closed Sun. MICHAELA ARL DE LIMA Michaela Arl De Lima’s atelier and shop sells finest handcrafted jewellery, and jewellered items such as leather purses and clutchbags. There’s also quirky ‘doggyjewellery’: decorated dog collars and leashes made of leather and tweed.QF‑3, Lindengasse 25, MNeubaugasse, tel. +43 676 84 67 70 10, www.michaelaarldelima.com. Open Mon, Wed 11:00 - 17:00, Tue, Thu, Sat 11:00 - 18:00, Fri 11:00 - 19:00. Closed Sun. ROLF SHOP WIEN The new ROLF shop wien, housed in a wonderful wooden building, sells very special and fashionable award-winning eyewear, designed and handcrafted in the Tirol region in the Alps. They are produced in-house using natural materials (wood, stone and horn), without any metal or screws. Innovations include the unique wooden hinge and the patented lensglazing system.QFranziskanerplatz 3, MStephansplatz, tel. +43 1 512 29 84, www.rolf-spectacles.com. Open 10:00 13:00; 14:00 - 18:00, Sat 10:00 - 17:00. Closed Sun.
FLOWERS SÄDTLER Probably the most exclusive florist in Vienna, Sädtler has supplied beautiful bouquets, wreaths and other floral arrangements for all occasions since the 19th century. Plants are also in abundance, and deliveries are made throughout the city. The main location next to the Opera house is particularly fascinating – even the decorated window is a wonder to behold.QA‑3, Opernring 13, MKarlsplatz, tel. +43 587 42 19, www.saedtler.at. Open 09:00 - 19:00, Sat 09:00 - 17:00. Closed Sun.
TAX-FREE SHOPPING Citizens from outside the EU (and EU citizens resident elsewhere) can save money by claiming a VAT refund for the purchases while in Vienna. The Global Blue tax refund service is easy to use. When buying an item at a shop, ask for a tax refund cheque. At the airport or border show this together with the item in question at the customs desk to get the cheque stamped, and then proceed to the Global Blue Customer desk with your passport for the cash or credit card refund. You’ll get the VAT on these items refunded, minus a commission. For more information see www.global-blue.com. May – June 2018
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AUGARTEN WIEN Augarten porcelain is famous for its delicate and graceful shape and exquisite details. Combining sophisticated craftsmanship, artistic design and the latest technical equipment. Augarten uniquely blends time-honoured tradition with a contemporary approach to art. The finest porcelain is still produced and hand painted at the Augarten Castle.QH‑1, Spiegelgasse 3, MStephansplatz, tel. +43 1 512 14 94, www.augarten.at. Open 10:00 - 18:00. Closed Sun.
FREY WILLE Founded right here in Vienna in 1951, Frey Wille has become one of the world’s best-loved contemporary jewellers. Its colourful creations, based on 19th and 20th century works of art are instantly recognisable and can now be bought at more than 90 shops across the globe. The flagship Vienna store at Stephensplatz is as wonderfully understated, elegant and essential as you would expect. As Viennese as Mozart, a visit should be part of every trip to the city.QB‑2, Stephansplatz 5, MStephansplatz, tel. +43 1 513 48 92, www.freywille.com. Open 10:00 - 19:00, Sat 10:00 - 17:00. Closed Sun, Also at Albertinaplatz 1/Lobkowitzplatz 1.
ÖSTERREICHISCHE WERKSTÄTTEN This large showcase store should be on your mustsee list even if you decide not to buy anything. The choice of handmade jewellery, glassware, ceramics and pewter is the largest in Vienna.QB‑2, Kärntnerstrasse 6, MStephansplatz, tel. +43 1 512 24 18, www. austrianarts.com. Open 10:00 - 18:30, Sat 10:00 - 18:00. Closed Sun. SWAROVSKI WIEN In the heart of the Austrian capital at Kärntner Strasse 24 a fantastic world of crystal, the fusion of a stunning product spectrum and artistic installations, awaits you. Swarovski Wien entices into a shopping landscape on three levels displaying jewelry, accessories, decor objects and figurines, invites to an exclusive Moët & Chandon Bar and enchants with magical installations from world renowned artists. QB‑2, Kärntner Strasse 24, MStephansplatz, tel. +43 1 324 00 00, www.swarovski.com/wien. Open 09:00 21:00, Sat 09:00 - 18:00. Closed Sun. THOMAS SABO Unique and trendy collection of sterling silver jewellery, watches, perfumes and accessories appeals particularly to the young and the hip. Prices are quite fair for the quality. Also at Wallnerstrasse, M Herrengasse, tel. +43 1 533 58 95.QB‑2, Seilergasse 4, MStephansplatz, tel. +43 1 512 39 25, www.thomassabo.com. Open 10:00 - 19:00, Sat 10:00 - 18:00. Closed Sun. WIENER SILBER MANUFACTUR Wiener Silber Manufactur is a genuine piece of Vienna`s cultural identity, looking back over more than 100 years of history. Ever since, the company sought to collaborate with the most significant designers of its time in order to produce pioneering objects in silver that combine outstanding design with the mastery of silversmith. The company offers classichighlights and icons of Vienna Design around 1900 that captivate with their clear and functional elegance, f.e. Josef Hoffmann’s revolutionary cutlery no. 135, created in 1902, as well as a range of fascinating contemporary objects by internationally renowned designers such as Zaha Hadid, Wolfgang Joop, Erwin Wurm, and many more. QB‑2, Spiegelgasse 14, tel. +43 1 513 05 00, www. wienersilbermanufactur.com. Open 10:00 - 18:00, Sat 10:00 - 13:00. Closed Sun. 50 Vienna In Your Pocket
GOURMET FOOD & DRINK BILLA CORSO HERRNHUTERHAUS Located on three floors of a stunning Art Nouveau building, the flagship Billa supermarket is a highly welcome addition to Vienna’s otherwise rather uneventful grocery shopping scene. Gourmet connoisseurs will drool over the wide selection of fruit and veggies, endless meat and cheese counters, a wealth of baked goods, sweets, and other delicacies. Since the store is new, staff has been overwhelmingly helpful so far, and hopefully they stay this way.QB‑2, Neuer Markt 17, MStephansplatz, tel. +43 1 51 30 48 10, www.billa.at. Open 08:00 - 20:00, Sat 08:00 - 18:00. Closed Sun. JULIUS MEINL AM GRABEN Vienna’s legendary epicurean temple offers chic but pricey foodstuffs on two levels, plus an excellent wine bar and an upmarket restaurant-bar on the upper floor. If you crave for any kind of food hard to get elsewhere in the city, try here. The café downstairs is quite popular with both locals and tourists.QB‑2, Graben 19, MStephansplatz, tel. +43 1 532 33 34, www.meinlamgraben.at. Open 08:00 - 24:00, Sat 09:00 - 24:00. Closed Sun, Restaurant open 08:00-24:00, Saturday 09:00-24:00; Wine bar open MonSat 11:00-24:00, Sun closed; Shop open Mon-Fri 08:0019:30, Sat 09:00-18:00. SCHÖNBICHLER Purveyors of finest tea, three generations of the Schönbichlers have run this opulent historic tea shop with love and devotion since 1870. Black, green, herbal, white, red, fruit teas, you name it, they’ve got it! It is also one of very few places where you can experience authentic English afternoon tea, or a traditional Japanese tea ceremony. Exclusive liquors, as well as Japanese, Chinese and German porcelain, and even Russian samovars are also sold here.QB‑2, Wollzeile 4, MStephansplatz, tel. +43 1 513 68 15, www.schoenbichler.at.
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Shopping STAUD’S Since 1947, the Staud family has been pampering the Viennese and the world with the most exceptional fruit jams and preserves from this corner store on Yppenplatz and nearby factory on Hubergasse. Hans Staud, the current owner, has been in this business for forty years and still greets customers in his original, though recently revitalized, marmalade emporium. Five million jars of amazing allfruit preserves, sliced fruit, syrups, chutneys, as well as a huge variety of pickled vegetables are produced and shipped worldwide every year.QE‑2, Brunnengasse/ Schellhammergasse, MJosefstädterstrasse, tel. +43 1 406 88 05 21, www.stauds.com. Open Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat 08:00 - 12:30, Fri 08:00 - 12:30; 15:30 - 18:00. Closed Mon, Sun. XOCOLAT This city has long been a sweet-tooth’s paradise, but Xocolat with its eye-popping selection of truffles, marzipans, nougats and filled chocolates in every shape and form is about as exclusive as it gets. You are sure to get lured into this place and marvel at the sweet temptation. Just remember that decadence doesn’t come cheap.QA‑1, Freyung Passage 2, MHerrengasse, tel. +43 1 535 43 63, www.xocolat.at. Open 10:00 - 18:30, Sat 10:00 - 18:00, Sun 12:00 - 17:00.
HOME INTERIOR & DESIGN STILWERK WIEN Germany’s most luxurious chain of one-stop interior design department stores that operates in Berlin, Hamburg and Düsseldorf has finally expanded south and set up a chic design centre in Vienna showcasing 28 stores on four levels. From bedroom accessories and garden furniture to kitchen decorations and lighting - - find here all you need to make your home or office modern, stylish and comfortable. Furthermore you can enjoy the best steaks of the town in Argentinean ambiance at „El Gaucho“ Steakhouse.QC‑1, Praterstrasse 1, MSchwedenplatz, tel. +43 1 212 06 10 50, www.stilwerk.at. Open Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 10:00 - 19:00, Sat 10:00 - 18:00. Closed Sun. TUCHLAUBEN The Lederleitner Home Concept Store offers high-quality souvenirs and gifts, accessories, books, magazines and lifestyle products, contemporary furniture and home decoration ideas for kitchen, living room and bathroom. QTuchlauben 7a, MStephansplatz, tel. +43 1 537 11 11, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.lederleitner. at/30/Standorte,Tuchlauben. Open 10:00 - 19:00, Sat 10:00 - 18:00. Closed Sun.
SPECIALTY SHOPS ALTMANN & KÜHNE A real pearl for all chocolate aficionados, Altmann & Kühne sells tiny hand-made sweet sensations, called Liliputkonfekt, that are just way too beautiful to be eaten. Packed in colourful boxes, these pralines with decadent 52 Vienna In Your Pocket
Get the In Your Pocket City Essentials App taste and silky texture will be a special and well-appreciated gift to bring home. Located on Graben for over 100 years, the store used to supply chocolates to His Majesty himself - need we say more?QB‑2, Graben 30, MStephansplatz, tel. +43 1 533 09 27, www.altmann-kuehne.at. Open 09:00 - 18:30, Sat 10:00 - 17:00. Closed Sun. ALT WIEN KAFFEERÖSTEREI Possibly the only professional coffee roaster in town, Old Vienna lures customers with the irresistible aroma of more than twenty different sorts of coffee roasted and packaged for you right in the premises. From Old Vienna Gold to Jamaican Blue Mountain, a variety of blends would satisfy even the pickiest of the coffee lovers. Aromaprotecting bags will ensure that your coffee remains fresh long after you bring it home.QG‑3, Schleifmühlgasse 23, MKarlsplatz, tel. +43 1 505 08 00, www.altwien.at. Open 10:00 - 18:00, Sat 10:00 - 16:00. Closed Sun. ANTICA MURRINA VENEZIA Colourful, creative and unique glass jewellery made with Venice’s famous Murano glass, presented by Azar Salek in her Vienna boutique. Fashionistas and jewellery-lovers can browse elegant and affordable earrings, bracelets and necklaces to supplement a new look or to complement their outfit.QAm Hof 12, MHerrengasse, tel. +43 1 535 07 84. Open 11:00 - 14:00; 15:00 - 18:30, Sat 11:00 - 17:00. Closed Mon, Sun. J&L LOBMEYR This unique store was founded in 1823 and has become a real legend on Vienna’s chic Kärntnerstrasse. It specializes in mouth-blown glass, hand-cut glass, hand-painted porcelain and not least in beautiful chandeliers proudly exhibited today at places like the Vienna State Opera, the Kremlin in Moscow and the Metropolitan Opera in New York. Don’t miss the fascinating collection of their glass museum on the third floor.QB‑2, Kärntnerstrasse 26, MStephansplatz, tel. +43 1 512 05 08, www.lobmeyr. at. Open 10:00 - 19:00, Sat 10:00 - 18:00. Closed Sun.
WINE SHOPS WEIN & CO With eight locations throughout the city, Wein & Co. is Vienna’s largest chain of wine shops and bars. The new flagship store on Mariahilferstrasse boasts a stylish wine bar and a restaurant with business lunch for under €10 on weekdays. Other central branches are at Jasomirgottstrasse 3-5 (M Stephansplatz), Universitätsring 12 (M Schottentor), and Getreidemarkt 1 (M Karlsplatz).QF‑3, Mariahilferstrasse 36, MNeubaugasse, tel. +43 1 507 063 022, www. weinco.at. Open 10:00 - 02:00, Sun 15:00 - 24:00. vienna.inyourpocket.com
Hotels Many of the big, traditional hotels are located near the Ringstrasse, which circles Vienna´s city centre. The room prices that we list are rack rates; the price you pay may be different depending on the season, holidays, weekend offers, and special events.
HOTELS ALTSTADT VIENNA The Altstadt is a meeting place for artists, musicians and travellers looking for a characteristic hotel with good service. Art can be found all over the hotel, from the reception and the rooms to the exhibitions in the Red Salon. The rooms are all different, with high ceilings, plump floral sofas, classic and designer furniture, honey-coloured parquet floors, unusual lighting and contemporary art. The English-style Red Salon accommodates the superb breakfast buffet as well as a bar, where you can relax by the fireplace.QF‑3, Kirchengasse 41, MVolkstheater, tel. +43 1 522 66 66, hotel@altstadt. at, www.altstadt.at. 42 rooms (singles €119-169, doubles: €139-209, suites €169-369). TAGW ARCOTEL KAISERWASSER Located opposite the UN centre and the trade fair halls, the Arcotel is frequented by diplomats and business travellers. The magnificent view of the Danube and Vienna’s skyline make up for the time it takes to get to the city centre. And when diplomacy fails, relax in the generous spa and fitness facilities.QWagramer Strasse 8, MKaisermühlen/VIC, tel. +43 1 22 42 40, www.arcotelhotels.com. 282 rooms (doubles €99-329, suites € 159-389). HAFK BRISTOL The Bristol has welcomed many guests of international standing, and its Bristol Lounge restaurant is well-known for being one of the city’s best. Be sure to request a room with a balcony facing the opera, or book one of the impressive tower suites.QB‑3, Kärntner Ring 1, MKarlsplatz, tel. + 43 1 51 51 60, email@example.com, www. starwoodhotels.com. 150 rooms (doubles €269-364, suites €509-4,400). PTHARUFGKW CAPRICORNO The Capricorno offers everything you need in a metropolitan hotel: comfortable, peaceful rooms and a central location by the Donaukanal, nightlife options and the Twin-City-Liner ferry.QC‑1, Schwedenplatz 3-4, MSchwedenplatz, tel. +43 1 53 33 10 4 0, www.schick-hotels.com. 42 rooms (singles/doubles €97-298). PALGW CITY CENTRAL Hotel City Central is set in a historical building in the heart of Vienna, within easy reach of sights and transport connections. Expect modern four-star comfort at smart prices, with apartments and family rooms adapted to family travel. You’ll love the rich breakfast buffet as well. QC‑1, Taborstrasse 8, MSchwedenplatz, tel. +43 1 21 10 50, www.schick-hotels.com. 58 rooms (single/ doubles €80-288). PTAUGW facebook.com/InYourPocket
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DAS OPERNRING This beautiful hotel located opposite the Staatsoper is the ideal place for anyone with an eye for comfort and taste. The rooms are comfortably furnished, and the service is high quality. Gourmets and party animals just need to descend to the basement, where there’s the restaurant “…said the Butcher to the Cow” as well as the Platzhirsch Club.QA‑3, Opernring 11, MM Karlsplatz, tel. +43 1 587 55 18, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.opernring.at. 47 rooms (singles/doubles €129-149). DAS TRIEST A comfortable hotel with crisp clean and white rooms, and suiteswith their own little terraces or gardens. Das Triest offers gourmet northern-Italian specialities at its awardwinning Collio restaurant.QG‑3, Wiedner Hauptstrasse 12, MKettenbrückengasse, tel. +43 1 589 18 10, www. dastriest.at. 72 rooms (singles €224, doubles €289, suites €358-585). PTAGKW ERZHERZOG RAINER “Kiss the hand” at Hotel Erzherzog Rainer, a central hotel near the Staatsoper that’s rich in tradition and history. The Old Vienna charm is only felt where it is called for – all hotel facilities are state-of-the-art and modern. Try the hotel’s Wiener Wirtschaft restaurant for local classics.QA‑4, Wiedner Hauptstrasse 27-29, MKarlsplatz, tel. +43 1 221 11, www.schick-hotels.com. 84 rooms (singles/ doubles €80-268). THAGKW
LES CLEFS D’OR Concierges that are members of the “Les Clefs d’Or” international concierge association (Union Internationale des Concierges d’Hotel) can be recognised by the crossed gold keys on their lapels. This means that you are dealing with a professionally trained concierge who has built up the skills and contacts to open doors for you throughout the city and indeed the world. They should have a quick reply to any question or request you have. Hotels that have a concierge who is a Clefs D’Or member are marked with golden keys symbol in this chapter. May – June 2018
Hotels @InYourPocket GRAND HOTEL This hotel is a reminder of the pomp and grandeur that defined the Austrian Empire. If the exterior of the hotel doesn’t awe you, the marble and the exquisite five-star service inside will.QB‑3, Kärntner Ring 9, MKarlsplatz, tel. +43 1 51 58 00, email@example.com, www. grandhotelwien.com. 225 rooms (doubles €239-320, suites €720-2,150). PTHAUGKW HILTON Situated right outside the airport train terminus, the Hilton is very convenient for business travellers. The rooms are good and the staff is prompt and courteous, making this four-star hotel a nice place to stay. It also hosts a very fancy nightclub, The Box, and a bar.QC‑2, Stadtpark 1, MLandstraße, tel. +43 1 71 70 00, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.hilton. at. 641 rooms (singles/doubles €179-229, suites €1792,629). PTHARUFGKXW HILTON VIENNA PLAZA Experienced travellers would always know what to expect from a Hilton, and this one smack in the middle of Vienna next to the university and the stock exchange is no exception. Rooms are traditionally but tastefully decorated. Amenities include two restaurants, a stylish bar, excellent fitness and recreation facilities, as well as a business centre. QB‑1, Schottenring 11, MM Schottentor, tel. +43 1 31 39 00, email@example.com, www.hilton.de/ wienplaza. PAUG HOTEL AM PARKRING Overlook Vienna in a single glance from the upper floors of the famous Gartenbauhochhaus on the Ringstrasse. The elegant rooms and suites all offer superb panoramic views, and there’s the gourmet restaurant Das Schick up here as well.QC‑2, Parkring 12, MStubentor, tel. +43 1 51 48 00, www.schickhotels.com. 55 rooms (single/doubles/suites €135537). PHAGKW
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HOTEL AM STEPHANSPLATZ It’s impossible to get any more central - St. Stephen’s Cathedral is 56 steps from the main door, and the city’s pedestrian zone is at your feet. A good place to meet for business or to start exploring the city.QB‑2, Stephansplatz 9, MStephansplatz, tel. +43 1 53 40 50, office@ hotelamstephansplatz.at, www.hotelamstephansplatz. at. 56 rooms (doubles €160-240; suites €260-380). PTAUGKW HOTEL DE FRANCE This delightful five-star hotel in the banking district spoils its guests with old-world charm: rooms and suites are decorated in the tradition and style of the late 19th and early 20th century. If you really feel like splurging, book an all-inclusive Suite Dream with breakfast buffet, champagne and limousine service. QA‑1, Schottenring 3, MSchottentor, tel. +43 1 31 36 80, www.austria-hotels. at/hotel-de-france. PHAUG HOTEL KUGEL This romantic and good-value hotel dating back to 1863 is right in the middle of the hip 7th district and only 10 minutes from the city centre. Rooms are cosy, and the ladies will love the soft pastel colours, canopy beds and antique furniture. Enjoy free drinks from the minibar.QF‑3, Siebensterngasse 43, MNeubaugasse, tel. +43 1 523 33 55, www.hotelkugel.at. 29 rooms (Singles €60-130, doubles €85-130, triples €100-130). iTJAGW IMPERIAL One of the finest hotels in town, this is where foreign state visitors reside. Precious antiques and historical details are seamlessly combined with modern comfort in the rooms. There’s butler service for that hand-ironed newspaper or perfectly prepared bath. It’s also one of the most beautiful buildings on the Ringstrasse, enhanced at night by its facade lighting.QC‑2, Kärntner Ring 16, MKarlsplatz, tel. +43 1 50 11 00, hotel.imperial@luxurycollection. com, www.starwoodhotels.com. 138 rooms (doubles €359-477, suites €400-5,000). PHARUGB KW IMPERIAL RENAISSANCE HOTEL What was once the royal riding school is now a charming historic hotel that would make the emperor himself proud to be a guest in its opulent suites. With a convenient location in the embassy quarter, this Marriott has an exquisite Imperial Club where you can splurge in Maisonette suites, enjoy modern conference facilities and even look over the chef’s shoulder as he prepares mouthwatering meals.QI‑3, Ungargasse 60, MRochusgasse, tel. +43 1 711 75 0, www.imperialrenaissance.com. PHAUGBK INTERCONTINENTAL This large and modern hotel overlooking the Stadtpark manages to combine Viennese charm with international flair. The well-furnished rooms are of excellent standards, but it’s the impeccable service, the knowledgeable vienna.inyourpocket.com
Hotels concierge, the Café Vienna in the lobby, the popular Intermezzo American cocktail and oyster bar and the Club Lounge with great views over the city centre that keep businesspeople and tourists alike and coming back again and again.QC‑3, Johannesgasse 28, MStadtpark, tel. +43 1 71 12 20, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.vienna. intercontinental.com. 459 rooms (doubles €179-249, suites €329-479). PHARUFGKW LE MÉRIDIEN The modern majesty of Le Meridien’s restaurant is reason enough to rendezvous here. The hotel appeals to all your senses, the modern, colourful décor draws you in like a moth to a flame. It is near to just about everything and offers a range of inviting amenities and state of the art facilities, such as fitness facilities, sauna and Jacuzzi.QA‑3, Opernring 13, MKarlsplatz, tel. +43 1 58 89 00, www. starwoodhotels.com/lemeridien. 334 rooms (singles/ doubles €189-409, suites €489-1199). PARUF GBKDXW MELIA VIENNA Perched high up in the Danube City Tower, Austria’s tallest building, the Melia is a designer hotel with chic rooms, great service and restaurants and fabulous views. The business district is at the foot of the building, the city centre a short hop by metro away, and you can while the night away at the unique rooftop bar.QDonau-City-Straße 7, MKaisermühlen/VIC, tel. +43 19 01 04, melia.vienna@ melia.com, www.melia.com. Doubles from €125. Pi HAUKW PALAIS COBURG The Palais Coburg offers culture and luxury comfort to its guests in a very elegant ambiance. Furthermore, this is the place to go for luxury culinary indulgence, and it’s famous for housing the city’s largest wine cellars. On Saturday nights, enjoy a presentation of rare wines while listening to live jazz at the wine bar. At this exclusive hotel only suites are available.QC‑2, Coburgbastei 4, MStubentor, tel. +43 1 51 81 80, hotel.residenz@ palais-coburg.com, www.coburg.at. 34 rooms (suites €670-2,700). PARUGBKW PALAIS HANSEN KEMPINSKI Originally built for the 1873 World Exhibition, this grand and glamorous hotel sets the standards when it comes to room comfort, service and food. The styling is a mix of historical elements and modern luxury, with plenty of marble, fine fabrics and contemporary design. The city centre is a short walk away from the northern Ringstrasse location.QSchottenring 24, MSchottenring, tel. +43 1 236 10 00, www. kempinski.com/vienna. Doubles from €350. Pi JAUGW PARK HYATT VIENNA This new luxurious hotel occupies a very grand 1915 bank building in the historical city centre. The business facebook.com/InYourPocket
facilities here are exceptional, but leisure visitors will also find plenty to their liking, with large rooms, a spa with indoor pool and The Bank restaurant and Pearl bar for winding down.QA‑1/2, Am Hof 2, MU Herrengasse, tel. +43 1 227 40 12 34, www.vienna. park.hyatt.com. SACHER The famous Sacher Hotel was first opened in 1876 by Eduard Sacher. Since 1934 the Gürtler family has owned it, working hard to preserve the tradition and elegance. The hotel is widely known for providing scenery for The Third Man film and for its Sachertorte chocolate cake. The red-clad doormen will usher you inside, where you can admire the imperial grandeur, dating back to the times of Prince Metternich.QB‑3, Philharmonikerstrasse 4, MKarlsplatz, tel. +43 1 51 45 60, email@example.com, www.sacher.com. 152 rooms (doubles €465-678, suites €820-2,540). PARGKW SANS SOUCI A small luxury hotel with great service and exclusive design by yoo of London. The walls of the lavish rooms and suites and the communal areas are full of original artworks. Besides a good restaurant and bar, there’s a wonderful spa and pool area.QBurggasse 2, MVolkstheater, tel. +43 1 522 25 20, www.sanssouci-wien.com. 63 rooms (?? singles €??, ?? doubles €??, ?? suites €??). PHAF LCW SOFITEL VIENNA STEPHANSDOM This ultra-modern hotel by the Danube Canal stands for French hospitality at its best. Its state-of-the-art rooms are impeccably designed, and the views of the city from Le Loft restaurant on the top floor are breathtaking. Business facilities include ten light and airy conference rooms, and there’s a fitness centre and spa.QC‑1, Praterstrasse 1, MM Schwedenplatz, tel. +43 1 90 61 60, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.sofitel.com. PHA UFGK May – June 2018
Hotels STANYS HOTEL & APARTMENTS The new Stanys apartment hotel has some of the largest rooms and apartments in central Vienna, available for both long and short terms stays. Rooms are fresh and modern and come with free drinks in the fridge and a Cafisimo machine. Most apartments have a kitchenette, some also feature south-facing balconies for chilledout breaks and great city views.QMariahilfer Str. 161, MWestbahnhof, tel. +43 1 893 08 93, office@stanys. at, www.stanys.at. 36 rooms and apartments (€72220). LW
THE RITZ-CARLTON, VIENNA Four palatial mansion along Vienna’s Ring have been transformed into the city’s newest top hotel, where historical elements blend in nicely with modern architecture. The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna has everything you’d expect from a 5-star, such as large rooms, restaurants and bars, and a deluxe spa and fitness centre with an 18m-long pool with underwater music. QB‑3, Schubertring 5-7, tel. +43 1 31 18 88, vienna@ ritzcarlton.com, www.ritzcarlton.com. 202 rooms (159 singles/doubles €265-420, 43 suites €575-1,070). PiJAKW
STEFANIE The elegant four-star Stefanie, a stone’s throw from central Vienna’s sights and attractions, is the oldest in Vienna, with 400 years of history. It combines Viennese charm and modern hotel comforts very well. Generations of guests have enjoyed the remarkable architecture, stylish rooms and the well-known Stefanie restaurant.QC‑1, Taborstrasse 12, MSchwedenplatz, tel. +43 1 21 15 00, www.schick-hotels.com. 111 rooms (single/doubles € 99-295). PTHALGW
VIENNA MARRIOTT HOTEL One of the nicest Marriott hotels we’ve seen on our travels. In addition to the great service, this particular hotel stands out as it is one of the few with a pool. It is located just across the street from the Stadtpark, a great place to relax.QC‑2, Parkring 12a, MStubentor, tel. +43 1 51 51 80, www.viennamarriott.com. 323 rooms (prices on request). PHARFGKX CW
STEIGENBERGER HOTEL HERRENHOF You can’t beat the location of this majestic five-star hotel by the Hofburg Palace and the luxury shopping triangle. Fabulously designed rooms create a light minimalist environment, and the top-floor deluxe suite with a terrace is a real gem. Other facilities, such as the spa and conference centre, are also top-of-the-line.QA‑2, Herrengasse 10, MHerrengasse, tel. +43 1 53 40 40, www.steigenberger.com. 186 rooms (€189-219, suites €690). Breakfast €26. PTHAUGKW h
VIENNA URBAN RESORT HOTEL A design hotel within walking distance of Schönbrunn Palace and near Westbahnhof station. The hotel’s facade is a special work of art, designed by famous local architect Heribert Thanner. It also hosts the trendy Italian Capa Tosta restaurant, known for its authentic Neapolitan pizza.QC‑4, Sechshauserstr. 83, MSchönbrunn, tel. 892 13 87, email@example.com, www.urbanresorthotel.at. 43 rooms (singles €69-95, doubles €78-120). TAUG KW
THE RING One of the most fashionable design hotels, the Ring offers exceptional comfort and casual luxury in every detail. Check in at a state-of-the-art reception desk, and get whisked up to your stylish room or suite. Venture back out for the Drings bar and the exclusive At Eight restaurant. QB‑3, Kärtner Ring 8, MKarlsplatz, tel. +43 1 221 22, www.theringhotel.com. 68 rooms (€180-290). PA UGKW
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HOSTEL RUTHENSTEINER This friendly and hospitable backpacker’s paradise has provided travellers with an artsy urban oasis for decades. The family-run hostel’s sweeping bar, unique patio furniture and oversized chess and backgammon sets in the verdant garden area - all handcrafted by avid woodworker-owner Walter - along with the array of musical instruments in the common room, helpful staff, clean facilities and reasonable rates invite visitors to relax and rendezvous.QE‑4, Robert Hamerlinggasse 24, MWestbahnhof, tel. +43 1 893 42 02, www.hostelruthensteiner.com. WOMBAT’S Wombat’s offers several different types of rooms, from single to six-bed set ups, and also features a great lounge area upstairs and a bar downstairs. There is always an international group of people staying at Wombat’s, so branch out and meet new people.QE‑4, Mariahilferstrasse137, MWestbahnhof, tel. +43 1 897 23 36, www.wombats-hostels.com. 80 rooms (doubles €29 per person, triples €25 per person, dorm beds €20). AR vienna.inyourpocket.com
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AUSTRALIAQMatiellistrasse 2, tel. +43 1 50 67 40, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.austria.embassy.gov.au.
DEUTSCHAKADEMIEQB‑3, Opernring 1E, MKarlsplatz, tel. +43 1 585 73 13, www.deutschakademie.at.
FRANCEQTechnikerstrasse 2, tel. +43 1 50 27 50, email@example.com, www.ambafrance-at.org.
INLINGUA VIENNAQB‑2, Neuer Markt 1, MStephansplatz, tel. +43 1 512 22 25, www.inlingua.at.
GERMANYQMetternichgasse 3, tel. +43 1 71 15 40, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.wien.diplo.de. IRELANDQRotenturmstrasse 16-18, tel. +43 1 715 42 46, email@example.com. UNITED KINGDOMQJauresgasse 12, tel. +43 71 61 30, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.ukinaustria.fso.gov.uk. UNITED STATES OF AMERICAQBoltzmanngasse 16, tel. +43 1 313 39, email@example.com, www.usembassy.at.
INNOVATIONSZENTRUM UNIVERSITÄT WIEN QF‑1, Alser Strasse, Hof 1, MSchottentor, www. sprachenzentrum.univie.ac.at.
PRIVATE UNIVERSITIES WEBSTER VIENNA PRIVATE UNIVERSITY Part of a worldwide network of Webster universities offering bachelor, master and MBA degree courses in the fields of business and management, international relations, media communications and psychology. All courses are taught in English.QPraterstrasse 23, MNestroyplatz, tel. +43 1 269 9293 0, www.webster.ac.at.
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Street Register Abelegasse D2 Adolf-Blamauer-Gasse I4 AKH F1 Albertina B2 Alliogasse D3 Alserstraße F1 Altes AKH Campus F1 Am Heumarkt C3 Am Hof B1 Antonigasse E1 Arbeitergasse F4 Arenbergpark I3 Argentinierstraße B4 Arsenal I4 Auer-Welsbach-Park D4 Auf der Schmelz D3 Augarten H1 Auwinkel C2 Babenbergerstraße A3 Bäckerstraße B2 Bankgasse A2 Barichgasse I3 Bauernmarkt B2 Beatrixgasse C3 Beheimgasse E1 Belvedere C4 Belvedergasse H4 Berggasse G1 Bernardgasse E2 Biberstraße C2 Blindengasse E2 Blumengasse E1 Bognergasse B2 Boltzmanngasse G1 Börsegasse A1 Börseplatz A1 Bösendorferstraße B3 Botanischer Garten C4 Brandstätte B2 Brunnenmarkt E2 Burggarten A2 Burggasse E 3-G 3 Burgring A2 Cobdengasse C2 Dampfschiffstraße I2 Danhausergasse B4 Danhausergasse H4 Dinglstedgasse E4 Dominikanerbastei C2 Donaukanal Bundesstraße B 1 Dorotheergasse B2 Dr. Karl Lueger Ring A1 Esterhazygasse F3 Fahnengasse A2 Falkenstraße C2 Färbergasse B1 Fasangasse I4 Favoritenstraße B4 Felberstraße D 4-E 3 Feldgasse F2 Ferdinandstraße C1 Fischerstiege B1 Fleischmarkt B2 Floragasse B4 Florianigasse E 2-F 2 Floßgasse B1 Frankenberggasse B4 Franzenbrückenstraße I1 Franzensgasse A4 Franz-Hochedlinger-Gasse H 1 Franz-Josefs-Kai B1 Fugbachgasse I1 Fugbachgasse I1 Führichgasse B2 Gablenzgasse D 2-E 3 Gartengasse G4 Gaudenzdorfergürtel F4 Geblergasse E1 Getreidemarkt A3 Girardigasse A3 Gluckgasse B2 Goldschlagstraße D 3-E 3 Gonzagagasse B1 Graf Stahemberg Gasse B 4 Griechengasse B1 Grimmgasse D4 Große Mohrengasse C1 Große Naugasse G4
Große Neugasse A4 Große Schiffgasse B1 Große Sperlgasse C1 Grünangergasse B2 Grundsteingasse D 2-E 2 Grünentorgasse G1 Gumpendorferstraße A3 Gumpendorferstraße E 4-G 3 Gußhausstraße B4 Gutenberggasse G2 Haberlgasse E2 Habsburgergasse B2 Hafnersteig C2 Haidgasse C1 Halbgasse E3 Hamerlingpark F2 Hammer-Purgstall-Gasse C 1 Hasnerstraße D2 Hauptallee I1 Haus der Musik B3 Haus des Meeres F3 Heeresgeschichtliches Museum I4 Hegelgasse B3 Heinestraße I1 Heinrichsgasse B1 Heldenplatz A2 Helferstorferstraße A1 Herbststraße D2 Hermanngasse F3 Hernalsergürtel E2 Herrengasse A2 Herrmanngasse E3 Hetzgasse I2 Heumühlgasse A4 Heymerlegasse D2 Himmelpfortgasse B2 Hintere Zollamtsstraße I2 Hofburg A2 Hofmühlgasse F4 Hohenstaufengasse A1 Hollandstraße B1 Hollergasse D4 Hörlgasse A1 Huglgasse D3 Hundertwasserhaus I2 Hütteldorferstraße D 3-E 3 Jakobergasse C2 Jaurèsgasse C4 Johannesgasse C3 Johnstraße D 4-D 3 Jörgerstraße E1 Josefsplatz A2 Josefstädterstraße E 2-F 2 Josef-Strauss-Park E2 Juchgasse I3 Kaiserin-Elisabeth Spital D 3 Kaiserstraße E3 Kalvariengasse E1 Kandlgasse E 3-F 3 Kantgasse B3 Karlskirche B3 Karlsplatz B3 Karmelitergasse C1 Kärntner Ring B3 Kärntnerstaße B3 Karolinengasse C4 Karolinengasse H4 Kegelgasse I2 Kettenbrückengasse A4 Kirchengasse F3 Klagbaumgasse A4 Klagbaumgasse G4 Kleine Mohrengasse C1 Kleine Neugasse A4 Kleine Neugasse G4 Kleine Sperlgasse C1 Kolingasse A1 Kolschitzkygasse H4 Komödiengasse C1 Königsklostergasse A3 Koppstraße D 2-E 2 Köstlergasse A3 Kretinergasse D2 Kreuzgasse E1 Krieglergasse I2 Krongasse A4 Krongasse G4
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Krugerstraße B3 Krummbaumgasse B1 Kumpfgasse B2 Kundmanngasse I3 Kunsthaus Wien I2 Kunsthistorisches Museum A 3 Künstlerhaus B3 Lagergasse C3 Laimgrubengasse A3 Landesgerichtsstraße F2 Landhausgasse A2 Landskrongasse B2 Landstraßer Gürtel I4 Lange Gasse F2 Lassallestraße I1 Laudongasse E 2-F 2 Lazarettgasse F1 Leopold Figl Gasse A2 Leopold-Ernst-Gasse E1 Leopoldsgasse C1 Leopoldsgasse H1 Lerchenfeldergürtel E2 Lerchenfelderstraße E 2-F 2 Lerchengasse F2 Liebenberggasse C2 Liechtensteinmuseum G1 Liechtensteinpark G1 Liechtensteinstraße G1 Lilienbrunngasse C1 Lindauergasse E2 Lindengasse F3 Liniengasse E 4-F 4 Linke Wienzeile E 4-G 3 Loeschenkohlgasse D3 Löhrgasse E3 Lothringerstraße C3 Löwelstraße A2 Löwengasse I2 Mahlerstraße B3 Mak C2 Marc Aurel Straße B1 Margaretengürtel F4 Margaretenstraße A4 Margaretenstraße F 4-G 3 Mariahilfer Gürtel E4 Mariahilferstraße A3 Mariahilferstraße D 4-G 3 Mariahilferstraße D 4-G 3 Mariannengasse F1 Maria-Theresien-Straße A 1 Markgraf-Rüdiger-Straße E 3 Marxergasse I2 Märzstraße D3 Metternichgasse C4 Millergasse F4 Mittersteig G4 Mollardgasse E 4-F 4 Mostgasse A4 Mostgasse G4 Mozartgasse B4 Museumsplatz A3 Musikverein B3 Naturhistorisches Musem A 2 Negerlegasse C1 Neubaugasse F3 Neubaugürtel E3 Neuer Markt B2 Neulerchenfelderstraße D 2-E 2 Neulinggasse C3 Neustiftgasse E 2-G 2 Neutorgasse B1 Nordbahnstraße I1 Nußdorferstraße F1 Obere Augartenstraße H1 Obere Donaustraße B1 Oelweingasse D4 Oeverseestraße D3 Oper B3 Opernring A3 Oppolzergasse A1 Ostarichipark F1 Ottakringer Brauerei D2 Ottakringer Straße D 2-E 1 Otto Bauer Gasse F3 Paniglgasse B3 Parkring C2 Parlament A2
Paulanergasse A4 Payergasse E2 Peregringasse A1 Peterskirche B2 Petrarcagasse A2 Pezzlgasse E1 Pfeilgasse E 2-F 2 Piaristengasse F2 Pilgramgasse F 4-G 4 Plankengasse B2 Plößlgasse B4 Porezellangasse G1 Possingergasse D2 Pramergasse G1 Prater I1 Praterstraße C1 Predigergasse C2 Preßgasse A4 Prinz Eugen Straße B4 Radetzkystzraße I2 Rahlgasse A3 Rauchfangkehrergasse D4 Rauhensteingasse B2 Rechte Bahngasse C3 Rechte Wienzeile A3 Rechte Wienzeile F 4-G 3 Reindorfgasse E4 Reinprechtsdorferstraße F 4 Reisnerstraße C3 Reithoferplatz E3 Rembrandtstraße H1 Renngasse A1 Rennweg C4 Riemergasse B2 Rockhgasse A1 Rooseveltplatz A1 Rosenbursenstraße C2 Roßauer Lände G1 Rotensterngasse C1 Rotenturmstraße B2 Rotgasse B2 Rubensgasse A4 Rudolfsplatz B1 Rudolfstiftung I3 Rueppgasse I1 Salesianergasse C3 Salvatorgasse B1 Salzgries B1 Salztorgasse B1 Schallautzerstraße C2 Schauflergasse A2 Schaumburgergasse B4 Schaumburgergasse G4 Schellhammergasse E2 Schellinggasse B3 Schikanedergasse A3 Schleifmühlgasse A3 Schlösslgasse F2 Schlüsselgasse B4 Schmalzhofgasse F3 Schmelzgasse C1 Schmöllergasse B4 Schönbornpark F2 Schönbrunnerstraße E 4-G 3 Schönlaterngasse C2 Schottenbastei A1 Schottenfeldgasse F3 Schottengasse A1 Schottenring A1 Schrankgasse F3 Schubertring B3 Schulerstraße B2 Schwarzenbergplatz B3 Schwarzenbergstraße B3 Schwedenplatz C1 Schweizer Garten I4 Schwindgasse B4 Sechshauser Straße E 4-D 4 Seidengasse E 3-F 3 Seilergasse B2 Seilerstätte B2 Sensengasse F1 Siebenbrunnengasse G4 Siebensterngasse F3 Sigmund Freud Museum G 1 Singerstraße B2 Skodagasse F2 Sonnenfelsgasse B2
Spanische Hofreitschule A 2 Spengergasse F4 Spiegelgasse B2 Spitalgasse F1 Stadtpark C2 Stanislausgasse I3 Stephansdom B2 Stephansplatz B2 Stiftgasse F3 Stohlberggasse G4 Stollgasse E 3-F 3 Strauchgasse A2 Straußengasse A4 Straußengasse G4 Strohgasse C3 Strozzigasse F2 Stubenring C2 Stumpergasse E 3-F 4 Taborstraße C1 Tandelmarktgasse C1 Taubstummengasse B4 Technisches Museum Wien D4 Teinfaltstraße A1 Thaliastraße D 2-E 2 Theater in der Josefstadt F 2 Theresianum H4 Theresianumgasse B4 Thurngasse G1 Tiefer Graben B1 Tigergasse F2 Tuchlauben B2 Türkenstraße G1 Ungargasse I3 Universität A1 Untere Augartenstraße H 1 Untere Donaustraße C1 Untere Weißgerberlände I 2 Urania C1 Uraniastraße C1 Vereinsgasse I1 Veronikagasse E 2-E 1 Vogelweidplatz E3 Volksgarten A2 Vordere Zollamtsstraße I2 Vorlaufstraße B1 Votivkirche A1 Währinger Straße A1 Währingergürtel E2 Walfischgasse B3 Walkürengasse D3 Waltergasse B4 Wasagasse G1 Wattgasse D2 Webgasse F 3-F 4 Wehrgasse A4 Wehrgasse G4 Weihburggasse B2 Weintraubengasse C1 Weißgerberlände I2 Werdertorgasse B1 Westbahnhof E3 Westbahnstraße E 3-F 3 Weyringergasse H4 Wichtelgasse D2 Wickenburggasse F2 Wiedner Gürtel H4 Wiedner Hauptstraße A4 Wiener Konzerthaus C3 Wiener Naschmarkt A3 Wiesingerstraße C2 Winkelmannstraße D4 Wipplingerstraße A1 Witzelsbergerstraße D3 Wohllebengasse B4 Wollzeile C2 Yppenpark E2 Zaunergasse C3 Zentagasse G4 Ziegelofengasse A4 Ziegelofengasse G4 Zieglergasse F3 Zinckgasse E3 Zirkusgasse C1 Zollergasse F3
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Index 1019 Jazzclub 36 1516 37 Albertina 40 Albertina Passage Dinner Club 25 Al Fayrooz 27 Altstadt Vienna 53 Alt Wien Kaffeerösterei 52 Amacord 32 Antica Murrina Venezia 52 Anzüglich 49 Architekturzentrum Wien 41 ARCOTEL Kaiserwasser 53 Arnold’s 49 Augarten Wien 50 Bangkok Vienna 28 Bank Austria Kunstforum Wien 41 Barfly's Club 34 Beaulieu 24 Beim Czaak 20 Belvedere 39 Beograd 23 Bettelstudent 20 Billa Corso Herrnhuterhaus 50 Bitzinger Würstelstand 29 blueorange 29 Bogside Inn 37 Brandenburger Tor 45 Brasserie Stadtboden 25 Bristol 53 Bristol Lounge 23 Burger Bros 22 Café Central 30 Café der Provinz 33 Cafe Diglas 30 Café Drechsler 30 Café Europa 35 Cafe Frei Wien 32 Café Hawelka 30 Café Hummel 30 Café Kahlenberg 32 Café Landtmann 30 Café Museum 31 Cafe Pierre 24 Café Prückel 31 Café Sacher 31 Café Savoy 38 Café Sperl 31 Caffe Latte 32 Capricorno 53 Casa Mexico 50 Casino Wien 35 Celeste 35 Charlie P's Irish Pub 37 Chaya Fuera 35 City Central 53 Cuadro 32 Cup Cakes 32 Da Capo 26 Da Ferdinando 26 Das Kolin 25 Das Loft 25 Das Opernring 53 Das Schick 23
62 Vienna In Your Pocket
Das Triest 53 Das Werk 35 Demel 32 Demmers Teehaus 33 Der Fuchs und die Trauben 25 Deutsches Historisches Museum 45 Do & Co 24 Donau 34 Dots 22 Down Under 38 Durchhaus 20 El Gaucho 22 Ellas 27 Erzherzog Rainer 53 Fabios 27 Fälschermuseum 41 Felixx 38 Flanagans 38 Flex 35 Fluc 36 Forever 21 49 Frey Wille 50 Gemäldegalerie der Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien 41 Gerstner K.u.K Hofzuckerbäcker 31 Gorilla Kitchen 29 Grand Hotel 54 Grelle Forelle 36 Haas & Haas 33 Haus der Musik 18 Haus des Meeres 48 Heeresgeschichtliches Museum 41 Heuer 25 Hilton 54 Hilton Vienna Plaza 54 Hofburg 39 Hofmobiliendepot 41 Honigmond & Garden Hotels 45 Hostel Ruthensteiner 56 Hotel am Parkring 54 Hotel am Stephansplatz 54 Hotel de France 54 Hotel Kugel 54 Hundertwasser-Krawinahaus 39 Ilija 23 Ilona Stueberl 25 Il Sestante 26 Imperial 54 Imperial Renaissance Hotel 54 Intercontinental 54 Irrgarten Schönbrunn (Labyrinth) 39 J&L Lobmeyr 52 Johnny’s Pub 38 Joseph 32 Julius Meinl am Graben 50 Karin Kasaj 49 kem'S Bar & Kitchenette 34 Kix Bar 34 Kuishimbo 26
K.U.K Konditorei L. Heiner 31 Kulin 27 Kunsthalle Wien 41 Kunsthaus Wien 42, 43 Kunsthistorisches Museum 42 Kunstraum Niederoesterreich 42 Kurkonditorei Oberlaa 32 Le Bol 24 Le Méridien 55 Lemmon 37 Leopold Museum 43 Lisboa Lounge 28 Loos Bar 34 Lugeck 20 Luster Bar 34 lutz - der club 36 Madame Tussauds 43 Mama Liu & Sons 22 Manner 50 Martin-Gropius-Bau 45 Maschu Maschu 28 Medusa 25 Melia Vienna 55 Mercado 27 Michaela Arl de Lima 49 Miss Maki 27 Motto am Fluss 25 Mozarthaus Vienna 43 Mumok 43 Museum auf Abruf 43 Museum für Angewandte Kunst 43 MuseumsQuartier Wien 40 Naschmarkt Deli 33 Ombra Café Restaurant 26 ON 23 Österreichische Werkstätten 50 Palais Coburg 55 Palais Hansen Kempinski 55 Palmenhaus 32 Park Hyatt Vienna 55 Parlor 26 Pars 28 Passage 36 Patara 29 Pfarrwirt 21 Phil 33 Plachutta 21 Platzhirsch 36 Polkadot 34 Porgy & Bess 36 Procacci 24 Ra'mien 36 Reinthalers Beisl 21 Restaurant Stefanie 21 Ribs of Vienna 22 Rochus 35 ROLF shop wien 49 Sacher 55 Sädtler 49 Saigon 23 Salonga 28 Sans Souci 55 Santo Spirito 24
Sass Club 36 Schatzkammer 44 Schesch Besch 28 Schikaneder 34 Schloss Schönbrunn 40 Schönbichler 50 Secession 44 Shanghai Tan 23 Shebeen 38 Siam 29 Sigmund Freud Museum 44 Silberwirt 21 Sing Your Song 37 Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom 55 Sole 26 Soya 23 Spanische Hofreitschule 40 Stanys Hotel & Apartments 56 Staud's 52 Steakpoint 22 Stefanie 56 Steigenberger Hotel Herrenhof 56 Steirereck 24 Stephansdom 40 stilwerk Wien 52 Supersense 33 Swarovski Wien 50 Swing Kitchen 29 Technisches Museum Wien 48 TGI Fridays 22 Theatre Museum 44 The Brickmakers 22 The Loft 36 The Point of Sale 33 The Ring 56 The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna 56 Third Man Museum 44 Thomas Sabo 50 Tian 29 Travel Shack 35 Tuchlauben 52 Türkis 29 Unkai 27 Vegetasia 29 Vienna Marriott Hotel 56 Vienna Urban Resort Hotel 56 Volksgarten 36 Wein & Co 52 WerkzeugH 35 Why Not? 38 Wiener Deewan 28 Wiener Silber Manufactur 50 Wiener Wirtschaft 22 Wien-Ticket Pavillon 11 Wombat’s 56 Xocolat 52 Yamm! 29 ZOOM Kindermuseum 48 Zum Schwarzen Kameel 24 Zum Weißen Rauchfangkehrer 22 Zum Wohl 22
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