Insider: Saskia Wiesenthal

 

Wraps everyone around her finger with her smile 

 

What do I do at the Altstadt Vienna?

 

As Marketing & Art Manager, I am responsible for everything art-related and presenting it as beautifully as possible.

 

You can reach me at: Saskia.wiesenthal@altstadt.at or +4315226666-0

 

Word Rap on Vienna

 

Only in Vienna:

Such a breadth of music and amazing quality -from classical music to Falco, from timeless electronic music to talented singers/songwriters.

 

Better elsewhere:

The sea. Otherwise Vienna has it all.

 

My Vice:

Espresso at Charly Fürth across from the Altstadt.

 

Sweet Vienna:

Schokov chocolate bars in delicious flavors such as sea salt & pepper, cardamom-almond croquant, chili-raspberry  and rosemary-lemon.

 

Hearty Vienna:

Rice rolls at Vietnamese SAPA, appetizer variations at Georgian Ansari, small dishes at the Ulrich and burgers at Mark's.

 

Chic Vienna:

"Zweitbester" in Margareten. Pleasant, fashionable eatery, and right around the corner is Schleifmühlgasse - a street with some of the city's most stylish galleries. 

Figar in the Kirchengasse. Young creative forces present the latest trends.

 

After Dark:

The "Heuer" on the Karlsplatz, especially out on the terrace in summer, not least because of their late closing time.

And when it's time to dance: the Grelle Forelle.

 

Not in the Tourist Guide

Graffitistrasse. That's really what it's called. In 2012, a 140 m-long wall was painted by Russian artist group ZUK Club, who have also left their traces behind in the Old City. 

 

My Favorite Spot

Virgin forest in Lobau.

 

Musts:

In summer, pedal-boat rides on the Alte Donau. In winter, sledding at St. Ulrichplatz.

The Vienna Museum with models of the city in its earliest years.

 

Selfie Spot:

In front of the nightly light show of the Uniqa-Tower on the Donaukanal.

 

Something to skip, even if it's in the guide:

Rides on the fiaker carriages. It's better to explore the city on foot, by city bike, or using one of our micro scooters.

 

In conclusion: What I love about the city?

Vienna is multicultural, offers something for all tastes, from classical opera performances to a Street Art Festival. There is a wide palette of culture, art and sport, plus lots of green spaces and water. And of course, the many opportunities to let your skateboard roll ;-)

 

More inspiration?