Vienna Insider Tips from
A wholehearted revenue manager and part of the marketing and experience team, Anja knows which Vienna tips are better left out despite the guide. And where in the city you can get coffee and cake served like at grandma's house.
Only in Vienna
Coffee and cake as main course.
Spending too much money in coffee houses.
The "Vollpension" - where real Viennese grandmas and grandpas bake cake around the clock.
A hearty cold platter at the Heurigen Mayer am Nussberg, Pierogi ist restaurant Fromme Helene, Curry at the Vietnamese Xin Chao.
Aperitif at Schwarzes Kameel, DJ Clubbing Kunstschatzi at the Kunsthistorische Museum and afterwards a drink at Le Loft with a perfect view over Vienna.
Start with a beer or Spritzer at Cafe Benno and move on to some place with live music.
Not in any tourist guides
The University's library.
My Favorite Place
In winter, I enjoy to Dive into the Christmas buzz at the Christmas markets at Spittelberg or Karlsplatz. In summer, I love to be on a picnic blanket in Burggarten.
The Wiener Ringstraße. Hop onto the "Bim" as the Viennese call their tramways and go around the Ring; Try to catch one of the old models and look out the back window.
In front of one of many complicated "no parking" signs, there are plenty.
Something to skip, even if it's in the guide:
A Mozart dinner-concert with musicians in costumes dancing a waltz.
In conclusion: What do I love about the city?
Vienna ist beautiful AND cool at the same time, and exciting without being stressful.