The cheerful acting talent with the contagious laugh on the dirty secrets of the old Habsburgs and so called "snowflake" pancakes that you can only taste in Vienna.
Only in Vienna ...
The Viennese "Grant" and the grumpy but somehow still friendly waiters. But especially the Viennese "Schmäh". I'll explain in person, when you arrive. :-)
The mountains of my home Vorarlberg. Vienna has its hills and thery are great too, but anyways!
Heindl's Schmarrn- & Palatschinkenkuchl in the 1st district, Austrian cuisine, just 5 minutes away from St. Stephen's Cathedral. Only here you can get the so called "Schneeflocken"-Palatschinken and fantastic Kaiserschmarrn (best with poppy seeds and plum roaster).
I love bowls and you can get the best ones just around the corner from us at Lala.
When it's getting dark
... a walk through the city is just beautiful. Vienna gets a different magic then and as I just moved here I can hardly wait to discover the Spittelberg at Christmas. Or to chill out right by the Danube with a picnic blanket and a bottle of wine.
Not in any tourist guide
The dirty stories and secrets of the Habsburgs. On a tour through the 7th district with our well-trusted tour guide Sandi you may find out about some of them and get a completely new view on the city and the neighborhood around the hotel.
Your favourite spot
At the café of Belvedere Palace overlooking the garden. I like to dream of the old times here ... and what it would feel like to stroll through the park in beautiful clothes like a Habsburg lady.
Not to be missed
Apart from all the beautiful sights in the center, I love the Central Cemetery and the peace and spaciousness there. You can hardly believe how many personalities and stories are buried there. Not only can you meet (the graves of) Mozart, Strauss and Beethoven here, but also many cute squirrels.
Can be missed, despite being found in tourists guides
Schnitzel at Figlmüller. A cozy and cordial place, but the schnitzel is just as good elsewhere. The Ferris wheel is also not a must.
Finally: What do you love about Vienna?
The variety of arts and culture that is offered. I love theater, film and opera, and Vienna has quite a lot to offer in that regard. The historic beauty of the buildings is breathtaking, as is the diversity of the museums. The openness and friendliness of the people, the classic Viennese charm and the internationality. There is an infinite amount to discover, there simply is no boredom here.