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Vienna Insider Tips from
Barbara Hammerschmid-Kovar

Has a fine sense for numbers and people.

As managing director, Barbara is first and foremost a host with conviction and a focus on the benefit of our guests. Another special concern of hers are our employees. A native of Vienna, she knows the city like the back of her hand. Here she reveals her secret Vienna tips.

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Only in Vienna
After many years abroad, through the high quality of life, but also the overwhelming and diverse cultural offerings for all generations from classical to modern dance, Vienna has a precious and incomparable commodity in architecture and landmarked buildings.

Better elsewhere
Croissants - they taste best in Paris ;-)

Your Vice
Ice cream - I can't wait for the season to begin again, for example, at the Mauß in the 16th district or the Eis Greissler in Neubaugasse. I just can't get enough of that.

Sweet Vienna
Crème de la crème - a small, fine patisserie in family hands with enchanting pastries. If you don't want to go far, enjoy our homemade pastries in the Altstadt Salon with a hot cup of coffee or tea in the afternoon and surprise those who stayed at home with the Altstadt Torte.

Savory Vienna
The somewhat different restaurant "Woracziczky" (pronounced "Woraschitzky") with the best Austrian cuisine made from regional products. And be sure to watch the legendary videos of the boss and her followers on FB.
Restaurant Pichlmaiers zum Herkner offer Styrian family recipes as well as classics of Austrian cuisine such as cabbage sauce, goulash, Buchteln and much more.
For lovers of giblets/offal, the best recommendation is the Gasthaus Stern with its traditional design of the restaurant and bar.

Chic Vienna
It starts with a hearty breakfast in the Café Engländer. You can meet many journalists and artists there. For lunch I love the Buxbaum restaurant away from the hustle and bustle of the city center. In the evening, for a glass of champagne at the bar Le Cru.

When it's getting dark
Kleinod Prunkstück - cocktail and dance bar or the Summer stage, which offers a culinary world-tour with a clear view of the water.

Not in any tourist guide
Viennese flea market scene - from the moonlight bazaar to the famous flea market on the Naschmarkt. If you like to find old things and love vintage, you shouldn’t miss this.

My favourite spot:
I love the water and France - the best combination can be found in the restaurant "La Creperie" on the old Danube. And if you feel like it, grab the “La Creperie” picnic basket and have a good time on a rowboat on the old Danube.

Wien erleben im Boutique Hotel Altstadt Vienna
Wien erleben im Boutique Hotel Altstadt Vienna

Must see
The view from Kahlenberg with a breathtaking view of the beautiful skyline of the city. From here you can follow the transformation of the city.

Can be skipped, although it is in the guide
A ride with the Fiaker. Then already rather a walk through the beautiful city center with its hidden alleys and sights.

Finally: What do you love about the city?
The unique flair, the multicultural scene as well as the enormous offer of art and culture with all its facets and the possibilities of leisure activities.

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