Our social media and marketing lady about the great summer pleasures in Vienna and the (almost) charming "Grant" of the city's inhabitants.
Only in Vienna
Village life in the city with privacy.
Mountains, lakes and the sea. But is there any city that offers all that? While drinking wine at the Kahlenberg or boating on the old Danube, you don't miss (almost) any of it anyway.
Pasta. In all variations.
In winter cookies and apricot punch and the best cream slices of and at all time at Viola in the 8th district, apricot dumplings from Herknerin (unfortunately only a short summer pleasure), pancakes with bananas and salted caramel at Neni am Prater (only for early risers until 10:00) and apple strudel at Hawelka.
Viennese at Glacis Beisl (the green garden is an oasis and a real insider tip!) or very authentic at Wratschko, tapas at Toma tu Tiempo, everything at Café Kandl and Ramasuri, delicious vegetarian bagels at B. Bagels in Neubaugasse, green break at Landtmann's Jausenstation in Schönbrunn, wonderful hummus variations at Mani am Brunnenmarkt and the best pizza in Vienna at MOMO.
Sitting in the guest garden of the Schwarzes Kameel and watching the hustle and bustle of the rich, beautiful and operatic in the Golden Quarter right across the street.
When it gets dark ...
... I often lose track of time at Ulrich and Erich and forget about going home. Whenever I am up to go dancing: Tanzcafe Jenseits. Or maybe a cocktail at lovely Miranda Bar just around the corner?
Not to be found in a tourist guide
Have a dip with the Viennese originals at Kongressbad and eat french fries with ketchup and mayo that perfectly match the architecture.
The garden of Café Espresso.
Vienna's gorgeous and eclectic markets such as the Karmeliter-, Vorgarten- Brunnen- or Kutschkermarkt.
For those free of giddiness with a cell phone chain: High up on the chain carousel of the Prater with a view over all of Vienna.
Can be skipped, even though it's in the guide?
Sachertorte. Instead, rather try the Sacher Würfel, they are smaller and juicier.
Finally: What do you love about the city?
The Viennese "Grant", which can be very charming at times – if you don't take things too personally. :-)