Vienna Insider Tips from
She teaches judo for kids and is a true foodie. Front Office Manager and Event Representative Martina not only knows the best places to eat in Vienna, but also the most beautiful selfie spot in town.
Only in Vienna
True coffee house tradition: For example Café Hawelka or Café Central.
Been mentioned quite a lot. But Vienna has no ocean.
A good glass of red wine with friends. And another one.
Ice cream at Veganista, Try matcha flavour and strawberry-agave.
Famous Esterházy cake at former imperial patissier Gerstner.
Heuriger (vine tavern) 10er Marie in Ottakring – one of the oldest heuriger in Vienna. Bodega Marques – heavenly tapas and red wines. Natsu Sushi – excellent sushi. student's hub. basic interior.
When it gets dark
Oriental-Austrian Fuison im Habibi & Hawara, a new venue just opened around the corner.
Belgian beer at Känguruh
Jazz at Porgy&Bess or miles smiles.
Be it the imperial Burgtheater, the Josefstadt or the very close by - Volkstheater... Go to the theatre!
Not to be found in a tourist guide
Vienna's public pools, like the Schafbergbad, beautifully located.
Public parks like Türkenschanzpark or Dehnepark.
Your favorite spot:
During summer the danube island "Donauinsel": Swimming, boat rentals, picknicks.
Always good: brunch at Café Sperl or at the Weltcafé.
Classic Viennese markets in urban neighbourhoods, like the Kutschkermarkt.
Sundown at Kahlenberg with a view over Vienna.
You can skip it, even though it's in the guide
The original Sachertorte - it's also available more chocolatey, fluffier, tastier.
Finally: What do you love about the city?
The public space! Vienna offers so many open spaces and wonderful urban oases to use free of charge, (almost) everything is accessible on foot and by bike - and at all times of the day and night. Just start walking, look carefully and discover.