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Insider Tips from
Sam Zawalski

Our charming barkeeper and jack-of-all-trades about copycats, apple strudel and good views in Vienna:

Only in Vienna ...
The omnipresent feeling of security mixed with the beautiful architecture (especially at Naschmarkt). And the best public transportation system I've used so far.

Better elsewhere
Beer and mayonnaise. šŸ™

Your Vice
Fine wines and tequila.

Sweet Vienna
Croissants from L' Amour du Pain and apple strudel at Cafe Jelinek.

Savory Vienna
Matcha Komachi Operngasse.

Chic Vienna
Loos American Bar.


When it's getting dark
Cycling through Vienna at night.

Not in any tourist guide
The club scene in Vienna is pretty poor.

Your favourite spot
Schillerplatz after sunset.


Not to be missed
The view of the city from Kahlenberg at sunrise.

Selfie Spot
Heldenplatz at golden hour.

Can be missed, despite being found in tourists guides
Plachutta and Schƶnbrunn Palace from the inside (Versailles copycat).


Finally: What do you love about Vienna?
You feel like living in a small village located in a big city. Which means, you can quickly escape, if it's getting too much.

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Altstadt ViennaKirchengasse 41, 1070 Wien, Ɩsterreich, Tel. +43 1 522 66 66, hotel@altstadt.at