Vienna Insider Tips from
Looking for vegan treats in Vienna? Our radiant bar fairy Sophie knows where to enjoy typical Austrian classics like Wiener Schnitzel, Gulasch and Co without an animal having to get hurt.
Your job at the Altstadt Vienna?
Bar and reception
Only in Vienna:
The famous Viennese coffeehouse culture – reading the newspaper for hours over a coffee, enjoying the atmosphere and the special charm of the waiters
Store opening hours
Definitely vegan ice cream from Veganista. In addition to their traditional varieties, the offer is daily expanded with seasonal specialties, such as blueberry - lavender, orange-olive oil-saffron, baked apple or yeast dumplings.
Sweet Vienna (vegan):
Get yourself an apple strudel or a Black Forest cake from Omas Backstube to go and stroll through the Augarten. Or additionally even enjoy sugar- and gluten-free delicacies like tiramisu or chocolate-vanilla cake at Simply Raw Bakery.
Savory Vienna (vegan):
International cuisine at the all-you-can-eat brunch (only on weekends) until 15.00 at Café Bistro Harvest. Or typical Austrian cuisine with Wiener Schnitzel, Gulasch, Kaiserschmarrn & Co. - yes, that's vegan too ;) - enjoy at Velani.
Chic Vienna (vegan & vegetarian):
6- or 8 course vegan or vegetarian gourmet menu with matching wine accompaniment at Tian.
When it's getting dark:
The Roof-Top Bar Der Dachboden in the 25h hotel - cocktails in a cozy living room atmosphere and a great view over the city center. Warm up in winter with punch and mulled wine at the Christkindlmarkt and in summer one or more cool white spritzes at the Heurigen in Neustift or Grinzing. End the evening on the Danube Canal in trendy bars surrounded by graffiti art.
Not in any tourist guide:
Relaxing massage in the Louis Braille House. Here blind people massage with special devotion and sensitivity.
Your favourite spot:
After a morning run in the palace park, take a breather at the Gloriette and admire Schönbrunn Palace and the view of Vienna.
Not to be missed:
The hidden courtyards such as the Sünnhof, the Michaelen-Passage, the arcade courtyard of the University of Vienna and the Raimundhof.
The Belvedere and the adjacent Botanical Garden provide a gorgeous backdrop for great photos.
Can be missed, despite being found in tourists guides
Shopping on Mariahilfertstraße. The side streets in the 7th district are much less busy and there are numerous small, local stores and lovely vintage stores.
Finally: What do you love about Vienna?
The many places where you can easily relax, such as picnicking in the large parks, hiking in the Vienna Woods, swimming in the Old Danube or cycling along the New Danube.