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Andrea Sellemond
about her Vienna

The young designer from VIS A VIS about Vienna's secret sandy beaches and imperial running tracks. In our portrait series "Local Heroes" Andrea gives us an insight into her personal Vienna.

Vis a Vis - Boutique Hotel Altstadt Vienna

What do you like about the area? Why are you in the 7th district?

I just have the feeling of being in the right place. My neighborhood is a hub of young creative minds. Each little alley features small boutiques, a wonderful variety.

What are you selling? What is the passion behind it?

"Handcraft with Vision". VIS A VIS does not only offer fashion pieces but also gives insights into the production itself. I sew everything myself, right in the shop. VIS A VIS values quality, natural materials and timeless designs and has a heightened awareness of fair production and environtment. I combine the sporty influences from my home Tyrol with urban chic.

Only in Vienna

"Suderer" = Viennese for "grouches", who think that everything was better back then.

Better elsewhere?

Nightclubs and mountains.

Sweet Vienna

A "Nutellapalatschinken" - a Viennese version of a pancake - with strawberries and Nutella at Garda, "Marillenknödel" - apricot dumplings - at Otto Bauer.

Hearty Vienna

"Gulasch mit Nockerl" - Gulash with mini dumplings at Gasthaus Quell or a Classic: Wiener Schnitzel at Skopik & Lohn.

When it gets dark

Enjoy some natural wine at the garden of Landkind, meet friends at the danube channel and enjoy some "Spritzer" - white wine with soda - and fish on the stick at the riverbank and a movie at the Augarten's open air cinema.

Not in any tourist guide

Danube island after kilometre 19,5 - with its little sandy bathing spots.

Your favourite place

The Gloriette with its view at the Schönbrunn Gardens after a morning run.


Karmelitermarkt on a Saturday morning - with its recurring farmer's market.

Can be skipped although in the guidebook

Ferris wheel ride, better enjoy a cocktail at a cool rooftop bar.

What do you love about your city?

Vienna often makes me feel as if I was on holiday. This is probably thanks to its diversity.

Vis a Vis - Boutique Hotel Altstadt Vienna

Vis a Vis
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