Local Heroes Katharina and Katie from Atelier Lindengasse
The goldsmiths from Atelier Lindengasse talk about the beauty of the Central Cemetery and where you can still find friendly waiters in Vienna.
Why do you like the area? Why are you in the 7th district?
The 7th district consistently surprises us with hidden gems, green backyards and little shops and studios of young artists and designers. With its numerous charming cafes and restaurants, as well as great bars, the area is a perfect mix for design and food lovers.
What are you selling? What is your passion behind it?
We are a collaborative studio of two designers with a passion for unique jewelry and quality craftsmanship. In the beautiful showroom of our studio, right next to the work tables, we present our handmade collections and unique pieces. From puristic to rough and organic shapes with charming details, the respective handwriting in the jewelry pieces is recognizable at a glance.
The Atelier Lindengasse is a place of creativity to find a very personal piece of jewelry with individual advice.
Only in Vienna
Heurigen – enjoying a glass of wine and regional specialities in the middle of a vineyard, watching the sun set on a warm summer evening. Is there anything better?
Sirbu is one of our favourites, and one of many Heurigen in Vienna’s vineyards. Very authentic and pristinely.
„Grumpy“ waiters – if you can take them with humour, you’ll probably find a new friend.
„Öffis“ (public transport) – e.g. exploring the city with one of the tramways on Ringstrasse or just making your way from A to B for little money. It’s the easiest thing in Vienna.
Better somewhere else
The ocean – if Vienna had access to the sea, it would be just perfect. Otherwise there’s nothing to complain about this city.
The ice cream store La Gelateria Romana (around the corner from our studio) – in our opinion the best ice cream of the city. If possible, we would only feed on Straciatella and Pistacchio ice cream.
The restaurant Otto Bauer – modern international dishes in a living room atmosphere and nice surrounding. Afterwards you should start into the night in one of the great bars in Zollergasse or Kirchengasse.
When it gets dark
Restaurant Mochi – reservation recommended! They have really great japanese dishes with a modern touch. If you can’t get a table, you might also cross the street to their take away shop OMK and grab some things, that you can enjoy outdoors if the weather is fine.
In summer, chilling besides Donaukanal is our favorite thing. We like Tel Aviv Beach.
Not in any tourist guide
A walk through the Central Cemetary – it might sound a bit spooky, but it isn’t at all. The jewish part ist he most wonderful, definitely an insider tip with its raw nature and free-running deer.
At full moon in summer book a boat ride with picknick on the Old Danube at Creperie.
Your favorite place
Cha no ma – a sweet little Japanese teahouse next to Naschmarkt. They have delicious matcha drinks and unique snacks served by super-lovely staff.
If you choose from the classical tourist attractions, you should definitely visit Cafe Demel. On the one hand, it is located in a beautiful historic building and on the other hand you can watch unbelievably talented patissiers creating the most fabulous cakes. This together with the coffee and the outstanding service of the very friendly staff makes it worth a visit. Starting from there, you can easily explore the inner city, the classic Vienna.
You can skip although in the guide book
Fiaker (horse carriage) – there are more animal friendly ways to explore the city. The best way is to get a Citybike and go around the Ring.
What do you love about the city?
Vienna is like one big living room. It’s all a bit more slowly and more comfortable than in other big cities. For us, it is a perfect melange.
Tuesday to Friday 1pm - 6pm
Saturday 11am - 3pm
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