Insider: Elena Covelli


An Italian mathematician that stranded in Vienna. And thankfully stayed. 


What I do at the Altstadt Vienna


I am the front office manager of Altstadt Vienna. And take care of my fellow hosts. And our guests of course :-)


I can be reached at: or +4315226666-0


Word Rap on Vienna

Only in Vienna:

Heuriger wine taverns, Beisln and coffeehouses


Better elsewhere:

Sea, beach and palm trees  


My Vice:

Desserts after dinner. And nutella. Always.


Sweet Vienna:

Landtmann's apple strudel, bacio di dama from gelateria romana, nutella crèpes at the Altstadt Vienna.


Hearty Vienna:

A Viennese Schnitzel at restaurant "Wiener" close to the hotel. And the famous "Stelze" at the Schweizerhaus in Vienna's amusement parc, Prater.


Chic Vienna:

Chic and vegetarian: TIAN; chic cocktails and views: Le Loft.


After Dark:

Photograph the beautifully lit State Opera and city hall


Not in any tourist guide:

The climbing park on the Kahlenberg! Lots of fun for big and small!


My Favorite Place:

Yppenplatz and Brunnenmarkt. Multi-ethnic communities.



The Ring Strasse


Selfie Spot:

Giant Ferris wheel in the Prater


Something to skip, even if it's in the guide:

The Ring tram. Better to go on foot or ride your bike if you want to really enjoy the Ringstrasse.


To wrap it up, what do you love about Vienna?

The quality of life. And the perfect size and shape of the city. Even with 2 million inhabitats, you can cross the whole city in 30 minutes with public transportation.


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