Vienna tips from Karola Trisl - Boutique Hotel Altstadt Vienna in the City Centre of Vienna

Insider: Karola Trisl


Loves to practice her mother tongue "Schwyzerdeutsch" with Swiss guests while explaining them why she fell in love with Vienna.


Your job at the Altstadt Vienna?


I care for guests. Before, during and after their stay with us at the Altstadt. I work at the front desk.


You can reach me at or +4315226666-0


Word Rap about Vienna


Only in Vienna:

The incredibly beautiful and interesting buildings all over the city. And of course the charming grumpiness of the Viennese. 


Better elsewhere:

The sea and beaches. 


Your vice(s):

I go out and eat way to much in good restaurants. Unfortunately we have too many of them here in Vienna. 


Süßes Wien:

All those little hidden cafés with their sinful choice of heavenly sweet treats.  


Hearty Vienna:

The restaurant "Wiener" close to the hotel. Viennese cuisine as you would expect it. Even better.


Chic Vienna:

Go watch people at the famous "Graben" and then grab a drink at "Le Loft" with an incredible view. In both directions, Vienna's old town and the outskirts with in direction "Kahlenberg".


When it gets dark:

Stare at the stunningly lit town hall "Rathaus".


Not mentioned in any tourist guide:

The delicious and world famous Viennese tap water. 


Your favorite spot:

On the lawn in front of the "Gloriette". Picturesque scenery with Schönbrunn Palace.


Don't miss:

The interior of Schönbrunn Palace is truly worth a visit. You rarely find rooms that impressive. And you immediately feel set back into the time of Maria Theresia. 


Selfie Spot:

On the roof top of the aquarium "Haus des Meeres". Even better at sundown. 


No need to see or do, even when mentioned in a guide:

The touristic "Ring Tramway". Explore the famous "Ring" by foot or on a bike.


Let's wrap it up, what do you love about Vienna?

The size of the city. Even being a huge city, you never feel lost in Vienna. You will often be reminded of village-like characters. Especially when you sit in one the many ice-cream parlors and listen to the famous Viennese humor "Schmäh". 


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