Insider: Hani Kourieh


The king of the night.


Your job at the Altstadt Vienna?


I am doing my apprenticeship as a hotel and hospitality assistant therefore you might find me today at your Checkin, tomorrow mixing your favorite cocktail.

You can reach me under: or +43 1 5226666


Word Rap about Vienna


Only in Vienna

Grumpy weather and people, the best coffee ever, the unlimited options of green areas and the unstoppable wind in winter.

Better elsewhere

The 2 S’s: sea and sun.

Your Vice

The endless supply of dark chili chocolate at Schokov in the 7. District. Brunches at the Naschmarkt and the great wines all over the city.


Sweet Vienna

Apple strudel at Cafe Hawelka, Kounafeh plate or two or three at Alsharq pastries.

Savory Vienna

Best Pho in the town at Xin Chao, Jasmin tea at WIRR, building my own cocktail at Bar TÜR 7.

Chic Vienna

Lunch at Das Loft restaurant - midday and afternoon is the insider tip for spontanous visits. When the night cocktail at Roberto American bar.

When it's getting dark

A visit at Café Europa in winter. In summer a long walk at the Donaukanal or a picnic by night at Schafberg.


Not in any tourist guide

Meierei am Himmelhof in the 13th district.

Your favourite spot

For breakfast either at NENI or Café Ansari, in the afternoon Café Kafka in the 6th district. And the secret tip for live jazz at Jazzland.


Not to be missed:

The Japanese Garden and the imperial butterfly house.

Selfie Spot

The top of Karlskirche.

Can be missed, despite being found in tourists guides

Riesenrad - the old ferry's wheel in Prater.

Finally: What do you love about Vienna?

The daily dose of music from classical or hard rock. The cultural mix. The hiding places and gems all over the city - no matter how long you live here you will always find out something new. And only in Vienna can you drink your melange where Kafka, Freud, Klimt, Haydn, Hundertwasser and a lot more used to have their own.


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