The people who stay with us, make the Altstadt what it is. A refuge of the Viennese attitude towards life, a place of joy and happiness. On the occasion of our 25th anniversary, we asked 25 of those companions, regular guests, artists, designers,... to describe their very personal Altstadt experience.

Ernst Kurt Weigel


The author, director, actor and Nestroy Prize-winner founded DAS OFF THEATER next door to us in 2006, in order to provide a home base for the bernhard ensemble. From the very first second, a splendid partnership began to develop with the Altstadt Vienna, one which continues to bear wonderful fruits to this day!

Describe the feel of the Altstadt Vienna.

Like the right drink at the right time in the right place.

Which is your favorite room?

The reception, naturally. Because it’s sexy, and it makes everyone sexy who spends any time there.

When and how did your relationship with the Altstadt Vienna begin?

When I founded DAS OFF THEATER exactly 10 years ago, was at the reception for the very first time, and I asked if anyone could help me. And they did, and they continue to help to this day! THANK YOU!!!

Describe the Altstadt Vienna in one word.


They have the SWAG, man!