Insider: Philipp Patzel
Helps others deactivate their autopilots.
What do I do at the Altstadt Vienna?
My business card says Chief Experience Officer and GM. I sign contracts as the General Manager.
I can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org or +4315226666-0
Word Rap on Vienna
Only in Vienna:
Grumpy waiters as a tourist attraction.
Sushi, sea views and mountain climate.
Frozen water in all its variations.
Aside from the world's best pastry shops, Vienna also has lots to offer when it comes to ice cream. My tips: hazelnut ice cream at Tichy, "Malaga" at Molin-Pradel on the Schwedenplatz, "Nocciolone" on the Tuchlauben, pistachio at Schelato and fig at the Veganista.
The caraway roast at Heurigen Zimmermann in Neustift, "Käsekrainer" at the sausage stand on the Albertinaplatz and wiener schnitzel at Skopik & Lohn.
Espresso at Delias on the Tuchlauben. People-watching.
Dining out at the Kussmaul on the Spittelberg. Watching people and the food.
Networking scene at Bar 1010 Wien. And no matter what the drink at the Loos Bar. Simply has to be.
Not in any tourist guide
The inconspicuous - yet delightful - passageway between Neustiftgasse and Lerchenfelderstrasse next to the Hotel Altstadt Vienna.
My Favorite Spot
On a bench at a traditional wine tavern in Neustift, in the heart of the Vienna vineyards
City hall by night.
In the Stadtpark, accompanying the statue of the "Waltz King", Johann Strauss.
Something to skip, even if it's in the guide:
The wiener schnitzel at Figlmüller. There are better.
In conclusion: What do I love about the city?
Vienna is the most village-like city on Earth. This is expressed in a certain slowness, better know as Viennese "Gemütlichkeit". I also treasure the dry sense of Viennese humor, something you have to get to understand.