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VIENNA GUIDE

since i've been living in vienna now for a bit more than two years, i'd dare to say that i know where all the cool places are. vienna has so much to offer. it was really hard to break it down to only a few spots, but these really are my favourite places. and who knows, perhaps we'll even meet there some day?

[btw. by clicking on the names of the places you'll be redirected to their websites! clever, right?]










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1. liebling: it's my favourite spot in vienna since it opened some months ago. i could sit here every single day. the interior is stunning. rough walls and visible water pipes. different chairs, tables and other amazing furniture. they have a small, but nice menu and different dishes for lunch every day. on friday and saturday evening this place is usually pretty crowded, so come early if you wanna sit.

find it here: zollergasse 6 [subway: neubaugasse]


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2. edison: located in the eighth district, just some minutes away from viennas main university. it used to be a guitar store for quite some time but now it's finally a coffee shop again. they have amazingly good food and super delicious cakes and pastries. the cafe looks super nice, and they have even an upper floor, where it's kinda quiet, if you wanna study for school or just have a private chat.

find it here: alser straße 9 [subway: universität]



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3. 
motto am fluss: located above the ship-terminal, directly at schwedenplatz. quite a modern building with an amazing interior. reminds me a lot of stockholm. there are two huge wooden tables in the middle of the room and lots of different chairs. the food is amazing and so nicely presented as almost nowhere in vienna. i love their cheesecake, the pancakes and their beautiful breakfast.

find it here: franz josefs kai/vorkai [subway: schwedenplatz]




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4. dachboden 25hours hotel: it's the attic of the new 25hours hotel. the theme of the hotel is "circus" - in every corner you can find stuff reminding you of the arena - just that it doesn't smell that bad. haha. they have a nice breakfast buffet and a wonderful narrow roof terrace. during the summer you can stand outside, sip an after-work drink and enjoy the amazing view over the city.

find it here: lerchenfelderstraße 1-3 [subway: volkstheater]



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5. naschmarkt: there are deli, tewa, orient occident and neni. all just next door to each other. during summertime i love to spend my saturdays here. stroll over the fleamarket in the early morning and then have a breakfast in one of these places right afterwards. they all offer oriental food, lots of hummus, falafel and other delicacies. it's more than worth a visit.

find it here: naschmarkt vienna [subway: kettenbrückengasse]





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6. kurt pure frozen yogurt: since kurt opened bit more than 1.5 years ago it has got such a huge success, that they even opened a second store in vienna last summer. love their idea of having seasonal products. you always get the foyo in pure, but each season the have two additional flavours, like mango in summer or some winterly flavours for the cold months. in winter they even offer waffels with froyo. so delicious.

find it here: schultergasse 2 + krugergasse 12 [subway: always stephansplatz]



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7. eis-greissler: this is definitely the very best ice cream you can get in vienna. it's bio and it tastes just amazing! even though you have to queue for ages to get a scoop of ice cream, it's more than worth every waiting time, i promise. the shop is super small, but really beautiful. and there is so much love in every single detail. i love it. [pics via]

find it here: rotenturmstraße 14 [subway: stephansplatz / schwedenplatz]






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8. cafe prückel: vienna is an old and historical city, so of course you'll also find lots of really old and beautiful cafés. one of them is cafe prückel, which exists since around 1900. you'll still find many black&white photos from that time... it's a really nice and kinda sophisticated atmosphere in there. come here for a coffee and a piece of a typical viennese cake. [pics via]

find it here: stubenring 24 [subway stubentor]


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9. dots: i'd say it's the best sushi place in vienna. they have super delicious experimental sushi with lots of ingredients you would never expect to find in a maki roll. and you should really try the "apfelstrudel-maki" as dessesrt - they are just yummy! there are three restaurants spread over the whole city. the most beautiful one is quite a bit outside the city center, but it's worth the journey. they have an amazing inner courtyard, which is opened during the summertime. 

find it here: mariahilferstraße 103 [subway zieglergasse] + kahlenbergerstraße 1 [tram-stop nussdorfer platz]


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10. neni: it's an israeli restaurant with absolutely delicious food and supernice interior. one of their restaurants is at naschmarkt and spread over two floors. i prefer to go to "neni im zweiten" which is located on the ground floor of the new sofitel, close to schwedenplatz. i'd go for some hummus and pita bread as starter and a cheesecake as dessert. all the main courses are great - there's not just one i could recommend.

find it here: taborstraße 2 [subway schwedenplatz] + naschmarkt vienna [subway kettenbrückengasse]




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11. zweitbester: [=second best] "nowadays it's simply not enough to be the best." that's one of the greatest slogans i've heard in a while. this bar/restaurant opened about a year ago and offers great lunch menus every day and it's a wonderful place to hang out in the evenings and have a nice dinner or drinks with your friends. rough brick-walls and a concrete ceiling, wisely picked furniture and a wonderful restroom-vestibule, where you can hang out as well and have a chat.  [pics via]

find it here: heumühlgasse 2 [subway kettenbrückengasse]


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12. orlando di castello: it's quite a posh place, but i'm so in love with the interior. i found this place even before i moved to vienna in a book about restaurantdesign and ever since i wanted to visit this restaurant. they've got some wonderful little cakes and other sweet sins if you just wanna have a coffee, but they also offer some great menus for lunch. the next time i'll try out this wonderful little burger. since i saw it for the first time i fell in love with it. never saw one like this before. [pics via]

find it here: freyung 1 [subway herrengasse]


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13. brillantengrund: it's not a restaurant, where you can just drop in whenever you want to, but they offer great meals for lunch every day. it's located in the inner courtyard of the hotel am brillantengrund - and it's definitely one of the most beautiful places in vienna. rough walls, some great art pieces, a great mix of furniture, and they use some pages of different magazines and newspapers as place mats. such a great idea!

find it here: bandgasse 4 [subway zieglergasse]







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14. 
shanghai tan: this is probably the most amazing asian restaurant i've ever been to. you should go there in the evening, to experience the great atmosphere. it's super dark inside, the room is just illuminated with candles placed on every table and some small lanterns are hanging from the ceiling. the sushi is absolutely delicious, as well as the dumplings and the noodles. i could have eaten everything standing on the menu. if you don't mind the smoke, you should eat downstairs. there are lots of small "booths", where you can lie down and have your dinner more privately. amazing!

find it here: gumpendorfer straße 9 [subway museumsquartier]





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15. ra'mien: this thai restaurand is located right next door to shanghai tan. it's a big and really bright room with lots of long tables. ra'mien is really known for it's great food. you can find lots of different dishes, from tasty noodlesoups to yummy ricebowls, various starters, main dishes and desserts. in case you wanna have a drink afterwards, you can even find a huge bar downstairs.

find it here: gumpendorfer straße 9 [subway museumsquartier]


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16. spear: this place is perfect for you, if you wanna try out something different. all the dishes they serve are skewered on those small wooden sticks. it looks really funny and the food tastes really good. the only thing which i'm not completely convinced about is the interior. it's really minimalistic, what i actually like, but this place just feels kinda cold somehow. but perhaps that's different, when it's full with people?! they also offer a great big brunch on weekends. i'll try that very soon for sure.

find it here: neubaugasse 15 [subway neubaugasse]


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17. hotel daniel bakery: i love this place. the staff already kinda knows me, since i'm here super often.  almost like a second home. in the ground floor of the hotel, right next to the entrance and shop they have a big and amazing café/restaurant. i love the atmosphere. in the mornings a big breakfast buffet awaits you, as well as lots of homemade cakes and pastries. for lunch, dinner and all the time in between you can order à la carte. i can most warmly recommend the ham&cheese toast - it's the best i've ever had!

find it here: landstraßer gürtel 5 [train/tram-stop südbahnhof]


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18. if dogs run free: a bar, that opened a little less than a year ago. a small but really nice place in the neighbourhood of phil and ra'mien+shanghai tan. it's open from tuesday to sunday during the evenings. some time ago there was a fleamarket during daytime, so i had some time to sneak around when the lights were on. a really nice little bar with a modern, minimalistic but stunning interior. and you really should check out the toilets downstairs! [pics via]

find it here: gumpendorfer straße 10 [subway museumsquartier]


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19. strandbar herrmann: located right at the waterfront of the danube. a wonderful place to hang out during summertime and sip a cocktail with your feet in the sand. they also have a pavillon with a terrace, which you can rent for (private) events. during the world/european championship in soccer they usually mount a huge screen for public viewing.  [pics via]

find it here: treppelweg [subway schwedenplatz]


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20. tel aviv beach: it's kind of an addition to the neni restaurants during summertime. so you can expect some nice oriental food in a nice and stylish surrounding. it's all kept completely in white and wood, which looks really nice in summer. they have great cocktails and really cute barkeepers. watch out!

find it here: obere donaustraße 65 [subway schottenring]



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21. fluc wanne: this is by far my favourite club in vienna. it's kinda fucked up and a bit filthy, but that's exactly what i love so much about this place. it's an old pedestrian underpass. you walk down on the one side of the street - the club is exactly under the street and you walk through right to the other end, where there's a huge window on the street level, so you can see people taking their dogs for a walk in the early morning while you're still dancing. big love. [pic 1 via]

find it here: praterstern 5 [subway praterstern]


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22. pratersauna: this place used to be a sauna not too long time ago. now some guys transformed it into one of viennas most hyped nightclubs. they have lots of great djs every weekend and some of the best parties take place in there. they have a swimming pool outside, which you're not allowed to use during nighttime. during the summer they have the pool area open during daytime, so you can hang out there, swim and have a barbecue. [pics via]

find it here: waldsteingartenstraße 135 [subway praterstern / messe prater]


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23. morisson: this club has recently become one of my favourite adresses for my nightly activities. it's an old.. ähm... etablissement, where the girls used to do pole-dance and other stuff. you can still see the stages with the poles in some rooms. it's quite small and a bit fucked up as well, but i really like this place, cause you can find really cool people hanging out there most of the time. and the wallpapers full of naked people are the best ones i've ever seen! [pics via]

find it here: rechte wienzeile 2a [subway kettenbrückengasse]


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24. cafe leopold: there's the cafe on the one side, but if there's a bigger event, they also use the second room downstairs, which is already part of the museum during daytime. it's really nice and modern. cafe leopold offers a wide range of different parties, not all are what i'm looking for. but there are one or two events every month, which i really like a lot and where you can usually find me. club bande à part is actually my most favourite clubnight in vienna at the moment. [pics via]

find it here: museumsplatz 1 [subway museumsquartier / volkstheater]


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25. the loft: this place is split into three areas. there's a floor where you enter and then you can go down the stairs into the basement or up to an other level. i prefer only the cellar, the two other rooms are kinda weird, i'd say. the basement is really fucked up, the walls are full with scribbling, the ceiling is super low and if there's a good party it's super hot down there and really crowded.

find it here: lerchenfelder gürtel 37 [subway thaliastraße]


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26. feinkoch: it's one of the nicest grocery stores i've seen so far. and the concept behind the store is simple, but great. you enter the shop and choose a card with the dish you wanna cook. on the card you'll also find all the ingredients you need, so you can easily pick them together - and the best - all of them are already pre-portioned - so you'll always have just the right amount of everything. you pay, leave and then just follow the recipe at home and you'll have a delicious meal at the end of the day. [pics via]

find it here: theobaldgasse 14 [subway museumsquartier]


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27. joseph brot: joseph bakes the best bread in vienna. even though i'm sure it's even the best bread in entire austria. it's really tasty and the ingredients are just on the highest level. you can find the super stylish little shop right in the city center. you'll also get other homemade products, from marmelade over cookies to various milk products. "joseph - brot vom pheinsten." word. [pic 1 via]

find it here: naglergasse 9 [subway herrengasse]


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28. candy doc: take me to the candy shop... you can find the right emergency kit here to treat every illness, since candy causes a feeling of happiness and a good mood. filled in nice little bottles you can either buy a ready one or you can just grab whatever you want to and fill it into one of the "medicine" bottles yourself. a supernice and stylish candy shop just some meters away from museumsquartier. [pics via]

find it here: getreidemarkt 13 [subway museumsquartier]


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29. naschmarkt: you're looking for fresh vegetables or fruits, fresh fish or meat? then you might be right here. you can find whatever you may wanna like to eat at naschmarkt. the upper part, closer to karlsplatz is full of those market stalls, where you can buy fresh products, the part towards kettenbrückengasse is also full of restaurants and cafes. every saturday there's a huge fleamarket at the parking place. come early to grab some really nice antiques and weird stuff.

find it here: rechte + linke wienzeile [subway karlsplatz / kettenbrückengasse]



30. we bandits: i fell in love with we bandits when they had their first pop-up store nearly two years ago. they mostly offered amazing clothes from young asian designers, which you would never ever find elsewhere. now they have added some scandinavian designers to their stock, which makes it all a perfect mix. you can find accessories, shoes, wisely picked clothes and beautiful jewelry. i'm sure you'll find something that pleases you in there.

find it here: theobaldgasse 14 [subway museumsquartier]


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31. useabrand: a wonderful store right on the other side of the street from liebling. there's an amazing concept behind the shop. everyone can be a fashion designer. create a piece, upload it and win! if your design gets produced, you'll earn 5€ for each piece that's sold in store or online. wonderul interior and a vintage floor are just two additional reasons to love this place. come and stop by! [pics via]

find it here: zollergasse 15 [subway neubaugasse]


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32. common people: also one of my favourite shops in vienna. you can find lots of stuff from cheap monday in there, which is still one of my most beloved brands ever. you'll find accessories, tops and a huge range of jeans in a really nice surrounding. the staff is really helpful and you'll feel super comfortable in there.

find it here: kirchengasse 18/7 [subway neubaugasse] ...update 09/13: shop has closed. buhuhuu.


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33. impossible project space: you wanna buy an analog instant camera? there is no better place than the impossible shop. you can find everything your heart desires. the space is full of analog cameras, impossible film materials, books and accessories. once in a while they're also hosting workshops, where you can learn a lot about instant photography. [pic 1 via]

find it here: kaiserstraße 74 [subway westbahnhof]


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34. yoshis corner + gallery: there's a shop upstairs and an art gallery downstairs. if you're looking for a special gift for someone or a really funny accessorie for your home, i'm quite sure that you might find it in here. they also sell books and even some clothes and accessories. and if you're up for some art, you'll find some really funny and interesting pieces down in the basement.

find it here: wollzeile 17 [subway stubentor]


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35. hotel daniel: the hotel itself is really special, the atmosphere is very unique and the staff more than friendly. i don't know how you couldn't feel like home here. and hey, where else would you find a hammock in your sleeping room? the only thing i didn't like that much is, that there's a glass wall between the sleeping area and bath room. it's fine if you travel with your bf, but if i would have been there with... let's say my father... well... perhaps i wouldn't have showered for days. haha.

find it here: landstraßer gürtel 5 [train/tram-stop südbahnhof]


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36. hotel 25hours: the fifth and sixth floor in the building are a temporary home for several tourists.  the theme of the hotel is circus, so you can also find paintings and accessories in your room related to the manege. i loved it there and would come back anytime again. the blankets are just great and the bed supercomfy. if you're lucky, you'll get a room with an amazing view over the city. really recommendable!

find it here: lerchenfelderstraße 1-3 [subway: volkstheater]


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8 comments:

Sprechblase hat gesagt…

Ui wie super! Wenn das mit meinem Masterstudium in Wien klappt wird das erstmal alles ausprobiert.:D

youlikemyunicorn hat gesagt…

coole sachen.. aber wo ist denn das Cafe Europa und das Kunsthallencafe?

Ich freu mich schon wieder auf Frühling und dann ab auf den Naschmarkt <3

Kevin Beboso hat gesagt…

echt toller vienna guide!

Kirschblüte hat gesagt…

ohhh tolle idee - und so schöne places <3!
einige kenne und liebe ich auch, ein paar neue sind allerdings auch dabei, die ich mir ansehen werde, danke!

Anonym hat gesagt…

Großartig!!!

Lilly Rocket hat gesagt…

hmm... das cafe europa mag ich irgendwie einfach nicht. bin lieber eine tür weiter im liebling. ;)
und das kunsthallencafe hab zu exzessiv besucht, während ich an der tu studiert habe. haha.

Defereggental Lisa hat gesagt…

Hübsche Fotos! ich mag besonders die kleine niedlichen Läden und den Süßigkeitenladen. Die scheinen eine ganz urige Atmosphäre gehabt zu haben, sehr persönlich. In unserem Sporthotel in Österreich gab es auch einen Weinhändler, bei dem es ähnlich aussah wie bei dem kleinen Kaufmannsladen, sehr hübsch =) LG Lisa

Nina Finn hat gesagt…

Während meines Südtirol Urlaub konnte ich 2 Tage in Wien verbringen und habe mich sofort verliebt. Das Kunsthallencafé kann ich nur weiterempfehlen. Ich hoffe bald wieder da, die Nina!

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