Food & Drink
Catch the buzz in vibrant Vienna
For the past twenty years the Vienna Jazz Festival hasreflected the city’s love for this quintessentially American form of music. To enjoy jazz in smart surroundings go to the Albertina Passage, found in the iconic Albertina Museum. The design is futuristic and the drinks menu is almost as impressive as the sound.
Albertina Plazt 1
Haus der Musik
Music is everywhere in Vienna, especially at the interactive House of Music. Here, sounds become visible as organ pipes can be walked on and visitors become virtual composers and conductors.
After a show or dance, people head out for a late dinner and drinks. The historic Sacher Hotel, opposite the Opera, should be at the top of your list. With imperial interiors and and a lively atmosphere this is the place to enjoy the famous Sacher-torte, an absolute must.
A slick hotspot combining striking design with Chinese and European cuisine, On Market has an extensive menu. The outside terrace is a popular spot for both brunch and lunch.
Linke Wienzeile 36
Among Vienna’s coolest markets, Naschmarkt is not one to pass by. Every Saturday a flea market with some 400 stands pops up, and it’s a great spot for treasure hunting. At Neni, food and drinks are combined with music, design, and modern art.
Imperial Palace (Hofburg)
Music is an integral part of The Spanish Riding School, which celebrates its 450th anniversary this year. It’s situated next to the home of the horse loving empress Sisi, whose former home, the Hofburg, has been turned into a museum illustrating the lavish lifestyle of Vienna’s monarchy. Every weekend, the famous white horses perform under the Hofburg’s chandeliers.
Vienna is famous for its many parks, including Burggarten, which is crammed an incredible variety of trees and flowers. Palmenhaus, next to the museum of butterflies, features a large outdoor terrace, popular for lunch.
Cafes: Sperl and Prueckel
There’s an entire culture built around Vienna’s coffee houses. Don’t miss Gumpendorer Str where you’ll find Café Sperl (opened in 1880), one of Vienna’s classic cafés. You can also find cool new design shops, as well as Vienna’s largest vendor of analogue music. The Café Prückel flaunts a suitably 50s retro style, with live piano music in the evenings.
Gumpendorfer Str. 11
Text: Camilla Alfthan
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Published: October 29, 2015