Excursion to the Spittelberg:
the “village in the city of Vienna”

The Spittelberg is clearly one of the most beautiful parts of Vienna. It is the second largest pedestrian area in the city with many idyllic squares and lanes.

The numerous restaurants and small shops full of crafts offer a homelike atmosphere and are worth a visit when you come to Vienna. Far away from street noise and inner city stress you can relax here in the summer as well as in the winter and recharge your batteries under the big lime trees on the many park benches.While in summer, the Viennese stay here for a long time in the numerous guest gardens with a glass of wine and enjoy the warm nights, the Spittelberg in winter turns into the favourite Christmas market of Vienna.

And rightly so: The stalls and markets have plenty of regional and home-made food to offer and the atmosphere of the “village in Vienna” makes a visit simply unique and contemplative in the often stressful Christmas season. Especially tasty are the freshly prepared potato pancakes; Unfortunately, this is not an insider tip, because here you will be a good 15 minutes in line – but the wait is worth it!

The Inner City –
off the beaten track

Admittedly, in the 1st district it’s often busy, especially in the high season. Understandable, there are so many beautiful and impressive things to see! If you want to “catch your breath” and discover places off the beaten track, try our secret tips.

Directly behind the Sonnenfelsgasse Apartments, you will find the little hidden Fenstercafé (Window café). Nomen est omen: This adorable café is literally just a window and offers first-class take-away coffee at a top price (espresso: € 0,95).

If the St. Stephen’s Cathedral is too busy for you, you can find a great alternative hidden just around the corner: the church of St. Peter is inconspicuous from the outside, but at least as impressive as the landmark of Vienna – and that without tourist crowds. Here you can admire the ceiling frescoes and murals in peace.If you traditionally want to eat Austrian but do not get a seat at the Figlmüller or in the Plachutta, try the Kern’s Beisl or the Weibel’s Wirtshaus. Both are extremely popular with the real Viennese and offer great Austrian dishes at fair prices.