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.