More Local Knowledge
Local knowledge is submitted by travellers and is based on personal experiences. This might include recommendations of places to eat or drink, things to see and do, local shopping areas, information about local customs and local tourism tips.
Eat and Drink
- Weinstadt Vienna/Alsergrund - Every Wednesday the wine bar organises a specific wine tasting. One can choose between many Austrian or international wines.
- The Highlander Vienna/Alsergrund - Offers own beer and a nice variety of dishes, including vegetarian dishes, at a small square. Might not be one of the cheapest in the cheap section, but definitely worth the price.
- Shiraz Vienna/Outer West - This is a small and pretty comfortable, rustic-style bar in the ''city railway bows''. You can smoke water pipes and listen to chill-out music. The owner, a Persian, socialises with all his customers. The bar has a special atmosphere and fair prices. It is a good place to relax.
- The Sign Vienna/Alsergrund - This lounge bar serves experimental cocktails by trained keepers. The cocktails are very laboriously mixed. Very friendly service. From the outside the bar is almost not noticeable, but elongates towards the interior. The card offers many creative choices plus one gets ask for interesting local advices by the waiter. Cocktails marked with the asterisk are served in special bowls during the week.
- Good Morning Vietnam Vienna/Alsergrund - Vietnamese authentic restaurant serving refined food.
See and Do
- Schubert Geburtshaus Vienna/Alsergrund - Franz Schubert was born in a small apartment in this house in 1797. The top floor displays documents relating to the composer's life and work, while other rooms display paintings by the Austrian writer Adalbert Stifter.
- Volksoper Vienna/Alsergrund - Stages operettas, classical musicals, and ballet productions.
- St. Johannes Nepomuk Kapelle Vienna/Alsergrund - Designed by Otto Wagner between 1893 bis 1897, this is the architect's first religious structure and served as a model for his later ''Kirche am Steinhof''.
- WUK Vienna/Alsergrund - WUK is a 12000-square-metre space of culture, workshops, and social gathering. The cultural center regularly hosts concerts. The place got squatted in the early 70ies and offers these days room for different cultural initiatives including rehearsal rooms, photographer black rooms or a bike repair center.
- Spittelau Waste Incineration Plant Vienna/Alsergrund - A waste incinerator may not be the usual item to attract a visitor's attention, but after the Viennese painter/architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser restyled the plant's fa?ade in 1989 (following a fire in 1987), it has become a surprisingly photogenic fixture in the cityscape. [http://www.wienenergie.at/eportal/ep/channelView.do/pageTypeId/19108/channelId/-28030 Guided tours] are offered (in German only) for visitors wanting to gain more insight into Vienna's waste, recycling, and disposal systems; however it is possible to appreciate the exterior of the plant from many locations in the city.
- Confiserie zum S??en Eck - The Zuckerlgesch?ft sells 70 different types of licorice, several bitter chocolates and many typical Austrian sweets like the Zotter handmade chocolate or the Badener Kaffeebonbons.
- B?ckerei Fadak - Recommended is the Vollkorn-Fladenbrot.
- Hannovermarkt - When looking for a real food market, check out the Hannovermarkt. It has much stalls for fruit, vegetables, meat and fish - mostly run by migrants - and the purist will not be bothered by hipster-caf?s.
- Curry me home - The place sells curry and salt in all variants.
- Tankai - The shop sells hand made purses and bags (mostly made out of high-quality leather).