My 42-square-meter refuge is located in the heart of the Old Town in a narrow alleyway that intersects with the magnificent Am Graben pedestrian area. Built in the late Middle Ages, the house is one of the oldest in Vienna, with bowed inner corridors and beautiful old stone stairways. I almost feel like I’m in a small castle inside my apartment, and I therefore jokingly call it “my royal quarters”.
The inner city is Vienna’s 1st district and the old town center of Austria’s capital city. It is home to the most important attractions – including about 60 museums and 3 beautiful historic parks. Walking through the Old Town, you can really breathe in the history of Vienna, taking you back to the days when it was an Imperial & Royal metropolis of music, art, and diplomacy.
from € 179,-* per night
* Prices include 10 % VAT and exclude 3,2 % municipal tax.
Classical music and Vienna - two inseparable concepts! My love for both and an enthusiasm for the unique history of the city brought me to Vienna years ago. It has now become my second home and I spend as much time as possible in this charming and lovable town. Architecturally, Vienna is the backdrop for the great operas of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – full of magic, beauty, drama, and sophistication.
This building makes my heart beat faster! It’s where the world famous New Year’s Concert is played live by the Vienna Philharmonic on January 1st and broadcast across the world. Tours are also available from Monday to Friday.www.musikverein.at
The bone-in ham at the Kameel has been prepared for 50 years following a secret recipe and you can even get fresh cotton candy here! You might find something for your loved ones in the delicatessen shop, and don’t miss joining in the colorful goings-on at the bar. Closed on Sunday.www.kameel.at
This is where I like to have my morning “kleinen Braunen” (coffee with a little milk) and peruse the international newspapers – what a wonderful way to start the day! Please note – the café is a no-smoking establishment.www.cafegriensteidl.at
I love a long lie-in and breakfast in bed! But it’s just not the same without delicious bread and pastries from Joseph’s organic bakery.www.joseph.co.at
This boutique transports me back to the era of Rococo, when perfume was considered a unique expression of one’s personality. Beautiful and very exclusive.leparfum.at
If you’re a sweet tooth like myself, you’ll find it impossible to pass by this confectionary without stopping in. The sweet surprises are also a perfect gift for friends at home!www.altmann-kuehne.at
The Prückel is pure Vienna café house culture. You can enjoy live piano music here on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Right across the street from the Museum for Applied Arts.www.prueckel.at
The Künstlerhaus has been operated by a private artist’s association for more than 150 years and has a museum, gallery, cinema, and events space. Gustav Klimt was a member before making a break to follow a different path with the Secession.www.k-haus.at