Vienna Austria December 2014

Best cocktail bars with the best ambience in Vienna

  • der dachboden loft @the 25hours hotel. I could not possibly describe this rooftop bar better than the  establishment itself :”It is surreal, surprising and sexy; a place that plays with fantasies and the exotic. Here, the lines between imagination, reality, space and time are blurred.” 
  • Das LOFT @Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom. Another stunning rooftop lounge/restaurant that an unbelievable view of Vienna and St Stephen’s Cathedral. For contemporary art lovers, LeLoft offers a colorful, illuminated ceiling by multimedia artist Pipilotti Rist. Certainly a top destination to experience the exclusive and extravagant side of Viennese charm.

Best place to experience a cup of traditional Viennese coffee

  • Café Schwarzenberg. It hosts Kaffeehausmusik (“Coffee House Music”) on several evenings during the week. Also, Josef Hoffmann, a famous architect, used to frequent this café.

Most beautiful parks in Vienna 

  • Stadtpark
  • Burggarten

Best Christmas Market:

  • Rathausplatz: Two words: pure magic!

Interesting facts I discovered in Vienna

  • Public transport by integrity: while Vienna has one of the finest public transport systems in Europe, there are no ticket barriers or inspections when entering public transit system.
  • My first cup of Glühwein and it’s wonderful! You would see everybody (literally everybody) enjoying a cup of this spiced mulled wine at Vienna’s well-known Christmas markets.
  • Viennese Coffee house culture: coffees in Vienna are always served with a glass of water. Also,  you would find most traditional Viennese cafés have a marble tabletop.

 

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