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Harley Davidson Parade Wien 2014

Grand Finale of the Harleydays 2014

Harley Davidson Parade Wien 2014

Sunday Noon. Wiener Ringstrasse (Vienna Ring Street). Everything is quiet and then you hear this distinctive sound. Lights appear from the far, and just like that the sleeping city turns into a celebration of Rock’N’Roll.

Harley Davidson Parade Wien 2014

Let the pictures speak for themselves.

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Thank you to Vienna Harleydays for such an unique Weekend. See you all back in 2015!

Save the Date: Vienna Harleydays July 17-19th 2015

Harley Davidson Parade Wien 2014

And maybe, who knows, I can drive my own next year! This would be the One, I am dreaming of:

Harley Davidson Parade Wien 2014

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Harley Davidson Parade Wien 2014all pictures mine. ©WindowsofVienna

 

Harley Days 2014

The Harleyfamily is back in town

Vienna Harley Days 2014

The one Festival I am looking forward every summer in Vienna, are definitely The Vienna Harley Days. This year the Event got bigger than ever at a unique location on Kaiserwiese (Emperors Meadow) in front of the Ferries Wheel at the number 1 touristattraction-location: Prater.

Vienna Harley Days 2014

If you are into the sound of Harley, this is a true MUST GO. Good mood, nice people and the smell of Rock’N’Roll. All surrounded by a parkway in shades of green from old trees.

Vienna Harley Days 2014

The weather couldn’t be more summery than this weekend and the party will go on until sunday.

Vienna Harley Days 2014

Motorcycle Fans from all over the world celebrate life and fun until the grand finale sunday noon, when the Harley Davidson bikers will setup on 11.30 am on the main avenue in Prater for the Big Harley Parade on the Ringstrasse, where  they will arrive at 1 PM.

Vienna Harley Days 2014

A fun event, which is best enjoyed in one of the street Cafés on the Ring Street.

Vienna Harley Days 2014

Until then we will enjoy the spirit of Harley entertained by Country, Blues and Rock’N’Roll Bands in the food zone andenjoy Live Shows. Even shopping at the various sale stands is a thing you should consider. You will find unexpected treasures, like I did. Believe it or not. I bought Scarves and Scarf-Accessoires!

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A true highlight: My first handcrafted Ruderides Scarf from California.

Vienna Harley Days 2014

Another thing I wanted to get my hands on for years: Coconut Shell Ties from Bali.  Truly simple but essential, if you wear Sarongs and Pareos, which I do at home or when on holidays all summer.

Vienna Harley Days 2014

See you there tonight!

Vienna Harley Days 2014

Vienna Harley Days
www.vienna-harley-days.at
Kaiserwiese – Prater
(public transport: U1 Praterstern)
18-20 July 2014
Sat 10 AM- midnight
Sun 10 AM- 6 PM

Vienna Harley Days 2014

Harley Davidson parade on the Ringstrasse: July, 20th 2014
Setup 11.30AM – Start on the Ring 1 PM

previous posts:
harley-davidson-parade-vienna-2014/
harley-davidson-parade-2013
the-sweet-sound-of-harleys-2013

find more pics from this weekend on Facebook and Instagram

Vienna Harley Days 2014

all pics mine ©VO – Windows of Vienna

Club Dinner at Albertina Passage

Delicious 4 course menu and saxophone sounds

Many restaurants come and go. Interesting concepts, which last, are rare these days. One that has to be pointed out as extraordinary – in my humble point of view – is the Dinner Club: Albertina Passage, a place, where luxury in terms of international standards is key. I wouldn’t know to recommend a better Dinner Club in the City.

Club Dinner at Albertina Passage

We celebrated recently the holiday start there and spent a wonderful evening for the umpteenth time. Well entertained we enjoyed the four course menu to the fullest . It is save to say, that the meals are even better than in the last years.

Club Dinner at Albertina Passage

The service staff is amazingly helpful and tries to fulfill every possible wish (well, you know what I mean – according to drinks and food).

Club Dinner at Albertina Passage

Albertina Passage
Opernring/Operngasse (next to Opera)
Tuesday -Saturday 6PM-4AM
Summer: Thursday -Saturday 6PM-4AM 

Club Dinner at Albertina Passage

And because we wanted to make sure that this will be a 100% non stress evening, we booked a Chauffeur for the first time. The traffic in Vienna has reached a level that you don’t enjoy driving anymore, plus: the cocktails are too good to not drink a few of them. Second reason: I don’t like viennese Taxis. To many inconvenient experiences. Booking a Chauffeur, who is waiting for me, was always something I wanted to try. I was surprised, that there is a service available in Vienna, that combines nice cars, very good drivers with blameless, unobtrusive behavior and, who actually know the route without explaining.

Club Dinner at Albertina Passage

I got a  promotional code from the Blacklane Chauffeur Service attached to my booking and want to share it with my readers:

 code: VIENBL99Z55

You will save 20% on your first ride with Blacklane! Have Fun in the Limousine and remember: Don’t drink and drive. Read more about the restaurant in my previous post: viennas-first-dinner-club (2012)

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A new Deli in the City

A new DELI in VIENNA

My mirror got a big bright smile to see, when I saw an Instagram pic by weibi.at this morning. One of my favorite restaurants/places to hang out, the Freiraum, opened a Deli Store last week.

A new DELI in VIENNA

I have no idea, why the Delikatessen stores (which actually means the same like Deli, as it is just the short form from the french term délicatesse – delicious things) from my childhood disappeared in Vienna, while in other countries one Deli concept after the other opened their doors. Just to mention my all time fav: Pret A Manger in England. Whitout Pret I wouldn’t know how to survive, when in London.

A new DELI in VIENNA

Lucky me, the freiraum.DELI is about a 5 minutes walk away from Westbahnhof City, where I have to change from the underground to the tram on a regular basis.

A new DELI in VIENNA

Fine, bottled water with herbs and fruits, smoothie popsicles,  freshly baked Pitas and small Cakes, like my little Cheesecake, I bought to take away for a late lunch in my garden.

A new DELI in VIENNA

So happy to share this news with you.  See you soon at

freiraum.DELI, Mariahilferstrasse 117 – Monday to Saturday from 8AM to 9 PM

A new DELI in VIENNA

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The Week in Vienna. The 4×4 Edition #02

The Week in Vienna #02 Summer Edition

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It`s been a busy offline Spring, and I collected a few recommendations for you in the meantime. Summer found it’s way to Vienna, and we are all happy to spend some time outdoors.

The Week in Vienna. My favorite Spots in Town

4 pictures for 4 categories each

The Week in Vienna. My favorite Spots in Town

Where to EAT?

  1. The minute the temperatures get higher you find people, who just want to sit inside. A Oldie but Goldie is Theatercafé (Linke Wienzeile 6) for this needs with very reasonable priced lunch offers (8-9 Euros) and a good selection of austrian wines for an after work chat.
  2.  I find myself wondering around Viennese Markets lately. One of my favorited spots at the moment: Meidlinger Markt in the 12th district with 2 new Cafés. ANNA is a little french Bistro with a small selection fine regional dishes and if you are lucky she offers you a french Gâteau Chocolat with Fleur de Sel. And just a few steps away you will find
  3. MILCHBART, which is quite the Hot Spot on the little market (Tue-Sat from 9 AM).
  4. And then there opened a small sensation in the City of white wine and Heurige. The first Heuriger, who only serves organic food and wine: Zum gschupft’n Ferdl (Windmühlgasse 20) in the charming Raimundhof, right next to my favorite Austrian avant-garde designer of all times: Kayiko which brings me right to

the Shops where I liked to BUY some little Extras for daily pleasures lately.

The Week in Vienna. My favorite Spots in Town

  1. I first recognized Stenders in Salzburg some years ago and was pleasantly  surprised that there is a shop on Tuchlauben in the first district, because I can’t get enough of the heavenly smelling natural products from Latvia.
  2. Karin van Vliet is not only one of the most booked Make-Up Artists, but has a girls dream shop with many little unique gifts for your BBF.
  3. Pop Shop (6, Stiegengasse 16) offers a fine little selection of danish household products in-between textile ropes and Vintage dresses.
  4. Right around the corner of Meidlinger Markt I found a lovely little shop, where you can book a workshop to make your own custom-made Etagere from old plates. I brought my own dishes from Spain and am so happy with my unique Tapas Etagere for summery evenings on the terrace made by Die Wohngestalterei (Reschgasse 6).

The Week in Vienna. My favorite Spots in Town

Where to GO?

My favorite spot in summer has always been Schönbrunn, which has much more to offer than the palace itself, like

The Week in Vienna. My favorite Spots in Town

  1. the 28-metre high Palm House from 1881, which was the last of its type to be constructed in continental Europe,
  2. or the World’s Oldest Zoo, which became one of the most modern educational centers for many nature and species conservation projects and the Best European Zoo in 2012. Unfortunately I didn’t see the newest attraction, the 1.700 qm large Ice bear World, yet. But this will definitley be my next stop on a free day soon.
  3. What I really love to do on hot summer days, is to drive to Laxenburg Castle in the south (easily reached from Wien Hauptbahnhof with Bus 566 in 30 min.) for a ride with a pedal boat on the lake.
  4. Another nice trip is the old town of Reichenau and the Rax Ropeway, where you can inhale some new energy in 1600 meters hight.

The Week in Vienna. My favorite Spots in Town

What to SEE next?

In summer I always recommend to take a casual walk around the City with a good ice-cream. Vienna’s architecture is so beautiful and you will find so many details on every corner.

  1. Opera
  2. House in Fleischmarkt/Griechengasse
  3. view over the city from St.Stephens Cathedral
  4. And, if the weather is not to your expectations choose one of the air-conditioned museums. I visited the 22.000m² large Technical Museum (14, Mariahilfer Straße 212) a few weeks ago with a nice group of viennese Instagramers (#igersvienna), and had an amazing guided tour organized by Energieleben and have to share a separate post about this event soon with you, because this museum is so special and something for every age and interest.

VIENNAforFREE Recommendation: After extensive renovation and restauration works, the opulent Art Nouveau Imperial Court Pavillion at Hietzing station from 1899 has been reopened to visitors, that Emperor Franz Joseph and his entourage used only twice for a trip on the former Stadtbahn (now U6 and parts of U4). A must see for Otto Wagner Fans and FREE entrance this weekend!

Hard Rock Cafe opening in Vienna Summer 2014

NEW in town: Probably one of the biggest tourist highlights in town, when it comes to international (fast) food: Hard Rock Café is opening a 700qm restaurant in Vienna, after a 10 year search for the right location in Rotenturmstrasse 25 (about 2 min. walk from Schwedenplatz), including a concert stage for austrian bands and a small garden area. I will sure visit the Café now and then for their amazing Caesars Salad.

Hard Rock Cafe opening in Vienna Summer 2014

Find a small glimpse in the video, how the Café will welcome their guests:

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Wishing you lots of fun at the Midsummer Partys!

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