Hard Rock Café Wien

Hard Rock Cafe Vienna

Hard Rock Café Wien

Friday Night I saw a tweet from HRC Vienna, and it was clear, that we wouldn’t wait a week. Sunday evening was the perfect time for a family dinner.

Hard Rock Café Wien

We expected a full restaurant and where surprised that even the shop was fully packed like there would be offered something great for free. Thanks to our HRC-Rewards Membership (yes we are a #hrcfamily ;-) ), it didn’t take any longer than 5 minutes to get a beautiful table on the top floor.

Hard Rock Café Wien

We wouldn’t need a Menu, as everyone knew what he wanted to order. Me? Caesars Salad of course. The others? Burgers of course.

Hard Rock Café Wien

The Hard Rock Café staff was excited like hell, but super friendly. They even brought our drinks twice in all their excitement.

So here`s to Hard Rock Café and the perfect start in Vienna: Cheers! #thisishardrock

Hard Rock Café Wien

Everyone was super satisfied with drinks and meals and we couldn’t be more happy, that we have another family-dinner place to celebrate our private events.

Hard Rock Café Wien

It seemed that the Café had opened months ago, not 2 days ago. Every seat and table booked. Both Bars fully packed. What a start.

Hard Rock Café Wien

I felt a bit sorry for the service, that they didn’t have a minute to get used to their new working-place, but they did such a great job. Every table cleaned the second someone left and new guests on their way upstairs.

Hard Rock Café Wien

And then it was time for some souvenirs to remember the first weekend of Hard Rock Café in Vienna. T-Shirts for every family member :-)

Hard Rock Café Wien

Hard Rock Café Wien

Rotenturmstrasse 25

1010 Vienna

(2 min. walk from U4 station Schwedenplatz)

Hard Rock Café Wien

Coming back soon not only for some Vienna Pins, for my collection from 20 years of visiting around the world.

Hard Rock Café Wien

All pics ©windowsofvienna.com

see the YT-video by Hard Rock Café for more impressions:

The4x4Edition-Summer-02

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

The Week in Vienna #02 Summer Edition

Burggasse

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!

The-4×4-edition 2014 #01 Spring

Garten Tulln

What I found in Tulln for You

Halle

Last weekend I participated at a Craft Fair in Tulln, the “flower town” in Lower Austria. A small town around the corner of Vienna and a beautiful ride through meadows and fields along winding roads and a popular motorcycle route in summer and the birthplace of Egon Schiele.

Regional Shopping. Handcrafted Goods.

 

The Craft Fair took place in the middle of the beautiful area of the regional Garden Show. Of course you will find a little gem on every market. Let me share mine from last weekend.

Regional Shopping. Handcrafted Goods.

Besides labels from Vienna like Zoeca jewelry and the hand painted animal illustrations by Fuxherz, I met Regional Shopping. Handcrafted Goods.

Andreas and his lovely wife from Libertin. And am the proud owner of a custom made new belt. The real feature: an adjustable and hidden velcro fastener. The belts come in 4 colors and 3 widths; one for everyone. Already in love after 3 days of nonstop wearing.

Regional Shopping. Handcrafted Goods. Regional Shopping. Handcrafted Goods.

 

Find more pictures on my FB-Page: here

and some culinary highlights: here (german)

 

DIE GARTEN TULLN
Am Wasserpark 1
3430 Tulln

Regional Shopping. Handcrafted Goods.

 

Regional Shopping. Handcrafted Goods.