Which Gelato in Vienna?

Neighborhood Stories


My favorite of my childhood was Zanoni. They still offer great ice-cream, but the place, even though it is so huge, it is so unbelievable packed with people in summer that you barely can breath. Vienna never had a lack of good ice-cream. Stores on every corner. Yet there opened so many new Gelaterias in the last years. Centuries it seemed to be an Italian domain and the red-white-green flag was kind of part of the interior. Suddenly there popped up Ice cream Stores and Bars with new concepts. First it was the colorful Frozen Yogurt hype. Good for me, as I like Yogurt most, but a good FroYo lives from the fresh and creative topics, which weren’t that fresh too often. 


Art project Euroart MuseumsQuartier Wien

Neighborhood Stories

Artproject courtyard MuseumsQuartier Wien

The 60th Eurovision Songcontest 2015 is history. What remains, after a week (actually for the viennese residents half a year) of Building Bridges and thousands of tourists more than usual, attracted from the oldest and biggest Contest, are

Zero Points for the hosting country and a shiny winner from the always friendly country Sweden.

Congrats one more time! Heroes from Mans Zelmerlöw was one of my top 3 from the beginning, too. Not because the sound is my cup of tea (it isn’t), but because I like the lyrics and the positiv and friendly openminded attitude. In short: Building Bridges. That’s what the contest is about for me. Life is going back to normal.

Short Citywalk Vienna: Palais Ferstel Passage and Kunstforum

Neighborhood Stories, Short City Walk


Whenever I have to run errands in the Freyung area, a short city walk between Hof – Kunstforum – Freyung – Ferstel Passage – Herrengasse is a Must. Having a coffee, buying some french stuff, like special salt for my salt collection (here) at the Épicerie fine & Bistrot Beaulieu or at Xocolat.

Dommayer. Coffeebreak in Hietzing

In Vienna, Neighborhood Stories

A short walk from the U4 Hietzing underground station and one of the entrances of Schönbrunn Palace, you will find a viennese coffeehouse gem.

Dommayer. Coffeebreak in Hietzing

The Café Dommayer.

Dommayer. Coffeebreak in Hietzing

Opened daily from 7AM to 10PM there are many opportunities you will find to enjoy your time here.

Dommayer. Coffeebreak in Hietzing

Be it a short break for a quick Espresso, a small Macaroon, which is called Laakrone here, or an extended breakfast with newspapers and magazines from all over the world. It is the viennese way to have all the news of the world for the price of a ‚cheap‘ cup of coffee. Different like in most cities: You can spend hours with just an small amount of 1-4 Euros.

Dommayer. Coffeebreak in Hietzing