Where to drink in Vienna: Kleinod Galerie Bar

The Location: marble, leather and a big chandelier which enlightens the antique ceiling fresco and Pineapple Onyx tables in the corner of a 850 years old gothic building, the Deutschordenshaus (The Teutonic Order), where Mozart and Brahms lived for a period of their lives. The drinks: Kleinod Collins, Wasabi Martini, Gin Basil Smash, Earl Grey Fizz or Oriental Hugo are what you will find among others at the Kleinod.


Which Gelato in Vienna?

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... Weiterlesen →

Hanslteich. Summer Escape in the City

Some things stay the same, some things grow bigger and better. Hanslteich has been one of my favorite places for more than 20 years. A little pond in-between the woods of the Neuwaldegg area. A restaurant update (2012: here, 2013: here) and one of my top summer highlights to escape the heat and enjoy nature, while... Weiterlesen →

Art project Euroart 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... Weiterlesen →


In german we call them Schneerose = Snow rose. I like the term, but Christmas rose is fine too, even if I never so a bloom in my garden during Christmastime. Enjoy the upcoming spring and go for a Short Walk. We are blessed to have so many parks in Vienna. This is the right weekend for a Spring walk, I promise!

Dommayer. Coffeebreak in Hietzing

A short walk from the U4 Hietzing underground station and one of the entrances of Schönbrunn Palace, you will find a viennese coffeehouse gem. The Café Dommayer. Opened daily from 7AM to 10PM there are many opportunities you will find to enjoy your time here. Be it a short break for a quick Espresso, a... Weiterlesen →

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