This is the best beer I’ve tasted in Austria so far. Yummm!! Happy Saturday!
I need to check this one out…. 🙂
Some great pictures from Schwedenplatz from a fellow Vienna blogger 🙂
Wanna go to the Canaries but can’t afford it? Here’s a tip: take a trip to Sunken City. It’s between Donauinsel and Kaisermühlen on the U1 line, and you’ll feel like you’re in a resort holiday place. It’s not all bad though, I’ll vouch for that. Sitting by the river sipping a drink… could be much worse!!
The days are just so warm and beautiful this week! This piece of graffiti caught my eye as I was cycling home past Schwedenplatz yesterday afternoon. It’s a picture of the Danube Canal monster… one of the nice pieces on the canal I think. There is so much shit being sprayed on the sides there nowadays… almost as if the people have lost their will to produce nice stuff.
We recently walked past this very interesting piece of street art in Vienna’s 6th district. To keep it in its current context, I did not remove the campaign posters for the upcoming European Parliament elections from the photo. As always, the right wingers’ posters are a particular eyesore with their nonsensical slogans visually screaming at you from every corner of the city.
Ok…. so it might not be that easy to see, but this is the part of town that holds Chinatown. Basically it’s just because there is a high concentration of Asian supermarkets, restaurants and shops, and some of them have chinese letters on their signs. Just up ahead is Naschmarkt. So, not quite as happening as other Chinatowns around the world, but there you have it!
Not actually a brewery, but they do order a specially made beer from Ottakring. We tried it yesterday for some pub food, and it was Awesome. Good wedges! That’s almost hard to come by in Vienna. I had a nice burger, my love had a Columbus pfandl..both were yummy. Can recommend!
It’s in the 10th district at Columbusplatz.
Palmenhaus in Burggarten is an interesting place to go to have a coffee and some cake, or a small meal. It might be a little more expensive than elsewhere, but it’s still not so expensive that it’ll totally rip you off.
According to the web site the history of the cafe and surrounding space is:
In 1822 a 128 meter long greenhouse was erected, in the Hofburg palace gardens, incorporating part of the old city wall. In 1901 the architect Friedrich Ohman was comissioned to build the splendid Jugendstil palmhouse which stands on the site today, which replaced the original structure. It took five years to build Ohmans creation, which is now a major tourist attraction in its own right. It is perhaps the most beautiful Jugendstil greenhouse ever built. By 1988 the building had fallen into disrepair and was closed to the public. Ten years and $17m later the refurbished building was reopened to the public.The 2050 sqm. building houses plants used to decorate official functions, one of Viennas most popular restaurants and of course the tropical butterfly house.
It’ still a little bit cold to sit outside, but it’s getting there! 🙂
Seems that what is most important to Anarchists is to smear public spaces with their symbols and junk, like here where they’ve thrown paint all over Karlskirche. I kind of find it ironic that they argue that society would work without a structure of governance, but then they show again and again with their actions that we really need the police and government. I hope the bastards that did this got caught. It’s just so unnecessary. This just goes on a long list of city-life that I’m struggling with these days… People in cities can be so cold-hearted and inconsiderate, because they’re just one in the crowd. Maybe I’m getting old..
A really good place for some refreshments this arvo. Having visitors is great for getting out and about in the city, and today we found ourselves in need of feeding and watering when we were close to the Museumsquartier. Rather than trying to find a reasonable place around Hofburg, we decided to head to MQ. This cafe is nice, fairly ok priced (though not budget), and had nice teas and other beverages. I was also fascinated by the little dollhouse displays on the wall – super cute!
Something worthwhile sharing 🙂