Recommendations for a three-day trip to Vienna
The MuseumsQuartier (MQ) is one of the ten largest cultural quarters in the world. Located at the border of the old city in the former imperial stables, it combines institutions of different art fields, restaurants, cafés and shops in an area of over 640,000 square feet in a post-modern ambiance, a combination of baroque buildings and modern architecture.
The young fashion designers in Vienna have an unmistakable style. Thomas Kirchgrabner mixes a garish style with tradition. Lena Hoschek combines petticoats and traditional costumes with punk. Susanne Bisovsky tailors her extravagant collections from folkloric materials.
Many restaurants in Vienna place importance on natural and healthy food. This city is seeing a trend towards organic food with a modern flair and top quality.
The legendary café has been given a stylish makeover by famous British designer Sir Terence Conran. It still retains its popularity as a place to meet, and enjoy Viennese cuisine and excellent coffee.
In the immediate vicinity of Vienna's Naschmarkt, a small, but elegantly trendy area with interesting shops is being created on Kettenbrückengasse.
"phil" near Vienna’s Naschmarkt, offers pop culture and culinary delights in a stylish living-room atmosphere.
Two chic shops in Vienna’s 7th district fulfill a practical double function: at glanz & gloria and Wall, you can find original clothing and stop by for a new haircut into the bargain.
Kirchengasse offers a full-on shopping experience on a minimum of space. Not far from Vienna's shopping mile of Mariahilfer Straße, small shops present young fashion design and streetwear, rare sneakers and unusual items for children.
The new venue "Motto am Fluss" lies right on the Danube Canal at Schwedenplatz like a racy speedboat. Host Bernd Schlacher has created an extensive gastronomic landscape here on two levels.
In the heart of the bustling city center, in the nightlife area known as the "Bermuda Triangle", is one of the city's best cocktail bars - tucked away slightly on the first floor.
The Gürtel ring road is fast becoming the nerve center of Vienna’s nightlife. Old stagers Chelsea, B72 and Q [kju:] are being joined by a new music venues in the arches under the elevated subway.