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Warmly recommended: the Viennese hot spots

Strolling across the city's most beautiful Advent markets, snacking on hot chestnuts and skating on City Hall Square: the weeks around Christmas are among the year's most idyllic. Sometimes it can get really cold under the brightly shining Christmas decorations. That's when the hottest places in Vienna provide a remedy. We reveal where visitors can feel really warm in Vienna.

Breakfast by the open fire at Burggasse24

Burggasse24 is more than just an address: visitors here will find a trendy vintage shop and a café that also serves as an exhibition venue. Colorful oriental carpets and unusual pieces of furniture catch the eye the moment you step inside. What makes Burggasse24 one of the hottest places in Vienna is the crackling fireplace in the corner. You'll almost be tempted to grab a pair of 1980s balloon silk jogging pants from the vintage store and feel right at home on one of the couches. Unusual breakfast combinations such as bulgur porridge with coconut milk will warm you from the inside.

Tropical temperatures in the Butterfly House

If you fancy a spontaneous tropical vacation, then head for the Butterfly House in Vienna's Burggarten. It's not only cozy and warm here but also wonderfully colorful. Iridescent butterflies flutter gently through the tropical ambience – and for a few hours you can forget that freezing cold Vienna is waiting outside.

Swimming in style in the Amalienbad baths

Swimming up and down on the surface of the water on your back and dreaming of the sea: the Amalienbad makes it possible. In the Favoriten district of Vienna, the hot saunas and the warm water in the pools awaken your inner spirits. This Art Nouveau gem is not only one of the oldest baths in Vienna but also one of the most beautiful, thanks to its impressive architecture and the fine mosaics.

Fluffy and warm from the Knödelmanufaktur

Grandma makes the best dumplings? Perhaps. In any case, the second best are to be had at the Knödelmanufaktur dumpling factory in the 8th district. Because you can sample your way through everything from hearty dumplings, such as rocket and ham and chili and cheese, to sweet creations, such as a chestnut or nougat, until your stomach is as round as the dumpling itself.

It's crackling in the Brennpunkt. Heating Museum

The diverse cultural landscape is also abundantly evident on our list of the hottest places in Vienna: the Brennpunkt. Heating Museum presents old ovens, boiler systems and artistically designed radiators, and answers questions on the subject of heating that have probably never been asked before. That makes it unique in the world and definitely the hottest museum tip for cold days in Vienna.

Between desert and palms in Schönbrunn

Schönbrunn is also worth a trip in winter: because the Palm House and Desert Experience House in the palace park are among the most pleasant places in Vienna in winter. The Palm House in Schönbrunn palace park is the biggest and last of its kind in the whole of Europe. It is home to flora from different climatic zones – frost flowers are definitely not among them. Directly opposite, you'll feel like you're on a dune expedition in the authentic sand landscape of the Desert Experience House.

Aux Gazelles: bathing like in the Orient

The "hammam", the classic oriental steam bath is, if you will, the Orient Express of the bathing facilities. Vienna's best-known hammam is located in Aux Gazelles. Everyone can find their preferred level of heat in three different temperature zones. Apart from the bathing rooms, there's also a Salon de Thé, a Salon de Beauté and a bazaar. A whole bunch of possibilities, therefore, to turn your back on the cold outside for a couple of hours. It's sure to warm the heart of every icicle.

Burggasse 24

Burggasse 24, 1070 Wien
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The Butterfly House (Schmetterlinghaus)

Burggarten/Palmenhaus, 1010 Wien
  • Prices

    • Adults   €6,50
  • Opening times

    • daily, 10:00 - 15:45
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps ( Door  93  cm  wide )
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
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Amalienbad Pool

Reumannplatz 23, 1100 Wien
  • Opening times

    • Tu, 09:00 - 18:00
    • We, 09:00 - 21:30
    • Th, 07:00 - 21:30
    • Fr, 09:00 - 21:30
    • Sa, 07:00 - 20:00
    • Su, 07:00 - 18:00
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Knödelmanufaktur

Josefstädter Straße 89, 1080 Wien
  • Opening times

    • Mo, 11:00 - 20:00
    • Tu, 11:00 - 20:00
    • We, 11:00 - 20:00
    • Th, 11:00 - 20:00
    • Fr, 11:00 - 20:00
    • Sa, 12:00 - 18:00
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Palm House (Palmenhaus) in Schönbrunn Palace Gardens, entrance at Hietzinger Tor

Schlosspark Schönbrunn, 1130 Wien
  • Prices

  • Opening times

    • daily, 09:30 - 17:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • 1 Steps (Swinging doors   110  cm  wide )
      • Ramp 110  cm  long , 18  cm  high
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Tours for visitors with special needs on request (groups of more than 10).

    • Comments

      Floor quite moist in some places. Admission for escort free in some cases.

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Desert Experience House

Schönbrunner Schlossstraße, 1130 Wien
  • Prices

    • Adults   €4,00
    • Young people under 19   €2,50
    • Children   €0
    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: 1€ off
  • Opening times

    • May to September
      daily 9 a.m. - 6 pm., last admission 5:30 p.m.
    • October to April
      daily 9 a.m. - 5 pm., last admission 4:30 p.m.
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Automatic sliding doors )
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • Parking spaces for people with disabilities
        near Hietzing entrance, about 100 meters from building
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Tours for visitors with disabilities and special needs on request.

    • Comments

      Access to the exhibition rooms: no steps.

       

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Aux Gazelles

Rahlgasse 5, 1060 Wien
  • Opening times

    • Restaurant Tu - Sa, 11:30 - 00:00
    • Hammam & Salon de Beauté We - Sa, 12:00 - 20:00
    • Hammam & Brunch Su, 11:00 - 18:00
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