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5 tips for a perfect day in fall

1. A drink with a view: Am Roan

There are few better excursions during fall than a walk through Vienna’s vineyards. That walk becomes even more enjoyable when there is a destination at the end of it. The Häuserl am Roan has long been a well-known stop-off point for refreshments on Vienna’s Höhenstraße. Now a young couple has taken over the inn and reopened it as Am Roan. The renovation works have really paid off. The establishment offers first-rate Austrian and Viennese cuisine, much of it organic. The restaurant also offers an outstanding view of Vienna. Am Roan is one of the stops on City Trail 3, but can also be reached directly on the 43A bus.

2. Superstars of the art world in the Albertina

Michelangelo Buonarroti, Studies for the Libyan Sibyl, c. 1510/11
© bpk/The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Michelangelo’s detailed depictions of the human body were revolutionary. His ideal figure of the body influenced the artists of his time and continued to influence art into the 20th century. The “Michelangelo and Beyond” exhibition in the Albertina presents artists who have a connection to Michelangelo either by imitating, developing or vehemently rejecting his ideal. Works by Raphael, Dürer, Rembrandt, Rubens, Mengs, Batoni, Klimt and Schiele are on display alongside Michelangelo’s creations. A dazzling display of great works of art.

3. Sample the edible delights of the Vienna World’s Fair

The 150th anniversary of the Vienna World’s Fair is being marked this year. If you would like to find out what the food at the World’s Fair was like, you can stop by at the former K.u.K. Hoflieferanten Gerstner, the Purveyor to the Imperial and Royal Court. In 1873, Gerstner catered to guests in the Imperial Pavilion at the World’s Fair. Gerstner is celebrating the anniversary by creating a Rotunda cake (the Rotunda at the World’s Fair site was the largest domed building in the world at the time) and a dark cherry chocolate, an homage to Japanese cherry blossoms and the Japonisme that began with the World’s Fair.

4. Admire special architecture: Viertel Zwei

Office building in the 2nd district by an artificial lake
© Tobias Steinmaurer /

Viertel Zwei is an innovative district of Vienna with architecturally striking buildings. The area may seem a bit surreal, but it has been well thought out as a neighborhood for working and living in equal measure. Historic brick buildings, man-made lakes, lots of greenery and the adjacent trotting course create areas of tension, but taken as a whole they create a harmonious overall effect. Fall is the perfect time to explore this exciting neighborhood.

5. Round off the day in a cocktail bar

© Alex Bisanz

A perfect way to finish an autumn day in Vienna is to go to a cocktail bar. Vienna has a wealth of highly-recommended cocktail bars. An exciting newcomer on Vienna’s bar scene is Bar Pani. Marco Pani is one of the most famous bartenders in Vienna and this year he decided to open his own bar. His signature drink called Thai Massage is our recommendation – the special ingredient, chilli, really warms you up on colder fall evenings.


Albertinaplatz 1
1010 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: -10%

      Additional information on the offer:

      Standard ticket price: 18,90€ / Savings: 2€ off the daily valid sales price at the museum cash desk (special offers excluded)

  • Opening times

    • Mo, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Tu, 10:00 - 18:00
    • We, 10:00 - 21:00
    • Th, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Fr, 10:00 - 21:00
    • Sa, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Su, 10:00 - 18:00
    • on holidays, 10:00 - 18:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Double swinging doors190 cm wide)
    • Elevator available
      • Door 150 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Wheelchair rental (prior arrangement necessary: Tel. +43 1 534 83–540). Guided tours in sign language available (prior arrangement necessary: Tel. +43 1 534 83–540). Guided tours for blind people available as well as for people with slight to moderate dementia and their escorts (prior arrangement necessary: Tel. +43 1 534 83–540). Please inform Art Mediation department about wheelchair uses in advance. Reduced admission for persons with special needs

    • Comments

      Access to all exhibition rooms, to the restaurant / café and to the Shop: no steps. All rooms are wheelchair-accessible.

      Wheelchair-accessible restrooms on levels 1 and -1, restroom on level 1: door width: 90 cm, room dimensions: 180 x 110 cm.

Gerstner K. u. K. Hofzuckerbäcker Shop · Bar · Café-Restaurant

Kärntner Straße 51
1010 Vienna
  • Opening times

    • Shop daily, 08:00 - 22:00
    • Café-Bar 1. Stock / First Floor Mo - Sa, 11:30 - 22:00
    • Café-Bar 1. Stock / First Floor Su, 08:00 - 22:00
    • Café-Restaurant 2. Stock / 2nd Floor Mo - Sa, 08:00 - 20:00
    • Café-Restaurant 2. Stock / 2nd Floor Su, 11:00 - 20:00

Bar Pani

Roßauer Lände 41
1090 Vienna
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