While most guidebooks show you the amazing highlights of a city and great places to wine & dine, chances are that guidebook might not be exactly up to date anymore. To avoid the disappointment of standing before closed doors and to see what a city is really like, Spotted by Locals is a great tool for helping you along!
Todays focus is on Vienna. Spotted by Locals Vienna has six city loving locals that share their favorite spots and things to do in Vienna. From culture and parties, to snacking and relaxing. And when you're on the road, with no internet, their tips come to you through the iPhone App, in PDF and soon on your Android phone too.
Vienna is well know for its beautiful architecture, squares, churches and palaces. To these locals, Vienna is known for their favorite spots. We've given you a small selection of places they love to visit at the moment.
Cafe Latte (by Julia Heiligenbrunner)
Cafe Latte is an all day, any mood kind of place. It serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, cocktails and a great atmosphere!
"Now that it is summer time you can enjoy the very nice and quiet backyard, which can be accessed right off Neubaugasse, to the left of the bar’s entrance."Read more.
Copyright Julia Heiligenbrunner
Architekturzentrum Wien (by Diana Pereira)
"Due to the rich historical and contemporary architecture in Vienna a stopover in the Architecture center can be a good option to learn more about it."Read more.
Like we said, Vienna is well know for its rich and beautiful architecture, so if you want to know more this is a great place to be educated. And if all this educating makes you thirsty, for a drink or for more knowledge, there's a cafe and a library to quench these thirsts.
Copyright Diana Pereira
Zum Berger (by Diana Pereira)
While in Vienna, please do indulge in their wine!
"This neighbourhood is famous for its “Heuriger”. The word itself means “this year”. Heuriger are the typical Austrian wine taverns, where the winemakers serve their own productions from the most recent year." Read more.
They're not really restaurants, but do serve cold dishes, and their gardens or courtyards, Like Zum Berger has, are just beautiful!
Copyright Diana Pereira
Burgkino (by Sabrina Grohsebner)
While most people don't want to spend time in a cinema when visiting a city, because it takes away time to see the actual city. This is a very unique one that just breathes 'Vienna'!
"Burgkino has been enchanting me from the very beginning with its decent, authentic and a little bit old fashioned in- and exterior."Read more.
The subtitle to this article says it all! "A hidden jewel"
Amerlingbeisl has a top floor that features exhibitions and workshops. And a beautiful courtyard with pleasant waiters to cater to you for breakfast, lunch, dinner & cocktails!
Copyright Giambattista Pace
Hafenkneipe (by Linda Nepicks)
If the sun is doing it's summer job and showing its face, please do visit Vienna's beach bars along the Danube river. In particular Hafenkneipe!
"Where you can rest that weary head on the pillow of a deckchair while a river is floating by. And where you find a tiny snack stall-like bar, nice music, reasonably priced drinks, on some days good food, and a great urban-style view!"Read more.
Copyright Linda Nepicks
Kongressbad (by Diana Pereira)
Keeping in line with the previous spot, this one is a favorite of local Diana for when the sun is out.
"The large green area around the pools is awesome for relaxing or getting tanned in the city! [...] You can play beach volleyball and when you get hungry there is a restaurant where you get warm food or just French fries!" Read more.
Freiwilliger Durchgang (by Julia Heiligenbrunner)
These " [...] alleyways are now considered precious architectural heritage and therefore listed buildings."Read more.