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Hidden Places

Tips Vienna - discover the unknown side of the city, part 1

MQ Libelle Wien

Does it happen to you that you always end up in the same place that you already know inside out? Then it's time for something new! We searched for and found unknown and secret places in Vienna - here you will find our self-tested top selection of hidden places and bars in Vienna that you certainly don't know yet. We hope you enjoy discovering Vienna at second glance!

Tichy Ice Cream Parlor side entrance - avoid long lines!

Who doesn't love ot? The well-known ice apricot dumplings from Tichy in the 10th district. Too annoying that in the Tichy ice cream shop a long queue of ice cream hungry people forms and it becomes impossible to get through.

We have a Viennese insider tip for everyone who finds the waiting time too long: Right next door there is an unknown side entrance called "Palais de Glace". The same ice cream is served there and the famous ice apricot dumplings can be enjoyed either on site or to take away. This is definitely a secret place in Vienna worth knowing!

Tichy Geheimtipp

Champagne brunch – exclusive indulgence

An important occasion calls for an exclusive location, and the Palais Coburg offers that. The champagne brunch with exquisite delicacies and - as the name suggests - lots of champagne is the ideal setting for special celebrations.

We recommend this Viennese insider tip for couples celebrating their wedding anniversary, a special date or simply to celebrate a personal success. Incidentally, you can only book the champagne brunch on request, without a reservation you cannot enjoy this exclusive experience.

Champagner Brunch Palais Coburg

Schönbrunn vineyard – in the middle of the countryside

An old tradition is rediscovered, viticulture in Schönbrunn Palace Park. At the time of Maria Theresa in the 18th century, there was a vineyard called "Liesenpfennig" in front of the orangery, directly in front of the summer palace of the Habsburgs. The place fell into oblivion until dedicated winegrowers replanted it in 2009. The tradition of the Viennese Mixed Set is continued and revived in this secret place in Vienna. You can buy the fine wine at an annual auction, the profit go to the SOS Children's Village.

Weingarten in Schönbrunn Wien

Café Dorotheum – tradition on the 2nd floor

The traditional Viennese café Dorotheum is located in the middle of the city center, but since it on the 2. floow enthroned above Dorotheergasse, it is nevertheless one of the hidden places in Vienna. The magnificent interior is reminiscent of the Fin de Siècle in Vienna, when art, culture and science experienced their heyday. Intellectuals cavorted here and discussed explosive topics of their time - and this atmosphere still has an impact today.

We recommend taking the time to browse through one of the available daily newspapers and ponder the world. This works best with a cup of coffee, of which there are 27 varieties in 2 roasts. Enjoy your time out at Café Dorotheum!

Dorotheum Café Wien

MQ Libelle – enjoy the view

A real Viennese insider tip for the best view of the city is the Libelle in the Museum Quarter. Next to the entrance to the Leopold Museum is the elevator, which you can use to enjoy the terrace with a view over Vienna. From Leopoldsberg to Stephansdom the view is simply unique and worth a visit.

Our tip: If you don't want to consume anything, you can visit the terrace for free and marvel at the view. If you want, you can get a drink at the Libelle bar and enjoy it in the garden. A detour is especially worthwhile at sunset!

MQ Libelle Wien

Vienna with twist – our insider tips for your city

Just when you think you know the city inside out, we'll take you to off-the-beaten-track paths and to the unknown places of Vienna. Hidden Viennese pubs or forgotten places are what inspires us about Vienna. We try our tips ourselves, so you can trust the recommendations and have a great time whist trying something brand new. We wish you lots of enjoyment in discovering and experiencing Vienna at second glance.