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Hidden Places

Tips Vienna - discover the unknown side of the city, part 2

Karlskirche Panoramaterrasse

It is our passion to keep discovering and trying out new places - this is how we always get to know Vienna in a different way! We are passing on our top tips exclusively to you, so that you can get to know and love the secret places in Vienna. We hope you enjoy browsing, discovering and trying things out off the beaten track in our favorite city of Vienna.

Weingarten Josefstadt – a “Heuriger” in the middle of Vienna

Hidden in the Piaristengasse is the wine tavern in the middle of Vienna, the Weingarten Josefstadt. This hidden place in Vienna convinces with a green, cool inner courtyard and the rural atmosphere.

Anyone sitting here in the middle of the guest garden might think they have landed in a small village - far away from the hectic capital. In fact, the Weingarten in der Josefstadt is located in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the 8th district and is quite inconspicuous, only a small lantern at the entrance gives an indication of what is hidden behind it.

Our tip is to come early and enjoy the down-to-earth home cooking, because the place closes already at ten!

Weinstube Josefstadt Wien

ESSE – Tuscany in Vienna

The next holiday is still far away, but are you ready for a time out? Let yourself be taken to a place in the middle of Vienna that feels like you are in Tuscany.

A terracotta-colored stone house, a refreshing fountain and a cool, shady garden - if you don't know better, you might think you're in a small Italian village. In any case, the wine tastes just as good. This hidden place in Vienna is located on Wildgrubgasse in the middle of the vineyards, so you don't have to go far to your next holiday destination.

Our tip for everyone who is hungry for a holiday: switch off your mobile phone or leave it at home so that you can really relax.

ESSE Toskana in Wien

Schuhmacher Scheer – luxury for your feet

Experience traditional craftsmanship up close at the shoemaker Scheer in the heart of the city. This secret place in Vienna is a true treasure of shoemaking. The Scheer family business looks back on a 200 year old tradition and is currently managed by Markus Scheer, who took over the company from his grandfather.

Custom-made shoes with a love of detail and a timeless design - that's what the Scheer brand stands for. Immerse yourself in the world of shoemaking and the old tradition with a visit to the workshop.

If you want to treat yourself to something very special, you can have a pair made to measure, with a waiting period of 6 months and a steep price starting at € 5,000.

Scheer Wien

Panorama terrace of the Karlskirche - wonderful view

Impressive art history, historic walls and an impressive view - did you know that the Karlskirche has all this to offer? For the admission price of €9.50 you can not only admire the church from the inside, but also the magnificent treasury, the faithful model of the church, the organ gallery and - a real highlight - the panorama terrace.

Inside the church you can use the built-in lift to marvel at frescoes up close and admire every single brushstroke for yourself. Stepping onto the terrace on the roof of the church opens up a wide view of the city, including St. Stephen's Cathedral. This is definitely one of Vienna's underestimated insider tips that is worth discovering.

Karlskirche Panoramaterrasse

Schlumberger Escape Room - high tension in the wine cellar

On the search for the secret Schlumberger recipe you have to solve tricky puzzles with your friends and combine them in a clever way. One hour must suffice to find the lost recipe at this secret location in Vienna and thus secure the supply of Schlumberger sparkling wine. This experience not only guarantees high tension, but also demands the highest level of concentration. Whoever was successful definitely deserves a glass of sparkling wine!

Escape Room Schlumberger

Hidden Gems – our insider tips for your city

Secret places, enchanted squares and hidden gems in Vienna are listed behind our top tips for Vienna. Discover Vienna in a different way and experience something new in the well-known city! If you can't get enough, we recommend one of our experiences to discover Vienna off the beaten track.