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Best of Vienna: Zeitgeist recommends

From the best restaurants to the coolest things to do in Vienna – off the beaten path: the Zeitgeist staff have been chatting away and sharing their favorite recommendations for our guests.


Photovoltaic system on the roof

Pizza Riva

The Pizza Riva restaurants quickly make us forget that we are actually in Vienna and not in Italy. We find the Neapolitan pizzas there simply ingenious.

zB Favoritenstraße 4/6, 1040 Vienna

Adventmarkt, Karlskirche


If we can’t agree within the team, we go to Augenweide. There’s something for every taste, from steak to pasta to sushi, in a very stylish ambience.

Obere Donaustraße 97-99, 1020 Vienna


A place where everyone can be who they are. In a casual ambience with dishes for meat lovers to vegans.

Taborstraße 1-3, 1020 Vienna

free rental bikes

IKI Restaurant

Japanese specialties that make our zeitgeisty hearts beat faster: from sushi to beef tataki and ramen, the decision is hard every time.

Am Belvedere 1, 1100 Vienna

Zeitgeist Pergola Restaurant Hauptbahnhof

Lokal-Café-Bar Pergola

From classic Viennese cuisine to cool vegan specialties, our own restaurant scores with a zeitgeisty atmosphere and chill guest garden.

Sonnwendgasse 15, 1100 Vienna

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TIAN Restaurant/Bistro

The gourmet restaurant TIAN offers the vegetarian and vegan alternative, also organic. In our opinion, this is food for the soul, good conscience included.

Restaurant: Himmelpfortgasse 23, 1010 Vienna

Bistro: Schrankgasse 4, 1070 Vienna

Adventmarkt, Karlskirche

Door No.8

Not only indoors but also outdoors really cozy, the Door No. 8. Absolutely recommended: the cozy guest garden and the delicious steaks.

Neubaugasse 8, 1070 Vienna

Adventmarkt, Karlskirche

Beef & Glory

According to N.Y.. Strip Mediahouse on place 20 of the 101 best steak restaurants worldwide – and thus the best steakhouse in Austria! Steakhouse culture at the highest level. Here even the beef halves hang in refrigerators directly in the restaurant. For the meat lovers among us top!

Florianigasse 35, 1080 Vienna


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The Chapel Bar

Through a secret door and an original confessional you enter the Chapel Bar in the 15th district. The ‘faith community’ is surprised with really cool cocktails in a special ambience.

Haidmannsgasse 8, 1150 Vienna

Bar Hannelore

A giant tree under a large glass roof exudes winter garden flair in combination with living room chic. We are thrilled by the ambience and the great selection of cocktails and long drinks.

Dorotheergasse 6-8, 1010 Vienna

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Krypt Bar

Impressive and incredibly stylish, if you can find it. No signs, no signposts and yet there it is, the Krypt Bar. For us: an absolute insider tip!

Berggasse/Wasagasse, 1090 Vienna

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A little nightcap in a relaxed atmosphere? The wine organ in the 1st district is ideal for this. Also just cool that you can throw the nut shells directly on the floor.

Bäckerstraße 2, 1010 Vienna

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Rondell Café am Cobenzl

New life has been breathed into an old excursion destination. And with a special panoramic view over the city. Takes our breath away again and again.

Am Cobenzl 94, 1190 Vienna

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Planter's Club Bar

The American cocktails like to lure us to the Planter’s Club. We also love the rustic ambience there: Rum bottles as far as the eye can see. Cheers!

Zelinkagasse 4, 1010 Vienna

Fun & Excitement

Adventmarkt, Karlskirche

Lainzer Tiergarten

Lainzer Tiergarten is located in the eastern part of the Vienna Woods. From our point of view, it is so special because you are right in the middle of the action in both the plant and wild animal world. Watch out for the free-roaming wild boars!

Hermesstraße 78, 1130 Vienna

Adventmarkt, Karlskirche

Böhmischer Prater

For a trip with children, we recommend the Bohemian Prater. Unlike the Vienna Prater, it’s all about the little ones here. The kids will definitely love it there.

Laaer Wald 216, 1100 Vienna (Löwygrube Parking)

Botanischer Garten

From native flora to exotics like the Titan’s Root, the Botanical Garden serves as a habitat for wildlife, a place of research, and a place of wonder.

Rennweg 14, 1030 Vienna

Adventmarkt, Karlskirche

Museum der Illusionen

Straight, crooked & upside down: it can all happen at the Museum of Illusions, apparently. In our opinion, a really fun experience for in between.

Wallnerstraße 4, 1010 Vienna

Adventmarkt, Karlskirche

Climbing the Flak Tower

In any case, this is only something for the brave among us: Climbing the flak tower directly on the facade of the House of the Sea. If that’s too high for you, you’re better off looking at sea creatures. Note opening hours!

Fritz-Grünbaum-Platz 1, 1060 Vienna

MQ Mini Golf Sculpture Park

At the beginning of the Mariahilfer Strasse shopping mile, a special miniature golf course awaits in the heart of the city: contemporary culture can be actively experienced here.

Mariahilfer Strasse 1, 1070 Vienna

Adventmarkt, Karlskirche

3. Mann Tour

You don’t see that every day: Vienna from below. The 3rd Man Tour takes you to the original filming location of the movie of the same name in the Vienna sewers. Really cool! Attention: Tours do not take place in winter.

Karlsplatz-Girardipark, 1010 Vienna

Adventmarkt, Karlskirche

Shades Tours

Off the beaten tourist track, the Shades Tours guide visitors through the city on the topics of poverty, homelessness, flight and integration. And the authentic thing about it is: the guides are themselves affected. Absolute recommendation!

Adventmarkt, Karlskirche


Bouldering (climbing) combined with a cool bar ambience: for both the active and the chillers among us.

Maria-Lassnig-Strasse 18, 1100 Vienna

Adventmarkt, Karlskirche

Mystery Hunt

We have rarely solved puzzles in such a stylish ambience. We loved to go as a team on the tracks of the Sphinx in the Kunsthistorisches Museum. Reservation required in advance.

Maria-Theresien-Platz, 1010 Vienna

Stadtwanderweg Nr. 1

There are 12 Vienna city walking trails, but the 1st one is the most beautiful in our opinion. With magnificent views over Vienna, it goes 11 km through vineyards and wooded heights. Really impressive!

End of streetcar line D Beethovengang

Adventmarkt, Karlskirche

OstLicht galery

Exciting photo-vernissages in the former Anker Bread Factory. From David LaChapelle to Bryan Adams, several artists have exhibited their work here.

Absberggasse 27/3, 1100 Vienna

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Here comes Marlene

Marlene is rarely able to indulge her fondness for penguins while working at the reception desk. However, her warm nature often serves as an "icebreaker".

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