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Itinerary - Discover Vienna's Neighborhoods

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We have put together an exciting half-day program for four special neighbourhoods within walking distance of the city center. This itinerary is well-suited for anyone wanting to get to know the authentic and multifaceted life of Vienna's neighborhoods, in addition to the city's classic sights.

Karmeliterviertel

Gusshausviertel and Freihausviertel

Servitenviertel

Map of four neighborhoods in Vienna
© WienTourismus/Erli Grünzweil

You can learn about the other neighborhoods on our Grätzel landing page.

Karmeliterviertel

Karmeliterviertel, a neighborhood where Jewish history can be felt all around, is just a short walk from Schwedenplatz and the Danube Canal.

The Karmeliter market (Karmelitermarkt), Europe's first energy self-sufficient market with its own photovoltaic system, is located right in the center of the district. With fruit, vegetable, and flower stalls, numerous vibrant restaurants and cafés, as well as a farmer's market every Friday and Saturday, there is a lot to enjoy throughout the neighborhood.

Augarten is a beautiful baroque garden that invites you to take a walk or have a picnic amid its picturesque landscapes and expansive allées. Augarten is also home to the Augarten Porcelain Manufactory where you can immerse yourself in the fascinating world of Viennese porcelain. Whether visiting the museum or taking a guided tour, there are many treasures to behold about this special material and the people who create, use, and collect it.

The Vienna Boys' Choir inspires concert audiences all around the world and is regarded as Vienna's youngest ambassador. They perform regularly in their own concert hall "MuTh".
 

Restaurant tips:
Fish and seafood play a central role on the menu at the stylish Restaurant Spelunke on the Danube Canal. At Karmelitermarkt, Tewa serves oriental-Mediterranean organic cuisine, while Zimmer37 is a delicatessen and restaurant all-in-one. Just a few streets away, Skopik & Lohn impresses with its cool interior, small dishes, and great cocktails. Restaurant Sperling is located directly in Augarten and offers long-established dishes ranging from schnitzel to steak to fresh Buchteln. For coffee and cake, Fett+Zucker's cozy ambiance and charming vintage furniture is the place to go.

Gusshausviertel and Freihausviertel

Touring the adjacent Gusshausviertel and Freihausviertel districts is best started from Karlsplatz in the city center. Located directly behind Karlskirche (the Church of St. Charles), one of Vienna's renowned landmarks due to its huge green dome, you effortlessly arrive at the junction of two districts - both with so much to offer including world-class museums, modern galleries, trendy stores, and culinary highlights.

Since reopening in 2023, the Wien Museum displays a completely renovated and ultra-modern cultural center right at Karlsplatz. It documents the fascinating history of Vienna from its early years to the present day. The permanent exhibition is accessible free of charge.

The Third Man Museum is an absolute must do for film buffs and anyone who wants to learn more about Vienna's post-war history. The museum has an incredible 2,500 original exhibit,s including scripts, posters, film cameras, and projectors. The film's background and genesis are explained in a detailed and exciting way.

Schleifmühlgasse is the heart of the Freihausviertel district. In addition to its trendy stores, the lively street is also home to stylish bars and galleries. The colorful collection of stores - from fashion to furniture to culinary delights - entices a little shopping spree.
 
Restaurant tips:
Café Anzengruber is a hotspot for schnitzel fans in Vienna. If you're craving homemade cakes, visit the intergenerational café Vollpension on Schleifmühlgasse - a cozy locale that reminds you of grandma's living room where senior citizens show off their baking skills. Traditional Viennese cuisine is served at the family restaurant Buchecker & Sohn and at Gasthaus Ubl. In the garden of Palais Erzherzog Carl Ludwig, the Carl Ludwig Café has a a wonderful terrace with colorful chairs, serving specialty coffee and sweet treats.

Servitenviertel

The unique French flair of the picturesque Servitenviertel is located around the corner from the Sigmund Freud Museum. Servitengasse, located in the center of the district, showcases well-maintained historic houses and provides a wonderful view. The numerous gardens and charming restaurants invite you to take your time and take it all in.

If you want to follow in Sigmund Freud's footsteps, head to Berggasse 19 in the Servitenviertel. There you can visit where the founder of psychoanalysis lived and worked for nearly 50 years. Today, the house is home to a fantastic museum that provides access to all of Freud's private spaces and tells the origin story of psychoanalysis.

The Liechtenstein Garden Palace is a magnificent baroque palace with beautiful gardens. The palace is home to an extraordinary private art collection - from Rubens and Raphael to Rembrandt - and can be visited as part of a guided tour (registration required!). Located right next to the Garden Palace is the Strudlhof Staircase. The famous staircase was built in 1910 and is well worth a visit to see its curved steps and green railings in the beautiful Viennese Art Nouveau style.

The oldest surviving Jewish cemetery in Austria is located in the inner courtyard of a retirement home on Seegasse. Centuries-old gravestones were discovered here in 2013 as part of renovation work. From the balcony of the retirement home, visitors can look out on the historically unique cemetery whose history dates back to the middle of the 16th century.
 
Restaurant tips:
The French bistro La Mercerie on Porzellangasse serves éclairs, tarts, and French favorites such as quiche lorraine. The in-house bakery also prepares fresh croissants and baguettes every day for its guests. Just opposite, Plain serves healthy soul food with a large selection of vegan dishes. Good pub food can be found on Berggasse: Zum Roten Bären and Rebhuhn, which both serve traditional Viennese cuisine. Pramerl & the Wolf, a culinary highlight which has been awarded a Guide Michelin Star, services radically modern Viennese cuisine in a cozy atmosphere with an old wooden bar and wood-panelled walls. There are only a few tables so be sure to book early!

Karmeliterviertel

Karmeliterplatz
1020 Vienna

Karmelitermarkt

Krummbaumgasse / Leopoldsgasse / Haidgasse
1020 Vienna

Augarten Porcelain Manufactory

Obere Augartenstraße 1
1020 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Benefits of the Vienna City Card: -25%

      Additional information on the offer:

      Museum entrance fee with Vienna City Card: 6€ instead of 8€ /

      Entrance fee manufactory tour with Vienna City Card: 19€ instead of 21€

  • Opening times

    • Mo - Sa, 10:00 - 17:00
  • Guided tours

    • Guided Tours in German (English on demand)

      Mo, Tue and Thu 10.15 a.m. and 11.30 a.m.
      Thu also 14.00 p.m. and 15.30 p.m.

      Please register in advance for the guided tours (e-mail to wien2@augarten.at or phone +43 1 211 24-200).

  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Double swinging doors )
    • Elevator available
      • Door 120 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.

MuTh – Concert Hall of the Vienna Boys Choir

Am Augartenspitz 1
1020 Vienna
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Double swinging doors 180 cm wide)
        über Rampe
      • Ramp 600 cm long , 150 cm wide , 30 cm high
    • Elevator available
      • Door 90 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • 4 Wheelchair spaces available (in orchestra on right, row 12)
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.

Spelunke

Taborstraße 1
1020 Vienna
  • Opening times

    • Mo - Th, 09:00 - 02:00
    • Fr, 09:00 - 04:00
    • Sa, 10:00 - 04:00

Tewa Karmelitermarkt

Karmelitermarkt, Stand 25-29
1020 Vienna

Zimmer37 Haidacher

Karmelitermarkt 37-39
1020 Vienna

Skopik & Lohn

Leopoldsgasse 17
1020 Vienna

Sperling in the Augarten

Obere Augartenstraße 1
Haupteingang Augarten/Main Entrance Augarten
1020 Vienna
  • Opening times

    • Tu - Sa, 09:00 - 22:00
    • Su, 09:00 - 18:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Swinging doors )
        Ground level, also the terrace is accessible without barriers.
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Comments

      40 free parking spaces in front of the door (no designated handicapped parking spaces)

Fett+Zucker

Hollandstraße 16
1020 Vienna
  • Opening times

    • Mo, 13:00 - 20:00
    • Th - Fr, 13:00 - 20:00
    • Sa - Su, 11:00 - 20:00
    • on holidays, 11:00 - 20:00

Gußhausviertel

Gußhausstraße
1040 Vienna

Freihausviertel

Schleifmühlgasse
1040 Vienna
  • Opening times

      • 07/15/2024 16:00 - 01:00
      • 07/16/2024 16:00 - 01:00
      • 07/17/2024 16:00 - 01:00
      • 07/18/2024 16:00 - 01:00
      • 07/19/2024 16:00 - 01:00

Wien Museum Karlsplatz

Karlsplatz 8
1040 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Benefits of the Vienna City Card: -25%

      Additional information on the offer:

      Discount valid on special exhibitions
      Standard ticket price: 12€ or 8€ (depending on the exhibition) / reduced ticket price: 10€ or 6€

      Tickets available online and on site

      Please book here to get your Vienna City Card discount:

  • Prices

    • The permanent exhibition is accessible free of charge. Free admission to the special exhibitions on the upper floor for all under 19 and every first Sunday of the month.
  • Opening times

    • Tu, 09:00 - 18:00
    • We, 09:00 - 18:00
    • Th, 09:00 - 21:00
    • Fr, 09:00 - 18:00
    • Sa, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Su, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Closed on January 1; May, 1 and December, 25.

  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • Parking spaces for people with disabilities
        Maderstrasse 2 (directly behind the museum) and Resselgasse 2
    • Elevator available
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Wheelchair for rental, seats available. Guided tours in simple language, Austrian sign language, multi-sensory tours (e.g. touch, smell, hearing, sight) and slow tours.

    • Comments

      All areas of the Wien Museum on Karlsplatz are accessible without steps and with a tactile floor guidance system.

      Touch stations, overview plans, signposts and door signs are labeled in Braille and in tactile normal writing.


Third Man Museum (Dritte Mann Museum)

Pressgasse 25
1040 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Benefits of the Vienna City Card: -18%

      Special Offer:

      Original cult museum poster (50x70cm) on request

      Additional information on the offer:

      Standard ticket price: 11 € / Savings: 2 €

  • Opening times

    • for individual visitors Sa, 14:00 - 18:00
    • Weekday tours available, check online for details

  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • 11 Steps (Swinging doors 90 cm wide)
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed

Schleifmühlgasse

Schleifmühlgasse
1040 Wien

Café Anzengruber

Schleifmühlgasse 19
1040 Vienna
  • Opening times

    • Tu - Sa, 16:00 - 01:00
    • Closed on public holidays.

Vollpension

Schleifmühlgasse 16
1040 Vienna

Buchecker & Sohn

Gußhausstraße 23
1040 Vienna

Ubl

Preßgasse 26
1040 Vienna
  • Opening times

    • We - Su, 12:00 - 14:00
    • We - Su, 18:00 - 00:00
    • on holidays, 12:00 - 14:00
    • on holidays, 18:00 - 00:00

Carl Ludwig Cafe

Favoritenstraße 7
1040 Vienna
  • Opening times

      • 07/15/2024 07:30 - 19:00
      • 07/16/2024 07:30 - 19:00
      • 07/17/2024 07:30 - 19:00
      • 07/18/2024 07:30 - 19:00
      • 07/19/2024 07:30 - 19:00
    • Mo - Fr, 07:30 - 19:00
    • Sa, 10:00 - 17:00

Sigmund Freud Museum

Berggasse 19
1090 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Benefits of the Vienna City Card: -27%

      Additional information on the offer:

      Standard ticket price: 15€

  • Opening times

    • Su - Th, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Fr, 10:00 - 20:00
    • Open daily from July 1 until September 30, 2024 between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.

  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Swinging doors 90 cm wide)
        Alternative access via cafe/shop
    • Elevator available
      • Door 90 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Comments

      Gallery above the café only accessible via the staircase.

Liechtenstein Garden Palace

Fürstengasse 1
1090 Vienna
  • Opening times

    • For groups by arrangement
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • (Double swinging doors 143 cm wide)
        Gravel path to main entrance
      • Ramp 360 cm long , 250 cm wide , 21 cm high
    • Elevator available
      • Door 90 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Comments

      exhibition rooms: no steps (library: 3 steps; mobile ramp available).
      seeing-eye dogs permitted (advance information requested if possible).

      Parking on the premises is possible after consultation.

Strudlhofstiege

Strudlhofgasse 8
1090 Vienna

Jewish cemetery Rossau access via Haus Rossau retirement home

Seegasse 9
1090 Vienna

La Mercerie

Berggasse 25
1090 Vienna

Plain Vienna

Berggasse 25
1090 Vienna

Zum Roten Bären

Berggasse 39
1090 Vienna

Rebhuhn

Berggasse 24
1090 Vienna
  • Opening times

    • Mo - Su, 11:00 - 00:00
    • In July and August open from 6 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays.

Pramerl & the Wolf

Pramergasse 21
1090 Vienna
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