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Belvedere

Inner South is in Vienna.

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  • The Belvedere, Prinz Eugen-Straße 27, Wieden (Tram D, stop Belvedere), +43 1 79 557 0 (), [1]. 10AM–6PM. Intended as a summer residence for Prince Eugene of Savoy, was outside the city walls. Its two palace segments, the Upper and Lower Belvedere, later became the permanent home of the Austrian Gallery. The Oberes Belvedere (Upper) contains recent Austrian and international art from the past two centuries. Viennese art from the early twentieth century is well-represented in the permanent collection Vienna around 1900 and the Art of the Classical Modern. The Orangerie houses temporary exhibits and a collection of medieval tapestries is in the former stables. The tapestry collection on view 10AM-noon. €13.50.  edit
KunstHaus Wien
  • Vienna House of the Arts (KunstHausWien), Untere Weißgerberstrasse 13, Landstraße (Tram O/N Radetzkyplatz), +43-1-712 04 91, [2]. 10AM–7PM. Even an avowed hater of modern art can appreciate this. This is Hundertwasser's (born Friedrich Stowasser in 1928) major contribution to the Viennese art world. In a time when artists often try to shock the public or merely impress other members of the rarefied gallery subculture, Hundertwasser's KunstHausWien would be a bastion against the dictatorship of the straight line, the ruler and T-square, a bridgehead against the grid system and the chaos of the absurd. Starting with the façade of the building, adapted from its prior life as a furniture factory, there is a Gaudi-in-Barcelona feel to the place. Windows peek out like eyes from curvy, rounded plaster and colorful paint. It is a Disneyland for grownups. €6, M €3.  edit
  • Vienna Museum, Wieden, [3]. A museum documenting Vienna's history. It is split into several branches with its main branch at Karlsplatz.  edit
  • Museum of Military History, Landstraße (near the southern railway station, trams 18, D, O), [4]. A huge museum featuring weapons and military maps from different periods. You can also see the open-top car in which Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the last Austrian prince, was shot in Sarajevo. His death triggered World War I and the eventual downfall of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. In the same room as this is the visibly blood-stained jacket he was wearing at the time of his assassination.  edit
  • Dritte Mann Museum, Wieden, [5]. This is a private museum dedicated to the cult film The Third Man, which was shot in Vienna and released in 1949. This film is often played at the Burgkino.  edit
Karlskirche (St.Charles Cathedral)
  • Karlskirche, Kreuzherrengasse 2, Wieden, (), [6]. M-F 9AM-12:30PM, 1PM-6PM, Su noon-5:45. Largest Baroque cathedral north of the Alps, designed by the famous architect Bernhard Fischer von Erlach. Frescos done by Michael Rottmayr and paintings from the Italian Baroque painters Sebastiano Ricci and Giuseppe Antonio Pellegrini, and the Austrian painter Daniel Gran.  edit
Hundertwasserhaus
  • Hundertwasserhaus, Landstrasse (5–10 minutes east of Wien Mitte U-Bahn stop, tram N stop Hetzgasse), [7]. Interesting apartment/office complex.  edit
Otto Wagner stop
  • Karlsplatz Stadtbahn Pavilion, Wieden (near the Secession Building and Naschmarkt). A city tram stop, designed by Otto Wagner. It is a good example of functional turn of the century architecture. Ornate, yet useful. Wagner was one of the most influential architects in Vienna and his style was widely copied.  edit
  • Soviet Victory Monument, Landstraße (Trams 1, 2, 71, D, J, Schwarzenbergplatz). An imposing Soviet style monument near Karlsplatz commemorates the Soviet victory in Vienna over the Nazi army.  edit
  • Depot of Contemporary Art (Gefechtsturm Arenbergpark), Dannebergplatz/Barmherzigengasse, Landstraße (Bus 74A to Hintzerstrasse or U3 to Rochusgasse), [8]. 4 May–30 Nov S 2PM-6PM. Part of MAK. Exhibits works include spatial interventions and objects by international artists specifically developed for the MAK. A lovely addition to a visit to MAK is popping over the road for a coffee at the 100-year old Cafe Pruekel.  edit

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  • Schleifmühlgasse, Wieden (by foot from Karlsplatz U1/U2/U4). This little cobbled lane is home to many excellent contemporary art galleries, as well as some fine restaurants.  edit
  • Landstraßer Haupstraße, Landstraße (starting from Wien Mitte, U3 Rochusgasse). A relatively upper middle-class neighborhood shopping street, with a wide variety of business from pubs and clubs to organic shops to second-hand stores. The Rochus Market, Rochusmarkt, and a shopping arcade are located along this street as well.  edit
  • Wiedener Hauptstraße, Wieden (starts from Karltsplatz and passes the University of Technology, Trams 1, 62, and WLB run its length). A very quiet shopping street with mostly small business selling oddities like stamps and a few tranquil cafes and bars.  edit
  • Favoritenstraße, Wieden (U1 Taubstummengasse, U1/S Südtirolerplatz). A neighborhood street with regular shops like pharmacies and groceries, but a very lively one and a good example of where most Viennese do their everyday business.  edit
  • Margaratenstraße, Margareten (U4 Pligramgasse). A chic shopping area with cozy cafes, galleries and up-market shops.  edit

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  • Vegetasia, Ungargasse 57, Landstraße, 01/ 713 8 33 2 and 523 1 091, [9]. 11:30AM-3PM, 5:30PM-11PM. Chain of vegetarian restaurants. Serves a huge variety of Taiwanese Buddhist vegetarian food. Most of it vegan, many meat imitations.  edit
  • Kayash, Margaretenstraße 61, 1050 Margareten (Pilgramgasse U4, Bus 13A & 59A Stop Ziegelofengasse), 01 9434940. Mon-Sat,10:00AM-2:00AM. Small, family-run turkish-anatolian restaurant, take-away & shisha-lounge.  edit

Mid-range[edit]

  • Tewa 672 Naschmarkt, (at Naschmarkt), +43 676 79 222 14 (). Very bio place, popular with early-30s bohemian locals.  edit
  • WOK, Operngasse 20, Wieden (beside the Naschmarkt, directly opposite the University of Technology), +43/1/585 21 02 (), [10]. 11AM-2:30PM, 5:30-11PM. A nice and cozy restaurant offering a variety of Asian cuisine. You can get Chinese, Thai, Malay, and Indonesian dishes. Also, you can ask the friendly owner if she would offer you some home-made dishes not available on the standard menu.  edit

Splurge[edit]

  • Artner I, Florgasse 6, Wieden, 503 50 33, [11]. M-F noon-midnight, Sa-Su 6PM-midnight. Belongs to a famous winery. Offers creative, fresh fare that tends to be on the lighter side than most Austrian cuisine. Excellent wine cellar, reservations recommended.  edit

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  • AllYouNeed Hotel Vienna4***, Schäffergasse 2, +43 (0)1 587 65 60 (, fax: +43 (0)1 586 85 05), [12]. The 3-Star-Seasonal Hotel is open from 1 July to 30 September and has 104 non-smoking rooms en-suite with hairdryer, Flat-TV with satellite access and free internet, Lift, Lobby with seating, Drinks and snacks machine, Breakfast buffet, Luggage storage, Concierge Service.  edit

Mid-range[edit]

  • Sofitel Vienna, Am Heumarkt 35-37, +43 1/716160, [13]. The rooms are nice and smallish, but still stylish. From €120.  edit

Splurge[edit]

  • Hilton Vienna, Am Stadtpark 1, Landstraße, (), [14]. Home to Vienna’s premier conference centre. Features meeting space for 2-1,800 and provides a business service centre.  edit

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