Vienna is known for a lot of things, but none of them seems to be food. As an Austrian country hick who moved to the city from a tiny village and has lived my whole adult life in Vienna, I think that this is totally wrong. Viennese people are what they eat. This tour will show you how the Viennese people see their city, by showing you which foods and especially drinks are liked the most by the people here. You'll hear the stories that shaped the Viennese people including:
- What the Romans built while in Vienna
- Which tiny snacks that survived two world wars
- Old buildings that look new and new buildings that look old
- Vienna very own wine
- Which food good enough for the emperor
- And why ice cream parlours closing in winter
So tuck into this food-filled off the beaten track walk through the first district and eat like a local.
The tour includes optional stops at five eateries, so come hungry!
Kohlmarkt, Stephansdom, Stephansplatz, Peterskirche, Petersplatz, Palais Ferstl, Judenplatz
To start the tour go to the Herrengasse subway station and take the Fahnengasse exit.
Places to stop along the way:
Trzesniewski (the first appetizer)
Vulcanothek (the second appetizer)
Brezl Gwölb (main course)
Hoher Markt (a surprising snack)
Cafe Korb (dessert)
Best time of day:
The tour works best if started around 4pm. Please be aware that the places I suggest for appetizer close early and are not open on Sundays or public holidays.
Please see the opening and closing times for all the spots below:
Monday - Friday: 8am - 7:30pm
Saturday: 9am - 6pm
Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 7:30pm
Saturday: 10am - 6pm
Sunday: 10am - 5pm
Closed on Sundays during low seasons (January, February, March)
Monday - Friday: 11am - 10pm
Saturday: 11am - 8pm
Sunday: 12pm - 6pm
Closed on Sundays during low seasons (January, February, March, August)
Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 12am
Würstelstand Hoher Markt
Open daily from 9am
The store is only open between 1st of April to 30th of September
Monday - Friday: 10am - 11:30pm
Monday - Saturday: 8am - 12am
Sunday: 10am - 11pm
Vienna is one of the safest cities in the world and only on Stephansplatz are pickpockets known to operate.