Vienna Social City Guide

Austria’s capital (and the world’s most livable city) is more than just ornate buildings and museums. Check out these local-approved picks of where to eat, drink and, of course, snag the perfect Instagram shot in Vienna.


For the Opera Lover: Wiener Staatsoper

Recommended by: Greg Sideris, Travel Writer

“Vienna State Opera ⭐️ Back in Wonderful Vienna 🇦🇹”

For the Design Buff: Hotel Altstadt Vienna

Recommended by: Una & Isidora, Travel Bloggers

“In Kirchengasse 41 is where you will find one of the most beautiful hotels ever @altstadtvienna….we can warmly recommend you to stay there” 

For the Traditionalist: Palmenhaus Schönbrunn

Recommended by: Furkan, Law School Student/Photographer

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For the Caffeine Freak: Café Central Wien

Recommended by: Kady Kirchmayr, Community Manager @igersvienna

“Did you know that the famous Café Central first opened its doors in 1876? More than 140 years later it still hasn’t lost any of its charms and welcomes more than half a million guests each year.”

For the Child in All of Us: Wiener Prater

Recommended by: Lena, Lifestyle Blogger

“We attended an event that reminded us to trust our own madness.”

For Pastries on Pastries: Crème de la Crème

Recommended by: Carola Pojer, Visual Storyteller

“Sundays are for cakes, right?”

For the City’s Best Bread: Joseph Brot

Recommended by: Jasmin Fichtinger, Head of Operations @baconbold

“[Translated from German] Cozy start to the holidays! 💕 Sleep in, eat a late breakfast @josephbrot” 

For the Art Snob in All of Us: Kunsthalle Wien

Recommended by: Luca Lo Pinto, Curator

For the Accessory Afficianado: Mühlbauer

Recommended by: Liebentritt Christoph, Photographer

For the Shoe Devotee: Scheer

Recommended by: Bernhard Roetzel, Menswear Writer

“Impossible to visit #Vienna without paying a visit to @markusscheer, one of best bespoke shoemakers in the world and a highly educated gentleman with a great sense of humour.”

For the Elizabeth Taylor in All of Us: Max Semler

Recommended by: Eva Poleschinski, Wedding Dress Designer