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The eighth district is an older generation’s Vienna at its finest: and this is what makes it popular with locals of all ages. Josefstadt has theatre, small independent shops, romantic passageways, neighbourhood cafés with regular clientele, church squares, town palaces and shady communal gardens. Trendy hangouts have conquered distinctive places such as the Old General Hospital (Altes AKH) and the vaults of overground U6. Theater in der Josefstadt on Josefstädter Strasse is the district’s cultural epicentre. Even if your German isn’t good enough to watch a play, you can marvel at the typical Biedermeier building and take a glimpse into the foyer. Lange Gasse houses an iconic local restaurant at its corner, as well as a legendary sweet shop and a bustling neighbourhood market every Saturday. For small palace atmosphere and a different view on Vienna’s history, make your way to Schönborn garden palace (Palais Schönborn), which houses the Museum of Folk and Folk Art (Volkskundemuseum). Maria-Treu-Platz, with its summer outdoor cafés facing baroque church Maria Treu, and the historic passageway of Lerchenfelder Strasse 13 hide top spots for insiders.
"The Center of Vienna and home to the Karlskirche"
reviewed 5 February 2020 by Grover R
The Karlsplatz is beautiful plaza with ponds the perfectly frames the biggest attraction, the Karlskirche. The setting is made for pictures. The other thing is we often visited because of the subway. For us and our travels this was the center of Vienna.
I happened to be in the neighbourhood for accommodation and got curiosity to take a look.
The Volkskunde Museumis difficult to differentiate from another folklore museum. It is really a museum focusing on regions’s ordinary people’s lives and talking about refugees emigrated from neighbouring countries.
I wish I could understand more since lots of exhibits are in German.
Churches & Cathedrals, Points of Interest & Landmarks
"Beautiful church "
reviewed 30 May 2019 by 293neilk
Wandering around the wonderful Alsergrund neighbouring pub and bar hopping we chanced upon this beautiful church that certainly catches your attention.
The church looks amazing, its twin towers very evocative, never ventured into the church but was suitably impressed with the exterior.
This church is significant in that on the 29 March 1827 the funeral service for composer Ludwig Van...
$$ - $$$ • Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European
"No frills top cuisine"
reviewed 1 March 2020 by verdi85
Marco and his wife create a unique experience. While many places focus on decoration and marketing, here it is all about amazing food. Great value and very personal service. Dont go if you wanna brag about some fancy place. Go if you love good food and warm people.
$ • Austrian, Fast food, European, Central European
reviewed 1 week ago by _redisochka
I used to be very skeptical about knoedel in general, yet this place helped me discover this "dumpling", that I enjoyed both in a savoury and sweet version. It is a small shop, where you can sit or takeaway. The staff is really friendly and the order comes pretty fast. The only thing that I had to pay in cash.
we stayed at the hotel rathaus for 3 nights and had a great time. the hotel is located in a quiet street right behind the city hall and you can reach a lot of things on foot. the staff is very friendly and helpful and the breakfast buffet had everything you can think of. we also enjoyed having a good...
A lovely hotel in a lovely city. Location is perfect for keen walkers everything is within distance. For the not so, train station on the doorstep. Breakfast was lovely huge variety although the pattern seemed a bit obvious. Sausages were just grilled one day the next in a sauce the next they were grilled the next in a .....sauce. would...
Small, well managed hotel in a great location.Close to Metro line,easy travel distance from airport.
Staff are very helpful and friendly.Well worth a visit.The only downside was public building works that were taking place.
We have just spent 4 days at Hotel Stadion.
It is an old hotel but well kept and scrupulously clean. The reception staff were very friendly and helpful with all our questions. The beautiful antique elevator is in perfect working order and a sight to behold.
Our room was quite basic, single beds, cosy duvets, well heated ( not too...