The Viennese love their coffee, and even Freud was known to linger over a mélange, a Viennese blend (similar to a cappuccino). Take a master class in coffee-making with a well-known barista where you might learn to make an einspänner, espresso with whipped cream.
Head to Leopoldstadt, allotted to the Jews in the 17th century and their home until Kristallnacht in 1938. Now, Turkish and Balkan immigrants live alongside Orthodox Jews and a young population. Stop at Supersense, a cool café and concept store dedicated to all things vintage and analog. Have a snack as you browse the unique items on offer.
Stop at a vinothek for Viennese wine and talk of Jewish culture, cross the Danube for some beautiful views, and take a behind-the-scenes tour of Vienna’s biggest and most impressive synagogue, Stadttempel. It was the only synagogue to survive World War II, and its unassuming facade hides a magnificent interior.
Next, head to the district of Freihausviertel, bypassed by many visitors and even some Viennese, but becoming a thriving bohemian sector. Discover why the beisl, Vienna’s take on a bistro, is a mainstay of the city’s culture. Stop at Vollpension, a student favorite where some of the community elders bake the excellent goods from family recipes.
By now we’ll be entering the afternoon, a perfect time to stroll to an Austrian beer garden or two. At a neighborhood favorite, Silberwirt, savor Viennese beer and perhaps a hearty goulash.
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Inclusions: Professional local guide, one hot drink, one Austrian alcoholic beverage, one finger food (cold), one typical Viennese food (warm), one snack
Exclusions: Gratuity, Metro Ticket (8 EUR)
Dress standard: Please dress appropriately for the synagogue visit
Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.