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The Karmelitermarkt

Vienna is home to many street markets, and one of the oldest markets can be found in the second district, called the “Karmelitermarkt”.  Laws about the market can be found from 1671, and ever since then the market has been growing, offering a large variety of groceries, drinks and sometimes even care products. Be prepared…

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October 15, 2021

Basenbox: Healthy and tasty Alkaline based food for your body and soul

Meet Basenbox Aside from staying at home and listening to the instructions, being healthy begins with eating healthy. This is exactly what Basenbox is all about. This great company stands for healthy, basic food and for making it as “tasty” as possible for as many people as possible in the simplest way possible. The story…

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May 4, 2020

Beans: The coffee that brings you joy with every cup

Meet Beans Most people nowadays cannot imagine beginning their day without a good cup of coffee. It’s just the energy boost we need to start our day right. For that reason, choosing the right coffee is extremely important and not something to take lightly! And that’s exactly why you should know about Beans. Beans offers…

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May 3, 2020

Hans Maly Heuriger: A culinary and cultural Viennese experience

Meet Hans Maly Heuriger Did you know that Vienna is the only capital in the world where wine is produced within the city on an industrial scale, and that Grinzing is known to be one of Vienna’s best wine regions? Just like gorgeous architecture, wine is the part of Viennese ancient culture. Visiting the 19th district…

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May 1, 2020

Lunzers Maß-Greißlerei: Organic and Package Free Grocery Shopping

The story of Lunzers To many of us, environmentally friendly shopping of unpackaged, truly organic products seems like a sweet dream but far from reality. Ordinary supermarkets have products packaged with plastic which makes it hard to consume in an eco friendly way. The perfect solution to this shopping problem can be found at Lunzers Maß-Greißlerei….

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May 1, 2020

Archeomuse: A unique culinary time travel experience

Meet Archeomuse Archeomuse is a time travel into ancient cooking pots from the Stone-age to the Middle Ages in Europe, around the Mediterranean Sea and Mesopotamia. If you believe archaeology and history are boring and full of random dates and names, you haven’t participated in one of Archeomuse’s children workshops or cooking classes. My name…

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May 1, 2020

The story of the Habig-Hof

Perhaps some of our readers entered a coffee house one day and they were impressed. Some days ago, we felt that way. But let us start from the beginning. We have told you many stories about k.k. or k. u k. businesses (Imperial and Royal suppliers) and while many of them were located in the…

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September 26, 2019

The Story of Gerstner and the Opera

Some weeks ago, we told you that the Opera celebrated its 150th anniversary. And for this occasion, many activities were organized and many people wished the Opera all the best. As in every bday party, a cake could not be missing and this was the responsibility of the Gerstner K. u. K. Hofzuckerbäcker. Founded in…

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June 11, 2019

The Donaukanal: from abandoned to beloved

Over the years, the Donaukanal has become one of the most popular summer hang-outs in the city. But before 2010, this part of Vienna was almost entirely devoid of any kind of social scene, with the exception of the Hermann Strandbar – which itself has only been around since 2005. It’s true that prior to…

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April 29, 2019

Käsekrainer: whats in a name?

The standard late night snack after a few drinks in Vienna has to be a Käsekrainer at one of the many würstelständer in the city. Although the Käserkrainer is particularly loved by the Viennese, it has broader historical connections. This is because it was actually ‘invented’ by two butchers from Upper Austria in the 1960s,…

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April 26, 2019

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