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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…

Beans: The coffee that brings you joy with every cup

Beans Coffee

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…

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…

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….

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

Czech Beer at the Swiss House


A Viennese institution with a storied history – there is no shortage of such places in this city. One of the more popular ones amongst a diverse population of local residents is the Schweizerhaus in the Prater. Long a popular place to have a beer, it was first mentioned in historical records in 1766, and…