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The "Servitenviertel"


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„At home in the heart of the city“

The Servitenviertel, part of Vienna's 9th district, is one of the most popular and most beautiful residential areas in Vienna. Besides a great variety of restaurants and bars to hang out, here you will find a variety of cultural activities and also enjoy the museums, theatres and galleries.

The name of the district dates back to 1639, when the Servitenkloster was founded. Worth seeing is especially the Pietà on the altar of pain built in 1470. Once this was an area of several islands that were separated from the side arms of the then unregulated Danube. The people made a living mainly with fishing and shipping.

Freud, Sigmund Freud

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Also Sigmund Freud lived and worked in this neighborhood. His apartment and practice "Berggasse 19" became a museum (about 7 minutes on foot) and gives an initial insight in his life and work.
-> Sigmund Freud Museum


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Theatrical performances (also in English) from a variety of programs can, among others be attended in the Theater Center Forum "Theater Center Forum", the "Schauspielhaus Wien" "Schauspielhaus Wien" and the "International Theater" "International Theatre"

Our favorite restaurants in the area

A list of cafes and restaurants that we are happy to recommend, as we like going there ourselves.


Is a cozy little restaurant in an old manor, with good Austrian wines and the most beautiful courtyard of the entire district and it's just around the corner.
1 minutes walk: 1090 Wien, Seegasse 26
Wed-Sat 16:00-24:00, Sun 10:00-22:00, hot meals Wed-Sat 18:00-23:30, Sun 12:00-21:30
Tel: 01-310 20 99

Summer Stage

A very popular place right on the waterfront, where various restaurants and bars from all over Vienna offer their specialties under the open sky in summer - everything from Mexican to Viennese cuisine. There are also various cultural events on the programme and on top of that 9 boule lanes are available.
5 minutes walk: 1090 Wien, Roßauer Lände (Danube Canal, U4-Station)
May until Septembre daily 17:00–1:00
Tel: 01-315 52 02

Café Berg

One of the best cafes in the district. Light and delicious fair-trade food is served in a stylish atmosphere. Wonderful to eat breakfast in this relaxed surrounding (until 3pm). It is connected to the bookstore "Lionheart", which specializes in gay literature. In summer there is of course the veranda-extension on the pavement.
11 minutes walk: 1090 Vienna, Berggasse 8
daily 10:00–1:00, July until September, kitchen until 1 hour before closing time
Tel: 01-319 57 20


On French territory (French Institute), one of the most unusual and prettiest spots in town. The daily changing menu offers delicious Austrian and international dishes and seasonal specialties. The wines are good, the beer is made in Schrems - fine beer from a small Austrian brewery. In summer you have the garden among the trees - a rural oasis in the city.
13 minutes walk: 1090 Wien, Boltzmanngasse 2 (corner Währinger Straße)
Mon–Fri 11:30–15:00 and 17:30–23:30 (closed holidays)
Tel: 01-319 76 89

Café Stein

A classic from the Vienna scene with a view to the Votive Church and the University! In summer with a very big summer terrace on the pavement. You can eat even after midnight, which is a rarity in Vienna. Breakfast is served up to 8pm (Viennese breakfast at € 4.80)! - another rarity.
15 minutes walk: 1090 Wien, Währinger Straße 6–8
Mon–Sat 7:00–1:00, Sun, Holidays 9:00–1:00
Tel: 01-319 72 41

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