While the Drupalcon website has a good few pointers to the well-known major tourist attractions, as locals we'd like to share our knowledge about some of our favorite places with you! So here are a few recommendations:
Viennese Wine and Heurige
If you stay for the weekend after the Con, you can join the Vienna Wine Hiking day, which I can highly recommend. There are 3 possible easy hikes through the vineyards with lots of options to stop for tasting gorgeous wine directly from the producers. Furthermore, you may enjoy great views of the city even if the weather is not that great!
If you stay long enough, don't miss it! You can find details and options at Shopping and Dining
Otto Wagner Buildings
The famous Viennese Jugendstil architect Otto Wagner (and friends) has left lots of traces back in the city. Apart from some of the subway stations (you won't be able to miss them), we'd recommend looking at the following buildings at least from the outside:
- Just next to street: Google Maps
- The Secession
- If you like Otto Wagner, we can highly recommend checking out the church at Steinhof as well: Google Maps
Cafés & Restaurants
Kaffee Alt Wien: An interesting mixture between a traditional Vienese Cafe and a "Beisl" (pub). The food can be recommended too, simple but authentic Viennese dishes, like Gulasch, Schnitzel and a variety of sausages. Although the Kaffee Alt Wien is mentioned in travel guides, it has not lost its atmosphere and is visited by tourists and locals alike.
Flatchers: Great steaks for a reasonable price. There are two restaurants on the same street: A French bistro with a gorgeous French atmosphere and a larger one in American style.
Brunnenmarkt: A local market in one of the lesser known districts, lots of immigrants of south-eastern Europe and Turkey run market booths and Cafés around a nice plaza. You'll find a great atmosphere and good food options: Kent, Cafe Ando, Cay Cafe am Yppenplatz
Barfly's: A Cuban style cocktail bar with an authentic atmosphere and music!