2 days inVienna-07/24-7/26/2018

Tour of the neighborhood, Vienna-9/24/2018

Day2-Café Central

From St. Stephens's Cathedral we walked to Café Central which is about a 10 minutes walk.

Streets along the way...


Horse carriage



Café Central is a traditional Viennese café located at Herrengasse 14 in the Innere Stadt first district of Vienna. The café occupies the ground floor of the former Bank and Stock market Building, today called the Palais Ferstel named after its architect Heinrich von Ferstel.  Café Central is probably the most famous of Vienna's traditional coffeehouses.

There is a line to get in the Café.


Today Café Central is a very popular spot with lots of tourists and local alike.

In the spring/Summer they have tables on the outside and it was full of people.


People lining up to get in...



It is actually not bad at all, we had to wait like 15 minutes or so to get in.



At the entrance there is a statue of Peter Altenberg, an Austrian Poet and writer. He was key to the genesis of early modernism in the city.

The café was opened in 1876, and in the late 19th century it became a key meeting place of the Viennese intellectual scene.  It once served as a popular meeting place for discussing literature and politics, and names like Freud and Trotsky are among the more notable visitors. 


The sign said" Our most famous regular guest, Poet Peter Altenberg welcomes you!

He was associated so much with the Café that he quoted this as his working and home address.


Impressive interiors with high ceiling and the architecture of the place is reminiscent of a grand era.


Tall ceiling with lots of columns.


A variety of cakes on display.


They all look so delicious.


The apple Strudel on the far right is one of Vienna’s most famous desserts. The oldest strudel recipe dates back to 1696 and it’s now one of Vienna’s most iconic dishes and a must-try


More pastries on display.


This pastries display is located close to the entrance.



The interior is really fancy.


More view of the interior of the Café.


The place is full of people.


Large portrait of Empress Elisabeth of Austria and Franz Joseph I of Austria




A very warm welcome at Café Central!

As of the oldest coffee houses we uphold traditional values.  We cultivate Viennese coffee culture and the Viennese cuisine and pastries are from our own kitchen.

Café Central at Palais Ferstel offers you a pleasant place to meet where you can rest and relax in an elegant surroundings.


It was such a hot and humid day so we ordered some tea, coffee, Ice Tea, and sparkling water for refreshment and of course an order of Apple Strudel.


Warm apple strudel with vanilla ice cream.


It is very good and it was perfect for a snack in the afternoon.





Coffee on the left and tea on the right.


As we were leaving we saw this taxi-They are using a Porsche as a Taxi!



Never seen a Porsche used as a Taxi.



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