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"Heya Girls!"
The whole city is in a design fever! A vast number of appointments are on standby at the time the Vienna design week, Austria’s biggest design festival spreads over the city, starting next Friday. This means: 10 days of events, 100 events, exhibitions, guided tours, design safaris and workshops. You can be a part of the workshop offered at feinedinge and make something beautiful out of porcelain. A pop up store for design shoes by Reinhard Plank opens in KunstHaus Wien. The festival headquarter is placed on a very special place this year: in the palace Schwarzenberg that was closed since ages! The beautiful park and the palace are not open to public for a long time, now you have the opportunity to visit the festival’s info desk, the pop up cafe and the exhibitions in the orangery, the furniture room and in the prince suites. So that you can rest your from the hiking-day-tired feet.

Wishing You a Lovely Week
Your CitySpotterGirl

Vienna Design Week, different places in Vienna. 26. September - 5. October. Web
Cover: Lauren Davies / Jess Bonham
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Clemens en August
Clemens en August is on tour again! The Munich label run by designer Alexander Brenninkmeijer (a member of the C&A dynasty) has a three-day stopover in Vienna on the vending route from London to Amsterdam. The casual clothings of the Clean-Chic masters can’t be found in a normal shop, instead you can buy them only for a period of few days in museums of trendy metropolises – this time in the Leopold Museum. Only the visitors of the museum shop benefit from the cheap tour prices and recieve a tour code for the webshop.
Leopold Museum, MQ, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna. 25.-27. September 11:00 till 20:00. Web 
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 Haldis Scheicher
Cherry Season
In order to extend their own summer Grüne Mischung presents a small exhibition about cherries. Check out the cherry pits jewelry and paper collages. Colored siber plated cherry pits and cherry blossom in trendy plastic design characterize the jewelry collection made by Haldis Scheicher. Animalistic dancers dressed in cherry skirts and Sumo wrestlers on a cherry blossom diet romp around the paper collages made by Helga Kusolitsch. And if you want to harvest your own cherries next year, you can adopt a cherry tree!
Grüne Mischung, Hirschengasse 3, 1060 Vienna. Tue, Wed, Thu 15:00 till 18:30, Fr 9:00 till 14:00. Web
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Eye Day
Siting infront of the computer day after day won’t make the eyes of the CitySpotterGirl any better. For those having the same issues, there is a free-of-charge opportunity to care about your eyes: it is eye day at the city hall. Prestigious eye specialists offer a free-of-charge medical checkup: retinal examination, measurement of the intraocular pressure, eye-length measurement. On this whole-day ophthamological consultation you will get useful information about eye health and prevention. Furthermore: presentations about the role of the eye in the traditional chinese medicine and advices about working on computers!
Rathaus, entrance on the Felderstraße, 1010 Vienna. 25. September 10:00 till 18:00. Free entrance. Web
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Book Flea Market
A place where you find many many books – this is the place to go! Meaning: today to the MUSA, which will organise a big flea market for books in cooperation with the Vienna City Library. You can browse through books as good as new from the equipment of MA 7, the Department for Cultural Affairs in Vienna. These books on graphic arts, film, cinema, literature and science can be acquired in exchange for a donation. Good cause: the net income was donated to a certain project every year. Which project is supported by this year’s donation? It will benefit the art academy in Gyumri (Armenia) and will support the local artists.
MUSA, Felderstraße 6-8, 1010 Vienna. 25 September 11:00 to 20:00, 26 September 11:00 to 18:00. Web
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Day of the Refugees
Karl Markovics tells the life story of a young Iraqi, a movie maker talks about his work on Lampendusa: today is the „Langer Tag der Flucht“ again and that means: you should participate, lend an ear, debate, watch and celebrate! Refugees tell us their story in a special tram which is moving along the tram route 5, a photo exhibition in the Westbahnhof shows us the everyday life of young refugees. Upcycling furniture will be built in „magdas“ for the new hotel – which opens the next year and will be run by refugees and hotel business professionals! Of course there will also be dancing.
Langer Tag der Flucht, different locations, Vienna. 26.9. starting at 7:00. Free of charge. Web
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European Researchers’ Night
How can you illustrate grafitti from the ice age? How can you place radioactivity onstage?
Do ants have a preventative health care? And who or what is batwoman? You can find the answers of the most recent research questions at the European Researchers’ Night: Scientists present their thrilling findings in public, in more than 300 cities in europa. The visitors in Vienna are able to conduct experiments themselves on a so called „Marktplatz der Wissenschaft“, besides there is a science slam, an interactive panorama of Vienna and a theater play about Marie Curie. Free entrance!

Aula der Wissenschaften, Wollzeile 27a, 1010 Vienna. 26 September. 17:00 till 00:00. Web
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Nordic Walking Technic Day
This is a tip for all fitness-junkies, weight-sheders, those with neck and shoulder tensions, osteoporosis preventers, diabetes resistors, om deniers, pregnants and friends of the fresh air: Nordic Walking is not just taking the sticks for a promenade! Up to 90 % of the total musculature is being activated by applying the right technique. As a part of the Technic Day, Sylvia Kadrnoska shows today how to correctly practice Nordic Walking. It is for beginners and for advanced  “walkers“, sticks can be hired.
Meeting point: Imbiss Sportler Oase, at the corner of Meiereistraße/Prater Hauptallee, 1020 Vienna. Sat 27.9. 10:00 + 12:00. €10. Web
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Vintage Salon Vienna
The Semperdepot turns into a time travel machine this weekend and beams the vistors to the past decades. You can go there retro-shopping and buy one of the 27 vintage labels: there is fashion from Ségolène de Witt or Fräulein Kleidsam, interior from Catrinette und Bananas as well as accessories, photos, make up. Besides Fashion and design, an exclusive retrospective of the Italian Couturier Gianfranco Ferré is shown. And as a sensation: a private collector sells his Helmut Lang collection, 90 fashion parts from 1986 to 2005! Don’t even think of buying everything before I get there!
Semperdepot, Lehargasse 6, 1060 Vienna. 27 + 28 September. 12 €. Web
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Cheesecake Tasting
I am throwing a few calories into your post boxes: Oreo Cookie Cheesecake, Homemade Honey Cheesecake, Classic Cheesecake, Chestnut Cheesecake, Cranberry Cheesecake, Baked Apple-Cinnamon Cheesecake. It sounds seductive, isn’t it? The hotel Marriot invites you today in their Garten Cafe to taste their homemade cheescakes. (There is also a lactose-free version of each cake!). They are kind enough and won’t ask for money if you want to taste the cakes, they will only charge for consumed drinks. Attention: high addictivity!
Vienna Marriott Hotel, Parkring 12a, 1010 Vienna. 27 September 12:00 to 16:00. Web
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European Heritage Day
Insider know: you can visit secret and hidden treasures in Vienna that are otherwise not open to the public on the „European Heritage Day“! Free of charge. The Persian-inspired Zacherlfabrik from the year 1892 opens for the monument day its doors for visitors, you can also stroll through the truss in gothic style on the top of the Hofburg or visit the last Gustav Klimt’s atelier in 13. district. A literary walk around the Strudlhofstiege shows interesting places from the life and work of Doderer. All in all 42 locations in Vienna wait for you to discover them.
Bundesdenkmalamt, different locations in Vienna. 28 September from 10:00. Free entrance. Web 
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 Alexander Aigner
Vienna photo marathon
Off we go, let’s snap shots all around the city! Your stamina and creativity are challenged at the annual Vienna photo marathon: within 12 hours you should turn 24 given topics into photos. For instance the natural world in the city or the Vienna skyline. Terms and conditions: one must stick to the topical order, it is not allowed to edit the photos and they must be submitted on a memory card at the end of the day. A jury decides on who will win this marathon, the total value of prices is situated at about €10,000. If you run out of breath: you can also run the half marathon.
Messe Wien, Messeplatz 1, 1020 Vienna. 28. September 9:00. 25 €. Web
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Wine hiking day
Experience nature and drink a good wine – gorgeous prospects for all the aficionados among us. On the ten-kilometre-long lenght of movement on this hiking day you can enjoy the culinary delightfulness and try the noble drops of the Viennese winemaker and along the way you can also enjoy the beauty of the vineyard – impressive view down to the city included. You will be hiking on three routes, from Neustift to Nussdorf, from Strebersdorf to Stammersdorf and from Ottakring to Dornbach. If you become heavy-legged at some point, think about the oportunity of hopping on the (free-of-charge) Heurigen-Express.

Wiener Weinwandertag, 27+28 September 10:00 to 18:00 Uhr. Free entrance. Routes in Web
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Snails festival
Attention: if you can’t stand snails, don’t read on! But all the others who know how amazing this little animals taste are going to be happy to know, that there is a bit different festival. The farmer Andreas Gugumuck from Vienna keeps to an old and almost forgotten tradition of breeding snails (there was once a snail market on the Petersplatz!) and brings this delicacy back to the menus of the restaurants of Vienna. From The Bank to Konstatin Filippou, super cooks show us amazing snail dishes starting today for a week.
Schneckenfestival, different locations in Vienna. 29 September to 5 October. List of locations in Web
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 Nord Süd Verlag
Win Pictures of Princes
The CitySpotterGirl gives you a prince as a present  ;-) You can win 5 pictures personally signed by artist Willy Puchner at the best lottery this autumn! It is very easy to participate: you need to recommend the CitySpotterGirl to three girl friends of yours (or to more than three) – by clicking the link „Recoomend“ at the end of this newsletter. You send us the names of your friends in an e-mail. And – it is important! – write „Gewinnspiel Prinz“ in the subject of your mail and send it to the editorial department. All recommendations made up to 30.10.2014 are valid.
Gewinnspiel StadtSpionin. Until 30 October. All information and the terms and conditions in Web
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Amphoras Wine conquers Vienna
Red, white, rose: there was wine in three colors until today, there is also an orange-colored wine now. If white grapes are fermented in amphoras (socalled Qvervris) you will get as a result: orange-colored substance! This ancient method originates from Georgia and struggles for its recognition. It is strange, because the „orange-colored wines“ are actually organic and absolutely free from any chemicals and can also taste like walnuts or like cocoa powder! You can taste this wine in a presentation today and be surprised and convinced by its taste.
Erste Campus Pavillon, Arsenalstraße/ Wiedener Gürtel , 1040 Vienna. 30.9. 18:00. 15 €. Web
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Amanda Rheaume
Romance at the campfire and a music played by guitar – exactly this feeling arouses today thanks to Amanda Rheaume’s performance in the Haus der Musik. Taking her new album “Keep a fire” with her the folk singer came with her band to Vienna and wants to take the listeners on a time-travel journey to Canada in the 18 century. She tells us family stories with her gentle voice about her ancestors, the trappers and the colonizers as they came among the natives. A trio with short and magic stories and a cool front woman apart from the mainstream. Listen here.    
Haus der Musik, Seilerstätte 30, 1010 Vienna. 30. September 20:00. 12 €. Web
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 Ricard Pla i Pere Vivas. Triangle Postals
Gaudi. A trend setting architecture
The Parc Güell, Casa Battló, Sagrada Família, if you have been to Barcelona before, you have seen the examples of architecture from Antoni Gaudi for sure! Today you have the opportunity to see behind the curtain during the opening in the Architekturzentrum. Gaudi did not only build spectacular masterpieces but he also impresses with his detail infatuation and the great functionality of the objects. The master builder from Barcelona was always ahead of time with his uncommon and trend setting methods.
Architekturzentrum, MuseumsQuartier, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna. Opening 1.10. 19:00. Free entrance! Web
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 Theresa Rauter
Doris Uhlich „Universal Dancer“
In a few years time Doris Uhlich made her way through as one of the most prestigious choreographs in Austria. Doris Uhlich shows her new performance “Universal dancer” as a season-opening act in brut. It is all about the question how can you spread a solo, how a small movement becomes enormous and what kind of power you need in order to perform such a movement. Doris Uhlich ordered a machine to be built, so that she can arouse the world and she is concerned with the techno culture – it is perfect for her purpose to fill the theater area with energy.
brut in Künstlerhaus, Karlsplatz 5, 1010 Vienna. 1. October 20:00. 14 €. Web 
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I am, I want, I make
Wishes and want-to-do’s instead of should-do’s and must-do’s! It was never the case before that there was such a big opportunity to create an economy for both gender. That’s why Elisabeth
Samhaber and Sonja Zant start a three-part career seminar for women. They ignore the traditional authority formula and they go for innovation with their own handwriting. The focus in the three building-blocks workshop is on demands, needs and on individual entities. Based on their talents and passions the women start their way to themselves and their career aims.

Coaching Salon, Yppenplatz 5, 1160 Vienna. Starting 1. October at 16:00. Web
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Shop of the week 
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Marco Simonis - Bastei 10
The Marko Simonis’ brand new, fashionably cool shop is incredibly large-sized! From scented candles from Japan via (cook)books and greeting cards through to finest champagne, here you can find virtually everything, that a (sophisticated) heart desires. Alongside the stylish accessories for yourself – or as a present – and the fresh flowers, you can also find French biscuits, exotic mixed spices and other gourmet food from small and fine manufactures. And in the open plan kitchen, not only they cook the homemade Sugo out of tomatoes but also small lunch dishes. Accomplished!
Marco Simonis - Bastei 10, Dominikanerbastei 10, 1010 Vienna. Mon-Fri 8:00 till 20:00. Web
Restaurant of the week 
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The Room
The Sofiensäle are resurrected. After a fire and years of vacantness the former clubbing palace has been renovated and now there are flats, a hotel and a restaurant situated. „The Room“ is so big that (so far) it only gets full on the evening. The athmosphere is classic-chic – the hand painted paving tiles are from Marrakesh, the shiners originate from young designers from Seattel – and the kitchen is classic-chic. Everything tastes good – starting from the breakfast (original: Green Room!) to the Chilli which is served after midnight. The Room is opened 7 days a week almost round the clock! Very practical!
The Room, Marxergasse 17, 1030 Vienna. Mon – Sun 8:00 till 4:00. Web


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