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Die StadtSpionin
j u n e 14 | 19. - 25.

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"Heya Girls!"
I suppose the term “urban legend” did not yet exist in 1899. However, in this year Otto Wagner built exactly that: an urban legend. Clouded in secrecy, keep out, you don’t know nothing. And this is true until today. How many can say they know anything about the “Pavilion of the Most High Imperial and Royal Court”, opened in 1899 and situated at the underground station Hietzing? It served as a station for the emperor and the members of the court to board and exit from the Vienna Metropolitan Railway, in case they were to use the train. The central room of the “Hofpavillon”, the emperor’s waiting room, was equipped with a sitting room suite and a desk so the emperor – always hardworking as he was – could work when they had to wait. And from the loggia you could send cables. During the last years this highly dilapidated architectural gem has been renovated – and from the coming weekend the legend will be a publicly accessible art-nouveau treasure (with two open-house days). Which the emperor set foot on exactly two times by the way. He didn’t use the metropolitan railway very often ;-)
Wishing You a Lovely Week
Your CitySpotterGirl
Hofpavillon Hietzing, 1130 Vienna. Open House 21+22 June 10:00 to 18:00. Free entrance. Web
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Special people need special fashion. To be precise: fashion beyond mainstream. The perfect occasion for self-confessed individualists: in the concept store Eigensinnig you can find chic designer items from the spring/summer collection at twenty per cent off as of now; selected items are even forty per cent off! These exclusive clothes, which have been produced with a focus on quality and craft and come from countries and regions such as Scandinavia, Germany or Italy, are reduced to the non-colours black, white and grey. Please note: bargain time is only until 19 July!
Eigensinnig, Sankt-Ulrichs-Platz 4/2, 1070 Vienna. Tu-Fr 12:00 to 19:00 Sa 10:00 to 18:00. Web
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Birgit Schlarmann
Until 23 June, the festival “Wir sind Wien” (We Are Vienna) will travel through town and focus on a different district each day. And since on this occasion 23 artists will grant insights into their atelier, you will have the opportunity to visit textile artist Birgit Schlarmann today. Which can be highly recommended: Birgit Schlarmann brings to life gorgeous flowers that will never wither. Lush roses, anthuriums or forget-me-nots made of filt are artfully embroidered by hand with colourful pearls and little accessories – and manufactured into lovely bracelets, rings or brooches.
Zacherlfabrik, Nusswaldgasse 14/ 1st floor, 1190 Vienna. 19 June 18:00 to 21:00. Free entrance! Web
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Summer Cinema in the Castle
The cinema season has begun in Schloss Neugebäude. Until 28 August movie hits from the current cinema season will be shown in the courtyard of this huge renaissance castle. At Vienna’s only summer cinema with blockbusters, you sit on sofas and armchairs, and if it rains a roof will be put up. Tonight you can see “Rise up! And Dance”, tomorrow Leonardo diCaprio will perform the “Wolf of Wall Street”. George Clooney, Matt Damon and Michael Douglas can also be seen on screen during the summer. Every Monday is discount day and tickets cost only €6.
Schloss Neugebäude, Otmar-Brix-Gasse 1, 1110 Vienna. 13 June – 28 August daily 21:30. €8. Web
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LiLa – the Indian Jazz Project
What happens if a local band of jazz musicians meets two exceptional musicians from Rajasthan? Indian rhythms meet Western harmonies, composed arrangements form an improvised whole and music from different continents creates something entirely new. The sound ranges from delicately woven sound textures to explosively colourful rhythms – the world of Indian gypsies has arrived in Vienna. The whole thing is called Lila (the Sanskrit word means “play”), can be experienced live at Porgy today and be tried out here. Heart-warming music!
Porgy&Bess, Riemergasse 11, 1010 Vienna. 20 June 21:00. €10. Web
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Summer Sale at Laniato
Colourful yarns and a cool frappuccino! A refreshing combo, mixed by “wool café” Laniato: a huge selection of wool, combined with sweets and drinks. Temperatures keep climbing, prices fall: before this nice shop is going on summer holiday, everything will be on sale. Up to 50% off on wool and yarns and magazines. On sun-yellow cashmere, mulberry silk in neon turquoise, mohair and angora in floral white. The sale has already begun, but there’s no need to rush: the bargain prices will be valid until 8 July!
Laniato, Beatrixgasse 4, 1030 Vienna. Mo-Fr 10:00 to 13:00,14:00 to 18:00, Sa 9:30-17:00. Web
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Prosi Street Festival
The world in Vienna: the international Prosi Exotic Supermarket is renowned for offering a huge variety of food from around the globe. Now Prosi is inviting everyone to a two-day open-air festival of cultures very close to the shop. At the World Music Dance & Food Festival there’s a lot going on: culinary specialities from all over the world, additionally a dance show from Hawaii and belly dance, gospel music, Caribbean dances, a folk dance group from Paraguay, Afro drum music, lots of concerts, Indian musician Retnasree Iyer, Klezmer, puppet play or hip-hop.
Prosi, Wimbergergasse 10, 1070 Vienna. 20/21 June 11:00 to 22:00. Web
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WAMP Design Fair
Shop chicer at the MQ: after Budapest and Helsinki, the internationally renowned design market WAMP will now also come to Vienna. And today it’s getting started! From now on about 150 exhibitors will offer handmade products such as fashion, jewellery, design toys, home and furniture design as well as lots of art every third Saturday per month. You can also buy culinary delicacies: pasta, cheese, spreads, cakes, sweets, oils, ice cream and homemade juices. A place to be for creative globetrotters!
forecourt, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna. 21 June 11:00 to 19:00. Free entrance. Web
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Midsommar Celebration
Hej, hej! Today Sweden celebrates the longest day of the year: midsommar. And – for the first time – Vienna will join the celebration. Including all customs, culinary delights and Viking chess. First people decorate and erect the midsommar stång together under the open sky. Then they dance around it, exactly: what IKEA calls “hopping about” ;-) Skandibok will set up a full book table, “Fröken Lakrits” will provide original Swedish Godis. And afterwards there’s köttbullar, sill and korv, complemented with liquor or öl (beer). Skal!
Sportplatz Mauer, Erhardgasse 2, 1230 Vienna. 21 June from 16:00. Free entrance! Web
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Wine Restaurant in Residence
You gladly follow wonderful Viennese wine-maker Jutta Ambrositsch- Kalchbrenner everywhere she goes. For a few years she had established her temporary wine tavern at Kamaldulenserhof, now she has found a new home in the middle of Grinzing. Virtually in the heart of the district of wine taverns (and yet so well hidden that no tourist busses will invade it) she will inhabit the abandoned traditional tavern “Zum Guten Grinzing” for several weeks a year. With an old bar, wonderfully simple food and “Gemischter Satz” (field blend). Viennese bliss for the 21st century!
Zum Guten Grinzing, Himmelstraße 7, 1190 Vienna. 19-22 June Th+Su from 15:00, Fr+Sa from 16:00. Web
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Bicycle Picnic
Pretty British: chaps, chapettes and other nostalgics will transform the premises of the Vienna Race Course Freudenau into a huge, stylish picnic meadow today. First people come cycling in elegantly from the city – wearing a tweed or a summer dress – then they will have picnic on the meadow. Also those who don’t have a basket will be provided with excellent food and beverages. Classic Charleston and retro-modern Lindy Hop will be played for entertainment. The highlights will then be the Brompton bike race and the Awesome Bike Award that you can win with the combo of the most beautiful bike and the most stylish outfit.
Galopp-Rennbahn Freudenau, Freudenau 65, 1020 Vienna. 22 June 12:00 to 18:00. Web
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Urban nomads and friends of fine threads will have to travel towards Vienna’s district Währing: FilzOase has moved to a bigger shop and will celebrate with an open-house day, fingerfood and a collective felt project: all participants will be eligible to win the resulting felt picture which will be raffled off. As of now there will be even more space for creative courses, workshops with international artists and free meetings for felting and spinning. Interested people will find lots of materials, supplies and products such as light nuno scarves, flamboyant jewellery, chic bags and cheeky headgear in the shop.
FilzOase, Anastasius-Grün-Gasse 11, 1180 Vienna. 22 June 15:00 to 20:00. Web
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Field and Farm Festival
This is nature! Between the Danube branches Schillerwasser and Mühlwasser in the Lobau there will be a big celebration today: organic farm Polzer-Puk, Vienna’s oldest organic farm, and all local associations invite everyone to a jolly get-together. Apart from wellies throwing, water fight, wheelbarrow race and “carry raw milk home in an enamel can”, there’s also a Neapolitan puppet master, live bands and a raffle. And of course tours of the fields and the farm’s initiatives. Additionally culinary delights such as farmer’s sushi or tofu skewers are offered.
Polzer-Puk, Lobau, Naufahrtweg 14, 1220 Vienna. 22 June 10:00 to 20:00. Web
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Antonia Rados
Antonia Rados has been reporting from war and conflict areas around the world. Her dedicated reports about women in the Arab world have attracted much attention: about a young woman from Iran who burns herself to death out of fear of a forced marriage; about the women raped by Muammar al-Gaddafi. In Cairo she met two sisters who could not be any more different: one of them provokes as belly dancer and film star, the other lives as a Salafist according to ultraconservative rules. Today at the women’s club Alpha Rados will speak about the two sisters.
Club Alpha, Stubenbastei 12/14, 1010 Vienna. 23 June 19:00. Entrance free. Web
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Acceleration – How We Deal With Time
Brand new in Vienna: a meeting point for people who enjoy thinking. At “Philogreissler” you can take a break from everyday life and devote yourself to the big and small topics of life. Interesting evenings with lecture, discussion, exchange and small snacks are organised on a regular basis: today Gerd Fraunschiel, co-founder of Philogreissler, will deal with the question of the fast pace of our society: the compulsion to always own the newest smartphone, to throw things away instead of repairing them and to run through life.
Demmers Teehaus, Mölkerbastei 5, 1010 Vienna. 23 June 18:30. €25. Please sign up! Web
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 Iris Höll/Auszeit Yoga
Yoga in the Alois Drasche Park
A beautiful place, the first sunrays, tweeting birds. Sounds like a perfect morning, but Iris Höll caps it all with her yoga courses in the Drasche Park. Every Monday and Wednesday (needless to say: only if the weather is good!), early birds can start the day with this trainer at 6:45. Simply bring your yoga mat and comfortable clothing, then get started right away: Iris Höll teaches a mild form of the classic hatha yoga which is particularly suitable for beginners and returners. And those who know the Drasche Park also know: this is a small-size New York Central Park.
Alois Drasche Park, Spielplatzwiese, 1040 Vienna. Mo + We 6:45. Please register one day in advance. Web
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Last Show Shop
Fashion invasion! At Wubet and at Mühlbauer, at Samstag and at Madame with a mission: about twenty trendy Viennese shops will now be occupied for ten days – by graduates of fashion school Hetzendorf who will present and sell a selection of their designs there. Eva Stiasny will take up residence in a corner of Verhutung, Daryn Chook’s fashion will be dangling at Modus Vivendi. Well then, put on sturdy shoes and walk along the junior-design path in the city: the round tour will start tonight with cool drinks and a sneak preview in the new office of Austrian Fashion.
Letzte Show, shops all over Vienna. From 24 June. Infos on the web
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 Archiv Hans Hollein
Absolute architecture: international star architect, designer, artist, educator and visionary Hans Hollein was among the pioneers of the postmodern era: his analysis of “the man-made space” is viewed as a groundbreaking statement. The MAK dedicates a large exhibition to the recently deceased architect and grants comprehensive insights into his complete works. Materials from the sole Austrian winner of the Pritzker Architecture Prize that for the most part have never been publicly shown before will be displayed: working models, original drawings, notes, sketches, photographs and films. Exciting!
MAK, Stubenring 5, 1010 Vienna. Vernissage 24 June 19:00. Free entrance. Web
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 Peter Mayr
Good night, Vienna!
Goose pimples guaranteed! Performance artist Oleg Soulimenko organises a scary tour through the first district that focuses on the mystical and mysterious side of Vienna. The audience will explore scenes of eerie happenings in the city centre: they will hear eye witnesses tell of strange, magic and mystical things and see shamans, fortune-tellers and ghostbusters like the Vienna Ghosthunters perform and hear stories about their magic experiences and mysterious abilities. We definitely haven’t seen Vienna like this before!
brut in the Künstlerhaus, Karlsplatz 5, 1010 Vienna. 24-28 June 18:00 and 20:30. €14. Web
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111 Must-See Places of Viennese Cuisine
Fancy a deep-fried Viennese-style chicken or tasty plum dumplings? The new book from cooking-book writer Gerd Wolfgang Sievers focuses on the only renowned local cuisine which is named after a capital. No surprise, since Vienna is also the only capital in the world that runs vineyards and does farming within its borders. The book describes inspiring places, from the “Golden Room” to the goulash museum to the Christmas market, complemented by fitting recipes. Tonight the appetising book will be presented at free admission. Vienna, City of my Dreams…
Thalia book shop, Landstraßer Hauptstr. 2a/2b, 1030 Vienna. 25 June 19:00. Free entrance. Web
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 Raphael Dörfler
The Essence 14
The annual dividend distribution of the University of Applied Arts is on the agenda as of today – in the form of the most important works created during the academic year 2014. From architecture, industrial design, graphic arts, stage design, design and media design, selected works will be displayed in the exhibition “The Essence 14”. Directly before the opening there will be lectures about restoration. And the aftershow party will get started from 23:00 at “Ludwig und Adele”. So: many fascinating things to see and, as always, a very cool and hip atmosphere.
Künstlerhaus Wien, Karlsplatz 5, 1010 Vienna. Vernissage 25 June 19:00. Entrance free. Web
Shop of the Week 
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Wish it, dream it, do it! When designer Gabriele Lechner speaks about her label Mondschein, the sun comes out. The autodidact’s creations combine tradition and modern trends: high-quality materials – among them merino loden, dirndl fabric from Salzburg and linen from Bielefeld – are manufactured into living and fashion accessories and embroidered with funny words in the new atelier. From “Perfume” scent bags with organic Styrian lavender to the “Sweet Tooth” napkin to the “Sunshine” backpack, you will find lovingly designed items, sewn by hand in small-scale series. Also with monogram on request!
Mondschein, Erdbergstr. 10/31 (7a/Ateliers), 1030 Vienna. Please call before visiting! Web
Restaurant of the Week 
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Mr & Mrs Feelgood
We office mouses are pretty spoilt lately. Everywhere creative lunch restaurants open and provide us with healthy food. (Which is why the CitySpotterGirl – shhht, that’s a secret – is working on a new book!) Brand new and fortunately very close to the editorial office it’s Mr and Mrs Feelgood. The former general manager of Café Français has teamed up with a nutrition trainer and turned the former Spirali into a bright, chic organic restaurant. Here particularly easily digestible and high-energy curries, soups, sandwiches and salads are produced daily – to take away or to eat there. You have to try the cheesecake!
Mr & Mrs Feelgood, Paniglgasse 22, 1040 Vienna. Mo-Fr 11:00 to 20:00, Sa till 16:00. Web


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