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j u l y 20 | 16. - 22.

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"Heya Girls!"
Yeah, I know: the journey is the destination and all that. But sometimes it's still cool in an un-Buddhist-like way to head for a real goal. When cycling, for example. Just pedalling through the scenery or circling the Ring on the cycle path isn’t all that stimulating anymore after a while. That's why the editorial team has come up with a remedy: at the portal you will find sophisticated bike tours for sophisticated ladies. We tested and panted in Vienna and around Vienna and near Vienna. My favourite route is the one that takes you past a conspicuous number of ice cream shops. By the way, if you lose too much time while constantly enjoying gelato, just end the tour at halftime and go to the Heurigen. But kitschy castles, deserts and melancholic cemeteries are on the programme, too. For adrenalin junkies there is the action tour and for connoisseurs there is the organic- and farmer tour. There we send you to vegetable rarities, organic noodles and farm shops. So now you know what to do this summer. And what is the motto of the week? Tight calfs for tight gals!
Wishing you a zippy week,
Your CitySpotterGirl
Unusual bicycle tours in and around Vienna. At the portal
Photo: Valeriia Miller von Pexels
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Picnic Italiano at Heldenplatz
Longing for a holiday? Every Thursday you can get a piece of Italy in a basket in the middle of Heldenplatz. There, the cool HeldenBar in front of the World Museum fills picnic baskets with Mediterranean delicacies: antipasti, focaccia, grana, olives, salami and a well-chilled bottle of prosecco. If you want more, you get hot dog variations (classic, American, Viennese and even vegan!) and frozen treats from Eis-Greissler. Important: Picnic baskets and, if required, tables can always be ordered until Wednesday 9:00. If you prefer to sit in the grass, don't forget your blanket. Ciao!
HeldenBar, Heldenplatz beim Weltmuseum, 1010 Vienna. Until 24 September Thursdays from 17:00. 59 €. Web
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 Maison d'Elisa
Sale at La Maison d’Elisa
Très chic is the romantic shop of Sylvain Berry. In the shop for typical French furnishing ideas he collects beautiful and original things from his home region, Provence. Until 3 August, there is now a 20 percent discount especially on lamps and furniture, specifically side tables and chests of drawers made of solid wood in the classically charming country house style are available. Some pieces have metal elements – a little shabby and chic. From Lille come the handmade lamps, whose colourful shades can be exchanged and combined in a wide range of colours as desired. 
La Maison d’Elisa, Siebensterngasse 23, 1070 Vienna. Until 3 August. Tue - Fri 10:30 to 18:30, Sat 10:00 to 17:00. Web
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 Evarifft Fotografie
Literature Festival at MQ
Literature in the open air: the finely curated literature festival o-töne will take place again this year in the atmospheric main courtyard of the MuseumsQuartier. Today the festival starts with Xaver Bayer who will read from his current book “Geschichten mit Marianne” and with Helena Adler, who presents her wonderful debut novel “Die Infantin trägt den Scheitel links” Until the beginning of September, readings will then take place every Thursday – exclusively current domestic literature from Josef Haslinger to Friederike Mayröcker. And kindly always with free admission. In case of bad weather, they move to Quartier21.
MuseumsQuartier, Haupthof, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna. 16 July 20:00. Free entry. Web
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 AfterWork am Bauernhof
Of Bees, Mushrooms and Compost
After-Work on the farm! The roots of our food are very close, even in the middle of Vienna. The “Landwirtschaft anders” tour shows what can be grown in a big city: starting with the basics with bees and flowers in Gangls Bio Honigschmiede (an organic honey factory). Hut und Stiel is about the clever breeding of mushrooms on coffee brew – a resource that is known to be available in infinite quantities in Vienna. Composting “Terra preta” (black soil) creates super-fertile soil – the small city farm demonstrates how you can apply the technique in your own garden, too.
Meeting point: U1 Kagraner Platz. 17 July 14:30. 49 €. Web
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 Caritas reStart
Upcycling products by restart
At “reStart”, young people who are currently unable to attend an apprenticeship become pretty creative. They make sophisticated upcycling products such as bags made of plastic tarpaulins or origami earrings with small paper boats in the creative workshop of Caritas. The really stylish pieces are now available at the two-day garage sale. Buying backpacks and bags made of old bicycle inner tubes, vases, drinking glasses and bowls made of old glass is also doubly worthwhile: disposable materials are sensibly reused and a part of the proceeds goes to the young artists.
reStart, Grundsteingasse 63, 1160 Vienna. 16+17 July Thu 14:00 to 17:00, Fri 11:00 to 17:00. Web
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 Theater im Salon
Agatha Christie Festival
Put on your thinking cap, unsolved criminal cases are reopened in the evening. The art nouveau “Theater im Salon” celebrates the detective short stories of Agatha Christie with a kind of flying dinner and crime reading. Sparkling wine and delicacies such as shrimps and salmon are served to the private table by your seat, artists read from the “Tuesday Night Club”. In this Miss Marple and five friends try to solve mysterious murders. Today they are working on “The Idol House of Astarte” and “Strange Jest”, each told by Susanna Hirschler and Florian Stanek.
Theater im Salon, Cobenzlgasse 39, 1190 Vienna. 17 July 19:00. 58 € incl. meal. Web
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KaiserQuartier at MQ
Imperial poultry farm, royal court stables and a protective bulwark – all this was once the imperial MuseumsQuartier. The “KaiserQuartier Tour” takes up the urban planning stages of the area as a narrative and leads through the eventful history of Vienna – from the Ottoman siege to the use of today's museum as a bulwark against the Napoleonic troops. Knights and revolutionaries can be met in the state rooms as well as artists and footballers. The special tour about chickens and champions is only available every third Saturday of the month – so today ;-)
Treffpunkt: MQ Point Haupteingang MuseumsQuartier, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna. 18 July 11:00. 9 €. Web
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Flea market at Raumkomplett
Not only beautiful, but also sustainable and socially produced are the fine design objects in the shop of architect Doris Ackerl. Unusual: the assortment declares them with a list of ingredients: abbreviations stand for zero waste, social focus or material recycling. At the flea market, they offer big discounts for two days, up to 70% on individual items and exhibits! Furniture in Danish design by “Hübsch” and interiors by “Miss Wood” are sold. Glasses, cosmetics and other small items can be found in rummage boxes. A bargain purchase with a clear conscience.
Raumkomplett, Theobaldgasse 20, 1060 Vienna. 17+18 July. Fri 11:00 to 20:00, Sat until 18:00. Web
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 Boutiquehotel Stadthalle/ Tina Herzl
Bio Pop-up Bar
A fabulous energy balance: the boutique hotel Stadthalle is the first city hotel in the world to produce more energy than it consumes. This summer, it also hosts Vienna's first organic bar. It is located in the idyllic, green inner courtyard and serves only fancy drinks made of organic products from Austrian producers: organic lemonades from 100% fruit from Pona, bitter lemonades from Bitterschön, O-Gin and O-Rum come from Josef Farthofer from Öhling and Wiener Dirndl brings Dirndl liqueur. The Pop-up Bar opens every Saturday and is open to everyone – not just hotel guests.
Boutiquehotel Stadthalle, Hackengasse 20, 1150 Vienna. Until 5 September Saturday 17:00 to 22:00. Web
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  TJ photography
Poetry Slam OBEN on the roof 
In the nice restaurant OBEN on the roof of the Main Library the benches will be set up today with the setting July sun and the sublime view of Vienna can be enjoyed. For the poetry slam crew FOMP is holding their popular competition for the best 5-minute short texts here. The reigning Austrian slam champion Johanna Kröll will be competing with other eloquents with her stage name “Hierkönntemein Namestehen”. The judging will be done by randomly selected people from the audience, the first place will then be awarded by clap-o-meter from all those present. Funny!
OBEN, Urban Loritz Platz 2A, 1070 Vienna. 19 July 17:30. 9 €. Web
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 Natural High
Yoga on the Jetty
Now, you know all that yoga can do: it lowers the stress level, stretches the muscles and strengthens the immune system. And makes you happy! Especially when taking place outdoors right by the water. Like the yoga sessions on the jetty near the venue Bootshaus at the lower Alte Donau. From today, the pros of the yoga studio “natural High” hold slow-paced morning-yoga-sessions there every Sunday: with sun salute, basic yoga poses, and breathing and relaxation techniques. No previous skills required. Afterwards you can treat yourself to a breakfast at Bootshaus. So great!
Das Bootshaus, An der unteren Alten Donau 61, 1220 Vienna. 19 July 8:30. 12 €. Sign up! Web
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Welcome to Cat City
Absolutely iconic! And just to be clear: a cat's life is really no walk in the park! The things that have to be endured: roommates, cat-sitters, diets, neutering. Luckily a cat has seven lives – and we have the Cat Video Festival. It may no longer exist in its original form, but today the curators are bringing 14 cat short films to the open air short film festival “dotdotdot”. Meaning: you’ll be sitting in the beautiful courtyard garden of the Volkskundemuseum, experiencing a cat’s view of the world. True films as testimony of their silent heroism ;-)
Volkskundemuseum, Laudongasse 15–19, 1080 Vienna. 19 July 21:00. From 6.50 €. Web
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 Lisa Rastl, Wien Museum
Private tour at Wien Museum
Now that's a bargain! For the reopening after Corona, private guided tours are available in all Wien Museum locations for only 25 euros – and ten people can join! Whether Neidhart Festsaal or Hermesvilla – the special price applies to all open museums and locations. What Beethoven was looking for in Heiligenstadt, how the Romans lived in the first district, and whether Richard Neutra was Vienna's first Green guy: there are exciting guided tours to all exhibitions that convey the essential, the amazing and the surprising about the history of Vienna. So grab your friends and bring your face mask.
Wien Museum, several locations. 25 € for 10 people. Bookings by email. Web
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 Klaus Pichler
The hidden glyptotheque
A place only few people know about: The Glyptothek of the Academy of Fine Arts leads a life of secrecy. One of the city's most unusual museums is located underground under the Semper Depot and can only rarely be visited. The collection of statues comprises 450 plaster casts of the most famous sculptures in art history – from Michelangelo's Pietà and the Capitoline Venus to Baroque portrait busts from the Comédie Francaise. Today at 16:00 there will be a special guided tour – and you can find even more secret tips from the underground in CitySpotterGirl’s new book.
Semperdepot, Lehargasse 6, 1060 Vienna. 21 July 16:00. 8 €. Web
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 Fräulein Hona
Fräulein Hona at Chelsea
Voices between weightless dreaminess and thoughtful melancholy make up the magic of Fräulein Hona. Harmonic acoustic folk is the speciality of the four young women, they alternately sing about memories, longings, transience and cookie crumbs in German and English. The quartet regularly exchanges beautiful instruments like guitar, harmophone and ukulele among each other. Tonight at the Chelsea Music Club, the Hona girls will be playing new songs, old ones and much of the current album “nowhere but here”. Listen and dream yourself away.
Chelsea, Lerchenfelder Gürtel, subway arches 29-32, 1080 Vienna. 21 July 19:30. 15 €. Web
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The Blues Brothers Extended
Subversive anarchy, chaos and destruction: the film is a masterpiece of nonchalant nonsense. To celebrate its 40th birthday, the Filmcasino and Gartenbaukino are today showing the legendary comedy “Blues Brothers” with 15 minutes of additional material. Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi as a wild pair of brothers and probably the best and surely longest car chase in film history are as iconic today as the grandiose film music. Of course with accompanying star appearances by blues icons such as James Brown, Aretha Franklin and Ray Charles. So cool!
Filmcasino, Margaretenstr 78, 1050 Vienna. 22.7. 20:45. 10 €. Web Gartenbaukino, 1010 Vienna. Web
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 we love handmade
Flower embroidery pictures for beginners
Even for the super-trendy hobby embroidery, a timeless classic always works: flower patterns! They are easy to produce and therefore the perfect introduction to this ancient handicraft. The workshop of “we love handmade” shows beginners how to go from the first draft to the finished picture without too many pricks. Included is also a craft kit with wooden frame, fabrics, a small manual and motif samples, but you can also get creative yourself. With a few tricks and the most important stitches, your sofa cushions, shirts and jackets will be floral in no time in the future.
we love handmade STUDIO, Ölzeltgasse 3, floor 2/no. 3, 1030 Vienna. 22 July 18:00. 60 €. Web
Shop of the Week 
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So many beautiful colours! On the clothing rails, that is, the shop itself is still a bit bare – but it’s all about the cool swimwear anyway. Because here, dear ladies, you find the currently hippest bathing outfits in all of Vienna! Designer Rosa Rendl-Wittmann was in London and Hetzendorf, knows fashion photography and can do plus-size designs with good support. The fabrics are of high-quality sports material, which is soft and easy to the touch and apparently dries super-fast. They are then used to make cool colourblocking suits or plain-coloured bikinis in classic but expressive cuts. Truly ultra-stylish!
Rendl, Lange Gasse 41, 1080 Vienna. Wed-Fri 12:00 to 18:00, Sat 10:00 to 16:00. Web
Restaurant of the Week 
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Brunchhouse at the Iris lake
So idyllic! In the midst of nature, at the Iris lake in the Donaupark, is a good place to chill out even at high summer temperatures. And when a wagtail stalks the terrace, you enjoy your food even more. Although, that is pretty impressive even without birds. In the new Brunchhouse you can have breakfast all day long and enjoy a culinary commute between Vienna, New York, Oslo and Israel. Falafel, ham, shakshuka or porridge: no wish will remain unfulfilled. In the evening, they also serve burgers and Korean specialties– for you find yourself at the Korea Kulturhaus here.
Brunchhouse, Arbeiterstrandbadstraße 122a, in Donaupark, 1220 Vienna. Thu-Sun 9:00 to 23:00. Web


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