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j u l y 19 | 18. - 24.

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"Heya Girls!"
Who here has ever been to Claude Monet’s garden in Giverny? Gorgeous! At least in theory because in reality you can hardly see what kind of paradise the impressionist artist created as a painting model with all those tourists. But I know a Monet garden in which you are practically alone. No kidding, it’s in the 22nd district! The teaching garden Kagran unites several beautiful theme gardens – and they are (at free entry!) open to everybody in July and August! You can relax there contentedly and sit in the grass. Just being lazy and unwind. Lounging in a garden chair. Stroll across the Monet bridge or watch the Koi in the pond of the Asia garden cheerfully bubbling from the wooden deck. If you prefer it intellectual style, simply get to know Shakespeare’s plants in the garden of the same name. This is how you do summer in the city!
Wishing you a relaxed week,
Your CitySpotterGirl
Schulgarten Kagran, Donizettiweg 29, 1220 Vienna. Mon-Wed 10:00 to 18:00. Free entry. Web
P.S. For mild summer evenings: you can find summer cinemas in Vienna at the portal.
Photo: Schulgarten Kagran
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 Andreas Geipel
Frollein Smilla
Danceballadsouljazzpirateslovefunk. Makes sense, no? The eight-member Berlin combo don’t mince their words. They don’t care about genres but captivate everyone with their irresistible way. Funky guitar riffs with gentle piano sounds, dirty pirate choirs with romantic accordion, heavy brass lines in the souly lead singing! The band’s success story happened the wrong way around, by the way: first, there was a name and a date for the first concert, only then the friends got it together and started writing the first songs. Today they present the new, second album “Freak Cabaret”.
Theater am Spittelberg, Spittelberggasse 10, 1070 Vienna. 18 July 19:30. 25 €. Web
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 Jutta Pregenzer
Sale at Pregenzer Fashion Store
If you know the Pregenzer Fashion Store, you know: they have high-quality and avantgarde pieces here with a big coolness factor. So the joy felt by fashionistas is all the greater when the Fashion Store, lovingly curated by Jutta Pregenzer, hosts a big summer sale. Pieces of her own and puristic Pregenzer Collection are 30% off, the current summer collections by hip brands like Samsö&Samsö or Moma can be snatched for half the price and – brace yourself – pieces of the Second Season even pass over the counter reduced by 70%! First come, first serve!
Pregenzer, Schleifmühlgasse 4, 1040 Vienna. Until 15 August Mon-Fri 10:00 to 18:30, Sat until 17:00. Web
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 Eva Ellersdorfer Meissnerova
Karl-Markus Gauß reads at MQ
Literature in the open air: today, Karl-Markus Gauß reads from his new book at the O-Töne Literaturfestival in the atmospheric main courtyard of MuseumsQuartier. In his “Abenteuerliche Reise durch mein Zimmer”, the star writer goes on a journey for which he doesn’t need to leave the room but which leads him through many ages and many countries. It’s always in the ordinary where he discovers the diversity and the richness of the world. Until the end of August there is a reading every Thursday – offering a representation of this year’s current domestic literature, always with free admission.
MuseumsQuartier, Haupthof, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna. 18 July 20:00. Free entry. Web
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 Philipp Lipiarski
Alright, the Prater Festival will make your ears ring this Friday and Saturday! The freshly renovated Calafatiplatz in Wurstelprater is transformed into a gigantic music stage with DJ line up and offers beats for partying and dancing for party animals and music lovers. The party is on from 18:00 on both days between flower wheel, bumper car and Mecki Express – with house, hip-hop and techno acts like Sam the Kid and Sigi die Collini until 1:00. And as a special highlight there’s a huge final firework on Saturday evening with a luminous backdrop.
Wiener Wurstelprater, Prater 7, 1020 Vienna. 19+ 20 July from 18:00. Free entry. Web
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 Waldseilpark Kahlenberg
Night Climbing at Forest Rope Park
Cool trip-tip for adventurous night owls: in the Forest Rope Park on Kahlenberg you can go climbing until late at night over the summer. On Fridays and Saturdays, after nightfall, hundreds of lights set the mood between the branches of giant trees, headlamps are available by request, too. You can test your skills on the eighteen courses featuring wobbly nets and swaying rope bridges, additional adrenaline is provided by flying foxes, which allow you to dash from tree to tree. And the view down to the city-lights is simply breathtaking!
Waldseilpark Kahlenberg, Josefsdorf 47, 1190 Vienna. Fridays and Saturdays until 23:00. 28 €. Web
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 Serena Laker
Sale at balancerie
Lovers of natural cosmetics have to be quick today. Only on 19 and 26 July, you get 20% to 40% on selected goods at balancerie’s big summer sale. It includes products like Soft Shea Butter by ERUi, propolis cream by Chrystal, handpicked herbal teas by Pflanzner, perfume sets by feeling and much more. For all those who don’t yet know Serena Laker’s shop: all her products are exclusively produced in Austria and on top of that the aroma practitioner offers deeply relaxing Duft.Klang-massages and aroma therapy for stressed souls. Pure recuperation!
balancerie, Nußdorfer Straße 52, 1090 Vienna. 19+26 July 14:00 to 18:00. Web
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 Gottfried & Söhne
Combi-Sale at Gottfried & Söhne
If you’d like to feel as cool as James Dean once again, you have the chance to snatch the necessary fashion accessories at the summer sale of Gottfried & Söhne for a short time – and that at bargain prices. When bought in combination, the cool sunglasses and zappy scarves are 30 percent off. The hip shades come from Joseph Haver and star-designer Ron Arad, the scarves are from Tal Drori or no-no. And the best thing: there are no limits to the possible combinations. And neither to a quick spin with the convertible to the Viennese woods now. Except maybe for the missing convertible ;-)
Gottfried & Söhne, Dorotheergasse 11, 1010 Vienna. Until 15 August Sun–Fri 10:00 to 18:00. Web
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 Sarah Anna Fernbach
Vienna Poetry Slam
This has never been there before: a battle at the Vienna Rathaus. Luckily only a verbal one because what is possibly the most magnificent Poetry Slam that Vienna has ever seen takes place at the Festival Hall in the evening. Austria’s best poetry slammers compete under pompous chandeliers and engage in a poetry contest on the highest level. An audience jury decides who has brought the best texts to the stage and may be crowned in victory pose at the end. Joining in: heavyweights like Sarah Anna Fernbach and Anna Hader, moderated by Austrian Poetry Slam champions Henrik Szanto and Jonas Scheiner.
Wiener Rathaus, Festsaal, Lichtenfelsgasse 2, 1010 Vienna. 20 July 18:00. 22 €. Web
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 Anita Dollmanits
There is little that can’t be transformed into a writing-book: records, children’s books, cinema booklets, music books, postcards – it all can be converted and utilized. At least that’s what book fairy Anita Dollmanits says and she will demonstrate how today. The workshop starts at the Naschmarkt where you will stroll through the flea market together and without hurry choose an old book that catches your eye and heart. Then it’s on to the co-working space Cocoquadrat where the find will be transformed into a very personal notebook, travel book, sketch book or diary with the help of saddle stitching.
Meeting point: Marktamt Naschmarkt, Kettenbrücke, 1060 Vienna. 20 July 12:00. 45 €. Web
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Klimt for Breakfast
Good morning! If, for a change, you don’t have your sweetheart/lover serve you breakfast in bed (grin) or get comfy with your weekend reading by yourself, you should swiftly dash over to Belvedere. They have a champagne-breakfast there with Kaiser Melange, Gugelhupf and other delicacies (at the Bistro Menagerie) and afterwards, there might be one or two erotic encounters. Because from 11:30, it’s off to the current Klimt exhibition in which you may glance at the time of the Vienna fin de siècle and the frivolous masterpieces and get acquainted with the life and work of the ingenious artist Klimt. Please sign up.
Meeting point: checkout Oberes Belvedere, Prinz Eugen-Straße 27, 1030 Vienna. 21 July 10:00. 28 €. Web
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 Spanische Hofreitschule
Piber meets Vienna
The jumping Spanish Riding School horses are currently on holiday in the countryside. In return, the offspring from the stud farm Piber have gone on summer camp in Vienna. The summer programme from 13 euros will show young stallions that have only been romping around alpine pastures so far, mares with their little foals, and historical harnesses with original carriages. The highlight is the outdoor-foal enclosure in the evenings (if the manager gives the green light and the weather’s fine) in Burggarten! There you can admire the lively babies with their elegant mamas in their green nursery for free – cute!
Spanische Hofreitschule, Michaelerplatz 1, 1010 Vienna. Until 4 August. Tue-Sun 11:00. From 13 €. Burggarten Tue-Sat 17:00 to 18:00. Web
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 3D PicArt Museum
3D PicArt Museum
Let’s admit it, we all have secretly wished to ride a unicorn. In Vienna, that dream could now become a reality because in the very first TrickArt Museum courageous folks can not only get up close with the aforementioned unicorns, but also ride Hawaiian monster waves and grow angel wings. How exactly it works? Visitors have 90 minutes to pose in front of the 40 exhibits at the museum and be photographed or filmed with their own smartphones. Thanks to the 3D technology you get the illusion of being right in the middle of the action. Perfect food for your Instagram account ;-)
3D PicArt Museum, Bösendorfstraße 2-4, 1010 Vienna. Mon-Sun 10:00 to 19:00. 12 €. Web
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 Andreas Müller
Kabarett Festival
Waterproof mascara is a must when the comedians move into the Vienna Rathaus for the Kabarett Festival. Austria’s who is who of the cabaret scene meet up from 22 to 27 July and one thing is for sure: there won’t be a dry eye left here. Every night a newcomer opens, followed by a twin pack of two domestic star cabaret artists like Nadja Maleh and Andreas Vitasek. Fabian Navarro gets to open the festival, followed by performances by Victor Gernot and C. M. Schreiner. There are musical live acts during the breaks and the physical well-being is ensured as well thanks to culinary delicacies.
Wiener Rathaus, Festsaal, Lichtenfelsgasse 2, 1010 Vienna. 22-27 July 18:00. From 21 €. Web
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 Konstanze Prechtl
Vernissage Colourama
Colourful, more colourful, Colourama. Konstanze Prechtl, who studied in Vienna, Antwerp and Düsseldorf, is a jewellery designer and invites you to the opening of her colourful exhibition Colourama today. Whether it’s as point of reference or as material, everything revolves around the topic of colours here. For her collection Konstanze Prechtl paints, prints and dyes wood and textiles, the vivid structure and grain of the materials give the colours impressive qualities. The results are unusual, special and often funny pieces of jewellery that bathe the gallery in colours from today.
Elisabeth Habig Store, Spiegelgasse 25, 1010 Vienna, 23 July 18:00. Free entry. Web
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 Alles Deko
Decocycle your home
Everybody knows this problem: what to do with decorative stuff that you’ve become tired of? The concept store Alles Deko now offers a solution. They have a lot of stylish home accessories – now they offer the possibility to recycle old decorations in exchange for cash. Simply bring your discarded things, pass the selection criteria that aren’t even that strict and just like that they add your items to their selection on commission basis. The decocycle assortment ranges from gift bags and pillows to designer chairs and even gives used candles a second chance. Marie Kondo will rejoice!
Alles Deko, Piaristengasse 1, 1080 Vienna. Mon–Fri 9:00 to 18:00, Sat 9:00 to 15:00. Web
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All about Lavender
Bright purple, bewitching scent and a true all-rounder: lavender is a star in natural healing, in the kitchen and in cosmetics. In today’s workshop by Sonnentor, herbal pedagogue Julia Binder passes on her extensive knowledge all around the purple labiate. From lavender sugar for baking to lavender liqueur to skin-calming body care – you learn what you can do with the plant, and two basic recipes will be presented. Plus, a deodorant-spray and some face peeling are conjured together that you can use at home. Neat!
Sonnentor, Landstraßer Hauptstraße 24, 1030 Vienna. 23 July 17:30 to 19:30. 32 €. Sign up! Web
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Rock singer P!nk comes to Vienna with her new album! It’s been five years since she has played a concert in the Austrian capital and even cuddled a Golden Retriever at Stephansplatz, packed with shopping bags (yes, really!). If you want, you can try your luck at Stephansplatz again looking for her, but it’s safer to snap up tickets for her concert at Wiener Happel Stadion tonight. The expectations are certainly high since the new studio album Beautiful Trauma has already been awarded platinum and has celebrated its debut as number 1 of the Billboard-200-Charts.
Ernst Happel Stadion, Meiereistraße 7, 1020 Vienna. 24 July 19:00. From 79.90 €. Web
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 Palais Hansen Kempinski
Kempinski bargain for Viennese folks
Yes, sometimes a lady just needs some luxury ;-) Right now you can treat yourself to that – for a reduced price – at the luxury hotel Kempinski. Because during summer they offer a special package: the offer is only for 1 night and only for people from Vienna! The stay starts with a three-course menu at the restaurant “Die Küche” (wine included), followed by the overnight stay in a luxurious Superior Room, the next day begins with the best breakfast in town and the Kempinski Spa is included in the price as well. Wonderful! Code word: “1010Wien”.
Palais Hansen Kempinski, Schottenring 24, 1010 Vienna. Until 8 September. From 140 €/ person. Web
Shop of the Week 
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 Simay Zwerger
MuzziL Craft
If you love bullet journals and washi tapes, you’ll yell heureka now – for this shop makes every (girly) heart beat faster. At the door already you can’t help but smile because the owner Yuanyuan Li has painted her realm pink, decorated one wall entirely with stuffed animals and colourful balloons and truly hand-picked every (!) single product herself. Among them are gorgeous Chinese miniature houses for DIY crafting, calendars, pencil cases, calligraphy pencils, stickers and washi tapes. The selection is not huge but creative, they have only Asian stationary that you won’t find elsewhere in Vienna!
MuzziL Craft, Neubaugasse 39, 1070 Vienna. Mon-Fri 11:00 to 19:00, Sat 11:00 to 17:00. Web
Restaurant of the Week 
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 Organics Sky Garden
Organics Sky Garden
Pretty surprising how many beautiful rooftops appear out of thin air in Vienna these days. Like this rooftop gem, unknown until now, in the middle of the first district that resides on top of a bank and offers a wonderful 360-degree view of Vienna. (You can check out the romantic view of Stephansdom on CitySpotterGirl’s Instagram account.) You can chill here on the surprisingly spacey roof until the end of August, enjoy drinks, drool over the sunset and devour a burger (beef or veggie) when you acutely get the munchies. Very New York, very cool! You can find more beautiful rooftops at the portal!
Organics Sky Garden, Wipplingerstraße 2, 1010 Vienna. Mon-Sat 17:00 to 23:45. Web


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