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Die StadtSpionin
s e p t e m b e r 16 | 22. - 28.

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"Heya Girls!"
Okay, we cannot compete with cities such as Amsterdam or Copenhagen yet. But slowly, slowly Vienna is turning into a bicycle city. What a pity that, after my seventh (!) bike was stolen, I vowed to never again buy one. So, and here comes a Start Up and just wipes out my oath. The Veloclub is a practical idea: Instead of spending huge sums of money on an expensive bike, you just rent a bicycle, service included. Members of the Veloclub get a premium city bike (retro-style) or a racing cycle of the Dutch brand Lekker for 25 €/month. Lock, carrier and welcome box are also part of the package. And you only pay from March to October and thus cycle for free for four month in winter. (If necessary you can also park the bike in the Veloclub in winter.) And thanks to the “Concierge-Service“, members don’t have to care about bike service, this is done by the club. In case of a breakdown, the bike is picked up personally, repaired and brought back to its user within only a few days. No more worries about mending, halleluja!
Wishing you a smart week
Your CitySpotterGirl
Veloclub, 1100 Vienna. Web.
Photo: Veloclub
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Open House: Yoga and mindfulness
Anusara, Kundalina, Iyengar – it’s not easy at all to choose one of the many Yoga styles. At Shambhala you have the chance to try out different forms of Yoga in 40-minute taster sessions for free this evening. Ranging from soft Yoga to women-power-strengthening Luna Yoga including fertility dances up to flowing-meditative TriYoga, the choice definitely offers something for every taste. You can take regular classes in each style at Shambhala. And since Yogis don’t get around the subject anyways, Walter Klocker holds a presentation on the power of mindfulness.
Shambhala, Bennogasse 8A, 1080 Vienna. September 22, from 17:00. Participation free of charge. Web
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 Benjamin Eichhorn/bäckerstrasse4
One could call it the full monty! For four days, Austria’s largest international art fair presents an overview of current trends in art in the Marx Halle - very big, very modern and very cool. 112 galleries from 28 countries take part, more than 500 artists are presented. The greatest surprise factor is to be found in “Zone 1”, were young, (still) unknown Austrians are introduced. Another must are the “Nordic Highlights” with galleries from Finland, Sweden and Norway. And the guided tours provide “newbies” with a down-to-earth and pleasant approach to contemporary art.
Marx Halle, Karl-Farkas-Gasse 19, 1030 Vienna. September 22-25. 12,50 €. Web
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 Dr. Oetker
Dr. Oetker Pop-Up baking shop
A sugar-sweet shop for everyone who loves baking and decorating! In a pop up shop open until the end of the month, you’ll find everything Dr. Oetker offers for the sweet cuisine: Hundreds of products such as ingredients, cake decoration, books, baking moulds and practical accessories. And in the reading corner you can get inspirations for your next baking session at home. On Friday afternoons confectioners share their hot baking tips. By the way, Dr. Oetker actually did exist – he was a pharmacist in Bielefeld and developed the first storable baking powder ;-)

Dr. Oetker Backladen, Mariahilfer Straße 66, 1070 Vienna. Until October 1, Mon-Fri 10:00-19:00, Sat 10:00-18:00. Web
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 Robert Fritz
10 years of Viennese soap manufactory
Smashing! The Viennese soap manufactory has produced fantastic soap with much passion and expertise for 10 years – according to a secret recipe passed down from old times. On occasion of the anniversary the traditional enterprise opens its doors. Soap lovers can watch soap boilers at work and learn interesting facts on the history of soap in the soap museum. In honour of the occasion, delicacies, noble whisky from Waldviertel, espresso and finest essential oil of Franz Hartl are served as of 6 pm. Plus: All soaps from alpine rose to forget-me-not are 10 percent cheaper until 25 September.
Wiener Seifenmanufaktur, Hintzerstraße 6, 1030 Vienna. Sept 22+23. 14:00-20:00. Free entrance. Web
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 SIGNA/Gregor Titze
From Krapfen to the Golden Quarter
A literary-historical tour through the oldest commercial area in town: Midmorning, Elisabeth-Joe Harriet leads through the Golden Quarter. Around Bogner- and Seitzergasse, Tuchlauben and Am Hof you can discover the once largest restaurant in the world, a former knight tournament site or the historical counterpart to Scrooge McDuck’s Money Bin. The quirky Cäcilie Krapf (acted by Sylvia Reisinger), the supposed inventor of the Viennese Krapfen, will also take part and provide rubbernecks with gossip from past times. The tour starts with champagne and chocolates ;-)
Meeting point: Hotel Park Hyatt Vienna, Foyer, Am Hof 2, 1010 Vienna. 10:00. 33 €. Web
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Street festival in Herrengasse
Yeah, today we dance on the street! In fact, on a street where normally nothing is going on! The dignified Herrengasse will turn into a traffic-calmed shared space zone and today the completion of the first part is celebrated. The band ESPR!music fills the lane with dance music, a DJ contest is held at the turntables and Egon Schiele beer and Viennese gin samples ensure more ease when shaking ;-) Shops such as United Nude Flaghip Store are open till 10 pm. Speaking of nude: The motto is “It doesn't matter what you wear - just as long as you are there!”
Herrengasse, between Michaelerplatz and Fahnengasse, 1010 Vienna. September 23, 16:00-22:00.  Free entrance. Web
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Coffee house flea market
This might be a good opportunity to shop original stuff and to stock up on tableware! Because for the Viennese coffee house flea market, the grand cafes and coffee roasters of the city emptied their cupboards, stocks and cellars and brought their treasures to the traditional premises of the Julius Meinl coffee roast house. Here you can make good bargains until the afternoon, because the offered goods – tableware, worn-out chairs, old coffee machines – are sold at surprisingly low prices. Amongst the participants: Cafe Landtmann, Cafe Hofburg, Cafe Mozart and Demmers Teehaus.
Julius Meinl, Julius Meinl Gasse 3-7, 1160 Vienna. September 24, 10:00-16:00. Free entrance. Web
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Trisha Brown Dance Company
Wow, the MuseumsQuartier once again comes up with something spectacular today! On the occasion of the Tanzquartier season opening, a dancer will walk down the façade of the Leopold Museum, starting at the roof edge. Obviously, he’ll not just walk but move gracefully according to a choreography by Trisha Brown. And afterwards, the Trisha Brown Dance Company will dance through the MQ courts and perform a fine selection of the “Early Works” of their master. Before the dance performance, painting is on the agenda – with a colour-splashed skateboard. The Russian artist Elena Mildner colours a canvas with her “Live Drive“ moves. Also cool!
MuseumsQuartier, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna. Sept 24, from 14:00. Trisha Brown: 17:30. Web 
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DaWanda: Do-it-yourself Night
DaWanda, the online market for homemade products and unique items of all kinds, which was founded in 2006, is once again celebrating the joy of crafting and organizes countless workshops. Six courses take place in Vienna: A cloud workshop, where cloud-like accessories such as mobiles, key rings and pillows are designed, will open in the 14th district. In the Werkbuchcafé creative folks make light chains out of Finnish paper yarn, in Ottakring cake pops are baked and textiles are printed. By the way, you find a complete overview of Vienna’s DIY scene in the CitySpotterGirl’s DIY guide. Click here for a foretaste!
DaWanda Workshops, different locations in Vienna. September 24, 18:00-22:00 Uhr. Web
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Herbal walk with Sylvia Junger
Good leaves in the city! On the herbal walk with expert Sylvia Junger you can explore the wild and tasty vegetation of the town today. Even in the approaching autumn you can still find everything from dandelion to yarrow, ribwort and mugwort – if you only know where and what to search! Plus, there are loads of healthy wild fruits, such as rosehip or blackthorn, in the bushes. Participants will be provided with plentiful tips on how to use the collected wild plants and can sample some of the wild herbs right away. Important: bring along a cloth bag for the collected goods!
Meeting point: terminal station U2 Seestadt, exit bus terminal, 1220 Vienna. September 25, 13:00-16:00. Please register! 20 €. Web
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 Mirela Baciak
3 x brunch & culture
Sunday is brunch day! And this is why three great brunch tips are on the agenda today, accompanied by some easily digestible art. The friendly Hollerei comes up with everything the vegetarian heart desires – from pumpkin to curry. Afterwards, the curator himself offers a guided tour through the current exhibition “Tangible Echoes“ in the Hollerei gallery vis à vis. At Thalia, breakfast is served with literature by Elfriede Hammerl, the author reads from her latest novel. And at the performance brunch in the Museum of Folk Art, guests not only enjoy deli bluem dishes but also films.

Hollerei, 1150 Vienna. 25.9. 10:00. 18 €. Web
Thalia, 1030 Vienna. 11:00. Free entrance. Web
Volkskundemuseum, 1080 Vienna. 11:00. 25 €. Web
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 Ă–sterreichische Nationalbibliothek, Hejduk
European Heritage Days
So many things to discover: On the Open Monument Day, declared once a year by the Federal Monuments Office, people are granted access to hidden treasures that are usually closed to the public – 50 locations in Vienna alone. And all of them for free! On the “Heritage Day” the doors of the air raid shelter of the former main post office are open, you can walk around in the roof truss of the Steffl or visit the treasure chamber of the Teutonic Order. Even the usually restricted staterooms of the French Embassy are open to public today. And with the password “Denkmal” you can use the Hop On Hop Off Bus for free.
Different locations throughout Vienna. Sept 25, from 9:00. Free entrance. Web
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 Simone Heher-Raab
Thomas Raab: Der Metzger
For the few of you who might not know it: Thomas Raab’s series-investigator – the Butcher (German: “Metzger”) – is actually not a butcher, that’s just his name. But the new Metzger crime story is about a real butcher – and about the literature scene. That’s Hansi Woplatek’s fault, the son of the furniture restorer Willibald Adrian Metzger’s favourite butcher’s. Bringing disgrace on his father, the boy doesn’t want to fillet beef, but write. Raab, the handsome bestseller author, presents his new hit thriller about sausage producers, an author cut-into-pieces and other scandals at Rabenhof tonight. Bloody, but funny!
Rabenhof Theater, Rabengasse 3, 1030 Vienna. September 26, 20:00. 15 €. Web
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Martin & Oliver
One bar, two men, lovesickness – and music from Dean Martin to Frank Sinatra. These are the ingredients for a gorgeously amusing evening with Martin Oberhauser and Chris Oliver who are celebrating premiere with their joint music programme tonight. Oliver, a guy in the prime of his life, was abandoned by his wife and seeks refuge in a bar. There he meets barkeeper Martin who turns out to be a good listener. Because Martin is also disappointed by women and by love. And they share their love for swing – and so they sing and swing with great voices on the rollercoaster of feelings. Yes, that's life!

Orpheum, Steigenteschgasse 94 b, 1220 Vienna. September 26, 20:00. 21,50 €. Web
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Circus Roncalli
If you think that pole dance is just for almost-naked women, you should urgently proceed to Circus Roncalli – the young men of the “Circustheater Bingo“ performing at the rods are absolutely sensational. Other than that, the anniversary tour “40 years Journey to the rainbow” is poetic as ever. Using the simplest tools, acrobats, clown and trapeze artists take the audience into a dreamy parallel world. The two daughters of circus director Bernhard Paul also perform their own acts and the beat boxer Robert Wicke gives the show an almost “modern” touch.
Roncalli, Town hall square, 1010 Vienna. Until October 16, Tue-Sun, 2 shows per day. 52,50 – 82 €. Web
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 Martin Weber
How hiking becomes a pleasure
Hiking is healthy, we all know that. But still, sometimes it is not only hard to fight one’s weaker self but also to organise an appropriate tour. Hiking coach Martin Weber gives people willing to hike a leg up. In his talk today, he reveals five secrets how to turn an excursion into pleasure. It’s about the right planning, organising the journey – especially for people who don’t have a car, and, last but not least, he’ll provide his audience with tips on the perfect equipment and snacks. And if you’d like to hike with Mr Weber himself: Find information on his packages in the expert pool!
Soul Sisters, Goldeggasse 2/5, 1040 Vienna. September 27, 19:00. Voluntary donation. Web
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 REWE International AG
Business breakfast with K. Neumayer
Yet another interesting breakfast guest of the business network “Women in the Austrian Trade Association”: Kerstin Neumayer has been the Senior Executive President of the trade chain Merkur for more than a year, before that she was Marketing Director at Billa. But the commitment of the mother of two doesn’t end with the perfect marketing for mega companies. “The reconciliation of family and professional life should not be mere lip service, but become an integral part of our values and principles”, she is quoted in the newspaper “Presse”. How can we do that? – This is one of many questions you may ask the career woman over coffee and croissant today.
Café Museum, Operngasse 7, 1010 Vienna. September 28, 8:30. Please register! 13 €. Web 
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La Hong and Fin de Siècle fashion
A nice goodie for fashionistas: In an exclusive tour together with the exhibition curator Alexander Klee, the designer La Hong takes the visitors through the exhibition “Sin and Secession - Franz von Stuck in Vienna”. The tour starts – of course! - with a champagne reception, then La Hong talks about his very personal approach to the art at the turn of the century as well as his fascination and inspiration about and of this era. The guided tour also shows the parallels of today’s fashion and style trends with the aesthetics and the sense of beauty at the Fin de Siècle. And the historical expertise of the curator makes the tour even more interesting.
Lower Belvedere, Rennweg 6, 1030 Vienna. September 28, 18:30. 19 €. Please register! Web
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 Max Parovsky
The virtuous Crossover ensemble Folksmilch primarily stands out through their crazy performances and their incomparable sound. And on top, the pretty guys are really funny! Be it their self-composed jazz or folk songs, schlager in hip hop style or Falco songs interpreted in music cabaret style – everything the trio produces with (speech) song and the sounds of accordion, violin and double bass is simply brilliant. And due to the high technical level of the musicians, it never gets trivial. Click here to listen to Michael Jackson's Billie Jean interpreted in folkmilch style!
Sargfabrik, Goldschlagstraße 169, 1140 Vienna. September 28, 19:30. 21 €. Web
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Shop of the week 
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Die Buntique
Wow, that’s incredible! When entering the gaudy-cheerful Buntique, one immediately wishes to be a child again and have birthday soon. But who says that adult woman may not wear coloured hairclips? That’s why! And, besides the kids’ stuff, they also offer pretty things for grown-up ladies. Hand-sewed dotted bags, handmade notebooks, cute key rings and charmingly illustrated greeting cards for weddings and other auspicious occasions. Everything in the small shop is handmade with much love for detail – because the three owners sew, design and paint with heart and soul. Awesome!
Die Buntique, Kirchengasse 26, 1070 Vienna. Mon-Fri 10:00-18:30, Sat 10:00-17:00.
Restaurant of the week 
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 Flo Moshammer
Concordia Schlössl
Each town needs its scurrilities, somehow. Vienna has the Concordia Schlössl. The romantic restaurant is located directly opposite the Central Cemetery, used to be the exhibition hall of a gravestone manufacturer and during the last years it was a restaurant serving dubious huge Schnitzl variations. But still: even Vivienne Westwood and Helmut Newton fell for the charming “Schlössl”. After a change of ownership in spring the run-down house was finally renovated – subtle, gentle, without destroying the patina. Schnitzl are still served, but made of better ingredients (thanks!) – and the cosy place comes back to life!
Concordia Schlössl, Simmeringer Hauptstraße 283, 1110 Vienna. Sun-Thu 11:00-23:00, Fri+Sat till 24:00. Web


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