In case your mail program does not show the newsletter correctly, please click the following link.
Die StadtSpionin
f e b r u a r y 17 | 23. - 1.

Tipps der Stadtspionin


"Heya Girls!"
How about a journey through time? For real? Next Tuesday you can land somewhere around the turn of the century in the world of Egon Schiele and the Viennese Bohème! Because on the occasion of its new Schiele exhibition, the Albertina is opening the Museum in the evening and inviting to a dress-code party that Vienna hasn’t experienced for a while: it’s a celebration of the life of the artist and the lifestyle of the Viennese around the turn of the century. The fashion of Schiele’s art provides numerous inspirations for artsy outfits – which means you can look forward to seeing dramatic muses and chic bohemians! Whoever isn’t so well versed in the style of the era: no problem! In a make-up lounge, especially created for that purpose, nice stylists are helping the guests with the perfect Schiele-look (see image). And meanwhile in the fashion lounge, live muses will be presenting all fashion trends of the fascinating era. And art facilitators will be guiding your way to the most beautiful works of art from Schiele and tell stories of his turbulent life. Additionally: retro-sounds and fancy drinks. Sounds like a perfect evening!
Wishing you a lovely week
Your CitySpotterGirl
Albertina, Albertinaplatz 1, 1010 Vienna. February 28 19:00. 10 €. Web
Cover: Photo Lilya Corneli & Tobeamuse (left), Egon Schiele (right)
Tipps der Stadtspionin
Stress reduction through mindfulness: MBSR
It’s not always easy to find time to de-stress your life when you are already so stressed out ;-) Tonight’s MBSR- info-evening would be a first small step in the right direction of relaxation. Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a program that was developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and which has been scientifically researched with regard to stress-related illnesses – and it has been proven effective! During an 8-week course, stressed out people can learn the original method at the Shambhala: including meditations, self-reflections and also a whole day in silence.
Shambhala, Bennogasse 8A, 1080 Vienna. February 23 19:30. Free. Course starts March 2. Web
Tipps der Stadtspionin
 Michel Mayer, Photo: Maria Tsakiri
Super super sale at showroom | project
The Gumpendorfer Straße is THE glamour-street in Vienna. Who doesn’t agree to that, will see pigs fly today ;-) Because the team from creative headz is once again inviting to a designer-super-sale. Which means: bargains starting at 1 euro, designer samples, and special pieces at 60-80 percent off from 15 different designers – including established ones like Michel Mayer, Pitour or Callisti and also up-and-coming avant-garde labels like TrueYou or R! by Dominique Raffa. And the prices are super low, the location is stylish – all in all it’s a great opportunity to fill your closet with a fresh spring breeze. Yoo-hoo!
showroom/project, Gumpendorfer Straße 36, 1060 Vienna. February 23-25. Web
Tipps der Stadtspionin
Tipps der Stadtspionin
 Sam Havadtoy
Art Vienna
Exciting news for art-lovers! Today, at the Leopold Museum, the new fair “Art Vienna” is opening its doors for the very first time and letting in contemporary art. The fair includes around 20 Viennese and a few international galleries with current art and works of classical modernism. Among others, there will be a Helnwein- Mickey Mouse, a Hrdlicka-bronze work, oil paintings from Rudolf Goessl and graphics from Georg Bernsteiner from Salzburg. Additionally, there is the pop-up exhibition “Parallel Recommendation” dedicated to the work of young Austrian artists.
Leopold Museum, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna. February 23-26 11:00 to 19:00, Thu until 21:00. 13 € Web
Tipps der Stadtspionin
 NomNom Vegan Bakery
Veganmania indoor
Good news for friends of an animal-product-free life! The Veganmania will be taking place indoors for the first time: for three days there will be tasting, shopping and talking at the Stadthalle. The Vegan Association Austria will be informing about their work, but above all you can try and buy vegan delicacies from burritos to muffins while listening to DJ-sounds and live acts. In order to be able to toast with like-minded people, vegan wine is served. Also, the Erdbeerwoche will give advice on alternative monthly hygiene, there will be fashion, natural cosmetics and of course (even though it’s not summer yet), Veganista-ice cream!
Stadthalle, Roland-Rainer-Platz 1, 1150 Vienna. February 24-26. Free entry. Web
Tipps der Stadtspionin
 Colección Pérez Simón, Mexico, Photo: Arturo Piera
Alma-Tadema: decadence & antiquity
The Dutch painter Lawrence Alma-Tadema was considered a superstar in Victorian age England. Alma-Tadema was extremely fascinated by the ancient times and that is why he brought everyday scenes from ancient Rome, Pompeji and ancient Egypt back to life and became one of the most successful artists of his time. His artistic influence can actually still be noticed in the present days, even big historic films like Ridley Scott’s “Gladiator” follow the model of Alma-Tadema’s sensually decadent paintings. Many of his main pieces are part of the exhibition “Dekadenz & Antike” at the Lower Belvedere.
Unteres Belvedere, Rennweg 6, 1030 Vienna. Until June 18 daily 10:00 to 18:00, Wed until 21:00. 12 €. Web
Tipps der Stadtspionin
Tipps der Stadtspionin
Bridal fair “Brautsache 2017”
A few hours filled with fashion, beauty and styling in a glamourous environment: now, that’s a reason to get married, ladies, right? The 1-day-fair “Brautsache” is taking place at the noble Park Hyatt this year and it is a must-go for all brides-to-be and all ladies, who love to celebrate wonderful parties. All ingredients for such a party are being served today - including anything from the romantic dream dress to sweet cake innovations and upscale wedding table decorations to wedding videographers and styling consultations. Everything is accompanied by champagne and nice goodie-bags for the first 400 brides. Ladies only!
Park Hyatt Vienna, Am Hof 2, 1010 Vienna. February 24 14:00 to 21:00. 12 €. Web
Tipps der Stadtspionin
“Alles Leinwand” Travel-Festival
Be it Mongolia, Peru or the US - those who want to emerge themselves into our colorful world only need to travel as far as the Old AKH! There, the incredibly inspiring and wanderlust-curing travel festival for passionate globetrotters is taking place. Today, you can travel around the globe with Cuban live music, Nepalese Yak & Yeti treats and top-class live reports. For example with audience favorite Michael Wigge who will be talking about his trip to the end of the world - without any money, and the Viennese photographer Hans Thurner brought pictures from his tour “Zu Fuß über die Alpen” (“Across the alps by foot”).
Old AKH, Court 2/C1, Spitalgasse 2-4, 1090 Vienna. February 25+26 11:00 to 21:00. Day pass 36 €. Web
Tipps der Stadtspionin
Jeans workshop
What would life be like without your favorite jeans! To tailor your own perfect pair of jeans so it fits like a glove is a pretty big project – at today’s jeans workshop you can find out how it’s done. Eight stations show you the individual work processes from fly to fell seam and afterwards you go home with a workbook plus a basic cut. Experts will also reveal different tips and tricks around the “blue miracle”, and by the way, curator is denim-king Walter Lunzer. In between the hands-on stations at the workshop, there will be a jeans-talk at 14:00 with prominent guests Liane Seits and Volker Piesczek.
Brick-5, Fünfhausgasse 5, 1150 Vienna. February 25 10:00 to 13:30 or 15:30 to 19:00. Sign up! 55 €. Web 
Tipps der Stadtspionin
 Mark Völker
Stock sale at Goldstück
Incredibly beautiful dresses – and thanks to the stock sale the prices are credibly low! Because remnant pieces from past collections are available at up to 70 percent off the regular price. Designer Antonia Gruber has dedicated herself to vintage-inspired fashion in the style of the 30s to 60s: skirts, blouses and dresses like back in the days, beautifully retro, subtly sexy and incredibly feminine. Wide floating skirts, tops molded to the figure and playful details, and everything produced lovingly. Because the collections are manufactured in cooperation with a small Viennese tailor shop. Attention, stock sale only today!
Goldstück, Neustiftgasse 31, 1070 Vienna. February 25 11:00 to 18:00. Web
Tipps der Stadtspionin
Tipps der Stadtspionin
  La La Land / Lionsgate Entertainment
Oscar night at the Gartenbaukino
Today, the long wait for the Oscar broadcast, due to the time difference, will be pleasantly shortened once again at the Gartenbaukino. To get in the mood for the live action starting at two in the morning, this year’s nominated films like “La La Land” or “Elle” will be shown on screen beginning at noon. In order to practice finger-crossing and cheering, so to speak. After midnight, the legendary Red Carpet Show starts, at 2:30 the award ceremony will be broadcasted live from LA and from 3:00 on there will be free coffee and breakfast in order to stay awake. Everybody who’s dressed up gets free champagne.
Gartenbaukino, Parkring 12, 1010 Wien. February 26, Films from 12:00, Gala from 1:30 Uhr. Web
Tipps der Stadtspionin
 Sophie Souffle
Luftkuss sale & friends
Wow, quite a few things have to go: thousands of bracelets and hundreds of necklaces are looking for a new lovely owner at today’s one-day-sale at Luftkuss. The delicate treasure pieces are available starting at only 1 euro, none cost more than 10 euros! You can also snag some low-priced pieces from a few Luftkuss-friends, for example unusual postage stamp-necklaces from Sophie Soufflee, hip shirts from Viereck or nice greeting cards from graphic designer Lia – and even part of those only cost 1 euro! Actually, the perfect opportunity to get all friends-birthday-presents for the year 2017 ;-)
Brick-5, Fünfhausgasse 5 1150 Wien. February 26 15:00 to 21:00. Free entry. Web
Tipps der Stadtspionin
Upledger CranioSacral Therapy
The pain is often located somewhere completely different than you would have expected! People who are pain-riddled and tired of conventional medicine can find some release in the world of craniosacral therapy these days. The soft, manual treatment method balances head, spine and sacrum, finds tensions in the connective tissue and helps to loosen them. Whoever wants to try out an informative session for free: in the month of February many therapists are opening up their practices, on today’s Monday for example Ursula Hentschel in the 1st district. A complete list of participating therapists can be found online.
Month of Upledger CranioSacral Therapy, many locations in Vienna. Until February 28. Web
Tipps der Stadtspionin
J. Hornig coffee-bar
In order for coffee-fans to be swept off their feet these days, you need at least a barista, special roastings and hip brewing brouhaha. The coffee roasting house J. Hornig has been stirring up the innovation-seeking coffee market of the country in a pretty successful manner - from today on also in a chic coffee-bar in the 7th district. At the big and bright café, there will even be fresh roasting behind a glass wall, next to espressi & co of the (directly traded) home brand, trendy stuff is served as well: “cold-brew” for cocktails or smooth nitro-coffee with a foamy head. Along with coffee you can enjoy snacks and sweets.
J. Hornig, Siebensterngasse 29, 1070 Vienna. Mon-Fri 7:30 to 20:00, Sat+Sun 9:00 to 20:00. Web 
Tipps der Stadtspionin
No, the cottage cinema at Gentzgasse (for those who can still remember it) unfortunately has not opened its doors again. Nevertheless, from now on the old “Wienerlied”-café Schmid Hansl will be functioning as a suburb-cinema: on Mondays you can see old films from all genres, part of it are cineaste-favorites and Austrian movies. Today, Peter Patzak’s “Kassbach” from the year 1979 is on the program – a devastating portrait of a Nazi and probably the strongest work of the Viennese director. The movie nights always start out with chosen short films. Awesome!
Café Schmid Hansl, Schulgasse 31, 1180 Vienna. Until April 10 Mondays 20:00. 6 €. Web
Tipps der Stadtspionin
Tipps der Stadtspionin
Feten Feten
Be it waltz, fandango, bolero or habanera - the Spanish music duo Feten Feten plays it all with mucho gusto! Jorge Arribas and Diego Galaz have captivated their audience permanently every single time during hundreds of concerts. By the way, the two musicians are not only lovers of dances but they also love unusual musical instruments - next to the accordion and the violin they also elicit very interesting sounds from the saw, the straw violin and the camping chair flute (!). Today, the fiery Spaniards are presenting their gripping performance in Austria for the first time. Listen in here!
Sargfabrik, Goldschlagstraße 169, 1140 Vienna. February 28 19:30. 23 €. Web
Tipps der Stadtspionin
 Christa Fuchs
“Die große Fleischwurst-Revue”
Funny and wonderfully colorful! In the tradition of the 1920s and 30s and in the unmistakable L.E.O.-style, different artists are presenting brilliant but weird segments of famous cabaret artists. Part of it are the Jewish comedian Armin Berg, Georg Kreisler or Hugo Wiener, and also legendary texts from Kurt Tucholsky. Additionally, treats of the Berlin Cabaret and from different Broadway musicals of this era are being served. All of it combined with virtuous operetta pieces, truly impressive opera singing and the opulence which is typical for the “Last Pleasant Opera-Theater” (“Letztes Erfreuliches Operntheater”).
L.E.O., Ungargasse 18, 1030 Vienna. February 28 19:30. From 25 €. Web
Tipps der Stadtspionin
 Robert Polster
Pop literary woman Barbi Markovic, who was born in Belgrade, caused quite the stir last year with her big city novel “Superheldinnen” (“superheroines”). And the stage version is a sight to see as well! In the center of the story are three typical big city ladies: they have an ambivalent relationship to nature, a sharpened sense for dog dirt and landed in Vienna after a few detours. In the city they meet for coffee every Saturday and decide on the use of their superpowers - the modern-day witches helpfully intervene in little people’s destinies with “flash” or “obliteration”. Awesome performance and full of surprises!
Volx/Margareten, Margaretenstraße 166, 1050 Vienna. March 1+29 20:00. 20 €. Web
Tipps der Stadtspionin
Sometimes it smells pungently like Little Trees, sometimes folk music is blaring from the speakers and sometimes you find yourself in the middle of a free “Cussing: Viennese-style” course – some taxis just make you wish to escape right away. So it’s awesome that Vienna now has a feel-good-taxi! It is driven by artist Alexander Stransky, who is promising his passengers meditative music, or, if requested, just silence or active listening, all the while it smells pleasantly like aroma-oils ranging from lavender to mint. It costs just as much as regular taxis, but be sure to order the super-chill minivan early enough!
Aroma-Klang-Taxi. Until the end of April Mon-Fri. Order at 0699/110 77 879. Web
Shop of the week 
Tipps der Stadtspionin
  Antica Murrana Venezia
Antica Murrina Venezia
Very interesting, how some things make their way to Vienna. Persian-born Azar Salek fell in love with Venetian Antica Murrina-jewelry made from hand blown Murano glass on Mykonos. When she came back home to Vienna, she found out that she could obtain the pieces only via Germany. And so she decided to open her very own shop. The store is an insiders’ tip even though it is located in the middle of the city: a huge selection of creative and elegant glass pearl-jewelry in many playful colors - and the earrings, bracelets and necklaces are not only eye-catchers but also very affordable. Grande piacere!
Antica Murrina Venezia, Am Hof 12, 1010 Vienna. Tue-Fri 11:00 to 14:00, 15:00 to 18:30, Sat 11:00 until 17:00. Web
Restaurant of the week 
Tipps der Stadtspionin
Block House at Naschmarkt
Vegetarians, this is not for you. Because at the newly opened Block House, it’s all about the steak. The former “Piccini” location next to the Naschmarkt was subjected to renovations for months – and on Monday it finally opened. The restaurant, which is part of a German chain, is famous for its tender pieces of meat, which are prepared on an especially for that purpose created lava stone grill. Accompanied by salad and baked potatoes with sour cream – the Mrs. Rumpsteak meal tastes exceptionally well. The only thing we don’t know, is why the Block House was given the atmosphere of a tasteful highway rest stop.
Block House at Naschmarkt, Linke Wienzeile 4, 1060 Vienna. Mon-Sat 11:30 to 24:00, Sun 11:30 to 23:00. Web



The StadtSpionin is an independent, weekly newsletter for women in the Vienna area.
It provides information on events, shops and restaurants, which the editorial staff singles out as recommend worthy.
Entries for payment are not possible. However, there is the possibility of placing an advertisement. The StadtSpionin appears every Thursday and will be shipped for free.

More information can be found on

Publisher and Editor in Chief:
Sabine Maier, Phorusgasse 7/1, 1040 Wien

Disclaimer: Despite careful editing and research, no liability can be retained for the accuracy of our content and its completeness.

Stadtspionin Wiens Facebook-Profil   Interested in taking a look behind the scenes?
The StadtSpionin writes, thinks, and posts photos on Facebook.
Become a fan of StadtSpionin, simply click on the banner and sign up.

You can subscribe here for your newsletter or click here to unsubscribe.

Recommend the StadtSpionin to a friend here.

Reports, interviews and more tips can be found at the web portal:

Viennese experts from all areas: in the
pool of experts of the StadtSpionin.

Proposed dates, tips and inquires
to the editorial staff.

Ad rates and reservations of the
advertising department.

„The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.“
(Eleanor Roosevelt)