In case your mail program does not show the newsletter correctly, please click the following link.
Die StadtSpionin
j a n u a r y 21 | 14. - 20.

Tipps der Stadtspionin


"Heya Girls!"
Welcome to the New Year! I hope you all made it to 2021 alright! This year I got several lucky charms for New Year's Eve and then, just to be on the safe side, I also dug out the ones from previous years from various drawers. True to the motto: If it doesn't help, it doesn't hurt. That's probably what the Kunsthistorisches Museum thought, too – they will start the big exhibition “Higher Powers – People, Gods and Elements of Nature” in May. And everyone is welcome to join in. If you have a soft spot for talismans and lucky charms, you can donate some for the exhibition. Anyone who likes to write or has a lot of imagination can write a text about one of the exhibition objects. A video tutorial has even been put online for this purpose, explaining step by step how to get into creative writing. All texts received by the museum by 22 February will find their way into the exhibition or the accompanying publication. Great idea. But let's be clear: I'm not giving away my lucky charms!
Wishing you a happy week,
Your CitySpotterGirl
Kunsthistorisches Museum. Join in until 22 February 2021. Web
Photo: Horoskop-Amulett Wallensteins © KHM-Museumsverband
Tipps der Stadtspionin
 Victoria Coeln/ PID/ Christian Fürthner
Vienna Rays of Hope
Brightens dark times and keeps body and mind moving: Artist Victoria Coeln's installation Vienna Rays of Hope combines human rights with art in ten of the city's squares, parks and streets. As soon as dusk falls, the lights come on: rainbow colours, white lights and even graphics of artistic fantasy animals – like Deborah Sengl's zebra tigress – shine every night. For the walk in the shape of a schnitzel (or in the shape of Austria ;-) you can use the ready-made online plan on Google Maps with pictures and interesting informations on all the places.
Wiener Lichtblicke. Various districts. Until 21 March. Daily after sunset. Free. Web
Tipps der Stadtspionin
 Samstag Shop
Sale at Samstag Shop
Your eyes go bling bling at the sight of this super-affordable statement jewellery: the Samstag Shop, a fine address for avant-garde fashion, is currently having a sale. Not “in real life”, of course, but in the online shop. Jonathan Johnson's eye-catching pieces in gold and silver are up to 50% off. With his iconic rings (“Revolutionary!”), you have a damn cool eye-catcher on your finger. Also – fashionistas take note – the current collection of “House of the very Island” is on sale. Huge shirts with neon-coloured blobs and wonderfully trashy prints!
Samstag Shop, 1040 Wien. Only online. While stocks last. Web
Tipps der Stadtspionin
Tipps der Stadtspionin
Hans Moser 
The epitome of the grumpy, yet amiable Viennese: Weltschmerz comedian Hans Moser earned this status and the title of “actor of the people” through roles as servant, valet and coachman in 140 films. Today, Moser can be seen in “Die Fahrt in die Jugend” via a free stream from the Filmarchiv Austria. The 1935 operetta and comedy of mistaken identity revolves around a merry band of women and a poorly aged landowner. After he gets rejected by one of the beauties, he wants to get “rejuvenated.” It’s in black and white and will crack you up.
Filmarchiv Austria. As stream and on YouTube. Free of charge. 14 January. Web
Tipps der Stadtspionin
 Tian Bistro
Lockdown Burger from Tian Bistro
Is the new iPhone free here or what? No, but it's still a hype: Tian Bistro, an offshoot of the vegetarian toque restaurant, is currently grilling vegan themed burgers for pickup one day a week because of the lockdown – and they're already iconic in Vienna. Today they taste like BBQ. If you register quickly, you’ll land on the waiting list and have good chances to get one – time slots are assigned for pick-up. Note: If you're really hungry, rather order an extra portion of the rather small burgers. They're not exactly cheap, but they're dazzlingly delicious.
Tian Bistro am Spittelberg, Schrankgasse 4, 1070 Vienna. 15 January. 10 €. Web
Tipps der Stadtspionin
Dry Floating
Daydreaming deep under the city: The mystical “Room of Tranquility” is located so many floors below the city and so far away from any crowds that it can be booked despite Corona. Only alone, of course! Completely secluded from noise, people and outside stimuli, you can make yourself comfortable for 20 or 40 minutes on a warmed dry-floating bed with wonderful music and relax in the ancient vault. This elegant place of silence is part of the Herbarium Officinale, a chic herbal center on the Hohe Markt – bookings are by punctual appointment only. 
Herbarium Officinale, Hoher Markt 5, 1010 Vienna. Mon-Fri 10:00 to 19:00, Sat until 17:00. 33 €. Web
Tipps der Stadtspionin
Tipps der Stadtspionin
 Leopold Museum
Schiele and Klimt to colour in
Painting your own Klimt print? Yep, it's quite easy! For creative minds, the Leopold Museum has designed artworks by famous Viennese master artists for you to colour in. There are currently seven blank templates available for download, including the famous faces of Egon Schiele or Gustav Klimt's “Death and Life” and the “Lady with Fan”. In terms of colour, you can just go completely wild. By the way: the black lines make the templates perfect for embroidery! The downloads are free of charge.
Leopold Museum. Online for printing. Free of charge. Web
Tipps der Stadtspionin
 Florian Nitsch
Academy Online Auction
Art can be affordable, after all! For example at the online auction of the Academy of Fine Arts, which starts today. 180 photographic works, paintings and objects by students and teachers are up for auction, including works by successful graduates such as Xenia Hausner and figurative paintings by the current shooting star Amoako Boafo. The whole thing is being organised by the Dorotheum, and the prices for the charity event start at 200 euros. The proceeds will go to students from third countries and refugees. You can bid until the end of the month.
Dorotheum. Only online. 16-29 January. From 200 €. Web (Link to auction available from 16 January)
Tipps der Stadtspionin
Game Night in first Digital Bar
It's unbelievable what kind of inventive spirit Corona sparks. Simple but ingenious is the idea of the creators of “Barnana Vienna”, the country's first purely digital bar. Admission is by password (announced at registration), then an avatar must be chosen. Because the bar presents itself in the look of old PC games! When meeting other players, a video chat opens up, and virtual bartenders are on hand to answer questions. Tonight's game night features games such as Categories, Pictionary and Poker. Fully retro are also the slot machines with Super Mario and Space Invaders.
Barnana Vienna. Game Night. 16 January from 19:00. Free of charge. Web
Tipps der Stadtspionin
Tipps der Stadtspionin
 Ferien-Messe Wien
Online Travel Day 
Holiday ahoy! The Online Travel Day, the alternative programme to the Holiday Fair that would usually take place right now, makes you look forward to packing your suitcase. Our neighbour, the Czech Republic, presents its most beautiful places, nice wellness resorts and cities like Brno and Pilsen. Personal travel tips will be given by celebrity guest Maya Hakvoort, and experts talk about European travel insurance to ensure that you are covered when you are on the road. Infectiologist Ursula Hollenstein explains what to bear in mind when travelling in times of Corona. Then, hopefully, we’ll get out of here soon!
Ferien-Messe Vienna. Only online. 16 January 10:00 to 16:00. Free of charge. Web
Tipps der Stadtspionin
Das Boothaus Pop Up
CitySpotterGirl has been walking at least five kilometres every day since October. Highly recommended against Corona blues! And interestingly enough, it works even when you are under a lot of stress at work. If you also get something nice to snack on while inhaling fresh air, it's almost like a holiday ;-) Best tip: head out to the Old Danube and dash to the take-away from Bootshaus. The Querfeld team provides fresh-air fanatics with coffee-to-go, cakes, bread from Öfferl and delicious Buchteln with vanilla sauce in a cup. Then go find a nice bench somewhere and dig in!
Das Bootshaus, An der unteren Alten Donau 61, 1220 Vienna. Sat+Sun 12:00 to 17:00. Web
Tipps der Stadtspionin
 Ven Tenzin Jamphel
Dala Lama live
Last week, thousands of people around the world watched the Dalai Lama talk to Greta Thunberg and scientists about the climate crisis on their computers. Today, you can see “His Holiness” live again from his residence in Dharamsala: This time he talks about one of his favourite topics, happiness. Together with Arthur Brooks, professor at the Harvard School of Business, he discusses “Leadership and Happiness”. Due to Corona, the whole thing takes place on two continents as a live webcast – convenient, meaning we can all watch for free. There’s even a German translation.
Dharamsala, India. 17 January 4:30. (Webcast remains online). Free. Web
Tipps der Stadtspionin
 Sangita Nebel
Afterwork Cooking
Whether you are working from home or on the way home from the office in the evening: at some point the stomach rumbles with hunger and the eternal question arises – what to cook? Sangita Nebel's virtual course puts an end to the clueless staring-into-the-fridge. The cook combines quick recipes with the flavours and spices from her home country, India. She prepares fast soul food such as vegetable rice with curry, a light couscous salad with lemon and turkey steak with garlic and rosemary. If you miss a step: just ask, Nebel has no problem filming right into the pot ;-)
ichkoche. at. Stream via Zoom. 18 January 18:00 to 20:00. 40 €. Web
Tipps der Stadtspionin
 ROH/ Johan Persson
Alice in Wonderland
Holy moly, this has some quick pace and lots of colour! Christopher Wheeldon knows how to tell a fairy tale. His rousing ballet of Alice in Wonderland was a stage hit and is still available to stream for a short time at London's Royal Opera House. The set design is spectacular, you really think you've fallen down the rabbit hole. In croquet scenes with pink flamingos, a perky Alice confronts the hysterical Queen of Hearts, and there are even parodies of Sleeping Beauty to be discovered. An enchantingly danced piece that nevertheless remains bizarre and mysterious – just like the story itself. 
Royal Opera House, London. Online only. Until 21 January. 3 £. Web
Tipps der Stadtspionin
...women's health 
Tipps der Stadtspionin
Endometriosis is often referred to as a woman's fate and is still a mysterious disease. More than 300,000 women in Austria suffer from it, half of them in pain, and yet the disease is largely unknown. Endometriosis can cause cysts and adhesions as well as massive pain during menstruation. What are the typical symptoms? And what is the best way to treat the disease? This evening, gynaecologist Dr. Albert Knauder, chief physician at the Neunkirchen Landesklinikum, will explain the symptoms and consequences of this chronic disease.
Minimed Webinar. Online only. 18 January 19:00. Free of charge. Web
Tipps der Stadtspionin
The Aztecs
Without Corona, you could now see an exciting exhibition about the Aztecs at the World Museum. Until the museums open again, an online lecture series will provide interesting information on the topic. To kick it off, the director of the Latin America Institute gives an introduction to the ancient culture of the Aztecs, who called themselves Mexica, their violent demise and the predatory appropriation of cultural assets by the Spanish conquerors. Above all, it is about the contemporary significance of cultural diversity and the dialogue between different knowledge systems.
Weltmuseum Wien. Online only. 19 January 19:00. Free of charge. With registration. Web
Tipps der Stadtspionin
 pexels/ Lisa Fotios
Open writing group for women
For creative people, a shutdown presents advantages and disadvantages. For some, it means getting comfy at home working on something creative. But others feel the walls closing in at home. Karin Macke's workshop is for both camps and takes place online. The author and coach from “Frauen beraten Frauen” (women advise women) works with creative writing techniques and poetry therapy. Short texts are created on all kinds of topics to find your own language and words and to exchange ideas in a protected setting. By the way, no previous knowledge is necessary.
Sprachraum – Academy for Text and Therapy. Online only. 19 January 18:30 to 21:00. 40 €. Web
Tipps der Stadtspionin
Tipps der Stadtspionin
 Johanna Lehner
Two guys who have played together in numerous bands for five years are now doing their own thing: the duo Florian Sighartner and Carles Munoz Camarero are “Sigmun”. They can be heard for the very first time today via livestream at Sargfabrik! For the virtual release concert, they will be playing their debut album “Hopeful Tears”, which was released at the same time, and their teaser song will give you a foretaste. Violin, cello and vocals with the voices of both start softly, but then build up. The pieces sometimes sound fragile, other times dramatic and excitingly experimental.
Sargfabrik. Live stream. 20 January 19:30. Voluntary donation. Web
Shop of the week 
Tipps der Stadtspionin
Under a silver disco ball, the finest Swiss raw-milk cheese is stored in a huge milk vat and in quaint wooden refrigerators. This is the specialty of the hip Jumi shop, where they make their own unusual creations in their own cheese dairies: The spherical “Belper Knolle”, a matured fresh cheese, is grated over pasta and scrambled eggs like truffles. Almost like a pet, the stinker “Blaues Hirni” lives in the fridge, covered with blue and white mould on the outside – and the 16 different raclette varieties will melt your foodie heart. Many colourful variations, all of which can be tasted!  
Jumi, Lange Gasse 28, 1080 Vienna. Tue-Fri 10:00 to 18:30, Sat 9:00 to 15:00. Web
Restaurant of the week 
Tipps der Stadtspionin
This takes guts: 5 days before Christmas – and the current lockdown – Elisa and Marco opened their bistro in the second district. Basically with the motto “We save the world with pasta”. It’s important to them to know exactly where their food comes from – and since they only cook with organic ingredients, the veggies come from the organic farm Adamah, the meat from Marchfeld and the organic flour for the pasta from Sicily. Every day, 6 types of pasta and various sauces are made fresh. You can either pick up your ready-made combi as a take-away or finish it at home. Neat!
SoFàre, Hollandstraße 10, 1020 Vienna. Mon-Sun 9:30 to 19:00 (delivery until 21:00). 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)