In case your mail program does not show the newsletter correctly, please click the following link.
Die StadtSpionin
s e p t e m b e r 20 | 17. - 23.

Tipps der Stadtspionin


"Heya Girls!"
It’s somewhat sad. There are still tons of women from Vienna's past to be discovered who have made a significant contribution to the history of the city, to Viennese modernism and the artistic movements after World War I – and who nobody knows today. Repressed, forgotten, underestimated in their importance. One of them is Elena Luksch-Makowsky, who became the first female member of the Vienna Secession in 1901. The painter and sculptor, born in St. Petersburg in 1878, married the Viennese artist Richard Luksch after traveling extensively. She lived and worked with him in Vienna, where she became one of the central protagonists of Viennese Modernism: exhibited at the Secession, created designs for Wiener Werkstätte, and designed prints for the magazine Ver Sacrum. From September 23, the Belvedere will dedicate a special exhibition to her. Quite a discovery!
Wishing you a feminine week,
Your CitySpotterGirl
Oberes Belvedere, Prinz Eugen-Straße 27, 1030 Vienna. From 23 September. Mon-Sun 10:00 to 18:00. Web
P.S. Appropriate for the season: you can find unusual bicycle tours in and around Vienna at the portal
Photo: Elena Luksch Makowsky/ Belvedere
Tipps der Stadtspionin
We like: relaxed, local shopping! Ten designers have come together in a small but nice pop-up on Gumpendorfer Straße in order to offer for sale the highlights from their current collections. Including comfortable wrap-around fashion by Viennese designer BABS, hand-coloured scarves with filigree leaf patterns by Marianne Reich, contemporary 3D printed artwork by mymagpie, groovy patterned fashion by Edith Langer as well as stylish jackets and coats by the Budapest twins ille-olla – all pieces are real eye-catchers, like everything here!
ausstellungsraum, Gumpendorfer Straße 23, 1060 Vienna. 17-19 September. Web
Tipps der Stadtspionin
 Elisabeth Habig
Vienna City Gallery Walk
Today you have to choose: either taking a leisurely stroll or really going for speed. Either watch a few gems or work through the entire tour. Because at the Vienna City Gallery Walk, over 30 galleries present a versatile programme today and tomorrow with numerous exhibitions openings and guided art tours. Portable art can be admired at the “Take the Plunge” exhibition, for example. Inspired by flotsam from the sea, artists have created unusual pieces of jewellery – for example with sea shells. It starts at 16:00 – and there’s much to discover!
Various locations in 1010 Vienna. 17+18 September 16:00 to 21:00. Free entry. Web
Tipps der Stadtspionin 
Tipps der Stadtspionin
Microbiome as Fountain of Youth
The microbiome is the accumulation of the trillions of micro-organisms that live on and in our body, especially in the intestine. Tonight, doctors Karin Stengg and Barbara Sladek will explain the long underestimated intestinal microbiome and its influence on numerous processes in the body. After all, when a person ages, the microbiome also ages and can have an effect on the hormone balance, the immune system and on inflammations. To ensure that the small microorganisms remain in balance for as long as possible and that we remain healthy, the experts provide tips and answer questions.
ÖGGK, entrance Marco-d’Aviano-Gasse 1, 1010 Vienna. 17.9. 18:30. With registration. Free. Web
Tipps der Stadtspionin
 Bernhard Aichner
Crime reading by Thomas Raab
A reading where you also have something to look at: literature-beau Thomas Raab presents his latest crime novel “Helga räumt auf”. This time, detective Hanni Huber has to go to the stables and search for the corpse in the haystack. And this despite the fact that she actually wanted to enjoy the wonderful peace and quiet of the countryside. But there are lots of things amiss with the cattle and pig farmers, and young Helga in her flower dress also seems strange to the Huber woman. Black humour at its best and dark storytelling: Thomas Raab rightly is one of the most sought-after crime novelists in the country. Swoon ;-)
Theater Rabenhof, Rabengasse 3, 1030 Vienna. 18 September 20:00. 18 €. Web
Tipps der Stadtspionin
 Art Adventure
Karlskirche in watercolours
There are places that impress you even the hundredth time you walk past them. Like the Karlskirche, for example, which simply looks damn good. With “art Adventure” the beauty is put on paper today, the place directly in front of the sacred building serves as atelier. At “Paint Your Souvenir” you always paint in front of special backdrops; the locations should inspire you because the motto is: motif = location. Like the Ferris wheel in the Prater (tomorrow), for instance, or Falco at the Central Cemetery. The necessary materials are provided and you can take the self-painted work of art home at the end.
Karlskirche, Kreuzherrengasse 1, 1040 Vienna. 18 September 16:00. 55 €. Web
Tipps der Stadtspionin
Tipps der Stadtspionin
 Superfood Deli
Superfood Deli Nr. 4
Akai, Atschai or Eikei? No matter how you pronounce the Brazilian power berry: The Instagram-compatible açai-bowls from Superfood Deli are not only colourful, they taste good too! Today, the fourth store will officially be opened – with finger food to taste. On the menu are five brand new lunch creations: the “Ocean Lover Bowl” with vegan fish, kimchi and nori. As well as the “Rainbow Poke Bowl” – already a big hit in the test run: smoked tofu on natural rice with cashew nuts and peanut dressing. All ingredients are organic, fresh and crisp.
Superfood Deli 4, Maria Theresien Straße 5, 1090 Vienna. From 18 September 14:00. Web
Tipps der Stadtspionin
 Arthur Arbesser
Shop Up at Dogenhof
The crème de la crème of the local fashion scene is gathering in one of the most beautiful locations in Vienna today: No, it's not about the Fashion Week but the Shop Up at Dogenhof! Hand-picked local fashion can be bought here: like the wild prints by Arthur Arbesser, the fluffy knitwear by Christina Seewald, golden necklaces by Juls or cool swimwear by Rendl (click here for the fashion show at the portal). Vöslauer mixes summer drinks and brings pieces from the Mühlbauer collection. Now this is a fashion event that’s really worth your while!
Dogenhof, Praterstraße 70, 1020 Vienna. 19 September 12:00 to 20:00. Booking a table is required. Web
Tipps der Stadtspionin
Sale at Nanna
Now that nature is throwing on her new autumnal coat and shines in rich shades of red and gold, humans feel the need for change as well. If you want to pretty up your own four walls with interior design from the Far North and are sick of all the same-old Ikea mishmash, you should go browse over at Nanna’s right now. Here you will find lots of snuggly and decorative stuff in the sale – and only today at the inner courtyard of the shop. The colourful-classy mix of furniture, vases, tableware, deco items, office supplies, textiles and jewellery is up to 50% off.
Nanna, Barnabitengasse 8, at the courtyard, 1060 Vienna. 19 September Sat 10:00 to 18:00. Web
Tipps der Stadtspionin
World Cleanup Day
We all make enough messes that we should clean up every now and then! So: today is World Cleanup Day where people worldwide unite to clean for 36 hours: the global clean sweep will start in New Zealand and end in Hawaii. Together with 150 other nations and millions of volunteers, everyone can join in! In Vienna, the “Green Heroes” invite people to the New Danube and “Plastic Planet” to Danube Island. 4,200 kilograms of plastic are washed through the Danube into the Black Sea every day! After cleaning up, the garbage will be sorted today. Please bring bags, gloves are provided!
Meeting point: U6 station Neue Donau + U1 Station Donauinsel, 1210 Vienna. 19 September 10:00. Free participation. Web
Tipps der Stadtspionin
Tipps der Stadtspionin
Gault&Millau Gourmet Fair
Ladies, bring appetite! When those who regularly select the best chefs in the country call for a food fair, the crème de la crème of the local chefs is not long in coming. The Gault&Millau couple Martina and Karl Hohenlohe invite you to spend 2 days in the Kursalon, where 80 top chefs will present their creations. Culinary highlights are provided by stars such as Paul Ivic and Konstantin Filippou, and 70 top winemakers serve up the wine. And if you want to learn something, you get some inspiration from the professionals in the show kitchen.
Kursalon Hübner, Johannesgasse 33, 1030 Vienna. 19 + 20 September 12:00 to 18:00. 89 €/day. Web
Tipps der Stadtspionin
 Christiane Peschek
Sculpture Garden
A romantic park, an enchanted castle and a whole troop of female artists: This is Schloss25, a new artistic women's collective. Today the ladies open the sculpture garden “Hortus Conclusus” in the park of the castle that was built in 1872 by Theodor Ritter von Hittnern as a hunting lodge in the 13th district. Instead of permanence, the works (for example by Nana Mandl and Ona B.) focus on change: wind and weather will cause the works to change in form and colour. And many a work of art is dangling from the trees here ;-) 
Castle25, Jagdschlossgasse 21-25, 1130 Vienna. 20 September 14:00 to 20:00. Free admission. Web
Tipps der Stadtspionin
Laxenburg: Knight Tournament on horseback
Fire-eaters, juggling jugglers and knights: a medieval festival transforms the Laxenburg castle park into a colourful tent city on the weekend. There will be live music in proper style, strolling through market stalls and booths to compete in axe and spear throwing. The highlight, however, is the great knights' tournament on horseback, where the brave showmen perform daring tricks. There is a chance to see the show twice a day, and the seats are “first come, first served”. If you are hungry or thirsty, you can stop by in the gastro tents for barbecue and a mug of mead.
Schloss Laxenburg, Schlossplatz 1, 2361 Laxenburg. 19+20 September. 15 €. Web
Tipps der Stadtspionin
Tipps der Stadtspionin
 pexels. com
Yoga - breath - voice
Everyone does it all the time without even thinking about it: breathing. Breathing is not only vital (no kidding), but with the right technique it also helps to create a strong voice. Speech therapist Sanne Stria and yoga teacher Nadine Petzel show in the 3-part course “Yoga - Breath - Voice” which yoga positions and techniques are suitable for this. The course starts today with exercises to widen the chest and make the rib muscles elastic. Kapalabhati is perfect for mobilising the diaphragm. There are also do's and dont's for voice care and sound tips.
ROOM9, Alser Straße 26, 1090 Vienna. From 21 September 18:30. 324 €. Web
Tipps der Stadtspionin
 vienna theatre project
Nina Simone: Four Women
Four women tell the story of Nina Simone and the four young girls who died in 1963 in a bombing raid on 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. Vocal power Dorretta Carter and her three musical colleagues will perform well-known civil rights anthems by Nina Simone, including “Mississippi Goddamn” and “Young, Gifted and Black”, at the premiere tonight. The event is all about feminist solidarity, activism and strong women who have to overcome so many challenges because of their skin colour. Goosebumps guaranteed!
Theater Drachengasse, Drachengasse 2, 1010 Vienna. Premiere 21 September 20:00. 19 €. Web
Tipps der Stadtspionin
 Emmanuel Gollob
Parallel Vienna
One car is upside down and a second car lies on top of it. Say no more, this is clearly the way to the Parallel Vienna Art Fair! With this sculpture called “The Miracle” by Alfredo Barsuglia you enter the forecourt of the Old Trade House in the third district, which will be filled with exciting contemporary art from Austria on 5000 square metres for five days. This year you can expect projects by street artist (and Kabinenparty legend) Skero, giant pickle gherkins by Erwin Wurm and digital spiky sculptures. Extra cool: the exclusive rooftop bar with a an amazing view. 
Parallel Vienna, Rudolf-Sallinger-Platz 1, 1030 Vienna. 22-27 September 12:00 to 19:00. 12 €. Web
Tipps der Stadtspionin
 SOS Kinderdorf
SOS Ballon needs toys
In October, the time has come: On the 27th, the SOS Children's Village opens the first market for toys and children's goods. In Austria, more than 320,000 children and teens are at risk of poverty. The SOS Ballon in Margareten intends to provide easy access to toys and children's goods by way of a social market. Donations in good condition are now urgently needed: toys, clothes for small children, sports articles, writing and handicraft materials as well as school books can be donated at the SOS Ballon on Tuesdays and at the Margareten district administration on Thursdays.
SOS Ballon, Schönbrunner Strasse 75, 1050 Vienna. 22 September 9:00 to 13:00. Web
Tipps der Stadtspionin
 Hertha Hurnaus
Free admission to the Freud Museum
A lot of rebuilding work was carried out, with Corona it was closed for 18 months. Now the Siegmund Freud Museum is finally open again, and even President Van der Bellen is coming to today's celebration. When he is gone, there will be free admission for everyone! The professor lived and worked at Vienna's probably most famous address for many years until he fled from the Nazis. In the new museum all private rooms are accessible for the first time and the exhibition space has almost doubled. Anyone who wants to enter the surgery still rings the doorbell just like his patients did over 100 years ago.
Sigmund Freud Museum, Berggasse 19, 1090 Vienna. 23 September 14:00 to 18:00. Free of charge. Web
Tipps der Stadtspionin
 Goldschmiede Museum
100 years goldsmith Eilfriede Berbalk
A discovery! Born in 1900, Eilfriede Berbalk started her career as an apprentice at the Wiener Werkstätten in 1920. She was the first woman in Austria to pass her master craftsman's examination in gold and silversmithing – in a profession dominated exclusively by men. Afterwards she was head of the metal department at the Hetzendorf Fashion School for many years and worked actively until the 1970s. From today on, the Goldsmith Museum is dedicated to the creative artist and her work. You have to register (Corona) for the vernissage, but not for a normal museum visit.
Goldsmith Museum, Nußdorfer Straße 3, staircase II, 1090 Vienna. 23.9.-30.10. Wed 13:00 to 16:00. Free admission. Web
Tipps der Stadtspionin
Tipps der Stadtspionin
 Gemeinsam Gesund Bewegen
50 days of exercise
To do something good for your health, just 150 minutes of exercise per week are enough. And to achieve this, the “50 Days of Exercise” campaign with many free courses is currently underway throughout Vienna. For those who want to do something a little bit artistic today, go to the gymnastics centre “La Ville” and let off steam on the apparatuses balance beams and uneven bars. Full-body interval training in the gymnasium of the Augartenschule is an intensive experience: cardiovascular and strengthening intervals alternate, steps, dumbbells, thera-bands and balls are used. All courses with registration only!
Meeting place: Various locations in Vienna. Until 26 October. Free of charge. Web
Shop of the week 
Tipps der Stadtspionin
The shop owner Miriam Cervantes has more than a hundred plants at her home! With her designer husband and a good instinct for trends, she has therefore opened the first Viennese concept store for plants last weekend. Right at the door you are greeted by a pretty Ficus Lyrata, inside you will find monsteras, mini cacti (from 2.90 euros) and wildly patterned plants, which are not entirely cheap because of their special looks, though. Pastel terracotta pots, books about nature, man and mindfulness and really good coffee are also available here. Welcome to the Jungle!
Calienna, Neubaugasse 68, 1070 Vienna. Mon-Fri 10:00 to 19:00, Sat 11:00 to 18:00. Web
Restaurant of the week 
Tipps der Stadtspionin
 Restaurant Schubert
This is probably one of the last neighbourhoods of Vienna where you can still feel what “old Vienna” must have been like. Sitting on the Mölkerbastei is like travelling back in time somewhere between the Middle Ages and the 17th century. Sitting on the Mölkerbastei and eating at Schubert is very 2020 – in splendid old surroundings with a romantic garden. The new chef Sascha Hoffmann loves vegetables, cooks creatively and loves to play with classics of Viennese cuisine. Suddenly even roast pork no longer tastes hearty. Unbelievably: Hoffmann has made the beautiful dishes himself! 
Schubert, Schreyvogelgasse 4, 1010 Vienna. Mon-Fri 11:30 to 14:00, 17:00 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)