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"Heya Girls!"
Normally, your favourite newsletter only deals with the most current topics – the best events of the coming week. But today we are talking about a journey back in time. With the help of VR (Virtual Reality) glasses and quite impressive 360° animations, you can travel into Vienna's past and experience it up close. The 2-hour city tours by “VR Tours” make it possible. You put on a pair of glasses and every time you move your head, the virtual space you are in moves with you. So you can turn around your own axis and take a close look at the artificial world all around you. This means, for example, that you are in the middle of a 15th century Easter procession in front of the Stephansdom. Or experiencing the 1920s in front of the Staatsoper. And if you walk to the Hofburg, you will of course meet Empress Sisi and cheering people at Heldenplatz. Between the individual stops, a guide or the audio device explain the historical background of the scenes and exciting facts. Truly: we've never seen the city like this before!
Wishing you an innovative week,
Your CitySpotterGirl
VR Tours, Johannesgasse 21, 1010 Vienna. Wed-Sun. 39 €. Web
Photo: VR Tours
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 Yosep Sugiarto
Veganista: Cinnamon Roll Pop-Up
When summer says goodbye, you’ll just have to swap the pretty orange of Aperol Spritz for that of pumpkins. And where can you do that? At Veganista's new pop-up! In addition to all sorts of autumnal vegetables, such as pumpkin spiced latte or pumpkin pecan ice dumplings, the cinnamon roll is also on display in all its variations. From typical Swedish classics in appetising oversize, to pralines with organic almond jam and hazelnuts, to cinnamony ice cream sandwiches, you can stop by for autumn snacking – but only until the end of October.
Veganista, Operngasse 34, 1040 Vienna & Amerlingstraße 19, 1060 Vienna. Daily 10:00 to 19:00. Web 
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 Martha Jungwirth/ Art Austria
Art Austria Highlights
In 1908, the “Art Show” took place on the grounds of today's Eislaufverein on the occasion of Emperor Franz Josef's 60th anniversary on the throne. Organised by Gustav Klimt, Josef Hoffmann and other luminaries, it’s today considered a groundbreaking event of Viennese modernism. Klimt first presented his “Kiss” publicly there. This weekend it's all about art again at the historic site. A huge tent is erected on the ice rink: At the “Art Austria” almost 30 local galleries are exhibiting – paintings by Maria Lassnig can be seen as well as Nitsch and Hundertwasser.
Eislaufverein, Lothringerstraße 22, 1030 Vienna. 6-9 October. 15 €. Web
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 Verein Kitsch & Kontor
Stefanie Sargnagel: Heil
Off to a merry slaughtering of unicorns! Stefanie Sargnagel has developed a new text for the Rabenhof Theater. For this, she enters the world of shamans, energetics and nippies. With her new play, she throws herself into the yoga lion's den and risks a critical-satirical look at the scene. Between crystal dolphin aura and angel water, she will discover the whole truth! In a production by shooting star director Christina Tscharyiski and with a brilliant ensemble of actors. Some live music will be provided by the band of the hour: Buntspecht.
Rabenhof Theater, Rabengasse 3, 1030 Vienna. 6 October 20:00. 28 €. Web
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Tini Trampler and the Playbackdolls
“Flamingos have pleasure too!” The Playbackdolls are known for their lively and often political songs that “lead to spiritual rebellions with heart, imagination and poetry”. The changeable chanteuse Tini Trampler and her band make Austro-pop that is a little different: danceable theremin sounds, lots of charm and a Tom Waits electric guitar now and then. Today they present their 5th album “Chansons 2084” – with witty melodies off the mainstream and their danceable inventory of a vast musical fund. Sometimes opulent and minimalistic, then stormy and tender – and always played with dedication.
Sargfabrik, Goldschlagstraße 169, 1140 Vienna. 7 October 19:30. 23 €. Web
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 Augarten Wien
Augarten Porcelaine: Wiesenblumen Sale
The truth is: soon it will be dreary, cold and muddy outside. But certainly not in the crockery showcase: just in time for the cold season, the Augarten porcelain manufactory once again provides a flowery outlook with its colourful meadow flower print. For more than 300 years, the most popular Austrian meadow and alpine flowers have been hand-painted on precious Augarten porcelain at Augarten Palace. And right now, this enchanting classic is up for grabs with up to 60% off! In the trendy mix&match look, the floral patterns conjure up a little sunshine on the table whatever the weather.
Porzellanmanufaktur Augarten, Obere Augartenstr. 1, 1020 Vienna. Discount online only! Web
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 Inge Prader
Vienna Women’s Health Week
The largest women's health fair in Vienna is not only taking place online, but also on site at the Rathaus today. With free admission, the Health Street provides information about the physical, psychological, social and economic aspects of a healthy life. At the exhibition stands, you can take all kinds of health checks such as blood sugar, blood pressure or lung function measurements, but also stress and burnout checks. At the psycho-social “speed dating” there are 5-minute short consultations on important topics such as divorce, menopause, work, life crises, anxiety.
Rathaus, Lichtenfelsgasse, 1010 Vienna. 7 October 10:00 to 17:00. Free entry. Web
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2 x Flea Market
Today we’re going flausching! If you're wondering what that is, here's the mathematical formula: Flohmarkt + Tausch (swap) = Flausch. At the Nachbarschaftszentrum today, there are cool vintage and retro treasures to buy and super second-hand snappers to swap. Not only is it fun, but it also helps protect the climate. If you're more into classic jumble shopping, you can stroll through the numerous courtyards in the 20th district and look for second-hand unique pieces. And since shopping can be quite exhausting, there are also little snacks and refreshments.
Nachbarschaftszentrum, Schottenfeldgasse 29, 1070 Vienna. 8 October. 10:00 to 13:00. Web Wallensteinviertel, 1200 Vienna. 11:00 to 17:00. Web
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 Hotel am Brillantengrund
Food Festival PopChop
This will be a delightful weekend for foodies: A first-class food festival is taking place at the Hotel am Brillantengrund! For three days, local producers and aspiring young chefs will be wielding the cooking spoons. Fermentation experts and natural wine enthusiasts will introduce visitors to innovative food culture at talk panels. Alongside, there is a colourful mix of food and craft stalls, workshops, music, dinner parties and art exhibitions. Today's highlight: the block party in the hotel and the band alley in front of it, free of charge and with lots of hurly-burly – we love it!
Hotel am Brillantengrund, Bandgasse 4, 1070 Vienna. 8 October from 12:00. Free entry. Festival duration 7-9 Oct. Web
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 Die Erlebnismesse
Experience Fair
Room for dreams: you give yourself that far too seldom. The 20 girls from (T)Räume fürs Leben want to counteract this very problem with their Experience Fair. During an afternoon full of women's power, creative, practical and unusual things will take place in 20 rooms that are intended to help visitors discover new interests. From herbalism to yoga, kinesiology and psychology to legal advice and financial tips, you can try your hand at testing, tasting and consulting room by room. And you’ll also get a goodie bag worth 500 euros!
Madame Mama – der Salon, Auhofstraße 205, 1130 Vienna. 8 October 14:00 to 19:00. 25 €. Web
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Vienna Autumn Days
From apples and pears to little-known wild fruits and chillies – the autumn harvest is colourful. The “Autumn Days” organised by the Federal Gardens and the Horticultural Society in the Burggarten and the Palmenhaus are all about autumnal fruit delights. You can get to know exotic plants such as persimmons or mini kiwis, shop for fine saffron, poppy or chokeberry products, marvel at plants from the Federal Gardens and stock up on flower bulbs or fruit tree rarities. And gardening fans can get valuable tips and have fruit varieties identified that they have brought with them.
In and in front of the Palm House, Burggarten, 1010 Vienna.  7-9 October 10:00 to 18:00. Free admission. Web
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A sand mandala is created
This week's quietest event: two Tibetan monks from the Buddhist Choede Monastery in Mustang, a remote region in Nepal, are currently visiting Vienna. They want to raise funds for their monastery school. That’s why they will spend eight days building a sand mandala – the work of art, made of coloured sand scattered on the ground with millimetre precision, will be created at Yak + Yeti. And everyone can watch. The production of the filigree works of art is a form of meditation for the monks; when the mandala is finished, it will be destroyed. Today there are also lectures and a dinner.

Yak + Yeti, Hofmühlgasse 21, 1060 Vienna. 9 October from 16:00. (6-13 October). A donation is requested. Web
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 Erlöserkirche am Schüttel
The organ festival
Organ concerts don’t usually give CitySpotterGirl’s ears much thrill. This one, however, is pretty cool: On the occasion of the 10th birthday of the Paulus organ in the Kirche am Schüttel, there's a day of hurly-burly. Classical music concerts with pieces by Bach, Johann Nepomuk David and Dietrich Buxtehude, improvisations, organ tours and silent film accompaniment. Everything, so to speak, that awakens the instrument from its sacred slumber! For the little hunger in between, schnitzel and cake will be served quite unpretentiously. A rather fitting cultural-culinary duo for Sunday.
Erlöserkirche am Schüttel, Rustenschacherallee 14, 1020 Vienna. 9 October 9:30 to 21:00. Free admission. Web
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Yoga under the stars
Pilates, yoga, tai chi – in Corona times, when you got such a bad case of cabin fever that you even started doing sports, pretty much everything was tried out. But now, if you're in the mood for something really special, go to the planetarium for yoga. Under the most beautiful night sky in the city (thanks to the latest technology, every possible constellation of stars can be recreated here), you can practice your tadasanas, phalahakas and pranayamas, letting your gaze wander into the infinite expanse of space. Even the moon salutation takes on a whole new meaning here...
Planetarium Wien, Oswald-Thomas-Platz 1, 1020 Vienna. 10 October 19:00 to 21:00. 25 €. Web
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Cinerama & The bigger Picture
“This is Cinerama!” These words heralded a new era in cinema culture in September 1952. From 1961 onwards, the Gartenbaukino was the only Austrian cinema that could play the new XXL film format with simulated 3D effect. To mark its “5 days of cinematic magic”, Vienna's last large single-screen cinema revives big cinema classics. The highlight: “Windjammer”. The adventure documentary about 50 teenage boys who embark on a ship voyage on Christopher Columbus' route to the New World ran for 37 (!) weeks straight in Vienna in 1961. So it's high time for a reunion!
Gartenbaukino, Parkring 12, 1010 Vienna. 10 October 19:00. 12 €. Web
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 Alexis F. Gonzalez
The Golden Pop-up
If life had background music, it would be playing Fergie's “Glamorous” today. In the magnificent rooms of the Park Hyatt Hotel, “The Golden Pop-up” brings together the best of the local creative industry – on an entire floor. From swimwear lingerie by Avimiva to traditional costume fashion by Dirndlherz and upcycling bags to headwear by Biester, you can find everything your fashion heart desires here for one day. In addition to quality and tradition, elegance is clearly the focus of the shopping event, as the gorgeous gowns by Alexis F. Gonzalez show. 
Park Hyatt, Am Hof 2, 1010 Vienna. 11 October 12:00 to 20:00. Free admission. Web
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 Thomas Schlader Flowfactory GmbH
Innovation Corner
There is nothing that does not yet exist. You sometimes think that, but you're wrong, as the Museum of Technology is now proving with its “Innovation Corner”. The brand-new exhibition format gives Austrian start-ups and innovative companies a stage for their latest inventions. From futuristic medical developments to super-cool balcony replacements in the form of retractable window seats to 3D-printed earpieces that reduce tinnitus symptoms – the range of new developments is amazing. The first prototypes and exclusive previews can now be admired.
Technisches Museum, Mariahilfer Straße 212, 1140 Vienna. Mon-Fri 9:00 to 18:00, Sat+Sun 10:00 to 18:00. 14 € Web
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 Daniel Zupanc
Night tour at the zoo
Unfortunately, it's getting dark earlier and earlier now. It's a bit depressing, but it also has its advantages: like the night tour at the zoo starting earlier than in summer, for example. When all the visitors have left the zoo, you stalk in a small group through the dark realm of sleeping and nocturnal zoo animals – equipped with Swarovski night-vision devices and under qualified supervision. Among other things, you will make the acquaintance of Egyptian fruit bats that sail through the air like ghosts, while passing though the hippo house.
Schönbrunn Zoo, Maxingstraße 13 b, 1130 Vienna. 11 October 20:00. 29 €. Web
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 emons Verlag
Crime Novel Night
Lots of legal assassinating and murdering is happening again in Vienna tonight – only in the literary sense, of course. Almost 40 “grandmasters of horror” participate in the legendary Crime Novel Night to read from their current novels. Crime scenes can be found at various cafés, but also at Zentralfriedhof or on a ship. For example, Eva Rossmann takes care of a murdered centenarian on the MS Kaiserin Elisabeth, Sabina Naber reads from “leopoldstadt” and in Fredi's Cafe Lukas Pellmann lets listeners check out his new book “Tod am Neusiedlersee”. All with free entry!
Wiener Kriminacht, various locations + times in Vienna. 12 October from 18:00. Free admission. Web
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Bargains at Refished
Sissi Vogler likes to cast her net for really pretty (and above all sustainable) fashion ideas. On her trip to Cambodia, she made a big catch. Inspired by the colourful fish food bags and cement sacks that simply end up in the rubbish after use, Sissi designed her first collection: handbags and backpacks made from the colourful utility sacks. On the occasion of the shop’s 10th birthday, the practical items are also available in a limited collection made of recycled tweed fabric – in French chic. Plus: you can shop with a discount of 10 percent during the whole month of October!
Refished, Sechsschimmelgasse 20, 1090 Vienna. Tue-Thu 11:30 to 18:00. Web
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 Hassler Smith
Please Right Back
Graphic novels on stage – that's something unusual. The British theatre company “1927”, winner of several awards, shows how it can be done. The story of an absent father who writes to his children from prison while they think he is on an adventure trip is set against an animated stage set. This consists of over 500 individual digital elements that are played live as graphic novel drawings. The result: pure fascination by the blurring of image and text, acting and film, reality and animation. Thrills pretty much everyone from 8 to 108.
Akademietheater, Lisztstraße 1, 1010 Vienna. 12 October 20:00. 4-62 €. Web
Shop of the week 
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 Justine Lepoix
Nanna is a declaration of love to the Scandi look! The cute interior design store has moved from the 6th district to Margaretenstraße and is now fully specialised in tableware favourites and decorative treasures from Nordic design greats like Broste Copenhagen, Lehne Bjerre and Nordal. The sleek shapes and cosy lighting make the shop perfect for some nice autumn shopping. But beware: make sure you bring plenty of time with you, because there are lots of eye-catchers waiting to be discovered. CitySpotterGirl tip: The artistic postcards are especially nice!
Nanna, Margaretenstraße 6, 1040 Vienna. Tue-Fri 13:00 to 19:00, Sat 10:00 to 18:00. Web
Restaurant of the Week 
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The gourmet paradise of the Demeter farm on Lake Neusiedl has already been presented here as shop of the week. But by now, it's also possible to eat in the shop beautifully designed with lots of wood. And in great quality! The menu is small, but the food produced at Meinklang Hof is second to none. For breakfast you can have the bread baked on site with plum jam or krainer sausage with lentil hummus. For lunch, vegetables such as pumpkin with kale, but also tartare from the farm's own Angus cattle are served. And of course there's wine from the farm, too ;-)
Meinklang, Margaretenstraße 58, 1050 Vienna. Tue-Sat 9:00-21:30 (meals served until 15:00). Web


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