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Into the District: Josefstadt

For two years I lived in Josefstadt, in the city’s 8th district, which many refer to as “Vienna's bel-etage.” Located just behind the Austrian Parliament and Vienna City Hall, this quiet neighborhood is a beautiful mix of baroque town palaces and Biedermeier houses with contemporary, independent shops, cafés, and bars. A perfect day there starts with a Viennese breakfast at Café Florianihof, followed by a visit to The Austrian Museum of Folk Life and Folk Art at Laudongasse, and then a plate of savory and sweet dumplings at Knödel Manufaktur. After that, explore the high street, Josefstädter Strasse, have coffee in the charming square of the Piaristenkirche, also known as the Church of Maria Treu, and end your day at the delightfully secretive boutique bar, Tür 7 (Door 7).

Happy Exploring! ~Barbara


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