We had Susanne guide us through many of Vienna’s art collections over three days. During two previous Vienna visits we had seen many of the collections on our own, but Susanne added a different and knowledgable perspective to our viewing on this visit.
We also altered our planned itinerary after Susanne understood our tastes in art and design. Her suggestions turned out to be some of our visit highlights.
Although our primary interest was in limited artist Susanne was able to explain the history of collections and institutions which added much to our appreciation of what we were seeing.
When we return we would know having Susanne as a guide would be a “must” in our visit.
Nautalus: I had read the reviews of other Vienna fish restaurants and they sounded as if they were totally tourist oriented. We found Nautalus to have more of a local feeling, if fact I think we were the only tourist in the very busy restaurant. The food and service were A+.
Plachutta zur Oper: I had suggested to our friends that we take them to dinner here. My friend’s response was that it was only tor Russian oligarchs! We went, alone, and did indeed sit next to Russians but had an excellent veal schnitzel. The highlight was that it was white asparagus season (my favorite) and it was served to perfection. Highly recommended.
Zum Weissen Rauchfangkehrer: Great meal, white asparagus again with more schnitzel. Again highly recommended.
Zum Figmuller was our friend’s choice for dinner. There was a huge crowd waiting for a table, but they had a booked table. Interesting that the schnitzel was pork and not veal. I think they like the prices better than our choices. We found it OK.
On Friday we visited the English guided tour of the Burgtheater. Afterwards our friends took us to Cafe Landtmann for coffee and pastries. Seems to be a Vienna tradition and my Esterhazy Torte lived up to my expectations.