Top things to do in Alsergrund & the University District

Top Choice Thai in Alsergrund & the University District

Mamamon

Owner Piano, who named her restaurant for her mum Mon, has spiced up Vienna's burgeoning Southeast-Asian food scene with a menu of southern Thai flavours, street-style decor and an indie soundtrack. On mild nights, …
Top Choice Coffee in Alsergrund & the University District

POC Cafe

Friendly Robert Gruber is one of Vienna's coffee legends and his infectious passion ripples through this beautifully rambling, lab-like space. POC stands for 'People on Caffeine'; while filter, espresso-style or a s…
Museum in Alsergrund & the University District

Josephinum

Architecture fans sometimes visit this Enlightenment-era complex for its superb 1785 neoclassical structures alone, although Joseph II's purpose-built medical academy for army surgeons does, in fact, house the city'…
Palace in Alsergrund & the University District

Palais Liechtenstein

Once the architectural muse of Italian landscape painter Canaletto, Palais Liechtenstein is a sublime baroque palace that sits in beautifully landscaped, sculpture-dotted grounds. It also houses the private art coll…
University in Alsergrund & the University District

University Main Building

Founded in 1365, Vienna’s venerable university was the first in the German-speaking countries. Today it enrols up to 95,000 students. Grand Duke Rudolph IV (1339–65) used Paris’ Sorbonne as his inspiration, and it w…
Museum in Alsergrund & the University District

Sigmund Freud Museum

Sigmund Freud is a bit like the telephone – once he happened, there was no going back. This is where Freud spent his most prolific years and developed the most significant of his groundbreaking theories; he moved he…
Church in Alsergrund & the University District

Schottenkirche

The Schottenkirche (Church of the Scots), at the northern end of Herrengasse, was founded by Benedictine monks probably originating from Scotia Maior (Ireland); the present facade dates from the 19th century. The in…
Club in Alsergrund & the University District

Flex

Down by a graffiti-strewn stretch of the Danube, Flex might attract a very young and mainstream crowd today but still manages a semblance of its one-time edginess. The sound system is rumoured to be one of Europe's …
Italian in Alsergrund & the University District

La Salvia

Trieste in neighbouring Friuli-Venezia Giulia was once Vienna's seaside salon and La Salvia celebrates this long association through its Friulian and Istrian offerings. Locals love to come here for a mid-market shop…
Wine Bar in Alsergrund & the University District

Weinstube Josefstadt

Weinstube Josefstadt is one of Vienna's loveliest Stadtheurigen (city wine taverns). A leafy green oasis spliced between towering residential blocks, its tables of friendly, well-liquored locals are squeezed in betw…