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Vienna: The Tradition of Viennese Coffee Experience

Vienna: The Tradition of Viennese Coffee Experience

Discover the history of coffee in the world's capital of coffee culture and coffee houses in Vienna. Learn the difference between regular and Viennese coffee and why you should never order just "coffee" at a coffee house here in Vienna. Experience everything about the "black gold" and how it made its way to Vienna. Smell and feel the differences between various raw coffee beans, and learn how the raw beans are proceeded to look and taste like coffee. Taste and enjoy typical Viennese coffee specialties by yourself, including some Viennese sweets, brought to you by one of the cities most famous coffee-house-dynasties, the family Hawelka. Walk out of this experience as a real Viennese coffee expert with a promise that you will never order just "coffee" here in Vienna.

Vienna 3-Hour Walking Tour: City of Many Pasts

Vienna 3-Hour Walking Tour: City of Many Pasts

Explore the many histories of Vienna on an insightful 3-hour walking tour in the company of published authors, professors or historians. Meet your guide at at Café Hawelka at Dorotheergasse 6 to look at the imperial palace of the Hofburg, site of power in the imperial city since the 13th century. Admire the Loos House by Austrian architect Adolf Loos, before going to the Kohlmarkt and Graben, Vienna’s most fashionable shopping districts. Your guide will point out the plague column, a baroque church, and grand buildings in different architectural styles along the way. Learn about the tripartite burials of the Habsburgs at St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Go to a humble Capuchin church to see the sarcophagi of Vienna’s rulers, and marvel at the silver urns in St. Augustine’s Church. At the edge of the inner city, discover remnants of the 12th-century city walls, built to protect Vienna from the Ottoman Empire. Tour the grand boulevard of the Ringstrasse, built when the city walls were destroyed. Continue to Schwarzenbergplatz to admire the memorial to Russian soldiers that died liberating Vienna from the Nazis. Take a quick detour to Belvedere Palace, before getting views of the Naschmarkt and golden dome of the Secession building in Karlsplatz. Finally, weave your way through the Museums Quartier and Maria Theresien Platz, home to Vienna’s largest concentration of museums.

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What people are saying about Café Hawelka

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4.9
(10 reviews)

The host was very accommodating and very pleasant. You could have as much Coffee as you wanted and the pastry was deliscous. A nice explanation of The development of coffee in Vienna

Fantastic tour!!! Elsa was so knowledgeable and informative. We all thoroughly enjoyed the tour. I highly recommend.

Katarina did a great job of keeping our tour interesting, informative and engaging. Well worth the time and money.

It was a very relaxed atmosphere and very informative. The Melanche was outstanding.

For laypeople in the coffee world, a great opportunity to get basic knowledge.