Vienna-Food and entertainment

Food and Entertainment

SALSA XII Sesquiannual Conference 2019


The WMW and the KHM both have restaurants where you can enjoy your lunch break in a rather imperial atmosphere. As they may be crowded, we can also recommend places in walking distance to the museums. They all offer lunch menus (also vegetarian) costing between 8 and 12 Euros:

At the subway station Volkstheaterthere is a bakery selling sandwiches and hot and cold drinks as well as a Turkish snack bar. The Museumsquartier also has many good lunch options.

Dinner and entertainment

Vienna offers a great variety of cuisines and places to dine. If you are looking for something special, take the tram D from Volkstheater in the direction Nussdorf  to the final stop. If you walk up the street to the left for a short while, you will find the typically Austrian Heurigen: these are wineries with restaurants offering homemade wine. Try the Gemischter Satz.

If you want to eat the famous Wiener Schnitzel, we can recommend the restaurant Figlmüller. It is a nice 15 minutes’ walk away from the WMW. Make a reservation or you will have to queue. A lively square with 4 restaurants, away from the tourist stream, is the Radetzkyplatz in the 3rd district, close to the Hundertwasserhaus. Take the tram 1 in the direction Prater Haupthalleand get off at Radetzkyplatz.

In summer, the banks of the Danube channel between the 1st and 2nd district is a popular place for locals and tourists alike. On the bank in the 2nd district you can find a variety of riverside restaurants. You can also buy some sandwiches and a bottle of wine and take a seat at the quay wall. Here it is allowed to consume alcohol in public. A visit to the amusement park Praterin the 2nd district is also exciting. Take a spin on the Giant Ferris Wheel (Wienerriesenrad) constructed in 1897, or drink a beer at the Schweizer Haus, founded in 1766.


Das Wiener RIESENRAD im Prater (

–Carlos D. Londoño Sulkin (SALSA President 2017-2020), Jeremy M. Campbell (SALSA President-Elect 2020-2023), Laura Zanotti (Secretary-Treasurer 2017-2020), Claudia Augustat (SALSA 2019 Conference Organizer), Juan Alvaro Echeverri (SALSA 2019 Academic Program Chair), Glenn Shepard (SALSA Webmaster).

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