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Frankie Goes to Ottakring

Frankie Goes to Ottakring

At Brunnenmarkt in Ottakring you can get a kilo of ripe tomatoes or juicy peaches for €1 – a decent price, that makes Brunnenmarkt and nearby Yppenplatz popular with immigrants and young hipsters who enjoy their late-afternoon breakfast at one of the market restaurants.  Its melting pot character has also made the area a battleground […]

Beyond Kebab – Vienna’s Turkish Destinations

Beyond Kebab – Vienna’s Turkish Destinations

I needed a vacation – and now! Not in six weeks when I took my spring holiday. So in search of some spice to ward off Vienna’s chill, I plunged into the city’s Turkish and Arab offerings. Though I’ve travelled to large swathes of the Arab world, I wanted to experience it in an Austrian […]

The Yppenviertel – A Tradition of Hospitality

Venturing into Vienna’s “outer districts” can hold a special sense of adventure, or even bring the feeling of going back in time. The Grätzl around the Yppenplatz in Ottakring is just such a place. Crossing the Gürtel into the 16th District, you are in Ottakring; more specifically, you are in Neulerchenfeld, a village founded in […]

At the Brunnenmarkt: Cultural Bazaar

At the Brunnenmarkt: Cultural Bazaar

Dog days of August in Vienna, cool and sunny at 8:30 a.m. The Brunnenmarkt in Vienna’s 16th District of Ottakring has already been a bevy of activity since about 6:00. One of the city’s liveliest and most authentic street markets, it is also one of the oldest, first opened in 1786 on the Brunnengasse and […]

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