Fleischmarkt : Michelin's recommendations
In the old part of the city, between the cathedral and the Danube Canal, is the Fleischmarkt quarter, with narrow, winding streets such as the charming Schönlaterngasse or «Lovely Lantern Street». It is primarily a quarter where people come to have fun, nicknamed the «Bermuda Triangle» because of the nightlife in the bars and nightclubs located in an imaginary triangle between the Church of Maria am Gestade, Franziskanerplatz and the far end of the Fleischmarkt. In the daytime, visitors can see several buildings which marked the history of the city or its architecture. This is where, not far from the cathedral, the oldest German-speaking university after Prague was founded in 1365. The churches of the Dominicans and the Jesuits are not far away. Both churches reflect the splendour of Baroque architecture and the art of trompe-l'oeil. The quarter's streets still have numerous remains from medieval times and rather fewer from the Renaissance era to which stories and somewhat spicy legends are attached. Nearer to the Ring, the wide boulevard running around the city centre along the site of the fortifications which once defended these quarters against the Turks, is one of the first large buildings representative of modern architecture, the Post Office Savings Bank. It was built by Otto Wagner and highlights the creative effervescence of Vienna in the early 20C.
- Address : Fleischmarkt A - 1010 Wien1010Wien
- Prices : free of charge