Meat Market : Michelin's recommendations
The Fleischmarkt, the old meat market, dates from the 13C. It is now in the heart of the «Bermuda Triangle» particularly renowned for its bars and nightclubs. In the 19C, no 11, the Griechenbeisl tavern was already the haunt of celebrities such as Schubert, Brahms, Johann Strauss and Wagner: one of its rooms is covered with the signatures of famous authors such as Mark Twain, who came here to discover the atmosphere of Vienna. However, the most popular person is the bagpipe player depicted on the inn sign. Ask if someone will sing the song about Augustin who got drunk and fell into a mass grave at the time of the plague in 1679. He had absorbed so much alcohol that he was saved from infection. Next door, in quite a different style, the Greek Church is the setting for sumptuous Greek Orthodox services. In the 18C, a group of Greek merchants lived in the Griechengasse which has several Gothic remains. There are several interesting façades in the Fleischmarkt: at no 9 the late 17C «Zur Mariahilf» house has a fine Virgin and Child dating from the late 19C. The Jugendstil building with a green façade at no 14 was built in 1899 by F. Dehm and Joseph Maria Olbrich, the architect of the famous Secession pavilion. At no 1, the «Residenzpalast» dates from 1910. Its façade is more austere but is elegantly set off by gold banding.
- Address : Fleischmarkt A - 1010 Wien1010Wien
- Prices : free of charge