Neubau and Spittelberg Districts : Michelin's recommendations
The Neubau district lies between Gürtel and the Ring, to the southwest of the Inner Ring, along the busy commercial thoroughfare of Mariahilferstrasse leading to the Mariahilf district further to the south. Croats and Hungarians from the southern provinces of the Empire once lived in this district of housing estates and residential houses. Behind the Messepalast (Exhibition Hall), are a few streets connecting it to the Spittelberg quarter*. Once the quarter of ladies of ill repute and bohemians, it became the haunt of artists and a fringe element in the 1970s. The city of Vienna then decided to classify and renovate the quarter's buildings and rehabilitate the area. A pedestrian area was created which is busy day and night, thanks to its shops, cafés and numerous small restaurants. The quarter has not forgotten its primary vocation: the house of the painter, Friedrich Amerling, at no 8 Stiftgasse, is the venue for musical and literary events which attract various types of audiences. There are also collective workshops for restoration or craft work and exhibitions. Always lively, Spittelberg has remained a busy quarter: the Saturday craft market held on Saturdays from April to November and the Christmas market in December, very popular with young people, are among the most appealing markets in the city.
- Address : Babenbergerstrasse A - 1070 Wien1070Wien