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Christmas Eve, Christmas, and New Year's Eve in Vienna. What to do?

slopetoridge | Oct 30, 201106:42 AM

Thank you all, and especially the great Sturmi, for providing me with an overview of the Viennese dining scene. Now I know there are several spots I do not want to miss on my trip, including Figlmuller, Zum Finsteren Stern, Eckel, and Trzesneiweski.

However, the problem is we arrive on Christmas Eve and are here through New Year's Eve. So, while I love the idea of being in Vienna during such a magical holiday season, I am at a complete loss as to where to eat on the days when the city shuts down. We really dislike touristy hotel dining situations, but am scared that is what will happen. My hotel suggested Boheme, Piaristenkeller, and Plachutta, but none of them appeal. Wondering if there might be any local gems that stay open on the holidays where we could have a fabulous, more authentic dining experience.

Also, will many of the good restaurants and coffeehouses be open during the holiday week? I am scared I won't have access

I tried to find a post on the coffehouses of Vienna, which I'm sure exists, but didn't have any luck. If anyone has a link or suggestions on their favorites, I would appreciate it.

Thanks so much! Can't wait to spend the holidays in Vienna.

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