City Breaks - Vienna
is famous for its coffee houses and sitting directly
across the Rathus is probably it's most famous
one Café Landtmann.
The Rathus (City Hall) was built between 1872
and 1883 and plays each winter to the magical
Winter Christkindlmarkt (Vienna Christmas Market)
which usually happens around late November and
goes up right towards December 23rd. Here you
can pick up0 Christmas decorations for your tree
and little trinkets to fill a Christmas stocking
whilst warming your hands on bags of roasted chestnuts
and mugs of gluewin, which is a spicy mulled wine/
elegant café was opened in 1873 by Franz Landtmann,
and since then has welcomed the likes of Sigmund
Freud and Marlene Dietrich among its clientéle.
Café Landtmann has a full menu, it is completely
acceptable, as with all Viennese cafés, to spend
two or three hours there nursing a cup of coffee
and reading the numerous international newspapers
which are on display.