Some Viennese history to understand Viennas Schanigärten: Schani is a nickname for Johann, and a popular name among waiters. They had to carry the tables and chairs in and out every day to and from the garden. Nowadays most Schanigartens are open from March 1st until November 15th. Ulrich is of the most beautiful ones.
As Naschmarkt is one of Vienna’s most traditional farmer’s markets you should come here on a Saturday, when there is a flea market in the area too. From this Schanigarten, you can enjoy a fantastic view of the street and the beautiful Jugendstil buildings at the other end of the street.
Klee is a bit like a trip to the countryside without leaving the city: you sit on the banks of the Hanselteich, a small lake, with the fresh air of the nearby Wienerwald. On cold winter days, the skaters on the frozen lake make it look even more like a Brueghel painting.
Palmenhaus is extraordinary. This greenhouse for the emperor’s gardens was built in 1901 in the middle of the city right behind Hofburg. Today it’s home to a butterfly garden and a spectacular brasserie where you can sit under the Jugendstil steel structure or in front of the building in lovely Burggarten.
Kleines Café is tiny. Here you won’t find any trees or flowers, but the cafe gives out onto a beautiful square where the Renaissance Franziskanerkirche rises up like a flower above the square. The view rather than the food makes this place special. No reservations, no complaints, just enjoy.