If rich and indulgent atmospheres are your cup of tea, then Alt Wien, with its cinematic darkness (even during the daytime) and throwback to a bygone era, is for you.
So if these walls, plastered with vintage posters, could talk, what would they say? Here’s our guess (cue the black and white screen): “Many a would-be great writer sat here and ate my great goulasch,” (yes, keep talking), “and there were many strange characters coming in and out—though not moving most of the time, just, well, brooding. And lest we forget, many a dangerous liaison started here, too. And ended.”