the grätzl: around the belvedere you say hawe d’ehre

the grätzl: around the belvedere you say hawe d’ehre

The Grätzl around St. Elisabeth Platz – named after the Elisabethchurch – is the center of the Karolinenviertel in Vienna’s 4th district. People here know each other and are always taking time to chat and gossip.

Although the Karolinenviertel is frequently visited, dotted with embassies and inhabited by residents from all over the world, there are areas which have never lost their original village character and buildings, such as the Elisabethchurch and adjacent school and vicarage. There’s always plenty of chatting about what’s going on at the tobacconist, in the exquisite Greißlerei Opocensky or at the grocers right on the square. Immerse yourself in a Grätzl full of contrasts and experience first-hand everything it has to offer:

  • village atmosphere in the city center
  • immediate proximity to downtown
  • open, friendly and talkative Grätzl natives
  • top restaurants and cafés
  • countless trades and shops on Favoritenstraße
  • and in the middle of it all – your hotel room!

 

Highlights

grätzl language course: hawedere/hawidere – a viennese form of greeting,  hawedere or d’ehre, short for »i have the honor«, also common in bavarian

clever: the grätzl in figures

clever: the grätzl in figures

More than 250 years ago, Empress Maria Theresa founded the Imperial and Royal Academy of Oriental Languages, providing advanced Oriental studies, as well as Turkish, Persian and Arabic. This, together with the neighboring Theresian Academy, extends four blocks.

1955

1955

Each and every Austrian knows the quote, screamed from the upper balcony of the Belvedere by Leopold Figl that year when the treaty was signed: »Austria is free!«

10 out of 49

10 out of 49

Nearly one in five foreign embassies in Vienna is located in Grätzl Belvedere. Territories from Australia to Mexico, Belgium, Estonia, Turkey and Romania are represented here. Anyone interested in more information can visit: www.wien.info/de/reiseinfos/tourist-info/botschaften

2

2

Exactly two of the grätzlhotel hosts themselves live here and therefore you can rate them among your next-door neighours.

1935

1935

The year the first Austrian radio station, located on Argentinierstraße, was built. It’s currently home to ORF regional studios, broadcaster Ö1 and the RadioKulturhaus.

1935

1935

The year the first Austrian radio station, located on Argentinierstraße, was built. It’s currently home to ORF regional studios, broadcaster Ö1 and the RadioKulturhaus.

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