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Café Savoy
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Austria
Vienna

Café Savoy

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The café Savoy at the Linke Wienzeile is one of the most beautiful cafés in Vienna. And one of the gayest, too. Welcome to the 18th century! What catches your eye first entering the café, are the two enormous mirrors. The paintings at the ceiling and walls are quite impressive. You feel the old energies in each corner and the gentle light dips everything into a golden glow. Everything is ancient, gorgeous and in a first-class, contemporary condition: the porch copied true to original, the huge windows with insulation glass, the lighting, statues etc. It is quite comfortable to relax and calm down with a Wiener Melange on the fine furniture sets covered by leather.

HISTORY

The former Café Wienzeile - now Café Savoy.

The textile manufacturer Baron Julius Leon of Wernburg bought the property in 1889. In the years 1896/1897 he built the magnificent neo-Renaissance style by the architect Franz Ritter von Neumann, the "Palais Wernburg". Architect von Neumann was a pupil of the architect of Siccardsburg and van der Null, who also built the Vienna Opera House among others. Architect von Neumann entertained before the First World War, the largest architectural firm in Vienna and employed more than 130 employees. The families of Wernburg and Leitenberger operated since 1797 in Wernstadt (Bohemia), the first in Central Europe equipped with English spinning machines for cotton spinning Kattunerzeugung (cotton fabric), which was coming very important in the 19th century. The building entrance to the Palais Wernburg - a dripple -front building on the Köstlergasse, Linke Wienzeile and Laimgrubengasse - showcases four magnificent atlases carry the overlying balcony of the Belle Etage. This Belle-Etage has as well as the ground floor a ceiling height of 6.50 m and is accessible via a separate house from other private staircase with a wide spiral marble staircase. From the courtyard of the house, reaching via a steep slope with wooden pavement of the surviving in the basement situated former horse stables. The house on the corner Köstlergasse / Wienzeile graced a large dome that was demolished under Nazi rule and since then no longer updated.

The original "Cafe Wienzeile" extended over the entire ground floor to the left of entrance along Köstlergasse and the Wienzeile. It was directed by the cafe dynasty Kuszak which operated coffee houses in Prague and Budapest. In the interwar period, a part of the original inventory area was abandoned and eventually renamed the "Cafe Wienzeile" 1983 in the now "Cafe Savoy".

Among the many works of art, the two major mirrors manufactured in Belgium in the 19th century are particularly striking; they are the largest mirror of Europe. Another outstanding feature is in the center of the room located Theophil Hansen chandelier, originally operating with gas lights and intervening emergency candles until the gas lights were finally replaced by electric light bulbs. Striking are also the six wall lights in the Rococo style, furthermore, the two Egyptian figures on the bar, which highlighted once in the bedroom of the dancer Rudolf Nureyev, the two ends of the bed.

During the many years of its existence, countless guests visited this cafe from around the world, which served as the setting for countless episodes and often as a photo and movie set. We are very pleased to welcome you as our guest. Honor us again soon and take the memory of this very special place with in your heart.

  OPENING HOURS:

Monday:          12:00 - 02:00 Tuesday:          12:00 - 02:00 Wednesday:    12:00 - 02:00 Thursday:        12:00 - 02:00 Friday:              12:00 - 03:00 Saturday:           9:00 - 03:00 Sunday:              9:00 - 02:00

Linke Wienzeile 36, 1060 Wien +43 (0)1 58 11 55 7

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(3) Comments

Mark Claus
I come to Vienna for the weekends very often, because I’m fond of its architecture, history and residents. Café Savoy is just for people, who want to feel the atmosphere of Austria and its capital. I really love this cafe, because the prices are chip, the food is really tasty and always fresh, and the stuff is also very attentive and accomplished. The service is immediate, so you can save your precious time for the excursion. The interior is very…
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Jack000
I was in Vienna only once, and now regret about it, because I admired its beauty and architecture a lot! Wonderful city, and wonderful place for the rest, that has its charm too! I like an old architecture very much, it reminds me about the past times, and it was a special plce, magic I think! There are a lot of people, and crowds of peole in the afternoon, I don't know if that would be a plus for you,…
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Philip
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this is definitely a gay place - but I suppose that you do have to be a gay person in order to tell that.. There are different people here - and if you do prefer the mixed crowd, you are going to like it here. the place itself is very stylish, as you can probably see by the pictures. this is not he type of place where people like me like to go every evening. I was always thinking that…
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Café Savoy
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Austria
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