Quirky side of Vienna

“Dream on, but don’t imagine they’ll all come true. When will you realize… Vienna waits for you.” – Billy Joel

(November 2018) After Bratislava, next stop was Vienna.

It was already a bit dark when we got there but we managed to stroll around the grounds of the Hilton Vienna Danube Waterfront. It was so placid and the view of the Danube was amazing, i really didn’t want to dress up and leave anymore.

But since my husband and I signed up for this optional tour, we had to go.

But-no regrets!

We had dinner at this quirky, unique restaurant called Marchfelderhof (it was as it says in the brochure, “Nothing like you’ve ever seen before”…and it’s so true! When we got there, the red carpet was rolled out, then there was the cutting of the ribbon, then musicians played the instruments while following us, going into the dining area. This is really an experience not to be missed… a must visit, when in Vienna.

This is the interior of the restaurant!

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Our group were just sitting and singing with the musicians “Que sera sera, whatever will be, will be”, when all of a sudden somebody mentioned that we have to look at the ‘ladies room’. So like little kids we ran giggling and to our surprise, when we opened the ladies toilet door, an operatic song suddenly sounded out loud. OMG the toilet was full of photos of naked men and maybe thousands of nic nacs scattered everywhere. All these time, we were just laughing our heads off

The meal starts with a schnapps in a test tube. Ooooh too strong for me!

Next, dinner was served. For me, the taste of the food was just ordinary, but I guess that is not why people visit this place anyway. I had barbecued spare ribs and desserts and beer that came in a weird shaped glass.

After dinner we went to the garden. It looked like a hoarder’s paradise but really, it was set up in a way that it was so interesting.

Here are more photos from Marchfelderhof. The first one has Elizabeth Taylor, and this is something that they’re very proud of saying … that she had ribs there.

Then there was photo ops outside to cherish one special memory of our time in this one of a kind place.

After this, it was time for bed…as it was a long day. More adventure to come.


  1. Marsha says:

    Fabulous, Teresa! I’m so glad you went! That bathroom was amazing. Who goes to a restaurant for the food anyway? Thanks for sharing this moment in time.

    1. Teresa says:

      I am so glad I went too… one night I definitely won’t forget!

  2. picpholio says:

    Never seen a hotel like this… I also visited the website of the hotel (thanks for the link)

    1. Teresa says:

      This is the link to the restaurant https://www.marchfelderhof.at Hope it can be of help.

  3. Toonsarah says:

    I’ve been to Vienna a few times but never heard of Marchfelderhof. It looks pretty amazing, I’ll have to look into it for a future visit 🙂

    1. Teresa says:

      It makes for a fun night.

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