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Café Central – Vienna, Austria


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Café Central

43 (1) 53 337 6424
Herrengasse 14
Vienna, Austria

www.palaisevents.at

OPEN HOURS:
8:00am – 8:00pm Mon–Sat
10:00am – 6:00pm Sunday

 

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The Café Central was designed by architect Heinrich von Ferstel as a bank.  It was converted in to a coffeehouse in 1860 and today finds itself one of the most famous  of Vienna’s cafés.

Central was a regular meeting place for  late 19th century intellectuals when it went by the name Die Schachhochschule.  It’s clientell included architect Adolf Loos, Mathematician Leo Perutz and Novelist Hugo von Hofmannsthal.

Die Schachhochschule closed its doors at the end of WWII and reopened them after a great renovation in 1975 as the Café Central.  Many now categorize it as a tourist trap, but it is worth the visit  for it’s architecture and the remarkably conceived pumpkin soup!

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(above left & right photos Café Central )

 

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