Vienna and its coffee house culture

Vienna without its coffee houses would be like Paris without bistros – simply unthinkable! But where did the adventurous history of coffee begin in Vienna?

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Did the Ottomans really leave several bags of unroasted coffee beans in Vienna after their troops left in 1683? And where was the very first coffee house in Vienna? Why is the Viennese coffee house known worldwide as an institution and is an intangible cultural property of UNESCO since 2011? What makes the charm and appeal of this »second living room« of the Viennese? Why do you always get a glass of tap water with your bowl (!) of coffee?

And what – god’s sake! – really is the difference between a Melange and a Cappuccino?

The tour ends in a Viennese coffeehouse with Melange & Apple strudle.