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Ice Skating

Thursday night in the city. Downtown. Cold. Dark. Late. You go through the central avenues and neighborhoods but there is almost nothing going on. Where are all the people? Do they stay home? Did they sleep already?

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You go through the city and there is nothing going on, until you reach the town hall. This golden magically beautiful building, so beautiful that it makes you believe “this is not real”.
Each year the Viennese Ice Dream takes the place of the Christmas markets in front of the town hall. Some food stands remain though, waiting the ice skaters with hot punch and other delicacies.
Do you know how to ice skate? I don’t! You see, I come from a country where we learn how to swim and we are not that familiar with ice and snow. Once I tried and it was fun. The cheerful music in the Rathausplatz invites me to do it again.

Ice Skating

Phil

When we want to philosophize about love and life, art and politics we go to Phil.

I like Phil because it has a unique style and warm atmosphere. There aren’t many coffee shops like that in the city. If it is the first time you come to Phil, once you enter the door, you will wonder if this is a bookstore or a coffee shop. I would say, it is a mix of both.

Here you can have small talk with the people with whom you share the table while listening to great retro music. The persons that are sitting next to you are usually artists, students, or just “modern philosophers”!! One more thing that I shouldn’t forget to tell you is that what you see around you, you can buy and take it home. Tables, chairs, lamps and books are all up for sale.

Gumpendorferstrasse 10-12, 1060

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