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What: Zum Schwarzen Kameel, Pub & Restaurant
Where: Vienna, Austria
A trip to Vienna without visiting the restaurant ‘Zum Schwarzen Kameel’ (‘Black Camel’) simply doesn’t work out. Legendary and elegant are the words that describe the ‘Black Camel’ very well, one of the classics of the Viennese gastro-scene, which is still pretty hip. Tourists feel magically attracted to the place and sit outside even during this season in the so-called ‘Schanigarten’ under radiant heaters with a glass of two eights of wine. But the truly hip-factor are the Viennese people themselves, who love this institution and like to come by for an after-hour drink at the food stall and enjoy their lives at deafening, surrounding noise.
Already founded in 1618 as a spice shop by Johann Cameel, the ‘Black Camel’ is located in the middle of the first district, less than five minutes apart from the Stephansdom. In the beginning of the 20th century the house in the Bognergasse has been rebuild. And the current interior still dates back to this time. Wood paneling, the showcases, the bar and especially the furnishings of the restaurant are hundred years old. A historical gem with its beautifully Art Nouveau.
The filled ‘Semmeln’ (sandwiches) of the ‘Black Camel’ were already popular at grandfather’s time. If you prefer quietness and coziness go to the adjacent restaurant, and you’ll indulge in Art Nouveau interior and order something from the in-house – incidentally delicious – patisserie. Or you choose from the menu: from roast beef to goose liver, caviar or bio-salmon: bon appetite or how you would say in Vienna: An Guadn! BvH
Art Nouveau at its best
Zum Schwarzen Kameel
1010 Vienna, Austria
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