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Altenberg, Schnitzler, Freud ...

Home port of Austrian culture.


Without the Viennese coffee house, our cultural history would be poor. The period from 1890 onwards was particularly exciting. Painters, writers, theater people and their followers populated the coffee houses in Vienna from early to very late. There they discussed, argued and of course worked. Writers such as Peter Altenberg, Arthur Schnitzler and Karl Kraus, to name only three, had their regular cafés. The architect Adolf Loos knew exactly when and where he would meet his friends. Even painters such as Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele and Oskar Kokoschka hold court in the coffee house. And in the middle of it, most likely at the Café Landtmann, was Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis, working on his theories. Because of the annexation of Austria into Nazi Germany in 1938, this colourful hustle and bustle was suddenly slowed down. We, the Querfeld family, can welcome artists to all our coffee houses again today. In the Café Museum, we deliberately made room for literature once again.

Literature in the café museum

Visit our monthly readings, admission is free. We provide a stage for current works, but also historical literature.

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