We Found the Coolest and Newest Local Places for you to Check out this Month!

With spring waiting in the wings, we look at the essentials – stress relief, comfy furniture and a touch of culture.


Floating gives you a sense of weightlessness, granting stress relief as you’re suspended in a huge pool of salt water, kept at body temperature in a lightless, warm room. Invented back in the 1950s, this relaxation technique is now available to everyone, thanks to the hard work by the team of Schwerelos. Each session takes 60 minutes, allowing you to step away from sensory overload and into a serene world that soothes your nerves and helps with stress management. Through the exclusion of any auditory and visual cues, pure relief settles in within minutes. One of the only ways to cheat gravity without leaving the planet, it’s an experience everyone should try at least once.


8., Lange Gasse 70


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Finally, the amazing Danish interior design brand has opened its doors to Viennese clientele. Creating luxurious, well-crafted Scandinavian furniture made in Europe, over 50 award-winning designers work for the inspired company, which also pushes for a more sustainable future by using renewable wood, feathers sourced from animal production and traceable leathers. To top it all off, they also give a five-year guarantee on every single design in their collection. “Designs available in a million ways, and in that special way that fits you.”


1., Schottenring 19

Gallerie Kovacek (Paid Advertisement)

Not far from St. Stephan’s Cathedral and the Dorotheum, the family-run Galerie Kovacek was established three generations ago, with Sylvia Kovacek currently managing its 400mÇ on two floors. Today, they’re one of the leading dealers worldwide in glass art from 1500 to 1950, with an additional assortment ranging from 19th century artists like Friedrich Gauermann, internationally renowned Austrian impressionists like Olga Wisinger-Florian and the 20th century Viennese avant-garde.

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Their spring exhibition, which opens on March 6, features highlights by Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele and Oskar Kokoschka, as well as spectacular discoveries by prolific expressionists like Emil Nolde and Erich Heckel. The latter is of particular note: Heckel’s masterpiece Fränzi reclining has been recently restored to the art market after being kept in a portfolio by the previous owner, who bought it directly from the artist himself. One of its surviving parallels can be found at the MoMa in New York.


1., Spiegelgasse 12

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