A guide to local favorites in Karmeliterviertel
- By Susanne Gottlieb
- Photos by Stefan Fuertbauer
Originally the heart of the former Jewish quarter, the Karmeliterviertel lost a huge part of its population during the Holocaust. It has since been revived by Orthodox Jews immigrating from Eastern Europe, and the multicultural Grätzl (a Viennese term for neighborhood) has become a point of attraction for Vienna’s art scene, with several galleries and shops popping up among its colorful houses and narrow alleys. Although this area has experienced some gentrification recently, it still offers a diverse range of restaurants and a bustling little market at Karmeliterplatz.
Meet Susanne Gottlieb
Susanne has lived in Vienna since 2006. She originally moved there from the south of Austria to attend university and, like many before her, never left. She is now working as a freelance journalist and film critic for Austrian and international outlets. In her free time, she is either sitting in a dark screening room or enjoying a cup of coffee.
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