The former AKH
The former General Hospital of the city of Vienna
If you leave the hotel and stroll in the direction of the centre along the Alserstraße you pass the former General Hospital. The grounds of the former AKH became a cosy park with numerous bars and pubs and also accommodate the university campus. You absolutely must call in “Stiegl Ambulanz”. There are speciality beers from the same-named Salzburg brewery and culinary delicacies. In summer there is also a beautiful pub garden.
The tip from the Family Kluss: Visit also the “Narrenturm”. It was built by Joseph II as the first psychiatric hospital. Today the pathological museum is located in the building protected as a historic monument. Visiting days are Wednesdays and Saturdays. The university campus resides in the former AKH and during Advent the garden turns into Christmas yard consisting of 50 affectionately and lavishly decorated huts – one of many Christmas markets in Vienna. At Easter adults and kids get their money worth. Here the Easter specialities and customs originating from every part of Austria are to be marvelled at.