Unique in Vienna – Durchhäuser

Durchhäuser, literally translated to mean ‘through-houses,’ are a distinctive architectural feature of Vienna’s old town. A Durchhaus is a house that connects two parallel streets and can be entered from both street sides. They are usually housed within an inner courtyard, which serves as a passage between the two streets and may contain shops or restaurants. These specialty houses are typical of Vienna and offer pedestrians an easy detour to the next street over.

Enjoy a meal in the historic Gastwirtschaft im Durchhaus, which connects Neustiftgasse to Lerchenfelder Straße. Open to the public since 1848, the restaurant is furnished in a classic Austrian design, with traditional fabrics and wood fittings. Try out local Viennese dishes in the spacious dining room, grab a drink at the bar, or cool off with a drink in the guest garden.


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