If you like cosy crowds, cafés and shopping, Mariahilf is your district. With mainstream as well as alternative sides.
If you are looking for urban cosiness, Mariahilf is the place to be. It is a district where people go for shopping and for a night out. In the long, always busy Mariahilfer Straße, you will find many shops from big chains and the occasional bar. For a more alternative, artistic atmosphere, turn into a side street. Heading down Gumpendorfer Straße are streets with many cafés, good restaurants and new shops where young designers and architects have set up shop. The World War II anti-aircraft tower now houses monkeys and turtles (Haus des Meeres) and the outside is climbed by sports enthusiasts.