Explore Palais Ferstel’s Passage, Vienna

Vienna, AustriaIn Mitteleuropa and Eastern Europe, I always love peeking into the spectacular ‘passages’.

Vienna is no exception and the beautiful Freying Passage of the Palais Ferstel is well worth a visit on your next visit to stately Vienna.

The palace is named after Heinrich von Ferstel, the architect who built it in 1860. The passage is lined with shops and cafes, its rich ornamentation and impressive glass ceilings are well worth a visit.

Vienna, AustriaIts centerpiece is an elegant, enclosed courtyard boasting a fountain that spouts water from the base of a Danube mermaid, or water-sprite, who holds a fish.

The passage itself emerges onto Herrengasse and one of my favorite café houses in Vienna, the Cafe Central. See my earlier post, which also include information about  other impressive Viennese cafés.

As an (unabashed) lover of Vienna, I’ve written quite a bit about what to do and see in this elegant city. You can find all my Vienna posts here .

Don’t miss a wander around the impressive Freying Passage of the Palais Ferstel on your next visit to Vienna!

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  1. Ishita on January 12, 2016 at 7:13 am

    Beautiful, I will be going there soon.

    • kimberlysullivan on January 12, 2016 at 9:18 am

      Lucky you! I adore Vienna. Be sure to have a slice of Sachertorte for me at the Cafe Central. Swinging by Rome on your Austrian trip? : )

      • Ishita on January 12, 2016 at 9:55 am

        Thank you, Il definitely eat that and remember you. Not Rome but maybe some other part of Italy 😉

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