The idyllic quarter takes its name from the Servite monastery founded here in 1639, near today's Servite Church. Meanwhile, especially fans of the French lifestyle feel at home here: in no other Viennese Grätzl you hear so much French as here.
Probably because the Lycée Français, awell-known French-speaking school, is located here. But it may also be due to the charming Café La Mercerie, which contributes to the French flair of the neighborhood with homemade croissants and eclairs and tartes delivered fresh daily from Paris. Those who prefer vegan soul food will feel particularly at home at Plain, across the street. If, on the other hand, you can't get enough French, the Edelschimmel cheese bar is the place to go, with around 80 hand-picked varieties of fromage. These can be tasted directly on site with chutneys and accompanied by a glass of champagne. For fans of international delights, there are wonderful wines and Chinese street food at Kiang Wine & Dine. Pramerl and the Wolf offers creative cuisine and a relaxed atmosphere, while Gasthaus Rebhuhn serves classic Viennese tavern fare. On top of that, every Thursday between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m., a speciality market with delicacies from all over the world takes place in front of the church on Servitenplatz. There is also no lack of architecture in this picturesque quarter. First and foremost is the famous Strudlhofstiege, which was the title of Hermito von Doderer's novel and is one of the most romantic places in the city. The beautifully preserved wooden facades of many stores, such as the Xocolat chocolate factory, are also particularly eye-catching. However, the store attracts passers-by more with its irresistible praline scent than with the ornate, dark wood paneling. Tip: You can even become a chocolatier yourself here during regular workshops. In addition to the Sigmund Freud Museum and Palais Liechtenstein, culture lovers can also discover Vienna's oldest Jewish cemetery in the Servitenviertel. In addition, numerous theatre institutions such as the Schauspielhaus, Theater Center Forum or Bronski & Grünberg attract visitors.