Friday 16 February 2018

Where Johann Strauss Made his Debut
Café Dommayer in Hietzing

Café Dommayer
A short walk from Schönbrunn's west gate
Hietzing (13th District)

Photographed in January 2009
Image © by Merisi

"Strauss made his debut at Dommayer's in October 1844, where he performed some of his first works, such as the waltzes "Sinngedichte", Op. 1 and "Gunstwerber", Op. 4 and the polka "Herzenslust", Op. 3. Critics and the press were unanimous in their praise for Strauss's music. A critic for Der Wanderer commented that "Strauss’s name will be worthily continued in his son; children and children’s children can look forward to the future, and three-quarter time will find a strong footing in him."
Source: ->Johann Strauss II at Wikipedia


  1. Lunch on the terrace was great one September. It is another magical place in Vienna.

  2. Well suited to black and white.

  3. @ Rupam Sarma: Thank you! :-)
    @ Anonymous: I could not agree more! Have you had a chance to have coffee in Dommayer's beautiful backyard garden?
    @ William Kendall: Thank you! :-)


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