Tichy

Tichy

Every stay in Vienna must include visits to numerous cafes and Konditorei.  Vienna is the capital of coffee and pastry, and rightly so.  But if you visit in summer it would be a travesty to miss out on what just might be the best ice cream in the world…of course I’m talking about Tichy, a real Viennese institution.

Tichy

Tichy

Tourists are likely to see advertisements for Tichy on streets and in subway stations, but since it’s not located in the city center very few tourists make it to this incredible ice cream salon.  Unlike most ice cream shops and stands, Tichy ice cream is made from real ingredients.  The fruit flavors are made from real fruit, hazelnut ice cream (possibly the best in the Universe) is made with real hazelnuts, etc.

Schneeball

Schneeball

In addition to the delicious, pure ice cream, Tichy also has a number of fantastic concoctions.  The Schneeball (snowball) for instance is a ball of ice cream with passion fruit in the middle, covered with meringue and sitting in a warm chocolate sauce.  And of course everything they serve in the salon arrives in classic Viennese style…on a silver platter!

So how do you get there?  It’s very easy.  From Stephansplatz, jump on the U1 line to Reumannplatz, get off at Reumannplatz, and walk across the street to Tichy.

You can then enjoy the best ice cream in the world sitting inside the salon, or exploring the interesting surroundings where mostly Turkish and eastern European immigrants walk down the pedestrian only shopping street, Favoritenstrasse.  Enjoy!