MYPERFECTDAY with Jean-Paul – The interactive video guide for Vienna


Hello and welcome to my silversmiths, Jarosinski & Vaugoin. My name is Jean-Paul Vaugoin and I’m very much looking forward to spending my perfect day in Vienna together with you. We begin right here in my shop at Zieglergasse 24 in the seventh district. We are now the last silversmith in Vienna that still produces everything on its premises. And we specialize in heavy, hand-tarnished sets of cutlery. We have over 200 different patterns and that was a set for one person. We also produce very interesting objects, such as a replica of the salt shaker by Benvenuto Cellini. During the day, we will also be able to marvel at the original in the Kunstkammer. First, I suggest we take a look at everything together in the workshop. Come on! The basic material is silver bars. Beaten, bent and drawn by hand. So as you can see, it is physically really arduous. And they shouldn’t argue about it, because that can be a complete flop. Our treasures are the huge variety of shapes and patterns. We call it centuries-old punching. We’re now going to our next stop at the Kunstkammer and I’ll also show you some really nice squares in the seventh district on the way there. About 150 to 200 years ago, this district was the craft quarter of Vienna. That’s why there are so many lanes, such as Bandgasse, that remind us to this day of the businesses that used to be established here. This slightly skewed box is a public library. Take a look, I certainly haven’t seen anything like it in any other city. But it works. The people take books out and also give them back again. So, here we are on Siebensternplatz. There are some really super restaurants here, including the Schilling over there. We’re now on the so-called Spittelberg. It gets its name from the hospital that stood here hundreds of years ago. In winter, one of the best, most atmospheric Christmas markets is held here. There are some really great restaurants on the left and right. And also really cute houses, some from the Baroque period, some Biedermeier. We are now on Maria-Theresien-Platz. Behind us is her monument. Over there is the Natural History Museum, but we’re going to the Kunsthistorisches Museum, because the Kunstkammer is open again there after 10 years of renovation. Let’s get a ticket. Come on. Right, we’re finally in the Kunstkammer and slowly starting to look for the Saliera. Right, we’ve finally found the Saliera by Benvenuto Cellini. An incredible masterpiece. Created in about 1545. It’s a wax body, covered with gold leaf and hot enameled. The mussel is for salt, the temple for pepper. And it fascinates me every time, like all objects do. You simply have to keep coming here. But now I suggest we walk through the city. I want to show you a really, really great restaurant. The Schwarzes Kameel. Come on! Right, here we are at the Imperial Palace. Let’s walk through the Heldentor. And arrive right here on Heldenplatz. Now we’re approaching the dome of St. Michael’s Church. Really impressive. Now we’re arriving at Kohlmarkt. It’s Vienna’s first address for luxurious products. We said we’re going to the Schwarzes Kameel, but because it’s on the way, we simply have to take a look at the Demel. It’s perhaps the most famous confectionery in the world. Come on, let’s go in. There’s always so many people here, but apart from the truly amazingly beautiful interior, another special feature is that you can also take a peek inside the kitchen. You really shouldn’t miss that. See, what can I say, it really is absolutely great. You can watch the master bakers at work. Right, now we really are going to the Schwarzes Kameel. OK, here we are finally in the Schwarzes Kameel. The restaurant itself was established in 1618. The Art Nouveau decoration is truly exemplary for Vienna and an absolute hotspot. And, oh thanks very much. Always a pleasure. Hand-sliced ham. Excellent. That was fantastic. Thank goodness I’m full up again and have my energy back. I’ve actually had enough of the city now and I’m going to show you a wonderful vineyard in the nineteenth district with a great view of Vienna. Let’s go. Come on. Of course, you can also go by public transport, but we’re going to allow ourselves a bit of luxury and drive up there in a convertible. Right, here we are finally on the Hungerberg, a wonderful vineyard and wine mountain with one of the loveliest views of Vienna. I’m sure you’ll like it. The way into the vineyard’s over there. As you surely know, Vienna is also one of the few cities to cultivate wine within the city limits, and a good deal of it. And here’s a wonderful place to go walking with the dogs or simply to just enjoy the countryside and escape from the city. Take a look at this view of Vienna. Wonderful! But now I’m really hungry from all that walking up there. I suggest we go to a wine tavern to sample the grape juice and have something good to eat. Right, now we’re going to the wine-grower who owns the vines we walked through earlier. To the Hengl-Haselbrunner wine tavern to eat something nice. That’s a perfect spot for us. The classic drink at a wine tavern is a white spritzer – white wine with mineral water or soda water. Hello. Thanks very much. You’re welcome. Now I’m feeling hungry. Let’s go and get something from the buffet. This buffet is groaning. Wonderful. Hello. I’d like some Liptauer spread and a roll. Liptauer spread and a roll, is that right? That’s right. A light or dark roll? A dark one, please. Thanks, that’s everything. I’ll certainly come here again. Thanks very much. Yes Delightful, home-made Liptauer and a good roll. Right, I hope you’ve got your energy back like I do. I’ve got one more special thing to finish with. We going to drive back to the first district now and go to a very special theater. Actually, the theaters are closed in summer, but the Vienna Lustspielhaus is set up on Am Hof and the Jedermann is being performed here today in Viennese. Off we go. Let’s go there. So, we’ve arrived at my last stop. In the background, you can see the Vienna Lustspielhaus. We are here on Am Hof. The Vienna Lustspielhaus, erm, in the summer months, erm, when the theaters are closed, interprets classical pieces in Viennese. The shows are really amusing, so I suggest we go and watch it now. Good evening. Hello. Welcome to the Vienna Lustspielhaus. May I show you to your seat? Super. Thank you very much. We’re finally inside the tent. The performance is about to start. Let’s take our seats quickly. Right, now we really have arrived at my last stop. I hope you enjoyed the day together as much as I did. I’m looking forward to the performance, which is just about to start, and hope you enjoy the show.

4 comments

  1. Größter scheiß mega unfreundlich dich leute dort und die sachen haben viele Schäden ich rate jeden ab von dort irgendwas zu kaufen

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