Crown Prince Rudolf’s favorite haunt: Der Rudolfshof
Der Rudolfshof in the Grinzing district of Vienna has been chosen as the venue for the Saturday evening, October 26, celebratory dinner of the IES reunion classes of 1959-64.
This is one of the most appealing wine restaurants in Grinzing, dating back to 1848 when it was little more than a shack within a garden. Its real fame came around the beginning of the 20th century when Crown Prince Rudolf, son of Emperor Franz Josef, adopted it as his favorite watering hole.
A verdant garden, scattered with tables, is favored by Viennese apartment dwellers on warm summer evenings. Inside, portraits of Rudolf decorate a setting that evokes an old-fashioned hunting lodge.
Come here for pitchers of the fruity white wine grüner Veltliner and light red roter Bok. The menu lists schnitzels, roasts, and soups, but the house specialty is shish kabob.