Free Viennese Café Pop-Up at Grand Central Terminal
On October 14 and 15, Grand Central Terminal in New York City will host an authentic Viennese café pop-up.
The pop-up will honor the 150th anniversary of the Ringstrasse (Ring Road), Vienna’s iconic boulevard, which contains the Vienna State Opera, the Austrian Parliament Building, the University of Vienna, and several other historic buildings.
New Yorkers and visitors to Grand Central Terminal will be able to enjoy complimentary Viennese coffee from specialty roaster Julius Meinl and Manner Shnitten (hazelnut-cream filled wafers, a favorite of Arnold Schwarzenegger ), as well as chat with Vienna locals via a virtual “Coffeehouse Conversation” webcam connection.
The pop-up will also feature a multi-media exhibit of Vienna’s “grandest buildings, magnificent palaces, stunning parks, monuments and gardens,” all in celebration of the historical Ringstrasse.
Visitors will also be able to enter a change to win a trip to Vienna by taking a personality test at an iPad station inside the pop-up, an homage to Vienna’s own Sigmund Freud, who reportedly took daily walks around the Ringstrasse.
The Vienna Café pop-up inside Grand Central Terminal is open Tuesday from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Wednesday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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Karen Lo is an associate editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @appleplexy.