Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Coffee & Billiards in Vienna

Be sure to make it out the Heinrich Weingartner cafe and billiards museum next time you're in Vienna. (That's the Vienna -- the one in Austria.) Reader Markus Hofstätter brought the facility to my attention. Judging from the photos, I can't imagine a more pleasant spot to spend an afternoon. Mr. Weingartner, a carom player, is also apparently a colorful story teller. He's been playing billiards since 1950 and -- again, according to the site -- is the winner of 15 Austrian titles. He opened his shop in 1964 and a museum in 1993. He's also the author of several books.

The museum hours are by appointment only. For more information, check out the site here.

-- R.A. Dyer

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