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Vienna & Pipesmoking

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  • Started 4 years ago by peckinpahhombre
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  1. peckinpahhombre

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    I am speaking at a conference in Vienna this fall and will be there for an entire week. Anybody have any idea what the pipesmoking scene is like there? Any good tobacconists or pipe stores worth a visit?

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    Don't know about the pipe smoking scene but it is a beautiful city.

    I know what I need, smoke, I can't recall the last time I tasted it....Gandalf in the mines of Moria.

    "we shall have to share pipes, as good friends must at a pinch'....'I keep a treasure or two near my skin, as precious as rings to me. Here's one: my old wooden pipe. And here's another an unused one...He held up a small pipe with a wide flattened bowl, and handed it to Gimli. 'Does that settle the score between us', said Merry. 'Most noble hobbit, it leaves me deep in your debt."
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    According to an app called Spotted by locals it's a very smoker friendly city. Doesn't mention any tobacconists though.

    De gustibus et cloribus non disputandum.
    'There is no arguing about tastes and colours.'
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    Great little town. Couldn't find any of those wee tinned sausages though. Last I heard they were going through some sort of ban on smoking in certain places or at least "no smoking" areas in eateries and such. That was nearly fours ago. Can't help with specialty tobacconists, lots of smoking going there though. Never a problem finding tobacco though.

    If you deliver a "knock 'em the aisles" oration, I suspect someone will introduce to you to a little known, but excellent vendor, available only to the most exulted members of your secret sect.

    A man without a shillelagh is a man without an expedient.
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    Try Ostermann's, just a short walk from St. Stephen's Cathedral and across the road from a public square: Ostermann Pipes

    I bought a really nice - and surprisingly inexpensive - pipe there. You'll probably find a nice wide range, from inexpensive no-name pieces to high-end briars.

    I seem to remember that there were a few other, centrally-located tobacconists in the pedestrian streets near St. Stephen's. You could also try: Tabak Fachgeschäft Thomas Schober (Cigarren & Pfeifenstudio) Thaliastraße 7 1160 Wien

    If you know where to look, I'm sure you won't be disappointed.

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    If there are a dozen pipes in Vienna and any tobacco worth smoking I'm betting it'll end up in "the barn".

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    Ostermann Pipes and also Pfeifenkonsulat (Pipe Embassy) should have work by Austrian pipemakers whose work doesn't reach these shores. One I have some familiarity with is Josef Prammer who does a lot of work with morta. Ostermann's seems to be a major outlet for Prammer, but many of his pipes are 9mm.

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