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One of the great capitals of Europe, Vienna was for centuries the main stomping grounds for the Habsburg rulers of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The empire is long gone, but many reminders of the city's imperial heyday remain, carefully preserved by the tradition-loving Viennese. When it comes to the arts, the glories of the past are particularly evergreen, thanks to the cultural legacy created by the many artistic geniuses—including Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Strauss, and Gustav Klimt—nourished here. Today's visitors will find a city filled with a special grace. It is this grace that gives Vienna the cohesive architectural character that sets the city so memorably apart from its great rivals—London, Paris, and Rome.
If you're lucky enough to stay at one of Vienna's better hotels, chances are you'll be deposited at one of the grand Ringstrasse palaces that once housed...read more
To appreciate how far the restaurant scene in Vienna has come in recent years, it helps to recall the way things used to be. Up until about 10 years ago...read more
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Most of Vienna lies roughly within an arc of a circle...read more
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The composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-91) crammed a prodigious number of compositions into his Vienna years (the last 10 of his life), along... Read more
Paris has the Latin Quarter, London has Notting Hill, and the bohemian district in Vienna is the Freihaus sector, Vienna's trendiest neighborhood... Read more
Ride the Ringstrasse. Hop on streetcar No. 1 or No. 2 and travel full circle along Vienna's best-known avenue. Those monumental buildings along... Read more
One morning in 1911, Emperor Franz Josef, starting out on a morning drive from the Hofburg, opened his eyes in amazement as he beheld the defiantly... Read more
If you don't have time for a leisurely lunch, or you'd rather save your money for a splurge at dinner, here's a sampling of the best places in... Read more
For a memorable experience, sit at the edge of a vineyard on the Kahlenberg with a tankard of young white wine and listen to the Schrammel quartet... Read more
The Palais Hansen Kempinski Vienna opened its doors last month for the first time since the 1873 World... Read more
Despite what it may seem like, with its rich classical music and architectural roots, Vienna is an incredibly... Read more
Art fanatics take note: Hotel Sans Souci will have you salivating as soon as you step through the doors.... Read more
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