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Vienna's Pastries

Many think that the chief contribution of the people who created the Viennese waltz and the operetta comes with the dessert course in the form...


Vienna Food on the Go

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...


Viennese Coffeehouses

Is it the coffee they come for or the coffeehouse? This question is one of the hot topics in town, as Vienna's café scene has become overpopulated...


Vienna Wines

For a memorable experience, sit at the edge of a vineyard in the outskirts of the city with a tankard of young white wine and listen to the...


Viennese Balls

Ever since the 19th-century Congress of Vienna—when pundits laughed " Elle danse, mais elle ne marche pas " ("The city dances, but it never...



If you want to get a sense of contemporary Austrian culture and indulge in some of its pleasures, start by familiarizing yourself with the rituals...


A Hop Through Hip Vienna

Paris has the Latin Quarter, London has Notting Hill, and the bohemian district in Vienna is the Freihaus sector, Vienna's trendiest neighborhood...


Vienna's Modern Architecture

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...


If You Like

Wine Although not as well known as regional varieties in France and Italy, Austrian wines, particularly whites, are now recognized by wine...


A Quick Primer on Mozart

The composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-91) crammed a prodigious number of compositions into his Vienna years (the last 10 of his life),...


Top Reasons to Go to Vienna

Ride the Ringstrasse: Hop on streetcar No. 1 or No. 2 and travel full circle along Vienna's best-known avenue. No. 1 will take you from Staatsoper...


Jugendstil Jewels: Vienna's Art Nouveau

From 1897 to 1907, the Vienna Secession movement gave rise to one of the most spectacular manifestations of the pan-European style known as...


Vienna in Film: The Third Man

Nothing has done more to create the myth of postwar Vienna than Carol Reed's classic 1949 film The Third Man. The bombed-out ruins of this...


Lodging Alternatives in Vienna

Apartment Rentals If you want a home base that's roomy enough for a family and comes with cooking facilities, consider a furnished rental....


Antique Shopping in Vienna

Dorotheum. If you're looking for something truly special—an 18th-century oil portrait or a real fur, a rococo mirror or a fine silk fan, a...

Performing Arts

Vienna's Museums to Music

In Vienna, music lovers can tread in the footprints of the mighty, seeing where masterpieces were committed to paper or standing where a long...

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