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You're Going to Love Vienna

Elegant, full of history, and a thriving food, nightlife, and cultural center, Vienna has everything vacationers could ever need. This stunning Central European gem is truly one of the world's great cities.

Walk in the footsteps of Viennese greats like Sigmund Freud, Mozart, and the artist Egon Schiele. Watch a classical concert at the Musikverein or a spectacular opera at the Staatsoper after dining on succulent Wiener Schnitzel at restaurants like Reinthaler's Beisl. Tour stunning palaces like Schönbrunn or spend all day at the massive Art History Museum with masterpieces by Vermeer and Velázquez.

But Vienna isn't all about concerts and art. You can shop at fashion boutiques in the Goldenes Quartier or dive into all-night dance clubs like Donau Techno. Whatever you love to do, you'll adore Vienna.

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What to do in Vienna

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When to Visit Vienna

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Summer is an excellent time to see the sights and stroll along the Danube, but if you are into classical music and want to get the best seats, try late spring (May and June) or the fall (October is good). Alternatively, Vienna is a magical Christmas destination, with markets, lights and parties all over town.

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How to Get to Vienna

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Where to Stay in Vienna

Vienna has no shortage of stunning luxury accommodation and some comfortable budget options too. In the Old City, some of the finest options include the Hotel am Stephansplatz and the Ambassador, but the finest hotels are located in the outer "ring." Check out the Hotel Sans Souci and the Park Hyatt for first-class accommodation. Alternatively, try budget hostels like the Hostel Ruthensteiner or Wombats (which is very handy for the Naschmarkt).

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Shopping Streets

Vienna is a wonderful place to shop for jewelry, apparel, chocolates, shoes, and food. In the center of town, Kohlmarkt is the street to head for, hosting labels like Burberry, Chanel, and Armani (and Graben next door is also lined with high-end boutiques). Another place to look is the Goldenes Quartier, a showcase for fashion labels like Alexander McQueen, Miu Miu, and Mulberry.

Groceries and Other

Vienna can be a little expensive, but you can save money by shopping for groceries at supermarkets like Merkur, Billa, Spar, and Hofer (or the Naschmarkt). Expect to pay around EUR4 for a gallon of milk and EUR1 for a pound of apples.

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Where to Eat in Vienna

Vienna's food is out of this world (though sometimes a little calorific). For starters, be sure to try a Wiener Schnitzel (veal fried in breadcrumbs) at places like Figlmüller Wollzeile. For an all-round gourmet experience, try the 100 percent organic Weinbotschaft. And, while you see the sights, grab a traditional apfelstrudel from Cafe Central or the stalls of the Naschmarkt. Prices vary wildly, from EUR5-10 for street food to EUR50 for a gourmet three course meal.