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Vienna Tips

No matter whether you’re there for sightseeing, shopping or just relaxing, Vienna offers a vast array of different options and ways to enjoy yourself.

We’ve put together a few tips such as places and experiences you should not miss when visiting Vienna:

1. Looking for great sightseeing?

Vienna’s just so diverse: from magnificent Baroque buildings, through the "golden era" of art nouveau, to the very latest in twenty-first century architecture. You can choose between visiting the beautiful buildings along the Ring, Schönbrunn Palace, and the Big Wheel. You should be sure not to miss out on Vienna’s most enduring symbol, the Stephansdom, of course: construction of the vast cathedral began back in the 12th century, and today it’s the most important Gothic structure in Austria. You can also visit more than 100 museums in Vienna. No matter whether you’re interested in world-class collections or small, one-off exhibitions - in Vienna, you really do have the agony of choice.

2. Relaxation in the city?

You can enjoy yourself in a wide range of parks or at the Therme Wien spa. Taking a walk though the Lainzer Tiergarten woods, a picnic in the Stadtpark or a coffee in one of Vienna’s countless coffee houses are also great ways of destressing.

3. Anything else?

Eating and drinking well and enjoying a melange or cappuccino afterwards - you should be absolutely sure not to miss out on Vienna’s unbeatable cuisine on your city break. It’s actually the only city in the world to have lent its name to an entire style of dining, "Viennese Cuisine". Whether it’s Wiener Schnitzel or boiled beef, Apfelstrudel or Sachertorte - give yourself the time to try out as many of the country’s - and the city’s - typical dishes as you possibly can!

4. Looking for a souvenir?

The cobbled streets of the old city around Kärntner Straße, Graben and Kohlmarkt are home to a vast array of high-end outlets, jewellers and perfume stores. Vienna’s hippest shopping can be found on Mariahilfer Straße and the maze of backstreets leading off it. They’re home to hundreds of shops, and offer a huge range of fashion, jewellery and accessoires.

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