Best of Vienna
Vienna is famous for its coffeehouse culture and the best coffee and cakes in town are at the former imperial confectioner's, Demel. The cake display is a work of art in itself.
Relaxed modern mixed gay/straight café with an attractive assortment of chairs and good food.
Much better than a tour of the imperial apartments in the Hofburg is a trip out to Schönbrunn Palace - the splendid Baroque decor of its rooms is unsurpassed anywhere, and the park is great for a picnic.
Sightseeing by tram
Take tram #1 or #2 for a free sightseeing tour of the grandiose late-nineteenth-century architecture of the Ringstrasse boulevard.
Check out one of the city's ambient Musikcafés like the Blue Box, which has resident DJs and great brunches.
The Schatzkammer in the Hofburg contains one of the finest collections of medieval craftsmanship and jewellery in Europe, plus the imperial regalia and relics of the Holy Roman Empire.
The Zentralfriedhof boasts more inhabitants than the city itself and ranks as one of the largest cemeteries in the world: star corpses include Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms and the Strauss family.
Take a ride on the renowned Riesenrad, the giant Ferris wheel which was built in 1898 and featured in the film, The Third Man. Due to its old age, the wheel staggers round rather slowly but it's definitely worth a go.
Sample a bite-size Brötchen washed down with a Pfiff (fifth of a litre) of beer at the famous stand-up snack bar Trzesniewski.
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