One of the great European capitals, Vienna was for centuries the stomping ground for the Habsburg rulers of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The empire is long gone, but reminders have been carefully preserved by the tradition-loving Viennese. Past artistic glories live on, thanks to the cultural legacy of the many artistic geniuses nourished here—including Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Strauss, and Gustav Klimt. Today's visitors discover a city with a special grace and a cohesive architectural character that sets it so memorably apart from its great rivals—London, Paris, and Rome.
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Built in the 1600s, the Hofburg houses several museums plus a library with antique globes and 200,000 books dating from 1500.
The former Hapsburg stables are now a cultural mecca, home to museums and contemporary exhibitions spaces, plus bars, cafés and lecture halls.
Linger over beer and sausage in a pub. Or enjoy coffee and sinfully rich Sachertorte at Café Sacher Vienna, where it was first created.
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This mile-long, open-air market brims with produce, baked goods, flowers, spices, antiques and flea-market finds.
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At what was once the royal hunting ground, now an amusement park, you’ll find the Ferris wheel featured in the Joseph Cotten-Orson Welles film The Third Man.
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