The Rough Guide to Vienna

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compelling city. The full-colour section introduces Vienna?s highlights, from high baroque churches to the Staatsoper, the Prater?s iconic Ferris wheel, and mountains of mouth-watering freshly made cakes. Using informed accounts written by expert authors, clue-up on every top sight from the spectacular crown jewels of the imperial Schatzkammer Museum to the city?s multicultural Naschmarkt and the tuxedoed waiters of the Kaffeeh?user. The guide takes a detailed look at Vienna?s fascinating history, literature, and...

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Overview

compelling city. The full-colour section introduces Vienna’s highlights, from high baroque churches to the Staatsoper, the Prater’s iconic Ferris wheel, and mountains of mouth-watering freshly made cakes. Using informed accounts written by expert authors, clue-up on every top sight from the spectacular crown jewels of the imperial Schatzkammer Museum to the city’s multicultural Naschmarkt and the tuxedoed waiters of the Kaffeehäuser. The guide takes a detailed look at Vienna’s fascinating history, literature, and cultural life with expert background on everything from the magnificent Habsburg palaces to the cutting-edge galleries of the MuseumsQuartier. There are plenty of practical tips on all the best accommodation, transportation and restaurants plus lively reviews of hundreds of shops, bars and clubs. Explore the best of Vienna with the clearest maps of any guide.

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Well researched and impeccably written, the Rough Guides are a great choice for anyone seeking to be an informed, prepared traveler. Due to the fantastic essays, the Rough Guides are as much fun for armchair travelers as they are for those actually on the road. Each edition comes with detailed maps, in-depth essays on the history and culture of each destination, a wide range of lodging options, and recommendations for off-the-beaten-path places to visit. The special attention paid to the writing is a boon for travelers, most of whom find themselves reading the guide cover to cover instead of just looking up their specific itineraries.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781848366817
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/20/2011
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 300
  • Sales rank: 434,195
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Rob Humphreys has written for Rough Guides since 1989. He has travelled extensively, writing Rough Guides to Prague, Vienna, the Czech and Slovak Republics and St Petersburg. Rob is also the co-author of the Rough Guides to Scotland and Scottish Highlands
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Table of Contents


Colour section     1
Introduction     4
What to see     7
When to go     10
Things not to miss     11
Basics     17
Getting there     19
Arrival     23
City transport     24
The media     28
Festivals     29
Travel essentials     30
The City     37
The Innere Stadt     39
The Hofburg     73
The Ringstrasse     99
Kunsthistorisches Museum     132
The Vorstadte     144
Leopoldstadt and the east     178
Schonbrunn, the Wienerwald and the Zentralfriedhof     191
Out of the city     226
Listings     249
Accommodation     251
Cafes     261
Restaurants     270
Bars, clubs and live venues     280
The arts     285
Shopping     292
Contexts     299
A history of Vienna     301
Books     326
Language     333
German words and phrases     336
Food and drink     338
Glossary     342
Travel store     347
Small print & Index     355
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