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Frommer's Vienna & the Danube Valley
gives you the complete overview of insider knowledge on where and what to visit in Austria's picturesque and historically rich capital and surrounding countryside.
Packed with detailed, opinionated and honest reviews, this guide gives you the lowdown on what's worth your time and what's not, providing extensive listings of accommodation, attractions and restaurants in both Vienna and various towns along the Danube river, whatever your budget.
Vienna and the surrounding Austrian regions are broken down into chapter sections with itineraries, maps and highlights to help you to plan your stay, according to your timeframe. Explore castles, palaces and museums; discover the best Austrian and Viennese cuisine, including the legendary "Sachertorte"; take trips out of Vienna to the Danube Valley and visit the ancient Austrian "flower town" Tulln or Dürnstein's castle fortress.
Importantly, this guide provides the latest trip-planning advice and money-saving tips and directory of useful contacts to ensure you make the most of your stay in this beautiful and enticing destination at the heart of Europe.
Catch performances by leading opera stars at the legendary State Opera. See chapter 10.
Detailed maps throughout
Exact prices, directions, opening hours,and other practical information
Candid reviews of hotels and restaurants,plus sights, shopping, and nightlife
Itineraries, walking tours, and trip-planning ideas
Insider tips from local expert authors
About the Author
is Editor in Chief of the English-language monthly, The Vienna Review and on the research faculty in Media Communications at Webster University Vienna. In her long career in journalism she has been a correspondent for, among others, The New York Times
and Conde Nast Traveler
in New York, and for the Wall Street Journal Europe
and Die Zeit
in Vienna, as well as a speech writer to two US ambassadors to Austria. She has lived in Vienna for 15 years.
Maggie Childs is a journalist and travel writer for publications such as Condé Nast Traveller US, The Vienna Review, Gig Magazine, and various in-flight magazines. She has lived in Vienna for 14 years and also works for the Vienna bureau of the Associated Press. She is also the author of the Austria Chapter of Europe For Dummies and the Co-Author of Frommer’s Austria.
Table of Contents
List of Maps.
1 BEST OF VIENNA.
2 VIENNA IN DEPTH.
3 PLANNING YOUR TRIP TO VIENNA.
4 SUGGESTED VIENNA ITINERARIES.
5 WHERE TO STAY.
6 WHERE TO DINE.
7 EXPLORING VIENNA.
8 VIENNA WALKING TOURS.
10 VIENNA AFTER DARK.
11 SIDE TRIPS FROM VIENNA.
12 FAST FACTS.