With MARCO POLO Vienna you can simultaneously embark on two journeys through time. The practical travel guide, small enough to slip into your pocket, escorts you back to the glorious past of a time-honoured Habsburg city and you can marvel at the imperial splendour all along the Ringstrasse. It takes you to places steeped in tradition and coffee houses around St Stephen's Cathedral, but also catapults you into the multicultural, trendsetting world city of today. Be inspired by the mix of the beauty of the waltz and belief in the future, the mix of the Baroque and post-modern attitude to life! MARCO POLO Vienna's Insider Tips tell you where you can enjoy fantastic opera for free, lay flowers on Mozart's grave and get a great bird's eye view of the city from the cathedral tower. The low budget tips in each chapter show how you can experience a great deal with very little money, enjoy something special and snap up some real bargains. The Where to Start boxes tell you the best place to set off on your sightseeing tour, where the best buys are to be had and where it's all happening in the evening. The Best Of pages show you what's unique to Vienna, tell you about great places for free, and give tips on what to do on rainy days and where you can treat yourself and relax and chill out. The Walking Tours take you through the former Jewish Quarter; to the classic Viennese cafés for a (well deserved) intake of calories; and to Vienna's nearby mountains. And the Dos and Don'ts tell you why you should have a small black coffee rather than one with milk or cream, and always be appropriately dressed for the occasion. MARCO POLO Vienna gives comprehensive coverage all the city's districts. To help you find your way around there's a detailed street atlas and practical map inside the back cover, a map of the public transport network and removable pull-out map.
Walter M. Weiss knows even the most hidden treasures of Vienna as only a true native can. As a freelance author, he has written numerous books on his hometown (for details, see www.wmweiss.com). What he likes most about Vienna is not only its imperial majesty and the plush cosiness of its many pubs, wine taverns and cafés, but also the cosmopolitanism, dynamism and rich cultural offerings that abound in the metropolis.