The Rough Guide to Vienna is the ultimate guide to Austria's dazzling capital city. This new edition includes a full-colour section showcasing Vienna's highlights, from the magnificent gothic cathedral to the monumental imperial boulevards of the Ringstrasse. The following chapters give evocative accounts of all the sights, from the Hapsburg palaces to the cutting-edge galleries of the new Museums Quartier. For every district there are up-to-the-minute reviews of the city's best hotels, restaurants, bars and classic coffeehouses. Beyond the city, the guide gives lively accounts of day-trips to the spa town of Baden, the monastery at Klosterneuberg and elsewhere. Maps and plans accompany every chapter and the 'contexts' section gives an informed commentary on Vienna's history, musical heritage and contemporary culture.
Rob Humphreys first wrote for Rough Guides in 1989 and has since written guides to Prague, London, Czech and Slovak Republics and Moscow.