Imperial residence for over six centuries, Vienna still bears the mark of the Habsburgs: palaces, museums, musical heritage, cafés, balls, the waltz, horse-drawn carriages... But the Austrian capital is not merely a museum-city. The centre is lined with elegant designer shops, original restaurants and lively outings. Beyond the Ring, its neighbourhoods have cosmopolitan populations. Vienna is well and truly alive and kicking.
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