Lay of the Land
First District: Once the seat of the Hapsburgs, the core of imperial Vienna is now known for its pedestrian-only streets and St. Stephen’s Cathedral.
Second District: Cutting-edge shops and restaurants occupy this former immigrant enclave.
Third District: One of the city’s most charming areas draws crowds thanks to its grand avenues and Belvedere Palace.
Fourth and Fifth Districts: In these adjacent areas, 19th-century town houses stand alongside buzzy cafés and old haberdasheries.
Sixth District: This is Vienna’s shopping epicenter—look for independent stores and the food stalls of Naschmarkt.
Seventh District: Near the MuseumsQuartier, this district has boutique hotels and one-off stores run by young local designers.
Taxis are easy to hail and the subway is expansive. Streetcars are great for sightseeing.