Vienna Travel Guide

Here, members of Vienna's aristocracy still choose the fabrics for their custom orders.

The first in Vienna to offer wines by the glass (a Riedl glass, anyone?) this tiny yet groundbreaking wine bar is well known among locals and yet could easily be overlooked by the average passerby. Though tucked in a passageway near St.

The complex includes the Architekturzentrum Wien; the Leopold Museum; the Museum Moderner Kunst; the Kunsthalle Wien; and more.

Otto Wagner's seminal 1906 architectural triumph is now a museum. Its glazed double-vaulted ceiling was a major innovation.

Centrally located in Vienna's Innere Stadt district, the Wiener Staatsoper is one of the city's most photographed structures. Completed in 1869, the ornate opera house was designed in the Neo-Renaissance style with sweeping ceilings and gilded moldings.

An essential stop in Vienna for any amateur (or professional) chef, Babette’s Spice & Books for Cooks Shop is part bookstore, part restaurant, and part cooking school.

Numerous works by Klimt (including his masterpiece, The Kiss), Egon Schiele, and Oskar Kokoschka.

Founded in 2002 in Vienna's First District by Francesca von Habsburg and run by the fourth generation of art collectors in the prominent Habsburg-Lorraine family, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary is not a prototypical museum.

Hajszan’s eponymous Heurige, a renovated grape-pressing house, has become one of the city’s hippest destinations.

Helmuth Unger's unpretentious wine store and bar started out strictly as bottle shop. Today, wine connoisseurs head to Vienna's textile quarter to enjoy their varietal of choice and an array of food items like antipasti, cheeses, and the house signature smoked salami.

Also known as the Kunsthistorisches Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts is the twin of the  Naturhistorisches Museum directly across Maria Theresien-Platz.

Stand in the middle of Michaelerplatz to admire Loos's 1910 Goldman & Salatsch Buiding, now a bank. The six-story green marble-clad structure was once considered so shockingly unadorned that window boxes were added to appease the neighbors.

The city of Haydn and Strauss invites choirs from around the world—more than three-dozen Advent season concerts—to perform Christmas music in the Rathaus every weekend (Friday to Sunday) from late November to Dec. 24 as part of the festival.