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Inspiring the greats from Mozart to Freud, this stunning city enthralls visitors with its rich heritage. A seductive metropolis of elaborate palaces, renowned coffee houses, classical music and enchanting opera.

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For typical Viennese tradition pay a visit to Figlmuller, the most famous Schnitzel maker in Vienna. Try a typical Wiener schnitzel with a side dish of potato salad drizzled with pumpkin seed oil - it really is delicious!

Traditional Viennese food is generally rich, calorie0ridden and tasty! Specialities include Wiener schnitzel, Vienna's best know dish, a cutlet (usually veal or pork) coasted in breadcrumbs and fried. Goulash is also very popular, a beef stew with a rich sauce flavoured with paprika. Dumplings filled with bacon or apricots are an element of many meals and can be included in soups and desserts as well as main meals.

The main shopping areas of the city are the pedestrian-only thoroughfares of Karntner Strasse, Graben and Kohlmarkt. Mainly upmarket and specialist shops are to be found here.

Look out for the bust Mariahhilferstrasse, where the Viennese traditionally do their shopping, home to many large department stores.

Pick up some bargains at the Naschmarkt - this is mainly food but there are some stalls selling clothes and interesting souvenirs.