5 of the best... Mu­si­cal venues

Friday - - TRAVEL -

Mar­i­onette The­ater (mar­i­onet­tenthe­ater. at); adults Dh200, chil­dren Dh128. Haus der Musik (haus­der­musik.com/en); adults Dh55, chil­dren un­der 12 Dh25, chil­dren un­der three free.

Wiener Konz­erthaus (konz­erthaus.at/ en); (RIGHT) tick­ets avail­able from Dh56 Vi­enna Boys’ Choir (wiener­saengerkn­aben.at/en); adults Dh166, chil­dren un­der 18 Dh65 Musikverein (musikverein.at); tick­ets avail­able from Dh59.

Places to eat

Plachutta (plachutta.at) has four branches around town and serves ex­cel­lent tafel­spitz, the beef soup favoured by the last em­peror. Figlmuller (figlmueller.at) is touristy but serves ex­cel­lent giant schnitzels, which over­hang the plate and are crispy per­fec­tion.

Huth Gast­wirtschaft (huth­gast­wirtschaft.at) is a low-key cen­tral restau­rant serv­ing Aus­trian clas­sics but, hap­pily, filled with Vi­en­nese, not tourists. Glacis Beisl (glacis­beisl.at/info) is in the heart of the mu­seum district but off the tourist track, and serves un­pre­ten­tious Vi­en­nese spe­cial­i­ties.

Hawelka (hawelka.at/cafe/de) is a mys­te­ri­ous and fun in­sti­tu­tion in the cen­tre. For out­door seat­ing and ex­cel­lent cakes and ice creams, go to Cafe Landt­mann (landt­mann.at)

Best Ac­tiv­i­ties

Zoom (kin­der mu­seum.at/en); free but don’t for­get to re­serve a spot; you can­not just walk in.

Schon­brunn chil­dren’s mu­seum (schoen­brunn.at/en/vis­i­tor-in­for­ma­tion/ chil­dren-fam­i­lies); a fam­ily pass, Dh213, al­lows two adults and up to three chil­dren ac­cess to the en­tire palace. Prater (prater.at); free, but there are charges for in­di­vid­ual rides. Stadt­park (wien.gv.at) This cen­tral park has a large play­ground, suit­able for chil­dren up to age six. See here (wien. info/en) for a com­pre­hen­sive list of the city’s play­grounds.

Sit in a cof­fee house You’ll all need to re­fuel; Vi­enna’s cakes and patis­serie are leg­endary.

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