5 of the best... Musical venues
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)
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.