Vienna oozes old-world grandeur and refinement. It's one of Europe's most gracious capitals and lays claim to an impressive array of monumental buildings, majestic palaces and opulent coffee shops.

It also possesses a rich and varied cultural scene which means no matter when you come to Vienna, there's always something happening, from the legendary performances at the Opera House to the lively happenings at the city's numerous Musikcafés and bars.

Get your bearings at the Stephensplatz, home to the city's imposing Gothic cathedral whose roof is decorated with colourful tiling.

Herrengasse was where Viennese nobility once lived and today it remains an elegant street where you'll find one of Vienna's most famous coffee houses, the Café Central. Indulge in a most typically Viennese pastime - coffee and mouthwatering cakes - within the café's stunning fin-de-siècle interior, before working it all off with a brisk stroll over to the Hofburg, the city's court palace and once home to Austria's illustrious Habsburg dynasty.