There may not be a lot of mugging in the city centre these days, but anyone who vaguely resembles a tourist is sure to be nobbled if he goes within an inch of St. Stephen's Cathedral. Bands of incredibly charming fellows in eighteenth century costume will have you cornered before you can say schlagobers. Frankly there's no escape. But whilst being lured to a concert of one of Vienna's vintage greats - Mozart, Schubert or Strauss - is hardly a fate worse than death, Vienna has many more strings to her bow. For it was Vienna that blazed the modernist trail. Mahler, Klimt, Loos, Freud, Schoenberg and Otto Wagner - they ran rings around the old guard. And on the museum and gallery fronts, Vienna takes some beating. The old stalwarts are still there to be savoured, but new arrivals such as the vast Museumsquartier have added a fresh feather to Vienna's cultural cap.

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Top rated culture in Vienna

Leopold Museum

Outstanding new museum of Austrian art

Museum     City Centre West


Acoustics to die for

Concert Hall     City Centre South

Holocaust Memorial

Recalling the shame of Shoah

Monument     Innere Stadt


Epic necropolis south of the city

Cemetery     City Centre South

Belvedere Gallery

Palace of treasures from gothic to avant-garde

Museum     City Centre South


Former Imperial epicentre

Palace     Innere Stadt

Kunsthistorisches Museum

Imperial legacy with lots to recommend it

Museum     City Centre West


Landmark that has weathered the storms

Cathedral     Innere Stadt

Secession Building

Modernist icon with little museum

Museum     City Centre South


The Mumok has landed

Museum     City Centre West

Hundertwasser House

The house that art built

Landmark     City Centre East


Gothic glory on the Ringstrasse

Town Hall     City Centre West


Now is the winter of unzufriedenheit....

Theatre     Innere Stadt

Schonbrunn Palace

Showstopping Imperial Palace

Museum     City Centre West

Liechtenstein Museum

Pristine palace with princely pedigree

Museum     City Centre North

Naturhistorisches Museum

Dinos, dodos and dontcha knows

Museum     City Centre West
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