The Telegraph: Special treat: The Palais Coburg (0043 1 51818 0; www.palais-coburg.com ), set opposite the city park and close to the grand Vienna Ring, offers an intimate, luxurious experience. Doubles from £535.
The Telegraph: Mid-range: New this year, the Topazz (0043 1 532 22 50; hoteltopazz.com) has won awards for its fusion of 21st-century luxury with environmentally friendly functionality. Doubles from £175.
The Telegraph: The Palmenhaus (0043 1 533 10 33; palmenhaus.at), is a magnificent palm tree-filled glasshouse/café/bar/restaurant in the Hofburg Palace gardens and popular with visitors and the Viennese alike.
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The Telegraph: Take your table at Zum Schwarzen Kameel (0043 1 5338125; kameel.at; mains from about £20), an intimate establishment dating back to 1618 and an interior full of exquisite Art Deco flourishes.
The Telegraph: Be among the first of the day to enter Vienna’s landmark gothic cathedral. Those with a head for heights should climb the 343 steps for fabulous views from the top of the south tower (€3.50/£2.80).
The Telegraph: Grab a coffee at Café Korb (cafekorb.at), a simple, authentic little spot full of charm and quirkiness. This is where Sigmund Freud and colleagues met for coffee, cake and psychoanalysis.
The Telegraph: The Naschmarkt is where the Viennese come to buy fresh fruit and vegetables, meats and cheeses – and to mingle and munch. Take your pick for lunch from the restaurants lining the Linkewienzeile.
The Telegraph: If here on a Saturday, drop in on the Third Man Museum (Pressgasse 25; 3mpc.net/englsamml.htm), a unique Viennese establishment which sheds light on the murky underbelly of post-war Vienna.
The Telegraph: Start the evening with an aperitif at Le Loft, the top-floor bar of the Sofitel (Praterstraße 1) on the Danube Canal. There are great views of the city and the big wheel of the Prater fairground.
The Telegraph: Head to the Upper Belvedere (Prinz-Eugen-Straße 27; belvedere.at; entrance €11/£8.75), home of the largest permanent collection of Klimt paintings in the world, including The Kiss and Judith I.