‘For all Vienna’s grand architecture and delightful bicycle lanes, it seems an unlikely spot to top any chart of most exciting cities.’ Photograph: Getty Images

Vienna has plenty to recommend it. At the start of the last century – as Gustav Klimt, Sigmund Freud and Egon Schiele prowled the coffee shops – it st(...)

It was the year before the Great War, so named because it was vast in its upheaval; it marked the death of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and redrew the (...)