The Austrian capital officially offers the highest quality of life on the planet. Even if you don’t live there, here’s how to make the most of a visit
It’s no surprise that Vienna tops the Mercer Quality of Life index worldwide. Glorious history, access to mountains (take the cog railway up the Schneeberg, 90 minutes away), decent cafes and Franz Ferdinand’s bullet-riddled car: what more do you want? I first met Vienna on a five-hour train layover en route to Budapest and was immediately impressed. Here are five recommendations for anyone visiting the city.