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compact and useful
on 18 June 2012
As the title suggests this is a compact, pocket sized guide to Vienna with handy fold out map.
The map is inside the back cover and contains a selected street index as well as a transport map and there is a more detailed map of very centre of Vienna. Unfold this for a more detailed map of Vienna. There is a 'Highlights' page at the front with page references and a sentence of description for each place. Handy for those not knowing where to start.
The pocket guide breaks the city down into six areas - Stephansdom Quarter, Hofburg Quarter, Schottenring and Alsergrund, Museum and Townhall Quarter, Opera and Naschmarkt and Belvedere Quarter. Key places and items of interest are briefly described (this is only a pocket guide so for more than that a full guide might be better) and there are lovely picture drawings of places with items of interest labelled. At the end of each section there is a 'Streetlife' box containing restaurant, bar, coffee house and shopping information.
There is a sixth section entitled 'Further Afield' which suggests some sights outside the city, some of which are reachable by public transport. There are also some ideas for day trips highlighted, as well as notes on getting around and a brief survival guide.
I found this a very handy, compact, sturdy travel guide.