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Probably the best guidebook to Vienna,
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This review is from: Time Out Vienna - 3rd Edition (Paperback)
Now in its 3rd edition, the Time Out guide still amazes me with its wealth of information that is as useful for the tourist as it is for someone actually living in this city, and I say that as an Austrian who has lived in Vienna most of my life.
Researched by a team of writers who have no doubt been living here for some time, and helped by a number of Austrian writers and journalists who know the city intimately, the information is accurate, extensive and, what's most important, to the point, no matter which chapter you're turning to, be it history, politics, restaurants, shopping or lifestyle. What's extremely refreshing, especially in a book about a city like Vienna, is the total lack of cliché; quite on the contrary, the authors took great care to point out what's cliché and what isn't.
No matter whether you're coming for a few days or weeks, a couple of months or years, or whether you've already lived here for ages - chances are you will find this extremely useful. Not even travel guides published in Austria are this good.
The new 3rd edition is not just an update of the 2nd edition, but a complete rewrite. Whereas the 2nd edition was a slightly disappointing abbreviated update of the excellent 1st edition, this is again up to the high standards of this series of guidebooks, and is highly recommended.