It may be cold outside, but in the streets and cafes of many great cities there is a special warmth during the winter months.
Innovative is popping up all over a city that usually plays it safe.
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A walking tour of Vienna, Polaroid in hand, creates long-lasting memories for Kerry van der Jagt.
A hip Austrian hotel defies its conservative neighbours.
Unguarded moments of discovery bring the past back into the present, writes Kerry van der Jagt.
A mix of baroque splendour and natural beauty, Vienna is an unforgettable blend of the 'new' and the old. From historic architecture to bright-yellow door-out furniture; the city's classical beauty is underlined with an innovative, pop edge. Wonder through lush parks and gardens that stretch around grand palaces, spend warm summer nights along sandy banks and hit city's bars and restaurants for food, wine and marvellous city views.