Travel essentials Why go now? While the nearby Alps are still providing excellent skiing conditions, the Bavarian capital is moving into spring. The clocks go forward tomorrow, bringing bright evenings on café terraces and in beer gardens. And next month's Spring Festival (15 April-1 May) provides a gentler version of Oktoberfest. Touch down
There are plenty of reasons to fall in love with Vienna: the majestic architecture; the imperial presence in the streets of the Innere Stadt (the First District); the music, literature, and art. Read on for restaurant and hotel recommendations, as well as travel tips.