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A leading Scottish newspaper’s travel writer has praised Vienna as "a place rich in history and culture, but rightly as proud of its modern-day outlook as well as its past."
Referring to a 20-minute standing ovation after a performance of a symphony by Gustav Mahler at the Musikverein concert hall, David Findlay writes for the Scotsman newspaper that the Austrian capital "is a city worthy of such acclaim."
Findlay appeals to readers they must not miss out on visiting the Museumsquartier (MQ) event and exhibits complex in Neubau district, adding that Landstraße district’s Belvedere gallery was "magnificent."
The travel writer – who lauds the Austrian capital’s public transport for being "fully functioning and ridiculously efficient" – claims that eating at the Palmenhaus restaurant "does wonders to lift the mood." The Palmenhaus is a former greenhouse situated in the city centre which has become one of Vienna’s most popular eateries since its reopening after an extensive renovation some years ago.
Describing the capital’s famous café culture, Findlay explains: "The concept of lingering is positively welcomed in Vienna's coffee houses - it's part of the culture - as opposed to being frowned upon as is often the case elsewhere."
He added: "It's an ethos that sums up a city that's as relaxed in itself as it is when welcoming and entertaining visitors."
Findlay’s feature comes shortly after an internet portal focusing on news for homosexuals all over the world recommended Vienna as a holiday destination.
Gayapolis (www.gayapolis.com) suggests visits to the MQ and the Museum of Art (Kunsthistorisches Museum, KHM) in its report.
The website describes the Burgtheater and the State Opera as "major cultural institutions" of Vienna, adding that the city "offers an immense range of cultural, culinary and shopping experiences."
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