If you're interested in browsing some of the most high end fashion shops, boutiques and cafes Vienna has to offer, you will want to take a stroll on Graben Street. Since the 12th Century, Graben Street has been one of the most important promenades and shopping streets in Vienna. The window displays alone are spectacular and are worth a look, even for the budget traveler. Moreover, the Graben is home to Vienna's Plague column, one of the most well-known and prominent pieces of sculpture in the city. Built in 1679 to commemorate the victims of the plague as tribute, the column is an eye-catching monument finished with gold ornaments and white marble. Graben and neighboring Kohlmarkt Street are both pedestrian only streets with great shopping and cuisine. If you're hungry you can walk Gaben all the way to the food emporium called Julius Meinl am Graben. If you plan on doing some shopping make sure to bring your credit card as nothing is inexpensive here!
Experience over a hundred years of history as you dine at the beautiful and elegant Palmenhaus.... Read more