Expanded Coverage: This new ebook edition features expanded Vienna coverage with brand new hotel, restaurant, shop, and nightlife reviews. All the best of the best is covered. Learn which coffeehouses to linger in, where to see glittering opera or concert performances, where to cycle past vineyards along the Danube, and much more. Indispensable Trip Planning Tools: Vienna’s top attractions are cataloged with quick, at-a-glance features, as are the top itineraries and best bets for restaurants and lodging. The city center is broken out geographically, so readers know what is nearby and what is across town. Discerning Recommendations: Fodor’s Vienna and the Best of Austria offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor’s discriminating ratings, including our top tier Fodor’s Choice designations, ensure that you’ll know about the most interesting and enjoyable places in Vienna and Salzburg and elsewhere in Austria.
Born in 1905 and raised in Czechoslovakia, Eugene Fodor joined the U.S. Army’s psychological-warfare branch during World War II. He emerged a decorated war hero, thanks to his leadership in the liberation of Prague and Pilsen.
Multilingual and with extensive travel intelligence, Fodor began working for the CIA during the Cold War. His publishing career began in 1936 when Fodor created the first modern guidebook and many of his guidebook writers were undercover CIA agents. Fodor revolutionized the travel publishing industry, inspiring new generations to explore the world around them. An American, a Hungarian, a world citizen, a CIA agent, a war hero, a New York Times best-selling author, and an entrepreneur—Eugene Fodor was the spy who loved travel.