Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Rick Steves welcomes his fellow "vagabuddies" to Vienna, former capitol of the Hapsburg empire. He sees some of the world's best chocolate, coffee, and fine art, with a brief stopover at the legendary "Third Man" ferris wheel. Then it's off for a pleasant jaunt across the Danube River Valley and a visit to Melk, home of Austria's most beautiful monastery. This 29th episode of Travels in Europe With Rick Steves also offers sage advice to music lovers; the best singing and orchestral groups in Austria are generally on tour in July and August, so book your vacations in the spring and fall.