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Chadner Navarro
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Sep 1, 2016

Viennese Vibe

In 2016, the Mercer Quality of Life study named Vienna the world’s most livable city for the seventh year in a row. For this annual report, Mercer surveys everything from political and economic climate to medical care and recreational perks; and for another year, the Austrian capital is tops. Residents here enjoy affordable housing, widespread safety, a top-notch public transportation network and renowned education. Add world-class museums, beautiful parks, elegant restaurants and fine wineries within city limits, and it becomes immediately clear why Vienna consistently rules this specific ranking.

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Head to the Viennese Woods for Wine

The Austrian capital is the only metropolis with scalable wine production within its borders; there are about 1,730 acres of vineyards in Vienna’s northern woods. And it would be a mistake not to partake, especially because the Wienerwald (Viennese forest) is picturesque. For an active experience, many local tour companies can get you to the wineries by bike. It’s a bit more physically demanding because the topography is not flat, but operators can supply you with an e-bike to assist with pedaling some of those hills. Bike Experience Vienna runs a daily tour of the Viennese wine lands that combines wine with a bit of history. Once there, make sure you try the local wine specialty — Gemischter Satz — which is experiencing quite a revival. If you’re not familiar, a Gemischter Satz is essentially a type of wine made of many different grapes (sometimes up to 20) that have been planted, harvested and pressed together.