Mariahilfer Straße is Vienna’s longest and most lively shopping street. (The ß in that name is pronounced as “ss”).

Vienna local Bianca Nemeth says it is worth your while to explore the side streets in the 6th and 7th districts while you’re there. This is where many out-of-the-ordinary shops and outlets have sprung up recently. A few streets further on is the Spittelberg district, you can find an exciting blend of bars and restaurants, boutiques and craft stores. More from Bianca: