Listen to Music in Copenhagen
Known for innovative food and design, the Danish capital also reigns as a powerhouse of jazz. The 40th Copenhagen Jazz Festival (July 6–15) enlivens 120 venues around town—churches, concert halls, public squares—with 1,000-plus performances. Expect high-caliber headliners such as improvisational master Jeff Beck, soulful singer Melody Gardot, and Latin pianist Michel Camilo with flamenco guitarist Tomatito.
Study Modernism in Vienna
Hapsburg-era museums, palaces, and cafés with divine pastries are perennial tourist favorites in Austria's capital. Adding to their allure in 2018 is a roster of activities honoring the intellectual and artistic fomentation that begot Viennese modernism circa 1900. Don't miss the Gustav Klimt exhibit at the Leopold Museum (June 22–November 4) and the ongoing city tours devoted to Sigmund Freud or art nouveau architecture.