July 1-5, 2024

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About Vienna


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Vienna, the capital of Austria, is one of the most beautiful cities in all of Europe. It’s a great city for shopping, dining, and sightseeing. The City of Vienna offers an incredible mix of culture, food and history.  With a rich history dating back to the days of the Habsburg Austrian Empire, this imperial past is reflected in the old town city’s architecture, which includes some of the most impressive buildings in Europe. Visitors can explore the Hofburg Palace, the Schönbrunn Palace, and the Belvedere Palace.

There are also beautiful places to see the natural beauty of Vienna. More than half of the metropolitan area is made up of green spaces. 280 imperial parks and gardens enrich the cityscape. In spring, 400 species of rose bloom in the Volksgarten alone. The nearby recreation areas of Prater, Vienna Woods, and Lobau invite visitors to go on walks, day trips, hikes, and bicycle tours. Vienna has a total of 2,000 parks.

Vienna is the world capital of music because nowhere else was home to more famous composers than here. Classical music is the heart of our music history and the work of great composers such as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, and Franz Schubert is still showcased on many stages throughout the city. Today the Viennese Philharmonic, the ensemble of the Viennese State Opera, and the Vienna Symphonic Orchestra contribute to this very important part of our culture.

Vienna is known for its coffee house culture, and there are many iconic coffee houses throughout the city. These traditional Viennese coffee houses have been a part of Viennese life for centuries, and they offer a unique atmosphere that is perfect for enjoying a cup of coffee and some conversation. Many of the city’s most famous writers, artists, and musicians have frequented these coffee houses, and they continue to be popular places to this day. If you’re looking for a truly Viennese experience, be sure to visit one of these iconic Viennese coffee houses.

From the typical “Beisl” with hearty cuisine to the luxurious gourmet restaurants, Vienna offers a mixture of local and international tastes. As the only city in the world, we are the namesake of our own eating style, the “Viennese cuisine”. The city’s Heuriger (wine taverns) offer a wide variety of local wines and are a great place to enjoy a traditional food. Wiener Schnitzel is perhaps the most famous dish of Vienna, while the Sacher Torte is another popular dessert.

Due to its central location in Europe, Vienna is a very popular destination for visitors from all over the world. With more than 1.9 million inhabitants, Vienna is the most populous city in Austria and the second-largest city in the German-speaking area behind Berlin. According to the “Innovation Cities Global Index”, Vienna is after London and San Francisco as one of the most innovative cities in the world.

For the eight-time in a row, Vienna has been awarded as the city with the highest quality of living. Vienna provides a huge educational offer, has a well-developed public transport system, which its inhabitants can use for € 1 per day and report feeling more than safe here than inother major cities of Europe. Viennese love their city and are happy about every guest who visits.



*Information and images obtained from TheViennaBlog.com and istockphoto.