Capital Vienna

Vienna Vienna is Austria’s cultural, economic and political centre, and home of close to 1.7million inhabitants.

The historic city centre was designated a UNESCO world heritage site in 2001. Some people say the city centre is like one endless, open-air museum.

Vienna is also extremely popular with young travellers, with its diverse music scene being a huge draw. The city’s “Kaffeehauskultur” is a long tradition, meaning its quite popular to go take a coffee with friends.

Other must-sees in the city include the Museumsquartier, or Museum district of the city. The Museum of Fine Arts is one of the most spectacular in all of Europe. The New Palace is known for its collection of historical musical instruments and weaponry from past centuries.

You should also find time to visit the Belvedere, the KunstHausWien, the Parliament, National Library, and the Hundertwasserhaus, a unique housing complex in the city.   These are just a few of the attractions in Vienna – you should budget at least one week to properly explore this dynamic city.

Vienna is also known as one of the safest cities in the world for its size. The weather is pleasant in Vienna for most of the year, and the official language is Austrian German.

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(Vienna photo courtesy of Krister462)

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