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Vienna

Vienna is the capital and largest city of Austria and one of the nine states of Austria. Vienna is Austria's primary city, with a population of about 1.8 million (2.6 million within the metropolitan area nearly one third of Austria's population), and its cultural, economic, and political centre. It is the 7th-largest city by population within city limits in the European Union. Until the beginning of the 20th century, it was the largest German-speaking city in the world, and before the splitting of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in World War I, the city had 2 million inhabitants. Today, it has the second largest number of German speakers after Berlin. Vienna is host to many major international organizations, including the United Nations and OPEC. The city is located in the eastern part of Austria and is close to the borders of the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary. These regions work together in a European Centrope border region. Along with nearby Bratislava, Vienna forms a metropolitan region with 3 million inhabitants. In 2001, the city centre was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In July 2017 it was moved to the list of World Heritage in Danger.

Apart from being regarded as the City of Music because of its musical legacy, Vienna is also said to be "The City of Dreams" because it was home to the world's first psycho-analyst – Sigmund Freud. The city's roots lie in early Celtic and Roman settlements that transformed into a Medieval and Baroque city, and then the capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. It is well known for having played an essential role as a leading European music centre, from the great age of Viennese Classicism through the early part of the 20th century. The historic centre of Vienna is rich in architectural ensembles, including Baroque castles and gardens, and the late-19th-century Ringstraße lined with grand buildings, monuments and parks.

Vienna is known for its high quality of life. In a 2005 study of 127 world cities, the Economist Intelligence Unit ranked the city first (in a tie with Vancouver, Canada and San Francisco, USA) for the world's most liveable cities. Between 2011 and 2015, Vienna was ranked second, behind Melbourne, Australia. For eight consecutive years (2009–2016), the human-resource-consulting firm Mercer ranked Vienna first in its annual "Quality of Living" survey of hundreds of cities around the world, a title the city still held in 2016. Monocle's 2015 "Quality of Life Survey" ranked Vienna second on a list of the top 25 cities in the world "to make a base within."

The UN-Habitat classified Vienna as the most prosperous city in the world in 2012/2013. The city was ranked 1st globally for its culture of innovation in 2007 and 2008, and sixth globally (out of 256 cities) in the 2014 Innovation Cities Index, which analyzed 162 indicators in covering three areas: culture, infrastructure, and markets. Vienna regularly hosts urban planning conferences and is often used as a case study by urban planners.

Between 2005 and 2010, Vienna was the world's number-one destination for international congresses and conventions. It attracts over 6.8 million tourists a year.

Things to do
Hop-on Hop-Off Bus Tour
Hop-on Hop-Off Bus Tour
Jump on a double-decker bus to explore the charms of Vienna on your own timetable. With no limit to the number of rides you can take, visit can't-miss attractions like Schönbrunn Palace, historic landmarks, and bustling corners of the city, enjoying special discounts and walking tours along the way. With the freedom to explore at your own pace along 2 different routes, this convenient bus tour gives you insight into the Austrian capital's rich history and cultural legacies. Gaze at Renaissance Revival architecture outside the Vienna State Opera, stroll through the Baroque-style gardens at Augarten, and snag bird's-eye views with a trip to the Praterstern Ferris wheel. Along the way, engaging commentary from your guide describes how Vienna developed from early Celtic and Roman settlements into the spectacularly European metropolis it is today. Includes a complimentary walking tour and discount voucher booklet.
Strauss & Mozart Concert in the Kursalon
Strauss & Mozart Concert in the Kursalon
Savour an evening in true Renaissance style as the music of Wolfgang Mozart and Johann Strauss is stirringly brought to life. The refined Salonorchester Alt Wien re-creates their enchanting compositions inside the grand Kursalon – an important landmark in Vienna's musical past. Take a seat in Lanner Hall for this celebration of Viennese music. Hailing from the mid-19th century, the Kursalon is an Austrian cultural icon. The great Johann Strauss himself conducted orchestras inside these majestic walls. Relive the grandeur of years past and revel in the music of the distinguished Salonorchester—lilting waltzes, polka rhythms the Strauss brothers made their own, and dignified concertos and arias from Mozart's vast repertoire. As the evening crescendos, marvel at accompanying performances by opera singers and ballet soloists, an enchanting spectacle to close the curtain on this evening of masterpieces.
Schonbrunn Palace & City Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry
Schonbrunn Palace & City Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry
Discover Vienna's most visited attractions on a tour that takes you to the opulent imperial residence at Schönbrunn Palace, the former summer home of the Habsburg monarchs. Starting in central Vienna, ride past some of the most significant landmarks in the Austrian capital. Pass by the grand buildings along the Ringstrasse, a circular boulevard that loops around the historic city centre. Travel to the world-famous State Opera—one of Europe's busiest—and see the stunning architecture of the Museum of Fine Arts, which houses a huge array of treasures from the Habsburg family. From there, travel to the Schönbrunn Palace, where you can walk through the lavishly furnished and ornately decorated rooms of this Baroque estate. Then, make your way to the Belvedere Palace, where you can choose to head inside to view world's largest and most comprehensive collection of works by Gustav Klimt.

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