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vienna austriaVienna Austria is the capital of Austria and its largest city. It is located in North Eastern Austria in Europe and is composed of 23 districts. It is best known for its musicality and is often called the City of Music. In addition, it was home to psychologist Sigmund Freud and is also known to be called The City of Dreams. In a survey of world cities, Vienna often comes up near the top as the world’s most liveable city, second only to Melbourne in Australia in 2012 and sometimes a runner-up to Vancouver. This is thanks to its culture, history and heritage which are all attractive to the many tourists who visit throughout the year. Vienna is clean and safe, with a vibrant city feel. vienna austriaArchitecture attracts visitors to Vienna, especially its Baroque castles and elegant gardens, as well as the various parks, open spaces and grand buildings of the late 19th century. There is a real mix of old and new and something to suit all tastes and age groups. The other main pull for tourists to Vienna is its arts and culture. In fact, there are more than 100 art museums in Vienna and they attract over eight million people every year. Those who enjoy the theater and art will not be disappointed with the diverse choices on offer. As mentioned, Vienna boasts a history rich in music. The ‘greats’, including Mozart, Beethoven and Brahms, have all worked there and praised the area. Opera houses are popular with visitors in Vienna, especially the Theater an der Wien. Dance is another popular pastime. Annually there are over 200 balls held in Vienna – these are grand and formal events, sometimes with a live orchestra and held in beautiful surrounds with gourmet dining and sometimes raising funds for high profile charities and good causes. vienna austriaAustria enjoys a moderate and mild climate and has four distinct seasons. In summer, tourists can expect temperatures to hit between 20 and 30 degrees celcius and down to freezing in the Winter. Food and wine lovers will enjoy the delights that Vienna has to offer. It has its own vineyards and is popular for its wonderful desserts and café culture. Visitors to Vienna are often drawn by its romantic feel. There are a number of sightseeing opportunities to keep all ages and interests happy, but more than that, Vienna is the perfect place for a tourist to simply potter around the streets, enjoy the alleyways and squares, pass palaces en route and stop off at the pretty coffee houses.Visitors to Vienna can enjoy fine dining and mild weather. Travel to and from Vienna is easy. The main airport is Vienna Schwechat and the rail service is reliable, clean and comfortable. Once in Vienna, there are options of accommodation and attractions to cater for all budgets and everybody is sure to enjoy the experience of this European delight. Here are just a few of the main attractions on offer:
  • The world’s oldest zoo, offering a great day out for the whole family
  • Imperial palaces of the Hofbury and Schonbrunn, examples of Viennese finery
  • Vienna Boy’s Choir which entertains thousands of visitors
  • The Burgtheater, home to varied productions to suit eclectic tastes
  • Excursions to the district of Döbling, known for its architectural charms

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