Vienna is Austria’s capital and biggest city, with a population of around 1.8 million (2.6 million including the metropolitan region), as well as its cultural, economic, and political center.
It is well-known for its excellent living standards, casual but sophisticated lifestyle, and vibrant musical scene.
The thing about Vienna is that it has always been a large city – as the former home of the Habsburg court and its various empires, it has always housed a large population and enjoyed a privileged position, being home to many artists, particularly composers such as Beethoven, Haydn, Liszt, Mozart, and Schubert. It was the world’s biggest German-speaking city for a long time until being eclipsed by Berlin. The UNESCO World Heritage List includes the huge historic city center of Vienna, which is packed with monuments representing the city’s imperial history.
Apart from being known as “The City of Music” due to its musical history, Vienna is also known as “The City of Dreams” since it was the birthplace of the world’s first psychoanalyst, Sigmund Freud.
Many significant international organizations, like the United Nations and OPEC, are headquartered in Vienna. The city is located in eastern Austria, near the borders of the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary.
Vienna is well-known for its high standard of living. In a 2005 assessment of 127 international cities, Vienna was named top among the most habitable city in the world.
Vienna was the world’s number one location for international congresses and conventions between 2005 and 2010. Every year, around 3.7 million visitors visit.