Vienna has more than a million and half inhabitants and is accredited in the classification MERCER of the first place over two hundred cities where to live. This city, with is unusual architecture, offers a wide range of museums, squares, parks and restaurants to visit. At the border of Western Europe and Central Europe, this city is considered the capital of music where Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig Van Beethoven and many others have performed here. Rich in history, Vienna is one of the cities of the world that you should not miss.
|Area :||83,860 km²|
|Capital :||Vienna (1,631,000 inhabitants)|
|Population :||8.210 million (2009 estimate)|
|Other major cities :||Graz (250,000 inhabitants), Linz (210,000 inhab.), Innsbruck (128 000)|
|Languages :||German, mostly, and the Slovenian minority in the south-east|
|Sites listed as World Heritage by UNESCO:||the historical center of the city of Salzburg (1996), palaces and gardens of Schönbrunn (1996), the Cultural Landscape of Hallstatt / Dachstein / Salzkammergut (1997), the historical center of the Graz (1999), the cultural landscape of the Wachau (2000), the cultural landscape Fertö / Neusiedlersee (2001), the historical center of Vienna (2001).|
The Austrian cuisine is largely unknown: a neophyte would expect of sauerkraut or sausages. Big mistake! In reality, this kitchen offers a good summary of all the cuisines of Central Europe. A little heavy but there is rich cream, flour and lard.
The Wienner Küche (Viennese cuisine) offers an interesting range of dishes, multiple culinary influences born of Czech, Hungarian, Germanic, Jewish and Slovenian.
Easter market at Schönbrunn Palace
Vienna Marathon in April
Vienna Festival (Wiener Festwochen) in May and June
Jazz Fest Wien in Vienna in June
Saint-Nicolas on December 6 and 5