vienna
Country : Austria
Currency : Euro (EUR)
Language : German (Austrian German)
Population
City: 1 741 246 (2013)
Metro: 2 374 720 (2013)
Time
Zone: Central European Time (CET)
Vienna
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closeVienna, the capital of Austria, boasts an impressive number of palaces, monuments and other landmarks due to its centuries long position as the heart of the Habsburg Empire.
Most of the city's main sights are located in Vienna's compact center or at the boulevard encircling the historic center, which makes it easy to visit the city on foot. Other neighborhoods are easily accessible thanks to the efficient subway.
Random Vienna Highlights
Michaelerplatz, Vienna
Michaelerplatz is a square dominated by the Michaelertor, a grand archway leading to the heart of the Hofburg. Opposite are the modern Looshaus and the Michaelerkirche, one of Vienna's oldest churches.
Stephansdom, Vienna
Vienna's Cathedral, the Gothic Stephansdom, was built in the 14th century at the site of an earlier church, of which two towers were incorporated. The majestic south tower still rises high over the city center.
Freyung Passage, Vienna
The Freyung Passage is a beautiful historic arcade linking the Freyung square with Herrengasse. It was built in 1860 as part of the Ferstel Palace and is home to a number of luxury stores.
Parlament, Vienna
Austria's Parliament is seated in a monumental neoclassical building completed in 1884 for the former Reichsrat. In front of the central portico stands a colossal statue of Athena, goddess of wisdom.




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