Country : Austria
Currency : Euro (EUR)
Language : German (Austrian German)
City: 1 674 909 (2008)
Metro: 2 285 988 (2008)
Zone: Central European Time (CET)
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
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.
Schatzkammer, Vienna
The Schatzkammer - the imperial treasury chamber of the Habsburg dynasty - has a magnificent display of imperial symbols of power and wealth such as gem-studded crowns, orbs, scepters, and coronation mantles.
Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna
As soon as the Schönbrunn Palace was completed, it became the favorite residence of the Habsburg family. Its Schlosspark is a magnificent park with numerous monuments and fountains.
Ringstraße, Vienna
The Ringstraße is a boulevard created in the 19th century at the site of the former city fortifications. In a span of just two decades a host of magnificent buildings were erected here, from a city hall to an opera house.

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