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
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
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.
Staatsoper, Vienna
Vienna's opera house was constructed in 1869 as the Hofoper (court opera). The monumental building has a high renaissance design fronted by a beautiful Italianesque loggia.
Belvedere, Vienna
The Belvedere is a magnificent baroque palace complex built in the early 18th century for Prince Eugène de Savoy. A trip to one of the museums allows visitors a chance to marvel at the magnificently decorated rooms.
Graben, Vienna
Graben is a pedestrianized shopping street in the center of Vienna. In the middle of the street stands a Baroque monument erected here to commemorate the end of the Plague epidemic of 1679.




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