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The Best Free Travel Guide to Visit Vienna

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Top Facts about Vienna

  • Vienna is the national capital, largest city, and one of nine states of Austria.
  • Vienna is Austria’s most populous city, with about 2 million inhabitants.
  • It is the 6th-largest city by population within city limits in the European Union.
  • Until the beginning of the 20th century, Vienna was the largest German-speaking city in the world.
  • Before the splitting of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in World War I, the city had 2 million inhabitants.
  • Today, it is the second-largest German-speaking city after Berlin.
  • Vienna is host to many major international organizations, including the United Nations, OPEC and the OSCE.
  • The city is located in the eastern part of Austria and is close to the borders of the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary.

  • In 2001, the city centre was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Additionally, Vienna is known as the “City of Music” due to its musical legacy, as many famous classical musicians such as Beethoven and Mozart called Vienna home.
  • Vienna is also said to be the “City of Dreams” because it was home to the world’s first psychoanalyst, Sigmund Freud.
  • Vienna’s ancestral roots lie in early Celtic and Roman settlements that transformed into a Medieval and Baroque city.
  • It is well known for having played a pivotal role as a leading European music centre, from the age of Viennese Classicism through the early part of the 20th century.
  • The historic centre of Vienna is rich in architectural ensembles, including Baroque palaces, gardens and monuments.

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Some Facts about History of Vienna

  • The history of Vienna began when the Roman Empire created a military camp in the area now covered by Vienna’s city centre.
  • From that humble beginning, Vienna grew from the Roman settlement known as Vindobona to become an important trading site in the 11th century.
  • It became the capital of the Babenberg dynasty. Subsequently, it became capital of the Austrian Habsburgs. This transformed Vienna into one of Europe’s cultural hubs.
  • During the 19th century as the capital of the Austrian Empire and later Austria-Hungary, it temporarily became one of Europe’s biggest cities.
  • Since the end of World War I, Vienna has been the capital of the Republic of Austria.

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