Vienna, a leading cultural and entertainment metropolis that simultaneously stands for cosy serenity.
Schönbrunn Palace, Belvedere Palace, the Imperial Palace and St. Stephan's Cathedral. The architecture of the Habsburg Dynasty, magnificent buildings of Baroque and Historicism as well as the "golden" Art Nouveau, modern architecture and generous parks convey the romantic flair of the former Imperial city and give distinction to its cityscape.
In Vienna, beauty and art can be expected even behind the façades: Renowned museums house numerous pieces of world-class art, such as the largest collection of Bruegel paintings or master pieces by Klimt and Schiele.
Several composers lived and worked in Vienna - Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Strauss, Brahms, Mahler and Schönberg - to name a few, so it is no wonder Vienna is said to be the city of music; nowhere else have lived as much composers as in Vienna. The Vienna Philharmonic orchestra, the Vienna State Opera and the Vienna Boy's Choir enjoy international prestige. Numerous theatres, opera houses, musical theatres and well-known festivals ensure entertainment all year round.
Vienna's New Year's Concert is televised worldwide; a performance at the Vienna State Opera is a career objective for every artist and even the musical scene consistently sends impulses far beyond the boarders of Austria.
Traditional coffee houses stand for delicious pastries, Viennese cosiness and the possibility to read national and international newspapers in a genuine atmosphere. Vienna's young coffeehouse scene, however, focuses on international DJs and modern elements. The Viennese coffeehouse culture offers options for every generation and invites to linger between sightseeing tours and shopping trips. Venerable, old, exciting, young - this unique and diverse mixture of k. u. k. tradition and present creativity turn Vienna into one of the most popular destinations worldwide.