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Vienna, Austria's primary city

Capital of the nineteenth century ball

Vienna is the capital city of the Republic of Austria and one of the nine states that make up Austria. As Austria's primary city, Vienna has a population of 1.7 million people making it the cultural, economic, and political center of Austria. Vienna is host to many many international organizations, the most notable being the United Nations.

Vienna is known for its history of the arts, including theatre, opera, classical music and fine arts. The Burgtheatre is considered one of the best theatres in the German-speaking world. The Hofburg Palace, also a museum, has housed some of the most powerful people in Austrian history such as the members of the Habsburg dynasty.

Vienna has a long lovely history of hostings balls as well. It is the last great capital of the nineteenth century ball. The amazing city hosts over 200 significant balls per year, all with several live orchestras. Vienna also has many universities and academies making it extremely youthful and student friendly.

One of the delicacies of Austian cuisine is Wiener Schnitzel, a cutlet of veal that is pounded flat, coated in flour, egg, and breadcrumbs, and fried in butter. You can find it in almost every restaurant that serves Viennese cuisine.

Vienna is also one of the few remaining world capital cities that has its own vineyards. The wine is served in small Vienese pubs known as Heuriger, which are most popular in the wine growing areas of Dobling, Floridsdorf, Liesing, and Favoriten.

Some of the top attractions to see when you visit Vienna, are the Schonbrunn Palace, the Belvedere Palace, Albertina, Stephansplatz, the statue of Athena in front of the Austrian Parliament, the Secession building, the Riesenrad Ferris Wheel in the Wiener Prater and of course Modern Vienna.


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