Vienna is known to be the largest city and capital of Austria which has a population of 1.8 million, showcasing the large area it spans as the primary city of the country. It is also known to be an important political, economic and cultural center of the European Union. It is also known to be the seventh largest city in this region and is the largest city that has the maximum population of German speaking inhabitants. Vienna hosts the headquarters of several international organizations such as OPEC and United Nations.
The city is known to be City of Music as it has a rich legacy of music. It is also known as the City of Dreams as it is home of Sigmund Freud, the first psychoanalyst in the world. The roots of the city lie in the Roman and Celtic settlements that came here during the medieval times. It is known for the classical music and leads the way for European classical music. The richness of its history is showcased in the architectural ensembles such as gardens and Baroque castles in this city.
There are several places of historic interest as well as scenic beauty that one would discover in this European city. Schonbrunn Palace is one of the famous landmarks to see here. It is a Baroque era palace that was a summer palace in the 18th century, known for its opulent interiors.
Hofburg is a Baroque palace complex that is known for baroque, ornate interiors; there is a silver museum and imperial apartments here that are worth seeing.
St Stephen’s Cathedral is a famous religious landmark to see here; known to have been an important Catholic place of worship in the medieval Roman empire, it is a must see for all visitors to Vienna.
Belvedere in Vienna has several 18th century palaces to see which have art of the middle Ages and even modern contemporary art.
Prater is a park that has several amusements to offer, including a giant wheel that dates back to 1897.