Vienna (Austria)

Vienna (Austria)

Vienna is the capital of Austria and has a population of about 1.8 million people.

Transport

Vienna offers both travel by metro and tram when it comes to public transport.

To get to the neighbouring countries or cities, you can either go by train, plane, bus or car.

The train station called Vienna Westbahnhof and this connects to nearby countries such as the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary.

Vienna International Airport is the airport and hit you with local transport from the inner city.

Events & attractions

In the city there are several museums, there’s even a whole block, with only museums called the Museum Quarter. These include the Museum Moderner Kunst – a museum of modern art and the Leopold Museum – the largest collection of paintings by Egon Schiele, and works by the Vienna Secession, Vienna Modernism and Austrian Expressionism.

Vienna is the birthplace of many famous composers and musicians such as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven and the city has many facilities for theatre performances, classical music and opera concerts.

The city also offers several green parks if you want to take a break from the city life. In Stadtpark you will find a statue of the famous Johann Strauss II and in the park at Schönbrunn Palace houses the world’s oldest zoo – founded 1752nd

Food

Vienna is most famous for its schnitzel – Wiener Schnitzel. The course consists of a double breaded veal slice topped with a lemon wedge, the dish is also the national dish of the country.

The city is also known for its luxurious and tasty desserts where the most recognized are apple strudel – a sort of apple pie that can be compared with a Swedish apple pie.

Vienna is one of the few cities that still has its own wineries. The wine is served in local pubs around the city. In second place comes the beer, Vienna still have a very large beer culture but several bars and there is also a large brewery that produces the popular brand Ottakringer.