Vienna city life
Famous for balls and classical music, Vienna is an interesting and appealing city stepped in history. Start exploring this city and visit the centre, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Everywhere you’ll go, you will admire the unique and remarkable mix of architectural ensembles, including Baroque castles and gardens.
Some of the most popular touristic attractions:
- The imperial palaces of the Hofburg and Schönbrunn
- The Sisi Museum
- The Sigmund Freud Museum
- The Museum of Applied Arts – with world-famous paintings from Gustav Klimt
- St. Stephen's Cathedral
- The Imperial Treasury (Schatzkammer)
- Modern attractions include the United Nations headquarters
In Vienna, you can relax and make promenades in many parks, including the Stadtpark, the Burggarten, or the Schlosspark at Schloss Belvedere (home to the Vienna Botanic Gardens).
Go see a play at the Burgtheater, considered one of the best theatres in the German-speaking world, or at the Vienna's English Theatre (VET). You can also attend classical concerts at world famous venues such as the Wiener Musikverein.
Take an authentic Austrian break at one of the Viennese cafés, as these have a very long and remarkable history that goes back centuries. Even if you may not like coffee so much, you will love the atmosphere. Nightlife in Vienna is not so much concentrated around clubs, you will mostly find bars, pubs and live music venues.
International atmosphere in Vienna
Vienna is one of the top touristic destinations in Europe, counting over three million visitors a year. Vienna is also one of the world’s leading hubs for international congresses and conventions and the seat of a number of international organisations, like U.N. offices. Currently Vienna is the world's third "UN city", next to New York, Geneva, and Nairobi.
Immigrant population living here include Turks, Poles, Germans and people coming from Yugoslavia, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary.
Vienna has four seasons, with warm summers and cold, dry winters. Spring and autumn are mild. Snow is rare, temperatures in the winter record around 3 – 4 C (38 – 40 F), but they could go about the freezing point. In the summer the average temperatures are between 24 and 33 °C (75 and 91 °F).