Vienna

Vienna

Vienna is the capital and largest city in Austria with a population of 1.8 million. The city lies in eastern Austria along the banks of the Danube River, close to the borders of the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. The city’s history dates back to early Celtic and Roman settlements, including the Roman established military camp, Vindobona. It is now known however for its majestic Medieval and Baroque architecture, remnants of the city’s role as capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

Vienna is sometimes known as the City of Music, due to the vast number of great musicians and composers who were born there or called the city their home. The music that was produced there played an essential role in the development of European music, from the Classical Viennese style through the early 20th century. Visiting Vienna therefore means experiencing the works of musicians such as Mozart, Beethoven and Strauss, in one of Vienna’s many music venues. Today, the classical music scene is contrasted by the impressive jazz and rock venues that Vienna has to offer.

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