Vienna

The City of Vienna is the federal capital of the Republic of Austria with a population of 1.73  million inhabitants and is the largest city in Austria, as well as its cultural, economic, and political centre. Vienna is the 10.-largest city by population in the European Union. Vienna is host to many major international organizations, such as the United Nations and OPEC. The City of Vienna covers an area of more than 414 square kilometres and is located east of Austria and is close to the borders of the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary. Vienna lies at the junction of all major traffic arteries, such as the west-east course of the Danube and the historic north-south Amber Route. The city has developed into a pivotal point of European traffic. Since the fall of the Iron Curtain, traffic and economic links with neighbouring countries to the east, in particular, have gained in importance.The City of Vienna was 2009 and 2010 ranked first in the Mercer survey as the city with the highest quality of Living.

There are also more than 100 art museums, which together attract over eight million visitors per year. The most popular ones are Albertina, Belvedere, Leopold Museum in the Museumsquartier, KunstHausWien, BA-CA Kunstforum, the twin Kunsthistorisches Museum and Naturhistorisches Museum, and the Technisches Museum Wien, each of which receives over a quarter of a million visitors per year.

There are many popular sites associated with composers who lived in Vienna including Beethoven's various residences and grave at Zentralfriedhof (Central Cemetery) which is the largest cemetery in Vienna and the burial site of many famous people. Mozart has a memorial grave at the Habsburg gardens and at St. Marx cemetery (where his grave was lost). Vienna's many churches also draw large crowds, the most famous of which are St. Stephen's Cathedral, the Deutschordenskirche, the Jesuitenkirche, the Karlskirche, the Peterskirche, Maria am Gestade, the Minoritenkirche, the Ruprechtskirche, the Schottenkirche and the Votivkirche.

For more information visit the website of the city.

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