The Ultimate Guide Before You Plan for your Next Trip
Vienna, the capital of the Republic of Austria, is the most dynamic urban spaces of Europe. It is by far the largest city in Austria as well as its cultural, economic, and political centre. Its splendid historical face is easily recognized: grand imperial palaces and bombastic baroque interiors, museums flanking magnificent squares and, above all, the Hofburg , where the Habsburg rulers lived, loved and married into empires. The historic city centre is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage Centre.It is often compared to an open-air museum. But Vienna is also a dynamic young city, famous for its (electronic) music scene with independent labels, cult-status underground record stores, a vibrant Monday through Sunday club scene, multitudes of street performers, and a government that seems overly obsessed with complicated paperwork. However, people are willing to go out of their way or bend the rules a little if they feel they can do someone a favor.
The heart of Vienna is the Innerestadt - the area that lay within the city walls, until they were demolished in the mid-19th century. It is here that some of Vienna's most popular tourist attractions can be found, along with pedestrian zed streets lined with countless shops, cafés, bars and restaurants.