Vienna City Guide
Great European City
Vienna, the capital city of Austria is a major cultural center in Europe. With a metro population of about 3 million people the city is diverse and full of things to do. With delicious food amazing music and classical architecture, Vienna is the perfect combination of modern amenities and old world charm
Vienna international Airport is a major hub with a large number of flights each day. Vienna, with its central location has direct trains from all over Europe. The city has as well run transit and tram system that is heavily used by the locals. The city center is compact and easy to explore on foot.
City of Music
Vienna is also known as the city of music. The city was home to some of the best classical musicians in the world. Many famous composers such as Mozart Hayden Beethoven, made Vienna their home and wrote some of their most famous works here.
The Vienna Opera House, home of the Vienna Philharmonic, is the most famous, but Musikverein and the Theater an der Wien feature amazing musicians at more reasonable prices. The Staatsoper specializes in the famous Viennese Operettas and their performances are can't miss.
The city also specializes in performances of single composers like Schubert or Brahms. Opera Season is the fall and winter in Vienna, and the Philharmonic spends the summer in Salzburg.
The other famous attraction of the Vienna Winter is the balls. Vienna is the last capital in Europe that has a major ball season. There are over 200 of these events every winter and they feature great food, live orchestra, and the traditional Viennese waltz.
The Opera Ball is the best known internationally of all the Austrian balls, and it is held at the ornate Hofburg Palace at Heldenplatz. The balls often start with dinner, and do not end until the next morning.
Most balls are private affairs run by families or guilds, but others are charitable benefits and open to the public.This allows visitors to get dressed up and enjoy the party while doing some good at the same time.