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Vienna is both federal capital and one of the nine federal states of the Republic of Austria. It is the smallest but most populous state with 1.91 m inhabitants and the tenth largest city in the European Union. Located at the river Danube Vienna is known for its international flair and rich architectural tradition.
Vienna enjoys an oceanic climate with little precipitation making it a popular destination all through the year. Are you planning to visit Vienna? Check out our live web cam for the current weather forecast for today, tomorrow or the weekend.
Culture and tourism are closely linked in Vienna: Schönbrunn Palace, Hofburg, St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Wiener Prater, Donauturm, Spanish Riding School are only a few of the many sights.
Visitors can dive into the history of the Habsburg monarchy, study famous paintings at Belvedere or visit St. Stephen’s Cathedral – the city’s landmark. The Riesenrad at Prater offers a unique view of the city.
Numerous museums, impressive events, and pompous balls such as the Opera Ball or the Life-Ball, fantastic architecture such as Haas-Haus or Hundertwasserhaus, historic buildings and many historic boulevards characterize Viennese culture. When in Vienna be sure to visit a traditional Viennese café not only offering coffee but also delicious cakes such as the renowned Sachertorte and Apple Strudel.
Vienna Burgtheater is one of the most influential theatres and the second oldest in Europe.
Looking for culinary as well as cultural delights at one of the most impressive buildings in Vienna? – then a visit to the Kursaal is a must: the Italian Renaissance style Kursaal at Ringstraße is the location of magnificent events: Salonorchester Alt Wien plays Strauss and Mozart, "Das Johann" Restaurant serves delicious Viennese specialities such as the original Wienerschnitzel.
Vienna City Hall Square is the biggest outdoor event location. Sitting between Burgtheater, Parliament and University, it is home to events all year round: Vienna Festwochen in the spring, open- air cinema in the summer and X-mas market in the winter. On the square you find several monuments such as one of Johann Strauss (father), Franz Seifert, Karl Renner and many more. Check out our live web cam at Vienna City Hall.
There is a lot to discover for nature lovers in and around the city: Wienerwald, the Danube, parks, and gardens in the city centre such as Wiener Prater, overlooking Vienna.
X-mas time in Vienna is probably the most romantic time of the year. Charmingly decorated streets and numerous winter markets: Wiener Adventzauber at Rathausplatz, Altwiener Christkindlmarkt at Freyung, X-mas Village, X-mas markets at Spittelberg, Stephansplatz or Riesenradplatz and the culture and X-mas market at Schönbrunn Palace.