Local Information: Vienna


Vienna, the capital of Austria, is a city of nearly 1.9 million inhabitants. It is one of the great cultural centres of Europe with a continuous history of more than 2000 years. Vienna is a thriving international city, integrating the rich inheritance of a glorious past with a dynamic approach to the modern world.
Vienna is a very livable and “smart” city, confirmed among others by the renowned Mercer Study. Of course, it’s not only the high quality of life that makes Vienna a popular travel destination. The perfect infrastructure, forward-looking mobility and “smart” offerings for guests are also what makes the city on the Danube so attractive. Numerous international organizations and global companies have chosen Vienna as a city for their headquarters, and Vienna is home to one of the four UNO regional headquarters. Vienna is at the same time a city of operas, concert halls, theatres, museums, and, of coffee houses and “Heurigen”.
Last but not least, 10 universities with around 200,000 students, 5 universities of applied sciences and 5 private universities make Vienna a Knowledge City.

Vienna City Hall
Vienna City Hall (© WienTourismus/Christian Stemper)

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