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Know More About Vienna, Austria

Know More About Vienna, Austria

Vienna, a European republic and one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, is the capital and the largest city of Austria. Located in Central Europe, Vienna borders eight countries. Since Vienna yellow pages also show Vienna is in the eastern portion of Austria, Vienna actually is closer to some major European cities, than some major cities of Austria. For comparative purposes, this city is about as large as the US city of New Orleans or other major continental cities as Cairo, Egypt or Jaipur, India. Neighboring countries are Hungary, Slovakia, Czechia, Germany, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Italy, and Slovenia. The city is near the eastern edge of the Alps and the western side is the Vienna Basin. The Danube crosses in the northern part of Vienna. The lowlands stretch all the way into Hungary. It is one of the most important cities of Austria, not only economically or politically but because of its relevant historical past and placed with a lot of respect in the historical map of the World. It used to be the largest German-speaking city in the World till the 20th Century and currently is the second largest in the regard only after Berlin. It also serves as the center of International Politics with headquarters of some of the UN bodies such as United Nations and OPEC and others.

High Quality of Life at Vienna

The city is highly acknowledged for its highest quality of life as suggested by a 2005 study of 127 world cities. It was also ranked second only behind Melbourne as World’s  Most Liveable Cities between the year 2011 to 2015. It has been adjudged as the World’s Number One country with regard to Quality of Life.  Also, The UN-Habitat conferred Vienna as the most Prosperous city in the World and was ranked first for its cultural Innovation. It serves as the number one location in Europe for conducting congresses and Conventions of world leadership. Moreover, it attracts more than 7 million tourists a year making it most visited the country in the World.

Climate of Vienna

The climate zone is part of the Middle Eastern Transition Climate Zone. This is indicative of a mixture of wet weather, cool winds from the north and some warm weather from the south. The summer season is as warm as 72 degrees Fahrenheit to wet fall and winter seasons, as cold as 20 degrees Fahrenheit. There are very few dry seasons in Vienna.

History of Vienna and Tourist Attractions

The Vienna business directory noting much information shows much growth in current times for the capital city. History indicates that originating in Roman and Celtic times. Interesting facts about Vienna include much of the following: Music and art were the greatest draws to the city. Vienna is known as the "City of Music". The psycho-analyst, Sigmund Freud Museum is also there. Also, Vienna is called the "City of Dreams". The primary language spoken in the area is German. Different dialects of the language, however, are spoken in different regions. when traveling to Vienna, even though the main language is German, often it may be spoken in a dialect less familiar than some areas.

 

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