City of music and melody, cafes and cuisine,
waltzes and water, parks and pastries, wine and wisdom --
that's Vienna fro you. A true cosmopolitan centre, Vienna
enjoys a vibrant and stimulating intellectual life where different
tribes and nationalities blend with their own unique culture
and for centuries to produce the today's intriguing and often
cynical Viennese. International critics have noticed that
Vienna virtually has unsurpassed in the sheer wealth of contemporary
architecture that it has to offer at the time.
Since the time the Romans have built a Celtic settlement
on the bank of Danube River as one of their flagship mid European
forts, "Vindobona," the city now renamed as Vienna,
has played a pivotal role in European history. At the commencement
of the twentieth century that is until 1918 Vienna was the
centre of the entire Austro-Hungarian Empire and Austria was
a flourishing country. Austria developed around the city and
became a mighty empire. During Habsburg dynasty, Vienna was
the gleam of the State and boasted of its court which was
a dazzling spectacle.
War, conflict, siege, victory, defeat, death of empires, birth
of new dynasty, conceptualisation of a republic, foreign domination
have constantly changed the face of the country as well the
most important city called Vienna. However, the strong Viennese
character - a strict commitment to the good life -- has remained
Now, Vienna is described as Europe's cultural capital, is
a true metropolitan ambience with unique set of attractions
and flairs. It boasts outstanding infrastructure network.
The city is clean and safe, and every year the sheer volumes
of tourists have made Vienna the most popular attraction not
only in Austria but in entire Europe also.