Vienna – the capital of Austria, and also the most populous city of the state. It is located in the east of the country and, sprawled on the banks of the Danube, is limited to one side of the Alps, and the other is surrounded by the Vienna Woods. Through Vienna are the two major European highway that has a positive effect on the development of economic, industrial, educational and tourism industry.
The city focused a lot of industrial enterprises, plants and factories. The leading regions is metalworking, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, as well as – production of food, shoes, clothing. The local river port daily for hundreds of ships and has the largest terminal for receiving containers in Europe.
Today in Vienna, are the main offices of the largest Austrian companies, insurance companies and banks. Twice a year, in the capital of Austria’s fairs of international scope, and the various congresses and exhibitions are held almost every day. The Vienna International Centre, the headquarters of the most influential international organizations. This is the third seat of the United Nations after New York and Geneva.
The European capital of music and luxury
Vienna – one of the most charming and luxurious cities in Europe. From the first minutes, it impresses with its charm, grandeur, beauty, an amazing combination of old castles and modern skyscrapers, high art and youth subcultures. Since ancient times, the town gained fame as a music capital. There once wrote his overture and symphony Strauss, Schubert, Mozart, Beethoven and Schoenberg. Today, their music is played on the famous Vienna Opera Ball, get a free invitation to which is considered a great honor for any dancer. Buy tickets is often very difficult because they are bought well in advance of the event.
The architectural appearance of the city presented all styles, from Gothic and ending with post-modernism, but most are massive buildings in the baroque style. Pride of Vienna are also considered and the most beautiful parks, which occupy nearly a quarter of its territory.
The first settlement in what is now Vienna, whose name were able to establish in the course of archaeological excavations, was founded here about 4000 years ago. It sounded like “Vienna”, which means “White City.” Later on Roman legionaries turned it into a military center Vindobona, whose ruins can be seen today in the area of Hoher Markt. At the end of the VI century it was the provincial town Wynn, who became under Charlemagne the capital of the province Ostmar.
The subsequent history of Vienna has identified the genus of the Habsburgs. During their reign it was built many architectural attractions. After that, the city was subjected to numerous epidemics of cholera and typhoid, Turkish siege of Napoleon’s and Hitler’s occupation. And only in 1955, when Austria gained independence, it has risen from the ruins of Vienna and began a new round of its history.
Vienna is one of the safest cities in the world, but do not ignore the basic rules of behavior in an unfamiliar place. It is better not to carry much larger amounts of money and watch your purse, as pickpockets have in any city.