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Vienna
Wien
Flag of Vienna
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Official seal of Vienna
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Location of Vienna in Austria
Coordinates: 48°12′N 16°21′E / 48.2, 16.35
State Austria
Government
 - Mayor Michael Häupl (SPÖ)
Area
 - City 414.90 km² (160.2 sq mi)
 - Land 395.51 km² (152.7 sq mi)
 - Water 19.39 km² (7.5 sq mi)
Population (1st quarter of 2008)
 - City 1,678,435 [1]
 - Density 4,011/km² (10,388.4/sq mi)
 - Metro 2,268,656 (01.02.2007)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Website: www.wien.at

Vienna (in German Wien pronounced /viːn/; /viˈɛnʌ/ English; see also other names) is the capital of Austria, and is also one of the nine states of Austria. Vienna is Austria's primary city; with a population of about 1.7 million [1] (2.3 million within the metropolitan area), it is by far the largest city in Austria as well as its cultural, economic and political center. It is the 10th largest city by population in the European Union and is identified having the 3rd highest quality of living. The United Nations has offices there, as does OPEC. The Vienna International Centre near the Danube also hosts important international offices including the International Atomic Energy Agency. Vienna lies in the very east of Austria and is close to the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. In 2001, the city centre was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site[2] and an Economist Intelligence Unit study of 127 world cities ranked it first equal with Vancouver for the quality of life.[3] Vienna can refer to: // Geography Vienna - the capital and a federal state of Austria The River Vienna- a small river meeting the Danube at Vienna. ... Wien is the German language name for Vienna, the city and federal state in Austria. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2560x1920, 2625 KB)The Graben, Innere Stadt, Vienna, Austria in February 2006. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Wien_(state). ... Image File history File links Wien_3_Wappen. ... Image File history File links Austria_wien. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Michael Häupl Michael Häupl (Born 14 September 1949 in Altlengbach, Lower Austria) is the mayor of Vienna. ... The Social Democratic Party of Austria (German: Sozialdemokratische Partei Österreichs, or SPÖ) is one of the oldest parties in Austria. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... Time zones of Europe: Light colours indicate countries that do not observe summer time Central European Time (CET) is one of the names of the time zone that is 1 hour ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. ... Central European Time West Africa Time British Summer Time* Irish Summer Time* Western European Summer Time* Category: ... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... Time zones of Europe: Light colours indicate countries that do not observe summer time Central European Summer Time (CEST) is one of the names of UTC+2 time zone, 2 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. ... Eastern European Time Central Africa Time Israel Standard Time South Africa Standard Time Central European Summer Time West Africa Summer Time Category: ... Not to be confused with capitol. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Culture on the territory of what is today Austria can be traced back to around 1050 B.C. with the Hallstatt and La Tène cultures. ... For more background on this topic, see Austria. ... Politics of Austria takes place in a framework of a federal parliamentary representative democratic republic, whereby the Chancellor is the head of government, and of a pluriform multi-party system. ... This list includes the most up-to-date official census figures or census estimates with regards to the population of the largest cities in the European Union. ... This is a list of the worlds cities by quality of living, according to the Mercer Human Resource Consulting 2007 cities by quality of living survey. ... UN redirects here. ... The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is a large group of countries[1][2] made up of Algeria, Angola, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Venezuela, and Ecuador (which rejoined OPEC in November 2007). ... The Vienna International Centre (VIC), colloquially also known as UNO City in Vienna, is the campus and building complex hosting United Nations organizations in Vienna, Austria. ... This article is about the Danube River. ... The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) seeks to promote the peaceful use of nuclear energy and to inhibit its use for military purposes. ... UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) is a specialized agency of the United Nations established in 1945. ... A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State... For other uses, see Vancouver (disambiguation). ...

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History

Main article: History of Vienna

Founded around 500 BC, Vienna was originally a Celtic settlement. In 15 BC, Vienna became a Roman frontier city (Vindobona) guarding the Roman Empire against Germanic tribes to the north. The history of Vienna has been long and varied, beginning when the Roman Empire created a military camp in the area covered by Viennas city centre. ... This article is about the European people. ... For other uses, see Roman Empire (disambiguation). ... Vienna (German: Wien [viːn]; Slovenian: Dunaj, Croatian and Serbian: Beč Romanian: Viena, Hungarian: Bécs, Czech: Vídeň, Slovak: Viedeň, Romany Vidnya, Russian: Вена) is the capital of Austria, and also one of the nine States of Austria. ... For other uses, see Roman Empire (disambiguation). ...


During the Middle Ages, Vienna was home to the Babenberg Dynasty and in 1440 AD became residence city of the Habsburg dynasties from where Vienna eventually grew to become the capital of the Holy Roman Empire and a cultural centre for arts and science, music and fine cuisine. In the 16th and 17th centuries, the Ottoman armies were stopped twice outside Vienna (see Siege of Vienna, 1529 and Battle of Vienna, 1683). The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times, beginning with the Renaissance. ... Originally from Bamberg in Franconia, now northern Bavaria, the Babenbergs or Babenberger ruled Austria as counts of the march and dukes from 976 - 1248, before the rise of the house of Habsburg. ... Flag of the Habsburg Monarchy; also used as the flag of the Austrian Empire until the Ausgleich of 1867. ... This article is about the medieval empire. ... Motto دولت ابد مدت Devlet-i Ebed-müddet (The Eternal State) Anthem Ottoman imperial anthem Borders in 1683, see: list of territories Capital Söğüt (1299–1326) Bursa (1326–1365) Edirne (1365–1453) Ä°stanbul (1453–1922) Government Monarchy Sultans  - 1281–1326 (first) Osman I  - 1918–22 (last) Mehmed VI Grand Viziers  - 1320... // Combatants Austria with Bohemian, German & Spanish mercenaries Ottoman Empire Commanders Nicholas, Graf von Salm Suleiman I Strength over 16,000 [1] 120,000 [1] Casualties Unknown Unknown The Siege of Vienna of 1529, as distinct from the Battle of Vienna in 1683, was the Ottoman Empires first attempt to... // For siege of Vienna in 1529 see Siege of Vienna Combatants Holy League: Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, Austria, Saxony, Franconia, Swabia, Bavaria Ottoman Empire, Khanate of Crimea, Transylvania, Wallachia, Moldavia Commanders John III Sobieski, Charles V of Lorraine Kara Mustafa Pasha Strength 70,000, (10,000 during siege) 138,000, (200...

Vienna in 1858
Vienna in 1858

In 1804, Vienna became capital of the Austrian Empire and continued to play a major role in European and World politics, including hosting the 1815 Congress of Vienna. After the Austro-Hungarian Compromise of 1867 Vienna remained the capital of what was then the Austro-Hungarian Empire. During the latter half of the 19th century the city developed what had previously been the bastions and glacis into the Ringstraße, a major prestige project. Former suburbs were incorporated, and the city of Vienna grew drastically. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2589x2585, 2017 KB) Vienna, map of 1858 File links The following pages link to this file: Vienna ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2589x2585, 2017 KB) Vienna, map of 1858 File links The following pages link to this file: Vienna ... Anthem Volkshymne (Peoples Anthem) The Austrian Empire Capital Vienna Language(s) German Hungarian Romanian Czech Slovakian Slovenian Croatian Serbian Italian Polish Ruthenian Religion Roman Catholic Government Monarchy History  - Established 1804  - Ausgleich 1867 The Crown of the Austrian Emperor The Austrian Empire (German: ) was a modern era successor empire founded... The Congress of Vienna by Jean-Baptiste Isabey, 1819. ... The Austro-Hungarian Compromise of 1867 (German: , Hungarian: ) established the Dual Monarchy of Austria-Hungary. ... Official languages Latin, German, Hungarian Established church Roman Catholic Capital & Largest City Vienna pop. ... Categories: Stub | Fortification ... A glacis, in military engineering (see Fortification and Siege) is an artificial slope of earth in the front of works, so constructed as to keep an assailant under the fire of the defenders to the last possible moment. ... The Ringstraße at night The Ringstraße is a circular road surrounding the Innere Stadt district of Vienna, Austria and is one of its main sights. ...


In 1918, after World War I, Vienna became capital of the First Austrian Republic. During the 1920s and 1930s it was a bastion of Socialism in Austria, and became known as "Red Vienna." The city was stage to the Austrian Civil War of 1934, when Chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss sent the Army to shell civilian housing occupied by the socialist militia. In 1938, after a triumphant entry into Austria, Adolf Hitler famously spoke to the Austrian people from the balcony of the Neue Burg, a part of the Hofburg at the Heldenplatz. Between 1938 (Anschluß) and the end of the Second World War, Vienna lost its status as a capital to Berlin. “The Great War ” redirects here. ... Capital Vienna Language(s) German Religion Roman Catholicism Government Republic President  - 1919–20 Karl Seitz  - 1920–28 Michael Hainisch  - 1928–38 Wilhelm Miklas Chancellor  - 1918–20 Karl Renner (first)  - 1922–29 Ignaz Seipel (brief absence 1924–26)  - 1932–34 Engelbert Dollfuß  - 1934–38 Kurt Schuschnigg  - 1938 Arthur Seyß-Inquart (last... Religious socialism Key Issues People and organizations Related subjects Socialism refers to a broad array of ideologies and political movements with the goal of a socio-economic system in which property and the distribution of wealth are subject to control by the community. ... Karl-Marx-Hof - build between 1927 and 1930 Red Vienna (German: ) was the nickname of the capital of Austria between 1918 and 1934, when the social democrats had the majority and the city was democratically directed for the first time. ... The Austrian Civil War, also known as the February Uprising, is a term sometimes used for a few days of skirmishes between socialist and fascist forces between 12 February and 16 February 1934 in Austria. ... Engelbert Dollfuss. ... Hitler redirects here. ... German troops march into Austria on 12 March 1938. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... This article is about the capital of Germany. ...


In 1945, the Vienna Offensive was successfully launched by the Soviets against the Germans holding Vienna. The city was besieged for about two weeks before it fell to the Soviets. After 1945, Vienna again became the capital of Austria. It was initially divided into four zones by the 4 Powers and was governed by the Allied Commission for Austria. During the 10 years of foreign occupation Vienna became a hot-bed for international espionage between the Western and Eastern blocs. Belligerents Nazi Germany Soviet Union Bulgaria Commanders Rudolf von Bünau Wilhelm Bittrich Fyodor Tolbukhin Vladimir Stoychev Strength One army (understrength) Local irregulars,total 28,000 Four armies (full strength),total 400,000 Casualties and losses 19,000 18,000 The Vienna Offensive was launched by the Soviet 3rd Ukrainian... Following the termination of hostilities in World War II, the Allied Powers were in control of the defeated Axis countries. ... Spy and Secret agent redirect here. ...


In the 1970s Austrian Chancellor Bruno Kreisky inaugurated the creation of the Vienna International Centre, a new area of the city created to host international institutions. Vienna has regained a part of its former international relevance by hosting such international organizations as the United Nations (UNIDO, UNOV, CTBTO and UNODC), the International Atomic Energy Agency, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. Bruno Kreisky Bruno Kreisky (January 22, 1911—July 29, 1990) was a jewish -Austrian politician. ... The Vienna International Centre (VIC), colloquially also known as UNO City in Vienna, is the campus and building complex hosting United Nations organizations in Vienna, Austria. ... UN redirects here. ... United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is an agency of the United Nations with the mission of helping countries pursue sustainable industrial development, it is a specialist in industrial affairs. ... The UN headquarters at Vienna, Austria, known as the Vienna International Centre. ... The Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) is an international organization headquartered in Vienna, Austria. ... United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is a United Nations agency which was founded in 1997 as the Office for Drug Control and Crime Prevention with the intent to fight drugs and crime on an international level. ... The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) seeks to promote the peaceful use of nuclear energy and to inhibit its use for military purposes. ... The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is made up of Algeria, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Venezuela; since 1965, its international headquarters have been in Vienna, Austria. ... The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) is an international organization for security. ...


Historical population

Inhabitants according to official census figures: 1800 to 2005

Due to industrialization and immigration from other parts of the Empire, the population of Vienna increased sharply during its time as capital of Austria-Hungary (1867–1918). In 1910, Vienna had more than 2 million inhabitants and was one of the five largest cities in the world. However, after World War I, many Czechs and Hungarians returned to their ancestral countries, resulting in a decline in the Viennese population. At the height of the immigration, about one third of the people living in Vienna were of Slavic or Hungarian descent. By 2001, only 16% of people living in Vienna had nationalities other than Austrian, nearly half of which were from the former Yugoslavia; the next most numerous nationalities in Vienna were Turkish (39,000 or 2.5%), Polish (13,600 or 0.9%) and German (12,700 or 0.8%).[4] Image File history File links Vienna-inhabitants. ... Image File history File links Vienna-inhabitants. ... Industrialisation (or industrialization) or an industrial revolution (in general, with lowercase letters) is a process of social and economic change whereby a human society is transformed from a pre-industrial to an industrial state . ... Austria-Hungary, also known as the Dual monarchy (or: the k. ... “The Great War ” redirects here. ... Czechs (Czech: ÄŒeÅ¡i) are a western Slavic people of Central Europe, living predominantly in the Czech Republic. ... The Slavic peoples are the most numerous ethnic and linguistic body of peoples in Europe. ... Yugoslavia (Jugoslavija in the Latin alphabet, Југославија in Cyrillic; English: South Slavia, or literary The Land of South Slavs) describes three political entities that existed one at a time on the Balkan Peninsula in Europe, during most of the 20th century. ...

Year 1754 1800 1850 1900 1910 1923 1939
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population
175,460 271,800 551,300 1,769,137 2,083,630 1,918,720 1,770,938
Year 1951 1961 1971 1981 1991 2001 2008
Total
population
1,616,125 1,627,566 1,619,885 1,531,346 1,539,848 1,550,123 1,678,435

Geography

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Vienna lies in eastern Austria, in between the most eastern extension of the Alps and the Vienna Basin. The earliest settlement, at the location of today's inner city, were south of the meandering Danube while the city now extends to both sides of the river. Elevation ranges from 151 to 542 m.
Alp redirects here. ... The Viennese basin is a tectonic basin between the Alps and the Carpathian Mountains. ...


Districts

The Rathaus serves as the seat of the mayor and city council of the city of Vienna
The Rathaus serves as the seat of the mayor and city council of the city of Vienna
Main article: Districts of Vienna

Vienna is composed of 23 districts (Bezirke). Legally, they are not districts in the sense of administrative bodies with explicit powers (such as the districts in the other Austrian states), but mere subdivisions of the city administration. Elections at the district level give the representatives of the districts some political power in fields such as planning and traffic. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 538 × 599 pixel Image in higher resolution (2913 × 3244 pixel, file size: 4. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 538 × 599 pixel Image in higher resolution (2913 × 3244 pixel, file size: 4. ... The Rathaus from the south The main façade of the Rathaus Rathaus at night, with the Eistraum (temporary ice rink) in the foreground The Rathaus is a building in Vienna which serves as the seat both of the mayor and city council of the city of Vienna which also... The following people were mayors of Vienna: Habsburg Monarchy Konrad Poll 1282 Heinrich Hansgraf 1285 Konrad von Eslarn 1287 Konrad Poll 1288-1305 Heinrich Chrannest 1305-07 Dietrich von Kahlenberg 1307 Heinrich von d. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1944x2592, 2234 KB) de: Stephansdom, Wien en: Stephansdom (St Stephen Cathedral), Vienna es: Stephansdom (Catedral San Esteban), Viena fr: Stephansdom (Cathédrale St Étienne), Vienna Copyright © 2005 David Monniaux File links The following pages link to this file: Stephansdom ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1944x2592, 2234 KB) de: Stephansdom, Wien en: Stephansdom (St Stephen Cathedral), Vienna es: Stephansdom (Catedral San Esteban), Viena fr: Stephansdom (Cathédrale St Étienne), Vienna Copyright © 2005 David Monniaux File links The following pages link to this file: Stephansdom ... This article cites its sources but does not provide page references. ... Vienna is composed of 23 districts (Bezirke), which although they all have their own names are numbered for the sake of convenience. ... Local government areas called districts are used, or have been used, in several countries. ...


The 23 districts are numbered for convenience in a roughly clockwise fashion starting in the city centre:

  1. Innere Stadt
  2. Leopoldstadt
  3. Landstraße
  4. Wieden
  5. Margareten
  6. Mariahilf
  7. Neubau
  8. Josefstadt
  9. Alsergrund
  10. Favoriten
  11. Simmering
  12. Meidling
  1. Hietzing
  2. Penzing
  3. Rudolfsheim-Fünfhaus
  4. Ottakring
  5. Hernals
  6. Währing
  7. Döbling
  8. Brigittenau
  9. Floridsdorf
  10. Donaustadt
  11. Liesing

The heart and historical city of Vienna, the Innere Stadt, was once surrounded by walls and open fields in order to deny cover to potential attackers. The walls were razed in 1857, making it possible for the city to expand and eventually merge with the surrounding villages. In their place, a broad boulevard called the Ringstraße was built, along which imposing public and private buildings, monuments, and parks now lie. These buildings include the Rathaus (town hall), the Burgtheater, the University, the Parliament, the twin museums of natural history and fine art, and the Staatsoper. It is also the location of the Hofburg, the former imperial palace. The mainly Gothic Stephansdom is located at the centre of the city, on Stephansplatz. Beyond the Ringstraße, there was another wall called the Linienwall, which was torn down in the latter half of the 19th century to make room for expanding suburbs. It is now a ring road called Gürtel. The Innere Stadt is the first Viennese Municipality District. ... Haidgasse in Leopoldstadt The Volksprater amusement park in the Wiener Prater The Hauptallee in the Prater Leopoldstadt (Leopold-Town) is Viennas second district. ... Landstraße (literally country road in German) is the third district of Vienna. ... Wieden is the fourth district of Vienna. ... Margareten is the fifth district of Vienna. ... Mariahilf is the sixth district of Vienna, with a population of 27,867 (2001) within an area of 1. ... Neubau is the seventh district of Vienna, with a population of 28,292 people (2001) within an area of 1,61 km². It consists of the former Vorstädte of Neubau, Altlerchenfeld, St. ... Josefstadt is the eighth district of Vienna, with a population of 22,057 people (2001). ... Alsergrund is the ninth district of Vienna, Austria, located just north of the first, central district Innere Stadt. ... The Amtshaus (Magistratisches Bezirksamt), Favoritens administrative centre, was built in 1881-82 and is one of the few red brick buildings to be found in Vienna today. ... Simmering is 11th district of Vienna, Austria. ... Meidling is the 12th district of Vienna. ... Hietzing is the 13th municipal District of Vienna. ... Penzing is the 14th District of Vienna and consists of the boroughs of Penzing, Breitensee, Baumgarten, Hütteldorf and Hadersdorf-Weidlingau. ... Rudolfsheim-Fünfhaus is the 15th district of Vienna. ... Ottakring is the 16th district in Vienna. ... Hernals is the 17th district of Vienna. ... The Yunus-Emre-Fountain is located in the Türkenschanzpark Währing. ... Döbling is the 19th district in the city of Vienna, Austria. ... Brigittenau is the 20th district of Vienna. ... Floridsdorf is the 21st district in the city of Vienna, Austria. ... Donaustadt is the 22nd district of Vienna. ... Liesing is the 23rd district of Vienna. ... The Innere Stadt is the first Viennese Municipality District. ... The Ringstraße at night The Ringstraße is a circular road surrounding the Innere Stadt district of Vienna, Austria and is one of its main sights. ... The Rathaus from the south The main façade of the Rathaus Rathaus at night, with the Eistraum (temporary ice rink) in the foreground The Rathaus is a building in Vienna which serves as the seat both of the mayor and city council of the city of Vienna which also... Burgtheater (front) Burgtheater (side) Burgtheater (Main entrance) Burgtheater (right after its construction) The Burgtheater (en: Castle Theatre or Imperial Court Theatre), originally known as , then until 1920 as the , is the Austrias federal theatre in Vienna and one of the most important German language theatres in the world. ... The University of Vienna (German: ) is a public university located in Vienna, Austria. ... Type Bicameral Houses Bundesrat Nationalrat Members 245 Meeting place In the Parliament of Austria (Österreichisches Parlament) is vested the legislative power of the Republic of Austria. ... Naturhistorisches Museum at Maria-Theresien-Platz, Vienna Naturhistorisches Museum Wien The Naturhistorisches Museum (Museum of Natural History) is a large museum located in Vienna, Austria. ... Madonna in Green by Raffaello Tower of Babel by Pieter Brueghel. ... Vienna State Opera (German: Wiener Staatsoper), located in Vienna, Austria, is one of the most important opera companies in Europe. ... Hofburg Neue Burg section, seen from Heldenplatz. ... The western facade of Reims Cathedral, France. ... // St. ... Stock-im-Eisen-Platz 1895, showing the row of buildings that used to separate Stephansplatz from Stock-im-Eisen-Platz The Stephansplatz is a square at the geographical centre of Vienna. ... “Suburbia” redirects here. ... For the American political term, see Inside the Beltway and Beltway bandits. ... The Währinger Gürtel quite close to Viennas General Hospital, Allgemeines Krankenhaus. ...


Industries are located mostly in the southern and eastern districts. The Innere Stadt is situated away from the main flow of the Danube, but is bounded by the Donaukanal ("Danube canal"). Vienna's second and twentieth districts are located between the Donaukanal and the Danube River. Across the Danube are the newest districts, which include the location of the Vienna International Centre. The Innere Stadt is the first Viennese Municipality District. ... This article is about the Danube River. ... The Donaukanal and its gently sloping banks (Details) The Donaukanal (Danube Canal) is a former arm of the river Danube rather than a canal. ... Length 2,888 km Elevation of the source 1,078 m Average discharge 30 km before Passau: 580 m³/s Vienna: 1,900 m³/s Budapest: 2,350 m³/s just before Delta: 6,500 m³/s Area watershed 817,000 km² Origin Black Forest (Schwarzwald-Baar, Baden- Württemberg, Germany... The Vienna International Centre (VIC), colloquially also known as UNO City in Vienna, is the campus and building complex hosting United Nations organizations in Vienna, Austria. ...


Vienna's postal codes can be determined by the district where a given address is located; 1XXA - 1 denotes Vienna, XX the district number (if it is a single digit then with a leading zero), A is the number of the post office (irrelevant in this case, usually zero). Example: 1070 for Neubau. Exceptions include 1300 for the Vienna International Airport located in Lower Austria near Schwechat, 1400 for the UN Complex, 1450 for the Austria Center, and 1500 for the Austrian UN forces. Vienna International Airport (IATA: VIE, ICAO: LOWW) (German: Flughafen Wien-Schwechat), located 18 kilometers (11 miles) southeast of Vienna, is the busiest airport in Austria. ... Map of Lower Austria showing districts and the four quarters (Waldviertel in green, Weinviertel in red, Mostviertel in yellow and Industrieviertel in blue) Lower Austria (de: Niederösterreich) is one of the nine states or Bundesländer in Austria. ... Schwechat is a city on the south-eastern outskirts of the Austrian capital Vienna. ... UN redirects here. ...


Politics

Until 1918, Viennese politics were shaped by the Christian Social Party, in particular long-term mayor Karl Lueger. Vienna is today considered the centre of Social Democracy in Austria. During the period of the First Republic (1918-1934), the Vienna Social Democrats undertook many overdue social reforms, improving the quality of life for hundreds of thousands of workers in the city[citation needed]. At that time, Vienna's municipal policy was admired by Socialists throughout Europe, who therefore referred to the city as "Red Vienna" (Rotes Wien). Since the end of the First World War, the city has been governed by the Social Democratic Party with absolute majorities in the city parliament. Only between 1934 and 1945, when the Social Democratic Party was illegal, mayors were appointed by the austro-fascist and later by the Nazi authorities. Current mayor of Vienna is Michael Häupl. The Social Democrats currently hold 55% of the seats with a 49% share of the vote.[6] An example of the city’s many social democratic policies is its low-cost residential estates called Gemeindebauten. The Christian Social Party (CS) was an Austrian political party from 1893 to 1933 and a predecessor of the contemporary Austrian Peoples Party. ... Karl Lueger Karl Lueger (IPA ) (October 24, 1844-March 10, 1910) was an Austrian politician and mayor of Vienna, known for his overtly anti-semitic and racist policies, as well as his skills as an administrator. ... Social democracy is a political ideology emerging in the late 19th and early 20th centuries from supporters of Marxism who believed that the transition to a socialist society could be achieved through democratic evolutionary rather than revolutionary means. ... Capital Vienna Language(s) German Religion Roman Catholicism Government Republic President  - 1919–20 Karl Seitz  - 1920–28 Michael Hainisch  - 1928–38 Wilhelm Miklas Chancellor  - 1918–20 Karl Renner (first)  - 1922–29 Ignaz Seipel (brief absence 1924–26)  - 1932–34 Engelbert Dollfuß  - 1934–38 Kurt Schuschnigg  - 1938 Arthur Seyß-Inquart (last... Religious socialism Key Issues People and organizations Related subjects Socialism refers to a broad array of ideologies and political movements with the goal of a socio-economic system in which property and the distribution of wealth are subject to control by the community. ... Karl-Marx-Hof - build between 1927 and 1930 Red Vienna (German: ) was the nickname of the capital of Austria between 1918 and 1934, when the social democrats had the majority and the city was democratically directed for the first time. ... “The Great War ” redirects here. ... Austrofascism is a term which is frequently used by historians to describe the authoritarian rule installed in Austria between 1934 and 1938. ... Nazism in history Nazi ideology Nazism and race Outside Germany Related subjects Lists Politics Portal         Nazism or National Socialism (German: Nationalsozialismus), refers primarily to the ideology and practices of the Nazi Party (National Socialist German Workers Party, German: Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei or NSDAP) under Adolf Hitler. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Michael Häupl Michael Häupl (Born 14 September 1949 in Altlengbach, Lower Austria) is the mayor of Vienna. ... Look up policy in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The Karl-Marx-Hof in Vienna A Gemeindebau (German for municipality building) is a residential building erected by a municipality, usually to provide low-cost housing. ...


Ever since Vienna obtained federal state (Bundesland) status of its own in 1921, the mayor has also had the role of the state governor (Landeshauptmann). The Rathaus accommodates the offices of the mayor and the state government (Landesregierung). The city is administered by a multitude of departments (Magistratsabteilungen). A federal state is one that brings together a number of different political communities with a common government for common purposes, and separate state or provincial or cantonal governments for the particular purposes of each community. ... A governor is an official who heads the government of a colony, state or other sub-national state unit. ...


Religions

Vienna is the seat of the Viennese Roman Catholic archdiocese, and its acting Archbishop is Cardinal Christoph Schönborn. The religions of the Viennese resident population is divided according to the 2001 census as follows [4]: The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vienna is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in Austria. ... In Christianity, an archbishop is an elevated bishop. ... For other uses, see Cardinal (disambiguation). ... Christoph Cardinal Schönborn His Eminence Christoph Cardinal Schönborn OP (who would have been Count Christoph Maria Michael Hugo Damian Peter Adalbert von Schönborn if Austrian law on nobility were not in place), born on January 22, 1945 at Skalken castle west of Leitmeritz, in Bohemia, which is... Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ...

Roman Catholic 49.2%
No religion 25.7%
Muslim 7.8%
Orthodox 6.0%
Protestant (mostly Lutheran) 4.7%
Jewish 0.5%
Other or none indicated 6.3%

The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... There is also a collection of Hadith called Sahih Muslim A Muslim (Arabic: مسلم, Persian: Mosalman or Mosalmon Urdu: مسلمان, Turkish: Müslüman, Albanian: Mysliman, Bosnian: Musliman) is an adherent of the religion of Islam. ... Orthodox icon of Pentecost. ... Protestantism is a general grouping of denominations within Christianity. ... The Lutheran movement is a group of denominations of Protestant Christianity by the original definition. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

Culture

Historic Centre of Vienna*
UNESCO World Heritage Site

Vienna State Opera
State Party Flag of Austria Austria
Type Cultural
Criteria ii, iv, vi
Reference 1033
Region Europe
Inscription history
Inscription 2001  (25th Session)
* Name as inscribed on World Heritage List.
† Region as classified by UNESCO.
The Museum moderner Kunst (Museum of Modern Art) is a part of the Museumsquartier
The Museum moderner Kunst (Museum of Modern Art) is a part of the Museumsquartier
Vienna's oldest church: the Ruprechtskirche
Vienna's oldest church: the Ruprechtskirche
Library of the University of Vienna
Library of the University of Vienna

A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State... As of 2006, there are a total of 830 World Heritage Sites located in 138 State Parties. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Austria. ... A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State... This is a list of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Europe. ... A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State... Stiftung Ludwig at Museumsquartier Vienna / 2003-09-04 / GNU license File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Stiftung Ludwig at Museumsquartier Vienna / 2003-09-04 / GNU license File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Museum of Modern Art is a part of the Museumsquartier The Museumsquartier (MQ) is a 60,000 m² large area in the 7th district of the city of Vienna, Austria, and after it was completed it is now the eigth largest cultural area in the world with Baroque buildings... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 151 KB) Manipulated in PhotoShop for better colour balance. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 151 KB) Manipulated in PhotoShop for better colour balance. ... St. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (3702x1536, 886 KB) Other versions n/a File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Vienna ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (3702x1536, 886 KB) Other versions n/a File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Vienna ... Jugendstil is defined as a style of architecture or decorative art similar to Art Nouveau, popular in German-speaking areas of Europe during the late 19th and early 20th centuries [1]. Jugendstil was also popular in the Nordic countries, where it became integrated with the National Romantic Style. ... Illustration of Karlsplatz-Vienna 2005 Subway Station Karlsplatz in the morning sun Karlsplatz Stadtbahn Station is a former station of the Viennese Stadtbahn. ... Otto Wagner Otto Koloman Wagner (13 July 1841–11 April 1918) was an Austrian architect. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1920x2560, 881 KB) Summary Description: Interior view of the main library reading hall (Hauptlesesaal) of the University of Vienna. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1920x2560, 881 KB) Summary Description: Interior view of the main library reading hall (Hauptlesesaal) of the University of Vienna. ...

Music, theater and opera

See also: Music of Austria and Vienna State Opera Ballet
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Art and culture have a long tradition in Vienna, including theater, opera, classical music and fine arts. The Burgtheater is considered one of the best theaters in the German-speaking world alongside its branch, the Akademietheater. The Volkstheater Wien and the Theater in der Josefstadt also enjoy good reputations. There is also a multitude of smaller theaters, in many cases devoted to less mainstream forms of performing arts, such as modern, experimental plays or cabaret. Vienna has long been an important center of musical innovation. ... The Vienna State Opera Ballet, like the opera company, is based at the Vienna State Opera House in Vienna, Austria. ... For other usages see Theatre (disambiguation) Theater (American English) or Theatre (British English and widespread usage among theatre professionals in the US) is that branch of the performing arts concerned with acting out stories in front of an audience using combinations of speech, gesture, music, dance, sound and spectacle — indeed... For other uses, see Opera (disambiguation). ... Classical music is a broad, somewhat imprecise term, referring to music produced in, or rooted in the traditions of, European art, ecclesiastical and concert music, encompassing a broad period from roughly 1000 to the present day. ... Burgtheater (front) Burgtheater (side) Burgtheater (Main entrance) Burgtheater (right after its construction) The Burgtheater (en: Castle Theatre or Imperial Court Theatre), originally known as , then until 1920 as the , is the Austrias federal theatre in Vienna and one of the most important German language theatres in the world. ... The Volkstheater Wien (the Viennese popular theater) was founded in 1889 by request of the citizens of Vienna, amongst them the dramatist Ludwig Anzengruber and the furniture manufacturer Thonet, in order to offer a popular counter weight to the Hofburg Theatre. ... Theater in der Josefstadt The Theater in der Josefstadt is a theater in Vienna in the eight district of Josefstadt. ... Cabaret is a form of entertainment featuring comedy, song, dance, and theatre, distinguished mainly by the performance venue — a restaurant or nightclub with a stage for performances and the audience sitting around the tables (often dining or drinking) watching the performance. ...


Vienna is also home to a number of opera houses, including the Staatsoper and the Volksoper, the latter being devoted to the typical Viennese operetta. Classical concerts are performed at well known venues such as the Wiener Musikverein, home of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Wiener Konzerthaus. Many concert venues offer concerts aimed at tourists, featuring popular highlights of Viennese music (particularly the works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johann Strauss). Vienna State Opera (German: Wiener Staatsoper), located in Vienna, Austria, is one of the most important opera companies in Europe. ... The Vienna Volksoper (Volksoper Wien or Vienna Peoples Opera) is a major opera house in Vienna, Austria. ... Operetta is a genre of light opera, light in terms both of music and subject matter. ... Musikverein, 2004 The Musikverein at night, January 2005 The Musikverein in Vienna, Austria was opened on January 6, 1870 and is famous for its acoustics. ... The Vienna Philharmonic (in German: Wiener Philharmoniker) is an orchestra in Austria, regularly considered as one of the finest in the world. ... Wiener Konzerthaus Main Hall The Wiener Konzerthaus was opened 1913. ... “Mozart” redirects here. ... Johann Strauss II The Waltz King coming to life in the Stadtpark, Vienna Johann Strauss II (in German: Johann Strauß (Sohn), Johann Strauss (son); in English also Johann Strauss the Younger, Johann Strauss Jr. ...


In recent years, the Theater an der Wien has become widely known for hosting premieres of musicals, although it has recently devoted itself to the opera again. The most successful musical by far was "Elisabeth", which was later translated into several other languages and performed all over the world. The Haus der Musik ("house of music") opened in 2000. The Theater an der Wien is a historic theatre in Vienna. ... Musical theater (or theatre) is a form of theatre combining music, songs, dance, and spoken dialogue. ... Pia Douwes as Elisabeth and Viktor Gernot as Franz Josef in the original 1992 Vienna production Kata Janza as Elisabeth and Szilveszter P. Szabo as Death in Budapest 2002 Stanley Burleson as Death and Pia Douwes as Elisabeth in Scheveningen 1999 Elisabeth is a German-language musical commissioned by the...


Many Roman Catholic churches in central Vienna also feature performances of religious or other music, including masses sung with classical music and organ.


Museums

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The Hofburg is the location of the Schatzkammer (treasury), holding the imperial jewels of the Hapsburg dynasty. The Sisi Museum (a museum devoted to Empress Elisabeth Amalie Eugenie of Austria) allows visitors to view the Imperial apartments as well as the silver cabinet. Directly opposite the Hofburg are the Kunsthistorisches Museum and the Naturhistorisches Museum, which houses many paintings by old masters and ancient and classical artifacts. Hofburg Neue Burg section, seen from Heldenplatz. ... Madonna in Green by Raffaello Tower of Babel by Pieter Brueghel. ... Naturhistorisches Museum at Maria-Theresien-Platz, Vienna Naturhistorisches Museum Wien The Naturhistorisches Museum (Museum of Natural History) is a large museum located in Vienna, Austria. ...


A number of museums are located in the Museumsquartier (museum quarter), the former Imperial Stalls which were converted into a museum complex in the 1990s. It houses the Museum of Modern Art (Ludwig Foundation), the Leopold Museum (focusing on works of the Viennese Secession, Viennese Modernism and Austrian Expressionism), additional halls with feature exhibitions and the Tanzquartier. The Liechtenstein Palace contains one of the world's largest private art collections. There are a multitude of other museums in Vienna, including the Military History Museum, the Technical Museum, the Vienna Clock Museum and the Burial Museum. The museums dedicated to Vienna's districts provide a retrospective of the respective districts. The Museum of Modern Art is a part of the Museumsquartier The Museumsquartier (MQ) is a 60,000 m² large area in the 7th district of the city of Vienna, Austria, and after it was completed it is now the eigth largest cultural area in the world with Baroque buildings... The Leopold Museum, housed in the Museumsquartier in Vienna, Austria, is home to one of the largest collections of modern Austrian art, featuring artists such as Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt, Oskar Kokoschka and Richard Gerstl. ... Technisches Museum Wien The Technisches Museum Wien (German for Vienna Technical Museum) lies in Vienna (Austria), in Penzing district, on the Mariahilferstraße. ...


Architecture

See also: Category:Buildings and structures in Austria
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A variety of architectural styles can be found in Vienna, such as the Romanesque Ruprechtskirche and the Baroque Karlskirche. Styles range from classicist buildings to modern architecture. Art Nouveau left many architectural traces in Vienna. The Secession, Karlsplatz Stadtbahn Station, and the Kirche am Steinhof by Otto Wagner rank among the best known examples of Art Nouveau in the world. This article is about building architecture. ... South transept of Tournai Cathedral, Belgium, 12th century. ... St. ... Baroque architecture, starting in the early 17th century in Italy, took the humanist Roman vocabulary of Renaissance architecture and used it in a new rhetorical, theatrical, sculptural fashion, expressing the triumph of absolutist church and state. ... Façade of the Karlskirche The Karlskirche, or Charles Church, was commissioned by the Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI in 1715 after Vienna was delivered from a plague epidemic in 1713. ... Classicism door in Olomouc, The Czech Republic Teatr Wielki in Warsaw Church La Madeleine in Paris Classicism, in the arts, refers generally to a high regard for classical antiquity, as setting standards for taste which the classicist seeks to emulate. ... Modern architecture, not to be confused with contemporary architecture, is a term given to a number of building styles with similar characteristics, primarily the simplification of form and the elimination of ornament. ... Vitebsk Railway Station one of the finest examples of Art Nouveau architecture. ... The secession building at Vienna, built in 1897 by Joseph Maria Olbrich for exhibitions of the secession group another view The Vienna Secession or (also known as Secessionsstil, or Sezessionsstil in Austria) was part of that highly varied movement that is now covered by the general term Art Nouveau. ... Illustration of Karlsplatz-Vienna 2005 Subway Station Karlsplatz in the morning sun Karlsplatz Stadtbahn Station is a former station of the Viennese Stadtbahn. ... The Kirche am Steinhof (also called the Church of St. ... Otto Wagner Otto Koloman Wagner (13 July 1841–11 April 1918) was an Austrian architect. ...


The Hundertwasserhaus by Friedensreich Hundertwasser, designed to counter the clinical look of modern architecture, is one of Vienna's most popular tourist attractions. Another example of unique architecture is the Wotrubakirche by sculptor Fritz Wotruba. The Hundertwasser House Vienna (German Hundertwasserhaus) is an apartment house in Vienna, Austria, designed by Austrian architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser. ... Hundertwasser (left) 1965 in Hannover Hundertwasser 1998 in New Zealand Friedensreich Regentag Dunkelbunt Hundertwasser (born Friedrich Stowasser, December 15, 1928 – February 19, 2000) was an Austrian painter, and sculptor. ... Church of the Holy Trinity in Vienna-Mauer . ... Church of the Holy Trinity in Vienna-Mauer Fritz Wotruba (born April 23, 1907 in Vienna, died August 28, 1975 in Vienna) is one of the most notable Austrian 20th century sculptors. ...


In the 1990s, a number of quarters were adapted and extensive building projects were implemented in the areas around Donaustadt (north of the Danube) and Wienerberg (in southern Vienna). The 202 m-high Millennium Tower located at Handelskai is the highest building in Vienna.[7][8] In recent years, Vienna has seen numerous architecture projects completed which combine modern architectural elements with old buildings, such as the remodelling and revitalisation of the old Gasometer in 2001. This article is about the unit of length. ... Millennium Tower, Vienna For other buildings called Millennium Tower, see Millennium Tower Millennium Tower is a 202 metre (663m foot) tall skyscraper in Vienna, Austria. ... Gasometer Vienna The Gasometers in Vienna are four former gas tanks, each of 90,000 m³ storage capacity, built as part of the Vienna municipal gas works Gaswerk Simmering in 1896–1899. ...


Most buildings in Vienna are relatively low; there are currently (early 2006) around 100 buildings higher than 40 m. The number of high-rise buildings is kept low by building legislation aimed at preserving green areas and districts designated as world cultural heritage. Strong rules apply to the planning, authorisation and construction of high-rise buildings. Consequently, much of the inner city is a high-rise free zone. A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State...


Vienna Balls

Vienna is the last great capital of the nineteenth century ball. There are over 200 significant balls per year, some featuring as many as nine live orchestras. Balls are held in the many beautiful palaces in Vienna, with the principal venue being the Hofburg Palace at Heldenplatz. While the Opera Ball is the best known internationally of all the Austrian balls, other balls such as the Kaffeesiederball (Cafe Owners Ball), the Jägerball (Hunter's Ball) and the Rudolfina Redoute are almost as well known within Austria and even better appreciated for their cordial atmosphere. Most Viennese of even middle class visit at least a few balls in their lifetime. For many, the ball season lasts three months and can include up to ten or fifteen separate appearances. A ball is a formal dance. ... Heldenplatz in Vienna The Heldenplatz (Heroes Square) is a historical plaza in Vienna, where in 1938, Adolf Hitler announced the Anschluss of Austria to the German Reich. ...


At the larger balls, often the Vienna Staatsoper dancers and opera singers contribute an opening show.[citation needed]


A Vienna ball is an all night cultural attraction. Major Viennese balls generally begin at nine pm and last until five am, although any ball visitors carry on the celebrations into the next day, elsewhere in the center of Vienna.


Education

Vienna is also Austria's main centre of education and home to many universities, professional colleges and gymnasiums. For other uses, see College (disambiguation). ... A gymnasium (pronounced with or, in Swedish, as opposed to ) is a type of school providing secondary education in some parts of Europe, comparable to English Grammar Schools and U.S. High Schools. ...


Universities

The Academy of Fine Arts Vienna (German Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien) is an institution of higher education in Vienna, the capital of Austria. ... The Austrian Diplomatic Academy, known as DA as, is the worlds oldest school of international relations, outdating the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. ... The Medical University of Vienna , formerly the faculty of medicine of the University of Vienna, became an independent university on January 1, 2004. ... PEF Private University of Management in Vienna was accredited by the Austrian Accreditation Council as Private University in June 2002. ... The University of Applied Arts Vienna (German Universität für angewandte Kunst, or informally just Die Angewandte) is an institution of higher education in Vienna, the capital of Austria. ... The University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna, or simply BOKU (derived from its German name Universität für Bodenkultur, literally University for Soil Culture), founded in 1872, is one of Viennas universities. ... The University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna (Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien) is an Austrian university in located in Vienna, established in 1808. ... The University of Vienna (German: ) is a public university located in Vienna, Austria. ... The University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna (VUW) was founded in 1767 as the worlds third school for veterinary medicine (after Lyon and Alfort) by Milans Ludovico Scotti, originally named (literally, Imperial-Royal School for the Cure and Surgery of Horses). Today, it has c. ... The Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien (WU Wien) or Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration is the largest University focusing on business and economics in Europe and, in terms of student body, one of the largest universities in Austria. ... Front view of the main old building of the Vienna University of Technology towards the Karlskirche Vienna University of Technology is one of the major universities in Vienna, the capital of Austria. ... Webster University Vienna is the Austrian branch of Webster University. ... The Internationales Kulturinstitut (English: International Cultural Institute) is an educational institution based in Vienna, Austria. ...

International schools

The American International School Vienna is a not-for-profit school international school made up structurally of the parents of each student at the school, and located in Vienna, Austria. ... // Introduction Danube International School (DIS) is a private international school School in Vienna, Austria. ... The Vienna Christian School is an international school in Vienna, Austria that was founded in 1985. ... The Vienna International School is a non-profit international school made up structurally of the parents of each student at the school, and located in Vienna, Austria. ...

Transportation

Twelve bridges cross the Danube in the city, which is divided by the Danube and its branch, the Neue Donau ("new Danube"). This article is about the Danube River. ... The Donauinsel (Danube Island), an island of about 20km in the river Danube, is known to most visitors to Vienna as a recreational mecca with bars, restaurants and nightclubs, a wealth of sports opportunities from rollerblading, cycling and swimming to canoeing and a beach that looks and feels so good...


Public transportation

The ULF tram stock, designed by Porsche and built by Siemens boasts an entry height of 180 mm (7 in), the lowest in the world. Some 150 were in use by the municipal Wiener Linien by 2003, along with around 400 older high-floor models (substitution proceeding)
The ULF tram stock, designed by Porsche and built by Siemens boasts an entry height of 180 mm (7 in), the lowest in the world. Some 150 were in use by the municipal Wiener Linien by 2003, along with around 400 older high-floor models (substitution proceeding)

Vienna has a large public transportation network. An ultra low floor tram, photographed in front of the Austrian Parliament in Vienna in July 2003 Photo by KF File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... An ultra low floor tram, photographed in front of the Austrian Parliament in Vienna in July 2003 Photo by KF File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Ultra Low Floor tram (ULF) is a low floor tram currently operating only in Vienna, Austria. ... This article is about the auto company. ... Siemens redirects here. ... A millimetre (American spelling: millimeter, symbol mm) is an SI unit of length that is equal to one thousandth of a metre. ... An inch (plural: inches; symbol or abbreviation: in or, sometimes, ″ - a double prime) is the name of a unit of length in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... Wiener Linien is the company running the largest part of the public transit network in the city of Vienna, Austria. ...

  • Vienna S-Bahn
  • Vienna U-Bahn
  • Local Railways (Lokalbahn Wien-Baden)
  • Wiener Linien (= Vienna Lines, municipal company operating U-Bahn, tram, and most bus routes)

Vienna has an extensive tram and bus network - the tram network being third largest in the world. In the most populated areas of Vienna, public transport runs so frequently (even during off-peak hours) that any familiarity with departure timetables is virtually unnecessary. The convenience and flexibility of the public transport is in turn reflected by its popularity; 53% of Viennese workers travel to their workplace by public transport.[9] During night hours, public transport is continued by the Nightline buses operating on all the main routes, generally every half hour. The Vienna S-Bahn is a is a suburban metro railway network in Vienna, Austria. ... Vienna U-Bahn logo The Vienna U-Bahn is a rapid transit (Metro) system consisting of five lines mostly running underground, except for the central section of line U6, which runs above ground on the viaduct of the old Vienna Stadtbahn. ... Wiener Linien is the company running the largest part of the public transit network in the city of Vienna, Austria. ... Vienna U-Bahn logo The Vienna U-Bahn is a rapid transit (Metro) system consisting of five lines mostly running underground, except for the central section of line U6, which runs above ground on the viaduct of the old Vienna Stadtbahn. ... This article refers to public transport vehicles running on rails. ... Autobus redirects here. ...


Fare prices within the city are independent of the length of the journey and covers all modes of public transport. Tickets are also available for various time periods, such as 24 hour, monthly or yearly tickets.


The Viennese public transport services are incorporated into a larger concentric system of transport zones, the VOR (Verkehrsverbund Ostregion = eastern region transport association). VOR includes railway and bus lines operating 50 kilometers into the surrounding areas, and ticket prices are calculated according to the number of zones crossed, Vienna being a single zone. Tickets must be purchased (and usually punched ) prior to boarding or entering a station. Tickets are not routinely checked when entering a station or boarding, but there are surprise inspections on all routes.


There are also two miniature railways: the Liliputbahn in the Wiener Prater and the Donauparkbahn in the Donaupark. They are for amusement purposes and have no practical importance as a means of public transport. We dont have an article called Wiener Prater Start this article Search for Wiener Prater in. ...


Railways

Wien Westbahnhof, the starting point of the Austrian Western Railway.
Wien Westbahnhof, the starting point of the Austrian Western Railway.

Historically, all transport was oriented towards the main cities in the Austro-Hungarian monarchy. Vienna has several train stations that form the beginning of several train lines: Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1895x1487, 684 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Vienna Westbahnhof, Vienna ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1895x1487, 684 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Vienna Westbahnhof, Vienna ... Westbahnhof and Europaplatz as seen from the Gürtel. ... Austria-Hungary, also known as the Dual monarchy (or: the k. ... Flag of the Habsburg Monarchy; also used as the flag of the Austrian Empire until the Ausgleich of 1867. ...

There are also several through train stations: The Franz Josef Railway is an Austrian railway line originally named after Emperor Franz Joseph. ... Westbahnhof and Europaplatz as seen from the Gürtel. ... The Austrian Western Railway (German Westbahn) was the name of a former railway company during the time of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy. ... Vienna Südbahnhof seen from the Wiedner Gürtel The Südbahnhof (German for southern railway station) is Viennas largest railway terminus. ... I do not want to change this (the following) article, but mind that the Austro-Hungarian monarchy was formed some years after the railroad from Vienna to Trieste, accross Slovenia, was built! The Austrian Southern Railway (German Südbahn) was a former railway company during the time of the Austro...

  • Wien Hütteldorf on the Western Railway
  • Wien Heiligenstadt on the Franz Josef Railway
  • Wien Praterstern (Formerly known as Wien Nord or Wien Nord-Praterstern) on the Northern Railway.
  • Wien Meidling (Philadelphiabrücke) on the Southern Railway. This is Vienna's most frequented transit station.
  • Wien Mitte (Landstraße) on the S-Bahn Stammstrecke ("main line") is the nearest railway station to the centre of Vienna.

There are also a large number of smaller stations that are important for local passenger traffic. Since the mid 1990s, the Westbahnhof and Südbahnhof have handled all long-distance travel. Many trains also stop at Hütteldorf or Meidling, especially when inbound. Wien Nord-Praterstern (German for Vienna North-Praterstern) is one of Viennas main railway stations, being used by 35,000 people daily. ... The Austrian Northern Railway (German Nordbahn) was the name of a former railway company during the time of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy. ... Landstraße (literally country road in German) is the third district of Vienna. ...


In order to bundle all long-distance traffic it has become necessary to build a tunnel, colloquially known as the Wildschweintunnel ("boar tunnel"), underneath Lainzer Tiergarten linking the Western Railway to the Southern Railway. The new bundled train line will connect to a new through train station called Wien Zentralbahnhof that will be constructed instead of the Südbahnhof. A path in the Lainzer Tiergarten Wild boars on a path in the Lainzer Tiergarten The Lainzer Tiergarten is a 2,450-hectare (6,054-acre)[1] wildlife preserve in the southwest corner of Vienna, Austria, 80% of it being covered in woodland. ...


Road traffic

River Danube, Brigittenauer Brücke (bridge) and Millennium Tower in Vienna (view from Donauturm)
River Danube, Brigittenauer Brücke (bridge) and Millennium Tower in Vienna (view from Donauturm)
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Similar to the train lines, Bundesstraßen leave the city in a star-shaped pattern. Some are named after their historical final destination (Prager Straße to Prague, Linzer Straße to Linz, Triester Straße to Trieste and Brünner Straße to Brno). Bundesstraßen can be compared to Federal Highways in the United States, being two-lane in rural areas and multi-lane in urban areas........ Image File history File links Vena_09. ... Image File history File links Vena_09. ... This article is about the Danube River. ... Millennium Tower, Vienna For other buildings called Millennium Tower, see Millennium Tower Millennium Tower is a 202 metre (663m foot) tall skyscraper in Vienna, Austria. ... The Donauturm The Vienna Donauturm (English: Danube Tower) was created in 1964 by architect Hannes Lintl in the course of the Viennese International Horticultural Show (WIG 64). ... For other uses, see Prague (disambiguation). ... For the town in Germany, see Linz am Rhein. ... For other uses, see Trieste (disambiguation). ... Coordinates: Country Czech Republic Region South Moravia Founded 1146 Area  - city 230. ... Current U.S. Highway shield Current U.S. Highway shield in California The United States Highway System is an integrated system of roads in the United States numbered within a nationwide grid. ...


Four national autobahns leave Vienna in the westerly (A1), northwesterly (A22), southerly (A2), and easterly directions (A4). Similar to the rail lines, they are commonly referred to after their exit direction (Westautobahn, Südautobahn, and Ostautobahn). In addition, several spur and branch autobahns circle around the southern and eastern areas of the city. The protected Wienerwald forest area in the western and northern areas has been left mostly untouched. This article is about the German, Swiss road system. ... The Westautobahn (A1) (Western Motorway) was the first motorway, or ‘Autobahn’, to be built in Austria. ... The Westautobahn (A1) (Western Motorway) was the first motorway, or ‘Autobahn’, to be built in Austria. ... Wienerwald near Breitenfurt The Wienerwald (English: Vienna Woods) is a wooded promontory of the Alps in eastern Lower Austria, located at the border between the Mostviertel and the Industrieviertel, two of the four quarters of Lower Austria. ...


Air traffic

Vienna International Airport is located to the southeast of Vienna. The airport handled over 254,000 arrivals and departures in 2007 and was frequented by 18.77 million passengers.[10] Following lengthy negotiations with surrounding communities, the airport will be expanded to increase its capacity by adding a third runway. The airport is currently undergoing a major expansion, including a new terminal building and office park, to prepare for an expected increase in passengers. Vienna International Airport (IATA: VIE, ICAO: LOWW) (German: Flughafen Wien-Schwechat), located 18 kilometers (11 miles) southeast of Vienna, is the busiest airport in Austria. ...


Water transportation

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Vienna is connected to Rotterdam and German Industrial areas via the Rhine-Main-Danube Canal, and to Eastern European countries along the Danube to the Black Sea. The planned Danube-Oder-Canal remains unfinished. Nickname: Motto: Sterker door strijd (Stronger through Struggle) Location of Rotterdam Coordinates: , Country Province Government  - Mayor Ivo Opstelten  - Aldermen Jeannette Baljeu Hamit Karakus Orhan Kaya Lucas Bolsius Jantine Kriens Dominic Schrijer Roelf de Boer Leonard Geluk Area [1]  - Total 319 km² (123. ... the Rhine-Main Danube Canal (in the foreground) near Nuremberg The Rhine-Main-Danube Canal (also called Main-Danube Canal, RMD Canal or Europa Canal) connects the Main and Danube from Bamberg by Nuremberg to Regensburg. ... Eastern Europe is, by convention, a region defined geographically as that part of Europe covering the eastern part of the continent. ... For other uses, see Black Sea (disambiguation). ... The Danube-Oder-Canal (German, Donau-Oder-Kanal; Polish: KanaÅ‚ Odra-Dunaj) was a planned and partially-constructed artificial waterway of the Vienna Lobau that was supposed to stretch from the Morava River to the Oder River at KÄ™dzierzyn-Koźle, Opole Voivodship, Poland. ...


The "Twin City Liner" boat service connects Vienna and Bratislava.


Nearly all of Vienna's drinking water is brought to the city via two large water pipelines, built in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The pipelines stretch 120 km (75 miles) and 200 km (124 miles) from the Alps to the city's Hietzing district. The Alpine sources are pristine and the water does not require treatment. “km” redirects here. ... “Miles” redirects here. ... Alp redirects here. ... Hietzing is the 13th municipal District of Vienna. ...


Leisure activities

Viennese parks and gardens

View of Vienna from Leopoldsberg
The "Alte Donau", one of the top bathing and recreation spots
The "Alte Donau", one of the top bathing and recreation spots
Steffen Hofmann, playing for Rapid Wien
Steffen Hofmann, playing for Rapid Wien

Vienna possesses many park facilities, including the Stadtpark, the Burggarten, the Volksgarten (part of the Hofburg), the Schloßpark at Schloss Belvedere (home to the Vienna Botanic Gardens), the Donaupark, the Schönbrunner Schlosspark, the Prater, the Augarten, the Rathauspark, the Lainzer Tiergarten, the Dehnepark, the Resselpark, the Votivpark, the Kurpark Oberlaa, the Auer-Welsbach-Park and the Türkenschanzpark. Green areas include Laaer-Berg (including the Bohemian Prater) and the foothills of the Wienerwald, which reaches into the outer areas of the city. Small parks, known by the Viennese as Beserlparks, are everywhere in the inner city areas. Many of Vienna's famous parks include monuments, such as the Stadtpark with its statue of Johann Strauss II, and the gardens of the baroque palace, where the State Treaty was signed. Vienna's principal park is the Prater which is home to the Riesenrad, a ferris wheel. The imperial Schönbrunn's grounds contain an 18th century park which includes the world's oldest zoo, founded in 1752. The Donauinsel, part of Vienna's flood defences, is a 21.1 km long artificial island between the Danube and Neue Donau dedicated to leisure activities. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (4252x1093, 6662 KB) Description View to Vienna from Leopoldsberg. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (4252x1093, 6662 KB) Description View to Vienna from Leopoldsberg. ... Leopoldsberg from the south The Leopoldskirche at the summit of Leopoldsberg The Leopoldsberg (425 m, 1,394 ft) is perhaps Vienna’s most famous overlook, towering over the Danube and the city. ... Download high resolution version (2555x1668, 762 KB)The Alte Donau (Old Danube), a former arm of the river Danube, now a lake in Viennas 22nd district, Donaustadt, is the equivalent of Berlins Wannsee. ... Download high resolution version (2555x1668, 762 KB)The Alte Donau (Old Danube), a former arm of the river Danube, now a lake in Viennas 22nd district, Donaustadt, is the equivalent of Berlins Wannsee. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1376x1584, 1365 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Vienna Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1376x1584, 1365 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Vienna Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create... The Sportklub Rapid Wien or SK Rapid Wien is one of the two big football teams in Vienna. ... The Viennese City Park (German: Wiener Stadtpark) extends from the Parkring in the First District of Vienna up to the Heumarkt (a street, literally translated as hay market) in the Third District and is visited both by tourists and by native Viennese. ... University of Vienna botanical garden. ... We dont have an article called Wiener Prater Start this article Search for Wiener Prater in. ... A path in the Lainzer Tiergarten Wild boars on a path in the Lainzer Tiergarten The Lainzer Tiergarten is a 2,450-hectare (6,054-acre)[1] wildlife preserve in the southwest corner of Vienna, Austria, 80% of it being covered in woodland. ... Wienerwald near Breitenfurt The Wienerwald (English: Vienna Woods) is a wooded promontory of the Alps in eastern Lower Austria, located at the border between the Mostviertel and the Industrieviertel, two of the four quarters of Lower Austria. ... The Viennese City Park (German: Wiener Stadtpark) extends from the Parkring in the First District of Vienna up to the Heumarkt (a street, literally translated as hay market) in the Third District and is visited both by tourists and by native Viennese. ... Johann Strauss II The Waltz King coming to life in the Stadtpark, Vienna Johann Strauss II (in German: Johann Strauß (Sohn), Johann Strauss (son); in English also Johann Strauss the Younger, Johann Strauss Jr. ... For other uses, see Baroque (disambiguation). ... Upper Belvedere Lower Belvedere View of the gardens seen from the Upper Belvedere, painted by Canaletto in 1758 Upper Belvedere The Belvedere is a baroque palace complex built by Prince Eugene of Savoy in the 3rd district of Vienna, south-east of the city centre. ... Occupation zones in Austria, 1945-1955 The Austrian Independence Treaty (complete form: Treaty for the re-establishment of an independent and democratic Austria, signed in Vienna on the 15 May 1955), more commonly referred to as the Austrian State Treaty (German Staatsvertrag), was signed on May 15, 1955 in Vienna... The Wiener Prater is a large public park in Viennas second district. ... The Riesenrad, seen from the outside of the Prater The Riesenrad (meaning giant wheel) is a Ferris wheel at the entrance of the Prater amusement park in Vienna, Austria. ... A Ferris wheel on the boardwalk in Ocean City, New Jersey, USA. A Ferris wheel (or, more commonly in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland [UK], big wheel) is a nonbuilding structure consisting of an upright wheel with passenger gondolas suspended from the rim. ... Schönbrunn Palace (Schloss Schönbrunn) in Vienna is one of the most important cultural monuments in Austria and since the 1860s has also been one of the major tourist attractions in Vienna. ... Giant Panda in Vienna’s zoo Tiergarten Schönbrunn. ... The Donauinsel (Danube Island), an island of about 20 km in the river Danube, is known to most visitors to Vienna, Austria as a recreational mecca with bars, restaurants and nightclubs, a wealth of sports opportunities from rollerblading, cycling and swimming to canoeing and a beach that looks and feels...


Sport

Vienna hosts many different sporting events including the Vienna City Marathon, which attracts more than 10,000 participants every year and normally takes place in May. In 2005 the Ice Hockey World Championships took place in Austria and the final was played in Vienna. Vienna's Ernst Happel Stadium was the venue of four Champions League and European Champion Clubs' Cup finals (1964, 1987, 1990 and 1995) and will host the final of Euro 2008. Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... The Ernst Happel Stadium ( ) in Vienna was known as the Prater Stadium (Praterstadion) prior to 1992. ... European Cup redirects here. ... The 2008 European Football Championship (EURO 2008) will take place in Austria and Switzerland. ...


Austria's capital is home to numerous teams. The best known are the local football clubs SK Rapid Wien (31 Austrian Bundesliga titles), FK Austria Wien (23 Austrian Bundesliga titles and 26-time cup winners) and the oldest team, First Vienna FC. Other important sport clubs include the Dodge Vikings Vienna (American Football), who won the Eurobowl title between 2004 and 2007 4 times in a row, the Vienna Hot Volleys, one of Europe's premier Volleyball organisations, and the Vienna Capitals (Ice Hockey). Soccer redirects here. ... The Sportklub Rapid Wien or SK Rapid Wien is one of the two big football teams in Vienna. ... The Bundesliga is the highest national league club competition in Austrian football, where the national football (soccer) champions are determined. ... FK Austria Wien is an Austrian football club which plays in the capital, Vienna. ... First Vienna FC (in Austria normally only referred with the English name Vienna), is the oldest football club in the city of Vienna and in all of Austria. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... The Eurobowl is both the final game and the trophy of the European Football League (EFL), a European American football contest. ... For the ball used in this sport, see Volleyball (ball). ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ...


Culinary specialities

Food

See also: Austrian food
Wiener Schnitzel
Wiener Schnitzel

Vienna is well known for Wiener schnitzel, a cutlet of veal that is pounded flat, coated in flour, egg and breadcrumbs, and fried in clarified butter. It is available in almost every restaurant that serves Viennese cuisine. Other examples of Viennese cuisine include "Tafelspitz" (very lean boiled beef), which is traditionally served with "Geröstete Erdäpfel" (boiled potatoes mashed with a fork and subsequently fried) and horseradish sauce, "Apfelkren" (a mixture of horseradish, cream and apple) and "Schnittlauchsauce" (a chives sauce made with mayonnaise and old bread). Austrian cuisine is the cooking style in the tradition of the former Austro-Hungarian Empire. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 587 pixels Full resolution (1298 × 952 pixel, file size: 362 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Wiener schnitzel Metadata This file... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 587 pixels Full resolution (1298 × 952 pixel, file size: 362 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Wiener schnitzel Metadata This file... Download high resolution version (2592x1944, 1769 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (2592x1944, 1769 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Sachertorte from Hotel Sacher, Vienna. ... Not to be confused with Wienerschnitzel, an American restaurant chain. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ...


Vienna has a long tradition of cakes and desserts. These include Apfelstrudel (hot apple strudel), Palatschinken (sweet pancakes), and Knödel (dumplings) often filled with fruit such as apricots (Marillenknödel). Sachertorte, a dry chocolate cake with apricot jam from the Sacher Hotel, is world famous. Apfelstrudel Apfelstrudel (Apple strudel) is a traditional pastry of southern Germany and many countries that once belonged to the Austro-Hungarian empire (Austria, Croatia, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, etc. ... Palatschinken filled with jam or nuts, chocolate and whipped cream The Central European pancake, called Palatschinken in German, palacsinta in Hungarian, clătită in Romanian,palachinke in Serbian, is thin and comparable to the French crêpe. ... Sachertorte from Hotel Sacher, Vienna. ... The Hotel Sacher is a five-star hotel in the Innenstadt of Vienna, Austria, next to the Staatsoper. ...


In winter, small street stands sell traditional Maroni (hot chestnuts) and potato fritters. Sausages are also popular and available from street vendors ("Würstelstand") throughout the night. The sausage known as Wiener (German for "Viennese") in the USA and Germany is however called a Frankfurter. Other popular sausages are Burenwurst (a coarse beef and pork sausage, generally boiled) and Käsekainer (spicy pork with small chunks of cheese). Species Castanea alnifolia - Bush Chinkapin* Castanea crenata - Japanese Chestnut Castanea dentata - American Chestnut Castanea henryi - Henrys Chestnut Castanea mollissima - Chinese Chestnut Castanea ozarkensis - Ozark Chinkapin Castanea pumila - Allegheny Chinkapin Castanea sativa - Sweet Chestnut Castanea seguinii - Seguins Chestnut * treated as a synonym of by many authors Chestnut is a...


The Naschmarkt is a permanent market for fruit, vegetables, spices, fish, meat and much more from around the world. The city centre has many speciality food stores, such as the "Julius Meinl am Graben". The Julius Meinl International (German: ), or Julius Meinl, a leading manufacturer and retailer of coffee, gourmet foods and other grocery products, and operator of supermarkets and cafés, based in Vienna. ...


Drink

Vienna, along with Paris, Prague and Bratislava, is one of the few remaining world capital cities with its own vineyards. The wine is served in small Viennese pubs known as Heuriger, which are especially numerous in the wine growing areas of Döbling (Grinzing, Neustift am Walde, Nußdorf, Salmannsdorf, Sievering) and Floridsdorf (Stammersdorf, Strebersdorf). The wine is often drunk as a spritzer ("G'spritzter") with sparkling water. The Grüner Veltliner, a dry white wine, is the most widely cultivated wine in Austria. This article is about the capital of France. ... For other uses, see Prague (disambiguation). ... , Nickname: Beauty on the Danube, City of peace Country  Slovakia Region Districts 5  - Bratislava I  - Bratislava II  - Bratislava III  - Bratislava IV  - Bratislava V Rivers Elevation 134 m (440 ft) Coordinates , Highest point Devínska Kobyla  - elevation 514 m (1,686 ft) Lowest point Danube River  - elevation 126 m (413 ft... For other uses, see Wine (disambiguation). ... Heuriger (pronounced hoi-rigger, with the stress on the first syllable only) is the name given to many Austrian wine-drinking locales where patrons can experience Gemütlichkeit. ... Döbling is the 19th district in the city of Vienna, Austria. ... Grinzing was an independent parish until 1892 and is today a part of Döbling, the 19th district of Vienna. ... Nußdorf was a separate municipality until 1892 and is today a suburb of Vienna in the 19th district of Döbling. ... Sievering is a area in the 19th district (Gemeindebezirk) of the city of Vienna, Austria. ... Floridsdorf is the 21st district in the city of Vienna, Austria. ... Grüner Veltliner, also known as (Green) Veltliner, is a grape variety widely grown in Austria. ...


Beer is next in importance to wine. Vienna has a single large brewery, Ottakringer, and more than ten microbreweries. A "Beisl" is a typical small Austrian pub, of which Vienna has many. For other uses, see Beer (disambiguation). ... Ottakringer Brauerei is an Austrian brewery. ... Beer barrels outside the Castle Rock microbrewery in Nottingham, England. ...


Viennese cafés

Viennese cafés have an extremely long and distinguished history that dates back centuries, and the caffeine addictions of some famous historical patrons of the oldest are something of a local legend. Traditionally, the coffee comes with a glass of water. Viennese cafés claim to have invented the process of filtering coffee from bounty captured after the second Turkish siege in 1683. Viennese cafés claim that when the invading Turks left Vienna, they abandoned hundreds of sacks of coffee beans. The Emperor gave Franz George Kolschitzky (Polish - Franciszek Jerzy Kulczycki) some of this coffee as a reward for providing information that allowed the Austrians to defeat the Turks. Kolschitzky then opened Vienna's first coffee shop. Julius Meinl set up a modern roasting plant in the same premises where the coffee sacks were found, in 1891. Coffee house culture: the ever-present newspaper The Viennese café (German: Wiener Kaffeehaus) is a typical institution of Vienna that still plays an important role in Viennese culture and tradition. ... Drip brew is a method for brewing coffee which involves pouring water over coffee contained in a filter. ... // For siege of Vienna in 1529 see Siege of Vienna Combatants Holy League: Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, Austria, Saxony, Franconia, Swabia, Bavaria Ottoman Empire, Khanate of Crimea, Transylvania, Wallachia, Moldavia Commanders John III Sobieski, Charles V of Lorraine Kara Mustafa Pasha Strength 70,000, (10,000 during siege) 138,000, (200... The Julius Meinl International (German: ), or Julius Meinl, a leading manufacturer and retailer of coffee, gourmet foods and other grocery products, and operator of supermarkets and cafés, based in Vienna. ...


Tourist attractions

Major tourist attractions include the imperial palaces of the Hofburg and Schönbrunn (also home to the world's oldest zoo, Tiergarten Schönbrunn) and the Riesenrad in the Prater. Cultural highlights include the Burgtheater, the Wiener Staatsoper, the Lipizzaner horses at the spanische Hofreitschule and the Vienna Boys' Choir, as well as excursions to Vienna's Heuriger districts. Hofburg Neue Burg section, seen from Heldenplatz. ... Schönbrunn Palace (Schloss Schönbrunn) in Vienna is one of the most important cultural monuments in Austria and since the 1860s has also been one of the major tourist attractions in Vienna. ... Giant Panda in Vienna’s zoo Tiergarten Schönbrunn. ... The Riesenrad, seen from the outside of the Prater The Riesenrad (meaning giant wheel) is a Ferris wheel at the entrance of the Prater amusement park in Vienna, Austria. ... Burgtheater (front) Burgtheater (side) Burgtheater (Main entrance) Burgtheater (right after its construction) The Burgtheater (en: Castle Theatre or Imperial Court Theatre), originally known as , then until 1920 as the , is the Austrias federal theatre in Vienna and one of the most important German language theatres in the world. ... Vienna State Opera (German: Wiener Staatsoper), located in Vienna, Austria, is one of the most important opera companies in Europe. ... Lipizzan horse The Lipizzan, or Lipizzaner (Slovene Lipicanec), is a breed of horse closely associated with the Spanish Riding School of Vienna, Austria where the finest representatives demonstrate the high school movements of classical dressage, including the highly advanced airs above the ground. ... A Lipizzan horse in the Winter Riding School The Spanish Riding School of Vienna, Austria, is a traditional riding school for Lipizzan horses. ... The Vienna Boys Choir The Vienna Boys Choir (German: Wiener Sängerknaben) is a choir of boy sopranos and altos based in Vienna, Austria. ...


There are also more than 100 art museums, which together attract over eight million visitors per year.[11] The most popular ones are Albertina, Belvedere, Leopold Museum in the Museumsquartier, KunstHausWien, BA-CA Kunstforum, the twin Kunsthistorisches Museum and Naturhistorisches Museum, and the Technisches Museum Wien, each of which receives over a quarter of a million visitors per year.[12] Albertina in Vienna The Albertina is a museum in the Innere Stadt (First District) of Vienna, Austria. ... The Österreichische Galerie Belvedere is a museum housed in the Belvedere palace, in Vienna, Austria. ... The Leopold Museum, housed in the Museumsquartier in Vienna, Austria, is home to one of the largest collections of modern Austrian art, featuring artists such as Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt, Oskar Kokoschka and Richard Gerstl. ... The Museum of Modern Art is a part of the Museumsquartier The Museumsquartier (MQ) is a 60,000 m² large area in the 7th district of the city of Vienna, Austria, and after it was completed it is now the eigth largest cultural area in the world with Baroque buildings... Madonna in Green by Raffaello Tower of Babel by Pieter Brueghel. ... Naturhistorisches Museum at Maria-Theresien-Platz, Vienna Naturhistorisches Museum Wien The Naturhistorisches Museum (Museum of Natural History) is a large museum located in Vienna, Austria. ... Technisches Museum Wien The Technisches Museum Wien (German for Vienna Technical Museum) lies in Vienna (Austria), in Penzing district, on the Mariahilferstraße. ...


There are many popular sites associated with composers who lived in Vienna including Beethoven's various residences and grave at Zentralfriedhof (Central Cemetery) which is the largest cemetery in Vienna and the burial site of many famous people. Mozart has a memorial grave at the Hapsburg gardens and at St. Marx cemetery (where his grave was lost). Vienna's many churches also draw large crowds, the most famous of which are St. Stephen's Cathedral, the Deutschordenskirche, the Jesuitenkirche, the Karlskirche, the Peterskirche, Maria am Gestade, the Minoritenkirche, the Ruprechtskirche, the Schottenkirche and the Votivkirche. Exterior of the Dr. Karl Lueger-Gedächtniskirche, Zentralfriedhof, Vienna. ... “Mozart” redirects here. ... St. ... This article cites its sources but does not provide page references. ... The Deutschordenskirche is a church, belonging to the charitable organisation Teutonic Order, in Vienna, Austria. ... General view of interior. ... Façade of the Karlskirche The Karlskirche, or Charles Church, was commissioned by the Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI in 1715 after Vienna was delivered from a plague epidemic in 1713. ... Peterskirche, as seen from Graben View of the altar Baroque pulpit The Peterskirche (English: ) in Vienna is a church with a long and eventful history. ... Maria am Gestade is a Gothic church in the center of Vienna, near the Donaukanal (Danube canal), a branch of the Danube. ... Minoritenkirche in winter The Minoritenkirche, formal name: Italienische Nationalkirche Maria Schnee (English: Greyfriars Church or Minorite Church, formal Italian National Church of Mary of the Snows) is a church built in French cathedral Gothic style in the First District of Vienna. ... St. ... Interior of the Schottenkirche. ... The Votivkirche in Vienna is one of the most important neo-Gothic religious architectural sites in the world. ...


Modern attractions include the Hundertwasserhaus, the United Nations headquarters and the view from the Donauturm. The Hundertwasser House Vienna (German Hundertwasserhaus) is an apartment house in Vienna, Austria, designed by Austrian architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser. ... The Vienna International Centre (VIC), colloquially also known as UNO City in Vienna, is the campus and building complex hosting United Nations organizations in Vienna, Austria. ... The Donauturm The Vienna Donauturm (English: Danube Tower) was created in 1964 by architect Hannes Lintl in the course of the Viennese International Horticultural Show (WIG 64). ...

International organizations in Vienna

UN complex in Vienna, with the Austria Center Vienna in front, taken from Danube Tower in the nearby Donaupark before the extensive building work
UN complex in Vienna, with the Austria Center Vienna in front, taken from Danube Tower in the nearby Donaupark before the extensive building work

Vienna is the seat of a number of United Nations offices and various international institutions and companies, including the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). Additionally, Vienna is the seat of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law's secretariat (UNCITRAL). In conjunction, the University of Vienna annually hosts the prestigious Willem C. Vis Moot, an international commercial arbitration competition for students of law from around the world. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... UN redirects here. ... The Donauturm The Vienna Donauturm (English: Danube Tower) was created in 1964 by architect Hannes Lintl in the course of the Viennese International Horticultural Show (WIG 64). ... UN redirects here. ... United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is an agency of the United Nations with the mission of helping countries pursue sustainable industrial development, it is a specialist in industrial affairs. ... The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is made up of Algeria, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Venezuela; since 1965, its international headquarters have been in Vienna, Austria. ... The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) seeks to promote the peaceful use of nuclear energy and to inhibit its use for military purposes. ... The Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) is an international organization headquartered in Vienna, Austria. ... The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) is an international organization for security. ... The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law is a body of member and observer states under the auspicies of the United Nations. ... The University of Vienna (German: ) is a public university located in Vienna, Austria. ... Vis Moot The Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot[1] is a prestigious annual international moot court competition held in Vienna, Austria. ...


Various special diplomatic meetings have been held in Vienna in the latter half of the 20th century, resulting in various documents bearing the name Vienna Convention or Vienna Document. Among the more important documents negotiated in Vienna are the 1969 Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties, as well as the 1990 Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE). The Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties (or VCLT), adopted on May 22, 1969 and opened for signature on May 23, 1969, codified the pre-existing customary international law on treaties, with some necessary gap-filling and clarifications. ... The original Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE) was negotiated and concluded during the last years of the Cold War and established comprehensive limits on key categories of conventional military equipment in Europe (from the Atlantic to the Urals) and mandated the destruction of excess weaponry. ...

See also: Vienna Convention

Vienna can refer to: Geography Vienna - the capital and a federal state of Austria The River Vienna- a small river meeting the Danube at Vienna. ...

Charitable organizations in Vienna

Alongside the international and intergovernmental organisations, there are dozens of charitable organisations based in Vienna; these organisations provide relief goods and assistance to tens of thousands of disadvantaged children and needy people in developing countries. In the art of sculpture, a relief is an artwork where a modelled form projects out of a flat background. ...  Newly industrialized countries  Other emerging markets  Other developing economies  High income  Upper-middle income  Lower-middle income  Low income A developing country is that country which has a relatively low standard of living, an undeveloped industrial base, and a moderate to low Human Development Index (HDI) score and per capita...


One such organisation is the network of SOS Children's Villages, founded by Hermann Gmeiner in 1949. Today, SOS Children's Villages are active in 132 countries and territories worldwide. Others include HASCO and the Childrens Bridge of Hope. SOS Childrens Villages is an independent, non-governmental international development organisation which has been working to meet the needs and protect the interests and rights of children since 1949. ... Hermann Gmeiner was born to a big family of farmers in Vorarlberg (Austria) on 23 June 1919. ... [HASCO] http://www. ...


Twin cities

The Hermesvilla, in rural Hietzing
The Hermesvilla, in rural Hietzing

Vienna is twinned with the following cities: ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2560x1920, 2528 KB) Hermesvilla, Vienna, Austria. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2560x1920, 2528 KB) Hermesvilla, Vienna, Austria. ... Hermesvilla is an imperial villa in Vienna that was a present by emperor Franz Joseph I to his wife empress Elisabeth. ... Hietzing is the 13th municipal District of Vienna. ... This article is about partnerships between towns distant from each other; see Twin cities for the unrelated concept of physically neighbouring cities. ...

Other forms of cooperation and city friendship similar to the twin city programmes: Image File history File links Flag_of_Croatia. ... Location of Zagreb within Croatia Coordinates: , Country RC diocese 1094 Free royal city 1242 Unified 1850 Government  - Mayor Milan Bandić Area [1]  - Total 641. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Czech_Republic. ... Coordinates: Country Czech Republic Region South Moravia Founded 1146 Area  - city 230. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Hungary. ... For other uses, see Budapest (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Israel. ... Tel-Aviv was founded on empty dunes north of the existing city of Jaffa. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Poland. ... For other uses, see Warsaw (disambiguation) and Warszawa (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... For other uses, see Moscow (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Serbia. ... For other uses, see Belgrade (disambiguation). ... Not to be confused with Republika Srpska. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Slovakia. ... , Nickname: Beauty on the Danube, City of peace Country  Slovakia Region Districts 5  - Bratislava I  - Bratislava II  - Bratislava III  - Bratislava IV  - Bratislava V Rivers Elevation 134 m (440 ft) Coordinates , Highest point Devínska Kobyla  - elevation 514 m (1,686 ft) Lowest point Danube River  - elevation 126 m (413 ft... Image File history File links Flag_of_Slovenia. ... Location in Slovenia Coordinates: , Country Founded AD 15 (as Colonia Iulia Aemona) Government  - Mayor and governor Zoran Janković (Lista Zorana Jankovića) Area  - Total 275. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ukraine. ... Map of Ukraine with Kiev highlighted Coordinates: , Country Ukraine Oblast Kiev City Municipality Raion Municipality Government  - Mayor Leonid Chernovetskyi Elevation 179 m (587 ft) Population (2006)  - City 4,450,968  - Density 3,299/km² (8,544. ...

The 4sqkm Segataya park,in Vienna 19th district, Hohe Warte/Gallmeyergasse.

In addition, individual Viennese districts are twinned with Japanese cities/districts: Image File history File links Flag_of_Serbia. ... Nis redirects here. ... Not to be confused with Republika Srpska. ... For other uses, see City (disambiguation). ... Local government areas called districts are used, or have been used, in several countries. ...

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See also

Vienna International Airport (IATA: VIE, ICAO: LOWW) (German: Flughafen Wien-Schwechat), located 18 kilometers (11 miles) southeast of Vienna, is the busiest airport in Austria. ... Moritz Schlick around 1930 The Vienna Circle (in German: der Wiener Kreis) was a group of philosophers who gathered around Moritz Schlick when he was called to the Vienna University in 1922, organized in a philosophical association named Verein Ernst Mach (Ernst Mach Society). ... The following people were mayors of Vienna: Habsburg Monarchy Konrad Poll 1282 Heinrich Hansgraf 1285 Konrad von Eslarn 1287 Konrad Poll 1288-1305 Heinrich Chrannest 1305-07 Dietrich von Kahlenberg 1307 Heinrich von d. ... This is a list of famous Viennese - it is not meant to be inclusive. ... The honorary citizen award (Ehrenbürgerrecht) is the highest decoration of the city of Vienna. ... Viennese German is an East Central Austro-Bavarian dialect spoken mostly in the Austrian capital of Vienna. ... The Donauinsel (Danube Island), an island of about 20 km in the river Danube, is known to most visitors to Vienna, Austria as a recreational mecca with bars, restaurants and nightclubs, a wealth of sports opportunities from rollerblading, cycling and swimming to canoeing and a beach that looks and feels... The Donauinselfest (German for Danube Island Festival) is a festival which takes place annually on the Donauinsel in Vienna, Austria. ...

References

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  2. ^ Historic Centre of Vienna. UNESCO.
  3. ^ Vancouver is 'best place to live'. BBC (October 4, 2005).
  4. ^ a b (2003) Volkszählung. Hauptergebnisse I - Wien (PDF) (in German), Statistik Austria. 
  5. ^ Monthly Averages for Vienna, Austria (English). Retrieved on 2008-02-28.
  6. ^ Gemeinderatswahl 2005. wien.at. (German)
  7. ^ Vienna's 10 tallest skyscrapers
  8. ^ Millennium Tower - Emporis
  9. ^ Der Standard, Tuesday 27th March 2007
  10. ^ Vienna International Airport (2008-01-17). "Sound traffic development in 2007" (in English). Press release. Retrieved on 2007-02-07.
  11. ^ [www.wien.gv.at/statistik/pdf/viennainfigures.pdf (page 10) Vienna in figures: Special Issue for the EU Presidency 2006] (PDF) (English). City of Vienna.
  12. ^ Top 30 Sights, Museums, Exhibition Halls 2005 (xls). Vienna Tourist Board.
  • Wien German language Wikipedia

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  • Jews in Vienna. No black death persecution - expulsion 1421 - ghetto - expulsion 1669 - special tax 1693 - emancipation since 1815 - immigration from Eastern Europe - Herzl Zionism - holocaust - survivors and Displaced Persons (DPs) (from Encyclopaedia Judaica 1971)
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