Vienna is the capital city of the Alpine republic of Austria, and is also one of its nine federal states. As one of the most populous cities in the European Union, Vienna is a cultural and business centre.
Art and culture in Mozart’s hometown
Mozart is certainly the city’s most famous son. The active classical music scene still continues today and is celebrated in plenty of theatres and opera houses. The Vienna Burgtheater is worth a mention in which many of the most influential actors in the world of theatre have appeared.
Shopping opportunities in the imperial city
Vienna is one of the best addresses in Europe when it comes to shopping. A multitude of shops gather in the old town, on Kärntner Straße, the Kohlmarkt and Graben. The shopping mile of Mariahilfer Straße with its fashion stores, jewellers and perfumeries is very popular. And there is plenty on offer for night owls, too. The famous Austrian Heuriger wines invite you to enjoy the city lights with a good glass of wine in the evening.