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Overview Vienna is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Austria and serves as cultural, economic and political centre in the region. Sometimes, I is referred to as City of Dreams in honor of its renowned son, Dr. Sigmund Freud, father of psychoanalysis and the greatest interpreter of dreams. Vienna plays host to many major international organizations, such as the United Nations and OPEC.. The city is well-known for playing an essential role as a leading European Music Centre, from the great age of Viennese Classicism through the early part of the 20th century. The Historic centre of Vienna is rich in architectural ensembles, including Baroque castles and gardens, as well as, the late-19th-century Ringstrasse which is lined with grand buildings and monuments. Vienna, Austria, offers grand imperial palaces, baroque cathedrals and Romanesque churches, with historic museums jutting against contemporary squares. This magnificent scenery is combined with its expanses of green spaces and the Danube River cutting a path through its extraordinary center. It is ranked as the city with the highest quality of life (tying with Vancouver) and as a globally innovative city because of three factors: culture, infrastructure and markets. Since 2005, Vienna has been the world's number one destination of international congresses and conventions. Vienna is a city gliding between past and present, offering its visitors a view of culture, history and the contemporary unlike anywhere else in the world.
Population 1.723 million
Airport Vienna International Airport, located in Schwechat and 18 kilometres (11 mi) southeast of central Vienna, is the busiest and biggest airport in Austria. The airport is capable of handling wide-body aircraft such as the Boeing 747 and Airbus A340. The airport is the hub of Austrian Airlines and its subsidiaries, as well as Niki. Other airports near Vienna are: Budapest Ferihegy Airport and the Prague Ruzyne Airport
Climate According to Köppen classification, Vienna lies within the oceanic and humid continental climate The city has warm summers while winters are relatively cold with average temperatures at about freezing point. Snowfall occurring mainly from December through March. Spring and autumn are cool to mild. Precipitation is generally moderate throughout the year
Best Season May, June or September would be good months to visit as the weather is still warm.
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To avoid If you are not used to the cold, do not visit Vienna during winter time as it gets below freezing point.
Pros There are an estimated 450,000 business enterprises in Austria, a quarter of who are based in Vienna. Situated at the heart of Europe, the city’s location has attracted a large number of foreign companies. With more international firms opting to base their Eastern European headquarters in Vienna, the city has benefited from significant investment and additional jobs. Vienna produces more than half of Austria’s capital and consumer goods. Key industries include construction, machinery, metals, paper and communication equipment. Primary exports from Vienna include electronics, automobiles, metal goods, textiles and foodstuffs. Next to a highly developed industry, international tourism is the most important part of the national economy. The Austrian government recently reduced its corporate tax rate to 25%, making it an attractive place for companies and investors.
Cons Problem of parking spaces. Cost of living in the city is higher than any other place in Austria. Top attractions are located far from the city Tap water is not safe for drinking.
Tips To stretch your dollars in Vienna, get an inexpensive accommodation. There are cheap hotels that are within you budget as Hotel Alpha, Hotel Franzenshof, Hotel Pension Haydn, Kolpinghaus Wein-Zentral, Hotel Pension-Ala Lenz, A & O Stadhalle and lots of others.
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