Strolling in Austria’s biggest city, also dubbed the City of Music, is like simultaneously stepping back in time and stepping up in class. You can even trace the footsteps of Legends like Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn, or Schubert—or waltz along to their compositions at one of the town's many balls. When you're done, remind yourself to refuel with some Viennese hot dog and coffee.
- Vienna is the only capital city in the world to produce high quantities of wine within its city limits. Home to about 1,700 acres of vineyards and 320 vintners, the Viennese love their wine. While the most popular are white wine varieties such as Grüner Veltliner, Rheinriesling and Weißburgunder, you can also find some nice reds.
- Vienna is also called the City of dreams. Sigmund Freud, the Great father of psychoanalysis, lived and worked in Vienna during his career. At this time, he had a significant impact on the city, resulting it to be known as the birthplace of psychotherapy. The Sigmund Freud Museum is housed in the apartment where he had lived and worked for around 50 years until he was forced to flee Austria after the Anschluss.
- The famous French pastry actually has Viennese origins. They are rested on the Austrian 'kipferl', which means crescent in German. Bakers in the Vienna made 'kipferl' to commemorate Austria’s victory over the Ottoman Turks in 1683, their shape based on the crescents seen on the uniform of the enemy. In 1770, Maria Antoinette of Austria married King Louis XVI of France and she introduced her favourite pastry to France. The French then made few changes to it and called it a croissant.
- Vienna has been voted as the world’s most livable city for the last 7 years in a row. Taking factors such as political, social and economic climate, medical care, education, recreational opportunities, environmental conditions, infrastructural conditions, Vienna consistently comes out on top!