Vienna is the centre of European cultural life

The capital of Austria, Vienna, a city with centuries of history. In ancient times it was a large and significant river port on the Danube River. Today, visiting it has become almost a compulsory item on tourists' lists during their travels in Europe.

The Austrian capital has been leading the rankings of cities with the highest level of quality of life for several years. Along with this, many tourists come here every year to plunge into the cultural life and see the spectacular places of interest. Use the city guide for the best routes for individual excursions around the city

The map of the Austrian capital is a rich palette of cultural and architectural monuments. The entire territory of the old city is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In addition, Vienna has such world-famous sights as the Vienna State Opera, St. Stephen's Cathedral, the residence of the Austrian emperors – Schönbrunn Palace, Belvedere and the Hofburg palace complex. Other popular places in the city are the Botanical Garden of the University of Vienna, the oldest of the existing zoos and the protected part of the Viennese forest.

As in most European capitals, Vienna has a public transport system: high-speed trains, the city's underground, and a network of bus and tram routes. It should be noted that the Viennese tram network is the longest in the world – 179 km, and also one of the oldest.

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