of the past and moved living of the present, imperial treasures and musical
high-flights connected with charm: Vienna simply offers more:
Vienna is old,
Vienna is new: a contrast, which is shown most clearly in the middle in
the old part of town. The 137 m high Stephansdom is reflected in the glass
facade of the post modern "Haas Haus". Besides these both buildings
offer a grandiose prospect over the roofs of the city.
Who wants to discover the close lanes and streets of the old part of town
with style, should do this with a Fiaker:
The horse-pulled cars, guided of gentlemen with melon, swings with leisure
over the stone-streets....
The existing of on the one hand strongly traditional, for instance for
the Kaffeehäuser and the Heurigen, and on the other hand modern events
like the Life ball or the Festival for electronic music, shows the feeling
of life, which tourists today look for : An offer, which gives you the
possibility to select at any time between romance or Action and stimulation.
Its special attractiveness owes Vienna however to the tension-rich connection
of imperial-nostalgic Flair and high-creative culture scene, which offers
the most current trends likewise as the responsible care of a precious
inheritance and love-worth traditions.
Architecture from the Danube monarchy coins/shapes the appearance: Buildings
of splendors from all epochs and the generous entire plant of the city
let forget that it concerns the capital of the small, only 8 million inhabitant
counting Republic of Austria - one schwelgt still in the romantic emperor
The inheritance of the Habsburger is present everywhere, in architecture
and in the cultural tradition: You can follow the traces of the emperors
in Schoenbrunn, the former summer residence of the Habsburger, just like
in the Hofburg.
The many buildings from imperial time do not only make Vienna a city of
full beauty and art: Museums, art-collections and works of art are found
here. For instance the art-historical museum with the largest collection
at Bruegel paintings, or the many works Gustav Klimts and Egon Schieles
in the Austrian gallery Belvedere. Particularly up-to-date: Museumsquartier,
since its completion in the middle of 2001 one largest culture complexes
of Europe, with which Leopold museum, in which the Austrian modern trend
is shown, and which museum of modern art, a cross section by international
and Austrian art 20. Jhdts. shows.
City of the music
with Lifestyle from cosy to trendy
The high value, which
one always granted in Vienna of the art, promoted domestic creativity
at each time and tightened stranger. 50 theatres, among them three opera
houses and two musical stages, theatre renowned to 100 museums, - music
and dance Festivals have to offer Vienna its guests. In addition there
are here outstanding people, which make gladly and frequently ambitionierte
exhibitions. All this provides the whole year over for an extraordinarily
close program and makes Vienna a prominent maintenance and culture metropolis
Vienna enjoys special call internationally as city of the music. At no
other place of the world so many composers of world validity lived: of
as for instance the Schubert born here, bunch, beautiful mountain, mountain
up to those, which were Vienna homeland, like Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven,
Brahms, Mahler u.v.a. The Viennese Philharmonics recount the Viennese
Symphoniker and a number of further Viennese orchestras to the world point,
them eifern. The Viennese state opera belongs internationally to the prominent
houses, and except it the city accommodates still two further opera stages.
The Viennese singer boys inspire music friends approximately around the
globe. Apart from the classical music Vienna formed itself also as musical
metropolis, and recent successes in the electronic music to show that
one deals here also with most current sounds masterfully.