Sightseeing in Vienna
There is much to see: From Gothic St. Stephen’s Cathedral to the Imperial Palace to the Art Nouveau splendor of the Secession, from the magnificent baroque palace Schönbrunn to the Museum of Fine Arts to modern architecture at the MuseumsQuartier. Record-breaking: In Vienna, there are over 27 castles and more than 150 palaces.
The Mercer Study has chosen Vienna as the world’s number one most livable city for the sixth time in a row in 2015. More than half of the metropolitan area is made up of green spaces. 280 imperial parks and gardens enrich the cityscape. In spring, 400 species of rose bloom in the Volksgarten alone. The nearby recreation areas of Prater, Vienna Woods and Lobau invite visitors to go on walks, day trips, hikes and bicycle tours. Vienna has a total of 2,000 parks.
Vienna is known around the world as the city on the Danube. In daily life, the Danube plays an important role for people, animals and nature in Vienna, with the 21 kilometer-long Danube Island, which was originally created as a flood defense. Vienna is also home to 29 wetlands, 4 rivers, 29 Vienna Woods streams and 40 ponds and lakes.
From the beautiful historical fountains in the Old City to the recreational paradise on Danube Island: water plays an important role in Vienna, especially in the summer.