The “City of Music” is the former capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Originally founded on Roman settlements, Vienna was transformed from the Baroque period until the end of the 19th century. The Imperial Palace, museum district, and the Ringstrasse - a quintessentially Viennese boulevard – stand stoically as reminders of Vienna's illustrious past.
Vienna: The Paris of the East
The Austrian capital of Vienna is loved for its grandiose architecture, tree-lined boulevards, and chattering coffee shops. The city has a strong cultural history - famed for its contribution to Europe's literary and musical development. The grand palaces, museums, and churches - scattered so liberally throughout the city - characterize the city's Old Europe charm. The locals' fondness for Gemütlichkeit (coziness) lends a laid-back pace to the city. So whether you are sipping an espresso and eating a Viennese croissant at one of Vienna's renowned coffee shops, walking through the lively museum district, gazing up at the tapestries in one of Vienna's Baroque castles or churches, or strolling through one of the regal parks or Danube promenades; slow your gait, soak up the atmosphere, and savor each of the delights Vienna has to offer.