Vienna is the capital of the Republic of Austria and by far the largest city in Austria with its population of more than 1.7 million. It is important cultural, economic and political centre, the former home of the Habsburg court and its various empires.

Historic city centre is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. See the Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral) and the two most well-known museums, Kunsthistorisches Museum (Museum of Fine Arts) and Albertina, are located in the Innere Stadt.

The Schloss Schönbrunn palace, a part of the UNESCO World heritage list, is located in the Outer West district. In winter months in November and December tourists from all over the world come to Viennese Christmas Markets, not so much for shopping as for eating, drinking and enjoyment.

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