Reasons for Vienna Part of Vienna’s appeal comes from its natural charm
- …is quick and easy to reach thanks to its location in the heart of Europe
- …is compact enough to make logistics and planning a breeze
- …is the world’s leading conference destination
- …offers a green, clean and safe environment
- …casts a spell on visitors with the majestic charm of the bygone days of empire
- …offers the timeless delights of coffeehouse tradition and delicious Viennese cuisine
- …echoes with the unmistakable sounds of the world’s greatest composers
- …boasts a truly unique blend of imperial charm and contemporary cachet
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Vienna in numbers
Vienna on the international stage
- Number 3 in the international conference
destination rankings 2013
- Top spot Smart Cities Index 2012 (Co-Exist) in front of Toronto, Paris
and New York
Boyd Cohen, 2012
- Vienna offers the
highest quality of life of any city worldwide, ahead of Zurich and Auckland
Mercer Quality of Living Survey 2014
- European Green City Index 2012: fourth in Europe (Economist
Categories analysed: CO2 emissions, energy supply, buildings, transportation, water, air quality, waste/land use, environmental management.
European Green City Index 2009, Economist Intelligence Unit
- Liveable Cities Index: eighth place worldwide behind Munich, Copenhagen, Zurich, Tokyo,
Helsinki, Stockholm and Paris.
Monocle - A Briefing on Global Affairs, Business, Culture & Design journal, London, Issue 7-8/2010
Headquarter City – International Research and Science Hub
As the fourth UN headquarters after Geneva, Nairobi and New York, Vienna is a hub between east and west and a place where different cultures meet, making it the ideal location for international conferences.
The Austrian capital is home to the headquarters of no fewer than 15 UN organisations, the OSCE and OPEC as well as 18 other international organisations.
200 international companies have their Eastern European
headquarters in Vienna (including JVC
, Henkel, Beiersdorf, Siemens, BASF, Bosch, Coca-Cola, Eli Lilly).
The city also has nine universities, a further nine life sciences universities and six private universities – with more than 160,000 students, Vienna is the largest university town in the German-speaking world
A journey back in time to Vienna’s imperial past
A stroll around Vienna can be like a journey back in time to the days of the empire – it comes as no surprise that the historic city centre is a UNESCO world cultural heritage site. Vienna boasts 27 palaces and more than 163 other residences – examples of the city’s illustrious history await on virtually every street corner.
Highlights including St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the Hofburg palace are among the 700 exceptional examples of cultural heritage to be discovered in the city, ranking alongside attractions such as the great pyramids at Giza, old Rome, the Kremlin and Red Square, the Great Wall of China, the Taj Mahal and the Grand Canyon.
Other aspects of Viennese culture that are synonymous with the historic old town include Viennese cuisine, the legendary coffeehouse culture and retro shopping at former purveyors to the imperial court.
Local chefs draw on influences from various countries, conjuring up exciting dishes that never fail to capture the imagination. And Vienna without coffee would be like a Viennese mélange without the milk foam. In addition to its beautiful cafés, the city has lots more to offer coffee lovers.
Art and culture
Every night in Vienna around 10,000 music lovers are treated to live classical music – something no other city in the world can rival. The Vienna Philharmonic and the Vienna Boys’ Choir set the international tone, while the State Opera House and the Golden Hall at the Musikverein are among the world’s leading venues. And there’s not a person alive that isn’t familiar with the work of Strauss, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert...
Free download: culture app
This app is a real Aladdin’s cave for fans of art and culture. It contains up-to-the-minute information on cultural events, with details of all the exhibitions, concerts, theatre performances and opera billings for the next seven days in the capital. And users needn’t worry about missing any of the highlights – they can instantly book tickets and save dates to their personal calendar. An integrated map feature ensures that there are no problems finding the venue either. The culture app also has a handy offline mode.
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The Vienna Convention Bureau offers support to any national or international organizer of meetings: www.vienna.convention.at
More about Vienna and its attractions: www.wien.info