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Vienna - time-honored and excitingly young. Its unique mixture of imperial tradition and current creativity from Austria's capital to one of the most popular destinations of city travellers from all over the world.

Vienna is a leading culture and entertainment metropolis but at same time a city of indulging serenity. The architecture from the Danube monarchy characterizes the scape: Pompous baroque buildings, from historicism and art nouveau, and spacious gardens still provide the flair of the romantic imperial town.

Behind the curtains there is even more beauty and arts: Prestigous museums contain pieces of art of the world - from the Kunsthistorisches Museum with the worldwide greatest collection of Bruegel pictures to the many artworks from Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele in the Austrian gallery Belvedere. 50 theatres, among them three opera houses und two musical bandstands and famous festivals provide a program during the whole year. Vienna is especially known as city of music. In reality there is no other place where so many composers have live than in Vienna: Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Strauss, Brahms, Mahler, Schönberg and many more. The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, the Vienna State Opera and the Vienna Boys' Choir are "institutions" of international importance. Vienna's cafés offer wonderful optional to have a rest from sightseeing, taste delicious confections of pasty and read newspapers (also foreign ones) Vienna's young scene has born its own café generation - the trendy style and hip sounds from DJ's who know what's hot. Alternative: Winter description
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