Vienna, Austria’s capital, lies in the country’s east on the Danube River. Its artistic and intellectual legacy was shaped by residents including Mozart, Beethoven and Sigmund Freud. The city is also known for its Imperial palaces, including Schönbrunn, the Habsburgs’ summer residence. In the Museums Quartier district, historic and contemporary buildings display works by Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt and other artists. Vienna lies in the north-eastern corner of Austria, between the foothills of the Alps and the Carpathians, where the Danube (German: Donau), Europe’s second-longest river, has cut its course through the mountains. The city is situated alongside the river, most of it on the right bank.
Historical, Cultural facts & Religion
The history of Vienna has been long and varied, beginning when the Roman Empire created a military camp in the area now covered by Vienna’s city center. During the 19th century as the capital of the Austrian Empire and later Austria-Hungary, it temporarily became one of Europe’s biggest cities. According to a population census in 2001, the larger part of the Austrian population professes to be of the Roman Catholic faith (around three quarters). This group is followed by persons without religious faith, Protestants, Muslims and members of the Christian Orthodox faith.
Brief City History
Vienna was probably an important trading post for the Celts when the Romans arrived around 15 BC. They set up camp and named it Vindobona, after the Celtic tribe Vinid. The settlement blossomed into a town by the 3rd and 4th centuries, and vineyards were introduced to the surrounding area. In 881 the town, then known as ‘Wenia’, surfaced in official documents and over the ensuing centuries control of Vienna changed hands a number of times before the Babenburgs gained the upper hand. The Habsburgs inherited it, but none of them resided here permanently until Ferdinand I in 1533; the city was besieged by Turks in 1529. Vienna was a hotbed of revolt and religious bickering during the Reformation and Counter-Reformation and suffered terribly through the plague and siege at the end of the 17th century. However, the beginning of the 18th century heralded a golden age for Vienna, with baroque architecture, civil reform and a classical music revolution. Things turned sour at the beginning of the 19th century – Napoleon occupied the city twice, in 1805 and 1809. His reign over Europe was brief, and in 1814–15 Vienna hosted the Congress of Vienna in celebration. Vienna grew in post-Napoleon Europe and in 1873 hosted its second international event, the World Fair. The advent of WWI stalled the city’s architectural and cultural development and, by the end of the war, the monarchy had been consigned to the past. The 1920s saw the rise of fascism, and by 1934 civil war broke out in the city streets. The socialists were defeated and Vienna’s city council dissolved. Austria was ripe for the picking, and Hitler came a-harvesting; on 15 March 1938, he entered the city to the cries of 200, 000 ecstatic Viennese. Vienna suffered heavily under Allied bombing, and on 11 April 1945 advancing Russian troops liberated the city. The Allies joined them until Vienna became independent in 1955, and since then it has gone from the razor’s edge of the Cold War to the focal point between new and old EU member nations.
Language (s) Written & Spoken
The language spoken in Vienna is German. It is a correct and pure form of the German language that is melodious and pleasant to the ear. Vienna is one of the world’s most beautiful cities.
Important Types of Commerce in Vienna
Vienna produces more than half of Austria’s capital goods and almost half of its consumer goods. Leading industries include the manufacture of machinery (primarily electrical machinery and transportation equipment), electrical products, chemicals, and metal products.
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