"If you start to take Vienna - take Vienna."
- Napoleon Bonaparte -
There are 1001 reasons to come, live and stay in Vienna. When you walk through Vienna it is a walk back to the imperial times. The historical city centre has been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. You will find more than 27 palaces and 150 palais. On virtually every corner you will find cultural treasures and cafes.
Vienna is also the world capital of music. At any given evening of the year you will find 10,000 music enthusiasts listen to live classical music. It is the only city that has so many composers: Mozart, Mahler, Haydn, Beethoven and the King of Waltz, Johann "Schani" Strauss.
Quality of living: Vienna remains No. 1
Vienna has maintained its leading position in the annual Mercer Quality of Living ranking. As in 2010, the Austrian federal capital tops the worldwide 2011 Quality of Living ranking published by international consulting firm Mercer.
Recently, Vienna was also voted the fifth "best town to study" (worldwide) by the English company 'Quacquarelli Symonds (QS)'. The reasons are the quality of living, low tuition fees for international students and the fact that the University of Vienna and the Tech University are the two best Universities in the country.