Welcome to the Imperial City
Vienna, the Capital of music and Art: In the realm of music, especially, Vienna enjoys unique prestige throughout the world.
No other city in the world has been home to so many famous composers. And hardly any other city offers such an extensive and varied range of music as Vienna. Add to this the House of Music, the memorials for Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Johannes Strauss and Arnold Schoenberg.
In 2006, Vienna was celebrating the 250th anniversary of Mozart's birth. Vienna is traditionally a city where one finds a remarkably large number of art treasures, world famous works of art, outstanding architecture, prominent exhibitions, the Museums Quartier, the Albertina and modern art.
With the imperial Hofburg Palace and magnificent Schönbrunn and Belvedere Palaces, the Imperial Spanish Riding School and the Treasure Chamber, the glorious buildings along the Ringstrasse - the "showcase of the monarchy" - and the imperial residence for centuries, and still has so much of that heritage to show today.