The city of music and art; Pichaya Svasti; Bangkok Post

Austria – Historic Centre of Vienna

Vienna, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, is famous for its wealth of culture, well-stocked museums, music and wine.

Nestled in the heart of Europe is Vienna, the federal capital of Austria. With its long history, different cultures, elegant architecture, beautiful music and top-notch cuisine, this exuberant city all year round attracts tourists — approximately 1.5 million a year — almost equal to its population of around 1.8 million.

Covering an area of 415km², the city’s boundary stretches from the banks of the Danube River to the northeasternmost foothills of the Prealps mountain range. It has an amenable temperate climate with an average temperature of 12C. The city centre where St Stephen’s Cathedral sits is 171m above sea level.

Vienna is also well-known for lush parks and tree-lined streets. Half of its total area is covered by gardens, forests, parks and farmland.

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