Welcome to Vienna!
Vienna is the capital of Austria and the smallest of its nine provinces. It is located in the heart of Europe on the banks of the Danube, stretching from the northeasternmost foothills of the pre-Alps. A large stretch of the city’s limits is defined by the Vienna Woods providing fresh air for its inhabitants.
Over 45 percent of the city’s area is accounted for by gardens, parks, forests, and woodland, another 15 percent is farmland and 5 percent water. 35 percent of all journeys in the city are by public transportation – a European record. Vienna is also the only major capital with a significant wine-growing industry – cultivating mainly white wines on some 700 hectares – within the city limits.
Vienna is old, Vienna is new – and so varied: from the magnificent Baroque buildings to “golden” Art Nouveau to the latest architecture. And over 100 museums beckon…
For the employees of international companies working abroad (expatriates), Vienna is the most livable city in the world. Proof of this can be found in the Mercer study, which surveyed expatriates around the world and awarded the top position to the city in 2015 for the sixth time in a row. This explains why international organizations and renowned global corporations feel so at home in Vienna.
At a glance
Area: 415 km2
Population: 1.8 million
Population density: 4,260 people/km2
Coordinates: 48° 12’ N, 16° 22’ E
Height above sea level: 151m (Lobau) to 542 m (Hermannskogel)
Unofficial anthem: the Blue Danube Waltz by Johann Strauss