Vienna, the capital and largest city in Austria. Often ranked as the most livable city in the world. This city is rich in imperial history and art, superb and quality cuisine, efficient transportation, and a vibrant community. Vienna is also one of the leading smart cities Europe making it a place truly worth touring.

 

Michaelerplatz

Photograph by Georg Knoll/Bilderberg/Aurora Photos Evoking a past imperial time, a horse-drawn carriage enters Vienna’s Michaelerplatz, site of the Habsburg emperors’ Hofburg Palace.

Evoking a past imperial time, a horse-drawn carriage enters Vienna’s Michaelerplatz, site of the Habsburg emperors’ Hofburg Palace.
Photograph by Georg Knoll/Bilderberg/Aurora Photos

 

Museums Quartier

Photograph by Heimo Aga During the summer months, visitors to Museums Quartier Vienna can relax on comfortable modern furniture.

During the summer months, visitors to Museums Quartier Vienna can relax on comfortable modern furniture.
Photograph by Heimo Aga

 

Karlskirche

Photograph by Heimo Aga The baroque Karlskirche (St. Charles’s Church), built in the early 18th century, anchors Vienna’s Karlsplatz. The baroque Karlskirche (St. Charles’s Church), built in the early 18th century, anchors Vienna’s Karlsplatz.

The baroque Karlskirche (St. Charles’s Church), built in the early 18th century, anchors Vienna’s Karlsplatz.
Photograph by Heimo Aga

 

Prater Amusement Park

Photograph by Georg Knoll/Bilderberg/Aurora Photos Prater amusement park still delights Viennese of all ages since the opening of its Giant Ferris Wheel in 1897.

Prater amusement park still delights Viennese of all ages since the opening of its Giant Ferris Wheel in 1897.
Photograph by Georg Knoll/Bilderberg/Aurora Photos

 

The Palmenhaus

Photograph by Altrendo Travel/Getty Images In Vienna’s Schönbrunn Palace gardens, the Palmenhaus (Palm House) contains orchids, potted palms, and tropical birds and frogs.

In Vienna’s Schönbrunn Palace gardens, the Palmenhaus (Palm House) contains orchids, potted palms, and tropical birds and frogs.
Photograph by Altrendo Travel/Getty Images

 

The Strandbar Herrmann

Photograph by Georg Knoll/Bilderberg/Aurora Photos The Strandbar Herrmann, an urban beach bar, opens during summer months near Vienna’s Danube Canal, with the old Urania observatory as its backdrop.

The Strandbar Herrmann, an urban beach bar, opens during summer months near Vienna’s Danube Canal, with the old Urania observatory as its backdrop.
Photograph by Georg Knoll/Bilderberg/Aurora Photos

 

Urania Terrace

Photograph by Georg Knoll/Bilderberg/Aurora Photos The terrace of the upscale Urania cafe/bar/restaurant overlooks Vienna’s Danube Canal.

The terrace of the upscale Urania cafe/bar/restaurant overlooks Vienna’s Danube Canal.
Photograph by Georg Knoll/Bilderberg/Aurora Photos

 

The Badeschiff

Photograph by Georg Knoll/Bilderberg/Aurora Photos A repurposed cargo barge makes for a summertime floating pool, called the Badeschiff (Swim Ship), on Vienna’s Danube Canal.

A repurposed cargo barge makes for a summertime floating pool, called the Badeschiff (Swim Ship), on Vienna’s Danube Canal.
Photograph by Georg Knoll/Bilderberg/Aurora Photos

 

Hofburg Palace

Photograph by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images The Hofburg Palace was the residence of Austrian emperors from the 13th to 20th centuries, and now houses museums filled with imperial treasures and art.

The Hofburg Palace was the residence of Austrian emperors from the 13th to 20th centuries, and now houses museums filled with imperial treasures and art.
Photograph by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

 

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Rathausplatz

Photograph by Heimo Aga Crowds gather at the summertime open-air film festival, where free movies play on Vienna’s Rathausplatz (City Hall Square).

Crowds gather at the summertime open-air film festival, where free movies play on Vienna’s Rathausplatz (City Hall Square).
Photograph by Heimo Aga

 

This feature originally appeared in National Geographic.



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