Whenever we talk about Vienna, many people think of the city’s famous and impressive buildings. However, Vienna offers much more. The city is particularly attractive to young people thanks to its cool festivals, trendy restaurants and modern architecture. The capital city of the Republic of Austria —divided into 23 districts— is undoubtedly one of the best cities in the world to live in. The first district is considered the historical centre and hosts attractions such as Hofburg, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the State Opera House. Also, you should not miss:
- The unique scents and flavours of the Naschmarkt.
- The traditional Viennese coffeehouse culture with a piece of history: the classic Viennese Sachertorte!
- Vienna from above: Take a ride on the Vienna Giant Ferris Wheel at sunset!
Biggest student city
Vienna is one of the oldest university cities. Nearly 200.000 students enjoy the diverse educational opportunities offered by the almost 20 universities and technical colleges. This makes Vienna the largest student city in the entire German-speaking world. To explore Vienna, it is important to understand it, and that begins with the language. Here is our little Viennese lexicon:
- „Servus“ Hello, goodbye
- “Samas?”: Can we start? Are we done?
- “Bim/Tram”: tram
- “Haberer”: friend
- “Gschpusi”: love relationship
- “Semmeln”: bread rolls
- “Heuriger with Schanigarten”: vineyard with garden
- “Bissgurn”: sharp-tongued woman