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Vienna, the capital of Austria, is located in the east of the country, on the banks of the Danube.
The city owes much of its charm and rich history to its splendid location on the banks of the River Danube.
For centuries, the gateway between Western and Eastern Europe, it was the natural core of the once-extensive Habsburg Empire.
Since then it has remained the most important commercial and cultural center in Austria.
Its artistic and intellectual legacy was shaped by locals like Mozart, Beethoven and Sigmund Freud.
The city is also known for its imperial palaces, such as Schönbrunn Palace, the summer residence of the Habsburgs.
With an unmistakably cosmopolitan atmosphere, Vienna retains a distinct charm and elegance.
This is greatly accentuated by its beautiful old architecture, its famous carriages (Fiaker) as well as its splendid cafes with their famous Viennese cakes and pastries.
In the MuseumsQuartier, works by Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt can be seen in historic and modern buildings.
Vienna continues to attract visitors with its many historic sightseeing opportunities, fabulous art collections, gleaming palaces and exceptional musical heritage.
This appreciation of the nation's rich culture is still very much evident in Vienna's magnificent museums, its beautiful concert halls and one of the largest opera houses in the world.
Read about Vienna in Wikipedia