Vienna is the largest city in Austria. In its metropolitan area, nearly three million residents live, which is a third of the total population of this European country.

It is the largest city on the Danube River and the fifth-largest city by population in the entire European Union.

We are talking about the capital city of neighboring Austria - Vienna.

Origin of the Name

The exact origin of the name Vienna (in German, Wien) is not entirely certain.

Many historians, including the Otto's educational dictionary, claim that the name originates from the Old Slavic tribe of the Veneti or Vinds, who lived in the area from present-day Styria to the Danube River.

The first mention of the name Vienna dates back to the Roman Empire.

The Romans had a military station in today's Vienna, which served to protect the northern borders of the empire. This station was called Vindobona.

Must-See Attractions

If you plan a trip or vacation to modern-day Vienna, one day will certainly not be enough. Vienna is a magnificent historical city with countless precious monuments and exceptional places.

We have prepared a selection of three of the most interesting ones for you. Here they are:


Located right in the center of Vienna is the castle complex, whose construction began in 1279.

Until 1918, it was the residence of emperors and kings from the Habsburg dynasty; today, it serves as the residence of the Austrian president.

During a tour of Hofburg, you can expect not only the Habsburg coronation jewels but also the iconic Sissi museum.


Not only art lovers will appreciate the Albertina gallery, located close to the aforementioned Hofburg.

The gallery was named after Albert of Saxony-Teschen, son-in-law of Maria Theresa, who was an avid art collector and founded the gallery in 1768.

In the gallery, you can find the world's largest collection of graphics, including originals by Michelangelo, Raphael, Leonardo, Rubens, and Rembrandt.


A prime example of an imperial palace from the late Baroque period is the renowned Schönbrunn Palace.

It houses 1440 rooms, in which, during the palace's heyday, over a thousand people served.

The Schönbrunn Palace was frequently visited by the famous music composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and was also used by the renowned French military leader Napoleon Bonaparte.

A unique experience is also a walk in the palace park during its bloom.

For Kids

If you're traveling to Vienna with your children, you shouldn't miss a visit to the unique Prater park. It's an amusement park with the traditional symbol of the giant Ferris wheel, which has been standing there since 1866.

Whether with children, colleagues at a conference, or team building, you can utilize the outdoor activity Treasure Hunt.