Vienna is located in northeastern Austria, at the easternmost extension of the Alps in the Vienna Basin. The earliest settlement, at the location of today’s inner city, was south of the meandering Danube while the city now spans both sides of the river. The city has a total area of 414.65 square kilometers, making it the largest city in Austria by area.
Vienna has an oceanic climate. The city has warm Summers. Winters are relatively dry and cold with average temperatures at about freezing point. Spring is variable and Autumn cool.
With its history, its cultural traditions, and its location in the centre of Europe, Vienna is of special interest, particularly for students.
LIVING IN Vienna
For the tenth time, Vienna has been rated the most livable city worldwide (according to the 2019 Quality of Living worldwide city ranking, published by the international consulting firm Mercer). The main reason for the high ranking is the high quality of living combined with cultural activity and affordable tuition fees.
Next to the many historical buildings, there are museums with some of the most important artworks ever created, by artists such as Klimt, Schiele, Dürer, Rembrandt, etc. Furthermore, it is the city of classical music, hosting the world famous Musikverein (Music Lovers Hall) and an outstanding Opera House.
However, the city also features vibrant cafés and clubs, modern architecture, trendy designer stores and music festivals for all tastes. Vienna’s many faces, ranging from traditional and historical to progressive and alternative, all complement one another.
Vienna is also a very safe city.