Lying in the center of Europe, Austria has been a vital link between the cities of Europe for centuries. Vienna is a vibrant and beautiful city with theater, opera, art, 20 museums, castles, restaurants, music, shopping and the Vienna Boys' Choir.
Modern Vienna has maintained the majestic ambiance of its architectural heritage, ancient historical sites, monasteries, and old town centers, while continuing to offer a great menu of cultural and academic resources. As the seat of the Habsburg Empire, Vienna has enjoyed great prosperity throughout the ages. A focal point for European culture, Vienna has always attracted artistic genius, especially in music, but also in art, architecture, literature, philosophy, and the sciences. Such well-known personalities as Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Schiele, Loos, Kafka, Wittgenstein, and Freud were either born here or chose to make Vienna their home.