Vienna - great location in the heart of Europe
Austria belongs to Europe’s most desired destinations, renowned for its history, culture, architecture and hospitality. For centuries, it has been home to the world’s finest artists, composers, scientists and leading economists. It is a small but wildly diverse country that offers numerous cultural, leisure and business activities and impresses with its lively cities, breathtaking landscape, culinary diversity and exceptional wines.
Vienna, the historical capital of the Habsburg monarchy for over six centuries, is a vibrant and exciting place to live and study and is an impressive repository of culture and heritage. According to various rankings, it is among the most livable cities in the world due to its exceptional safety records, education quality, recreation possibilities and political-economic stability.
Vienna offers a perfect blend of imperial traditions, nostalgic charm and stunning modern architecture. It is home to one of the world’s leading opera houses and is internationally acclaimed for its cultural and social events such as the New Year's Concert of the Vienna Philharmonics and numerous balls. After visiting some of Europe’s finest museums, traditional cafés are a good place to relax and experience the typical Viennese charm.
Home of international companies and organizations
Vienna’s geographical position in the heart of Europe makes it a multicultural metropolis and an important site for international companies and organizations. This is why many multinational companies have located their CEE headquarters in Vienna. Moreover, the Austrian capital is home to various UN agencies such as the Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the UN Office on Drug and Crime (UNODC), and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The headquarters of OPEC and OSCE are also located in Vienna.
Gateway to Europe and the Middle East
The Vienna International Airport (VIE) is a major hub for all of Europe and the Middle East, in particular the CEE region, covering over 40 destinations. For commuting students, Vienna is the ideal location to study as it can be easily accessed by plane from many European cities within less than two hours. In addition, the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) offer a well developed railway network and modern trains that carry you to Vienna in safety and comfort. Vienna can also be easily reached by train from further afield. If you travel by car or bus you will have a safe journey to Vienna on Austria’s excellent network of freeways, expressways and federal highways.
More information about Vienna is available at http://www.wien.info/en