Life in Vienna

Vienna is Austria's capital and largest city and home to a population of more than 1.7 million people. Situated in the very East of the country, close to Hungary, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic, Vienna is a major European centre of economic, political and cultural life. The MERCER Quality of Living Reports, a survey measuring the quality of life in cities around the globe, has consistently listed Vienna as number 1 since 2009.


Renowned for its exquisite balls in the carnival season, impeccable concerts of classical music, and culinary traditions that gave the world such delights as the Wiener Schnitzel and Sachertorte, Vienna is an absolute must for people looking to experience the spirit of traditional European elegance.


Situated in the heart of Europe, Vienna is also a melting pot for different cultures and traditions, reflected by the vast variety of leisure activities offered and places to go out to. Vienna offers a seemingly endless selection of clubs, bars, cafes, pubs, and much more.



  • 414.67  
  • 1,713,957 inhabitants
  • population density: 4,133 inh./
  • Eastern Austria
  • altitude on average: 170 m
  • distances: 520km to Berlin (Germany), 250km to Prague (Czech Republic), 55km to Bratislava (Slovakia), 215km to Budapest (Hungary), 280km to Ljubljana (Slovenia), 765km to Rome (Italy), 685km to Bern (Switzerland)



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  • Welcome Guide.pdfA collection of useful information which should help you to settle in Vienna