Name and Location
The English nameVienna is borrowed from the Italian name Vienna. “Vienna” and the official German name Wien, and the names of the city in most languages, are though to derive from the Celtic word windo-, meaning “bright” or “fair”
The city lies in the east of Austria and is close to the borders of the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary
- It is the 7th-largest city by population within city limits in the European Union
- Today it has the second most number of German speakers after Berlin. Vienna is host to many major international organizations, including the United Nations and OPEC
- Major tourist attractions include the imperial palaces of the Hofburg and Schönbrunn (also home to the world’s oldest zoo, Tiergarten Schönbrunn) and the Riesenrad in the Prater
- There are also more than 100 art museums, which together attract over eight million visitors per year
- The most popular ones are Albertina, Belvedere, Leopold Museum in the Museumsquartier, KunstHausWien, BA-CA Kunstforum.