Flemings Conference Hotel Wien, Vienna,
Vienna is the capital of Austria and it is situated in the north-east of the country on the River Danube; population 1,661,206 (2006). From 1278 to 1918 it was the seat of the Habsburgs. It has long been a centre of the arts, especially music; Mozart, Beethoven, and the Strauss family were among the great composers who lived and worked there. It is the capital and largest city of Austria; located on the Danube in north-eastern Austria; was the home of Beethoven and Brahms and Haydn and Mozart and Schubert and Strauss. It offers a unique blend of imperial traditions and stunning modern architecture. It is famous for its cultural events, imperial sights, coffee houses, cozy wine taverns, and the very special Viennese charm. In 2010, Vienna won the title as the highest ranked city in the Mercer Human Resource Consulting Quality of Living Survey which was based on political, economic, environmental, personal safety, health, education, transportation and other public service factors. The Austro-Hungarian Empire collapsed in 1918 with the end of World War I. The First Austrian Republic was established in 1919. In the 1938 Anschluss, Austria was occupied and annexed by Nazi Germany. This lasted until the end of World War II in 1945, after which Austria was occupied by the Allies and its former democratic constitution was restored. In 1955, the Austrian State Treaty re-established Austria as a sovereign state, ending the occupation. In the same year, the Austrian Parliament created the Declaration of Neutrality which declared that the country would become permanently neutral.
St. Francis of Assisi Church
Viennese Giant Ferris Wheel