Austria’s capital city of Vienna was once the imperial capital of the powerful Austro-Hungarian Empire until the dissolution of the empire following defeat in World War I.
Remnants of Vienna’s legacy as an imperial capital, including the Habsburgs’ summer residence Schönbrunnare, are scattered throughout the city.
Vienna’s artistic and intellectual contributions to the world are undeniable. Mozart, Beethoven, and Sigmund Freud – to name a few – have all called Vienna home.
Vienna’s MuseumsQuartier district hosts a number of historic and contemporary buildings that display works by Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt, and other great Viennese artists.