The city of Vienna is a city located in Austria, in Central Europe located on the banks of the Danube river, in the Valley of the Woods of Vienna, at the foot of the first foothills of the Alps. It is the capital of Austria and one of its nine federated states.
Vienna surrounded by the Land of Lower Austria. Vienna is the largest city, cultural and political center of Austria. It is also the second most populous city in Central Europe (after Berlin) and the tenth largest city in the European Union. Its metropolitan area has 2.4 million inhabitants, a population similar to that of the city in 1914. The official language is German.
The city has a long history, since it is one of the oldest capitals of Europe, so it has an important artistic heritage. During the nineteenth century was one of the great musical capitals of the world and at the beginning of the twentieth century Mecca of the philosophy and political debate of the West, as well as one of the main world cultural centers.