15 Amazing Vienna Facts

FASCINATING FACTS ABOUT VIENNA

Vienna is the capital city of Austria, Vienna is also known for its Imperial palaces, including Schönbrunn, the Habsburgs’ summer residence.

Vienna Facts

Vienna Facts

  1. The Tiergarten Schönbrunn is the oldest zoological garden in the world, founded in 1752.

  2. Schönbrunn Palace consists of 1441 rooms.

  3. Holfburg Palace was built in 1279, Now serves as the official residence of Austrian President.

  4. Vienna’s Central Cemetery ,Zentral Friedhof,  is the second largest cemetery in Europe and largest in Vienna.

  5. The snow globe was also invented in Vienna by Erwin Perzy In 1900.

  6. After WWII, Vienna was divided into four parts occupied by the United States, France, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. The Division of the city ended in 1955 thanks to do the Austrian state treaty.

  7. Vienna is the Largest city in Austria by Area, the total area of Vienna is 414.65 square kilometers or 160.1 sq mi.

  8. Vienna is home to the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) since 1965.

  9. The 1949 film The Third Man has been called the “most important” film about Vienna.

  10. Napoleon occupied Vienna in 1805 and again in 1809.

  11. Vienna sits in two different climate zones: European transitional and Panonian.

  12.  Every year more than 450 balls take place in Vienna.

  13. The oldest surviving daily newspaper in the world is “Wiener Zeitung”, which has been issued in Vienna since 1703.

  14. Vienna has the oldest Ferris wheel in the world, Wiener Riesenrad, built in 1897.

  15. Every Year Almost three million people visit the St Stephen’s Cathedral.

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