The city of Vienna is Austria’s cultural, economic and political centre, with approximately 1.7 million inhabitants. Rich in cultural tradition, Vienna offers numerous attractions and the city centre is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site.
Vienna is indeed a fantastic place to live and to visit, and for three consecutive years (2009-2011) Vienna was ranked in Mercer’s annual “Quality of Living” survey as the city with the highest quality of life in the world. Vienna has also been top-ranked in surveys such as The Economist’s “World’s Most Livable Cities” and Monocle’s “Quality of Life Survey”.
The city’s ambitious and innovative approaches to participatory urban planning and carbon reduction, as well as to transportation and land-use planning, resulted in Vienna becoming the world’s “smartest city” in the first-ever global ranking of smart cities. Well-developed cultural assets, human infrastructure and networked markets render Vienna a top destination for innovation.