Vienna is the capital of Austria. The city is located in the east of the country, on the river Danube. Vienna has 1.8 million inhabitants, and as many as 20% of the country's population lives here.
During the high season in July and August, the average temperature is about 30 degrees celsius. However, July can be quite rainy, so a recommendation is to go here in August or September, as the risk of rain is significantly lower.
Wiener Staatsoper is located at the intersection of Kärntnerstraße and Ringstraße in central Vienna. The Opera House is one of the most prominent in the world. About 50 operas and several ballets are arranged here every year. It is also possible to get a glimpse behind the scenes as guided tours are arranged in the magnificent building.
St. Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna's Catholic Church, is located on Stephansplatz in the Old Town and is one of the world's tallest churches. The funeral of the composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozarts, who lived in the city for most of his, life was held here,. The church is Gothic in style, but has some Romanesque features.
For the horselover, it is a must with a visit to one of the world's most beautiful equestrian arenas Spanische Hofreitschule (Spanish Riding School). The riding school is named after the famous Spanish horses that was used here before the official founding in 1729. Here you can see the famous white Lipizzaner horses, who are descendants of the original Spanish horses, perform their advanced dressage programs. At the riding school, performances in classical equestrian art are held twice a week between September-June. You also have the opportunity to see the training of the horses.
You can´t go to Vienna without eating a Wienerschnitzel. The schnitzel made on veal flank is traditionally served with lemon wedge and boiled potatoes with parsley. Another typical Austrian dish is Knödel. A kind of bread balls filled with pork loin, parsley and onion. They are usually served in meat broth or with sauerkraut. For dessert, we highly recommend Apfelstrudel, the country's popular pastry. A kind of apple cake with raisins.
A tip is to visit the food market Naschmarkt. A real classic that has existed in the city since the 18th century. From Monday to Friday, the market is open and here you can find goods from all corners of the world. Here you will find everything from fruit and vegetables, meat and fish, bread and cheese, but also delicacies such as oysters and Persian caviar. At Naschmarkt you will also find a number of different restaurants.
Vienna's home to Austria's most successful football clubs is Rapid Wien and Austria Wien. In Vienna, the Austrian men's national football team plays its home matches at the Ernst-Happel-Stadion.
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