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Historic Centre of Vienna

Historic Centre of Vienna
Historic Centre of Vienna
Country: Austria
Category: Cultural Sites
Criteria: (ii)(iv)(vi)
Date of Inscription: 2001

Vienna developed from early Celtic and Roman settlements into a Medieval and Baroque city, the capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. It played an essential role as a leading European music centre, from the great age of Viennese Classicism through the early part of the 20th century. The historic centre of Vienna is rich in architectural ensembles, including Baroque castles and gardens, as well as the late-19th-century Ringstrasse lined with grand buildings, monuments and parks.

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World Heritage Sites in Austria (7)

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Capital: Vienna
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Language: German, Austro-Bavarian, Alemannic
Time Zone: UTC+1

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