Vienna pictures. Vienna, previously the seat of the Holy Roman Empire and the Habsburgs' Austro-Hungarian Empire, is today a lively city characterized in several ways by the old empires - much of their city planning and architecture remains intact, making Vienna charming and attractive.
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Vienna's most well-known attractions are probably the Hofburg (the Habsburgs' Imperial Palace), Schönbrunn Palace (with its vast palace gardens including a zoo), the huge cathedral Stephansdom, the Opera House, Belvedere Palace and the Prater (a large amusement park with a giant ferris wheel); several of which can be seen in these pictures.
Besides busy architectural attractions there are also many peaceful parks and the city is trying to make the most of the Danube flowing through it.
Also worth noting is the more than 200m high Donauturm TV transmitter tower, from which there's an excellent view of the city, and bungee-jumping is also an option.