Today, we would like to zoom out and introduce to you the unique charm of the beautiful city where our school is located – Vienna!
Vienna is known for its convenient geographical location (Austria borders eight European neighboring countries), beautiful environment, rich history and culture, high-quality medical care, education and life, low-density urban population, low crime rate, and Moderate price levels. For these reasons, Vienna has been selected twice as “the most livable city in the World” by The Economist, and 10 times in a row it has been ranked first in the global city quality of life rankings released by Mercer consulting company!
The Heart of Europe
Vienna is an important European city and can be considered as the political, economic, and cultural center of Austria. The second largest river in Europe, The Danube, passes through the city, so it is also known as the “Goddess of the Danube”, with a beautiful environment and pleasant scenery.
The view over the city offers the mountains of the Alps alongside churches of various styles which cast an ancient and solemn color on the city with green mountains and clear waters.
In the city center, which is on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, you will find ancient cobbled streets full of Baroque, Gothic, and Romanesque classical buildings. The city is full of famous sights and majestic buildings such as museums, city halls, congresses, opera houses, and numerous beautiful parks where people meet to enjoy each other’s company or read a good book.
Vienna has always attracted people from all over the world with a warm and open international city image. From ancient cafes, historic museums, and magnificent imperial buildings to bustling shopping districts and administrative districts full of international institutions, Vienna has perfectly combined tradition and fashion.
Music Capital of the World
From the ancient Habsburg dynasty to the Holy Roman Empire, Vienna was the ruling center of Central Europe. It is rich in humanities and history. It is also a paradise for music, painting, culture, and architecture. As the music capital of the world, it gave birth to Schubert, Johann Strauss I and Johann Srauss II, and Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Liszt, Lehar, Bruckner, Mahler, Gluck, Brahms, and Vivaldi also worked here.
Many parks and squares stand with statues of famous artists, and many streets, auditoriums, and conference halls are named after these musicians. Vienna has the world’s most luxurious State Opera, a well-known music hall, and a first-class symphony orchestra.
International Education and Career
As one of the four United Nations offices in the world (the remaining three are New York, USA, Geneva, Switzerland, and Nairobi, Kenya), it is also home to many other international organizations and expat families.
The University of Vienna is the oldest and largest comprehensive university in the German-speaking countries (1365). Additionally, you have the Vienna Medical University (2004), the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts (1692), the Vienna Veterinary University (1765), and Vienna The University of Technology (1815), Vienna University of Music and Performing Arts (1817), Vienna University of Applied Arts (1867), Vienna University of Agriculture (1872) and Vienna University of Economics (1898). At AMADEUS Vienna, we maintain good relations with the city’s universities, and many of our alumni attend one of the above universities – if they do not choose to go abroad.
The Greenest City in the World
Today’s global climate problem has become a huge challenge that the whole world needs to face together. Vienna responds to these global environmental problems with innovative science and technology, and while providing citizens with a high-quality life, it also protects the natural resources to the greatest extent. Therefore, in 2020, it was rated as “the world’s greenest city” in a study conducted by the international consulting company Resonancy.
Just like our school campus is surrounded by greenery, Vienna is surrounded by a circle of virgin forests: the famous “Vienna Woods”. The area has a width of tens of kilometers, and the total area spans 1,250 square kilometers.
Vienna is also a paradise for outdoor sports enthusiasts such as cycling, climbing, hiking, and skiing. Gardens full of roses, lawns everywhere, and tree-lined avenues are the heart of Vienna Parks. There are 990 parks in Vienna! Thanks to these parks and the “Vienna Woods”, nearly half of the total area of Vienna is covered by vegetation.
In short, living and studying here will be a great blessing in life! On behalf of Vienna, our school looks forward to your coming!
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