Austria's capital Vienna ranks as one of the most attractive cities worldwide. The quality of life in Vienna is generally very high. The city is safe, has a stable political system, well-organized public services, a clean environment and an excellent public transport system. The Austrian health system is excellent.
The subjective feeling of well-being has been repeatedly attested to by locals and internationals by leading international studies and city rankings. Vienna is a city of culture with outstanding scenery and a rich cultural heritage. Imperial buildings like the Hofburg, the Schönbrunn Palace, the Belvedere and the impressive buildings of the Ring Boulevard shape the city´s image. Numerous activities in the area of theatre, opera, ballet, classical and rock concerts, museums and art galleries satisfy all tastes. During the summer Vienna plays host to several free music festivals and in winter the city is transformed by the Christmas markets and outdoor ice skating rinks.
Vienna is a green city with many parks in the inner city, the world famous Vienna Prater, which is twice as large as New York's Central Park and the rolling hills of the Vienna Woods. Vienna is the only city in the world with noteworthy wine-growing. About 700 hectares of vineyards are within the city boundaries. The climate is moderate with average summer temperatures from 20°C to 30°C and average winter temperatures around 0°C.
Furthermore, for 10 consecutive years Vienna has been ranked as the number one city in the world for the best quality of life.