About Vienna

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(c) Gerhard Pernecker

ECSA 2014 will take place at the University of Vienna, the oldest university in the German-speaking world and one of the largest in Central Europe. Vienna is the capital and largest city of Austria. Each year since 2005, Vienna has been the world’s number one destination for international congresses and conventions. Vienna attracts about five million tourists a year.


(c) Gerhard Pernecker

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. Vienna is well known for having 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.


(c) Gerhard Pernecker

In a 2005 study of 127 world cities, Vienna was ranked first (in a tie with Vancouver, Canada) for the world’s most livable cities (in the 2012 survey of 140 cities Vienna was ranked number two, behind Melbourne).