Vienna, Austria

General Information

Administrative status

Capital of Vienna

Historic Centre of Vienna

Registration Year


Historical function


Registration criteria

Criterion (ii): The urban and architectural qualities of the Historic Centre of Vienna bear outstanding witness to a continuing interchange of values throughout the second millennium.

Criterion (iv): Three key periods of European cultural and political development – the Middle Ages, the Baroque period, and the Gründerzeit – are exceptionally well illustrated by the urban and architectural heritage of the Historic Centre of Vienna.

Criterion (vi): Since the 16th century Vienna has been universally acknowledged to be the musical capital of Europe.

Historical reference

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.



Prof. Dr. Amareswar Galla (2019), “Vienna, the Red City”, Amaravati Express


8 January 2016

Vienna awards winner of the 2015 Photo Competition

Vienna, Austria

Northwest Europe and North America

13 December 2012


Vienna, Austria

Northwest Europe and North America


Mr. Michael Ludwig

City Hall of Vienna

Lichtenfelsgasse 2
Vienna, Austria

+43 1 4000 81111
[email protected]

Ms. Regina Wiala-Zimm

International Relations Officer
Chief Executive Office for International Relations

Friedrich-Schmidt-Platz 3
Vienna, Austria

+43 1 40 00-82576
[email protected]

Mr. Ernst Woller

First President of the Parliament of the State of Vienna
Vienna City Council

Vorsorge, Obere Donaustraze 63
Vienna, Austria

+43 664 4207604
[email protected]

Dr. Margareta Griessler-Hermann

Executive Office of the Mayor and Governor of Vienna

+43 1 4000 82012
[email protected]

Mr. Thomas J. Resch

Chief Executive Office
European and International Affairs

Friedrich-Schmidt-Platz 3
Vienna, Austria

+43 1 4000 82575
[email protected]

Mr. Rudolf Zunke

Executive Group for Construction and Technology
Competence Centre overall urban planning, Smart City Strategy, participation, gender planning - City of Vienna

City Hall of Vienna
Vienna, Austria

+43 1 4000 82689
[email protected]