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Historical Reference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.
 

Michael Häupl

Mayor of Vienna

Dr. Michael Häupl
Mayor
City Hall of Vienna
Lichtenfelsgasse 2
A-1082 Vienna, Austria
Tel:
+43 1 4000 81111
Fax:
+43 1 4000 9981111
Email:
buergermeister@wien.gv.at
Dr. Margareta Griessler-Hermann
Executive Office of the Mayor and Governor of Vienna

Vienna, Austria
Tel:
+43 1 4000 82012
Fax:
+43 1 4000 99 82018
Email:
margareta.griessler@wien.gv.at
Mr. Thomas J. Resch
Chief Executive Office
European and International Affairs
Friedrich-Schmidt-Platz 3
1082 Vienna, Austria
Tel:
+43 1 4000 82575
Fax:
+43 1 4000 7200
Email:
thomas.resch@wien.gv.at
Ms. Regina Wiala-Zimm
International Relations Officer
Chief Executive Office for International Relations
Friedrich-Schmidt-Platz 3
1082 Vienna, Austria
Tel:
+43 1 40 00-82576
Fax:
+43 1 40 00-7200
Email:
regina.wiala-zimm@wien.gv.at
Mr. Ernst Woller
Chairman of the Vienna City Council Committee for Cultural Affairs, Science and Sports
Vienna City Council
Vorsorge, Obere Donaustraze 63
1020 Vienna, Austria
Tel:
+43 664 4207604
Fax:

Email:
e.woller@staedtische.co.at
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
1082 Vienna, Austria
Tel:
+43 1 4000 82689
Fax:
+43 1 4000 99 82689
Email:
rudolf.zunke@wien.gv.at
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