Vienna, Austria’s capital, offers a unique blend of imperial traditions and stunning modern architecture. It is famous for its cultural events, imperial sights, coffee houses, cozy wine taverns, and that special brand of Viennese charm. Vienna’s prime landmarks are the gothic Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral), the Giant Ferris Wheel, the old recreational park, and the Spanish Riding School with it’s world-famous Lipizzan. Other major attractions are the Schönbrunn and Belvedere Palaces and the Ring Boulevard. Vienna has no dearth of museums and galleries, some of the famous ones being Kunsthistorischen Museum, with the world’s largest collection of Bruegel paintings, and MuseumsQuartier, with the Leopold Museum. Vienna is also known as the world’s music capital. Many celebrated composers have lived and worked here, including Strauss, Mozart, Beethoven and Haydn. The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra is one of the world’s best, while Staatsoper is one of the world’s leading opera houses.