Prestige in Vienna
Vienna is the political, economic and cultural heart of Austria. Most of its inhabitants (around 87%) work in the tertiary sector, which is notably higher than in other regions. It is an attractive place for foreign companies: more than 200 have local headquarters here. Among the biggest employers in the city are Siemens, OMV AG, ÖBB Holding, AG Mondi, AG Heineken, C&EE, Telekom Austria, etc. Nowadays, more and more companies are renting office space in business centers. And there are a few reasons for this. Firstly, business centers can often be found in top locations, which means a prestigious business address. For example, Golden Quarter in Vienna – a luxury shopping district and part of UNESCO World Heritage Site. Secondly, business centers offer all-inclusive facilities, which is super convenient. And last but not least, in business centers you can meet like-minded people – in shared facilities or in networking events.
The city inside Vienna
Donau City – the most modern district on the north bank of the Danube – has a very high concentration of commercial property, imposing business centers and first-class conference facilities (70 %). The tallest skyscraper in Austria – DC Tower – as well as other impressive office buildings – is also here. Therefore, hi-tech firms, such as IBM, prefer to rent office space in DC. Another interesting spot is Tech Gate Vienna – the home to technology and science labs and venue for numerous events.
Music and wine in Vienna
Vienna’s uniqueness is also about wine and music. On 700 hectares of vineyards, it produces more wine within its limits than any other city in the world. These are predominately white wines (e.g., Wiener Gemischter Satz) of top quality. It is no surprise that wine tasting and hiking tours around vineyard are popular tourist attractions.
Apart from its wine fame, Vienna bears the title of World Capital of Music. It was the home to such famous composers as Haydn, Schubert, Mozart, Beethoven, to name just a few. The State Opera House is extremely popular with all age groups and always busy. Moreover, it has the largest repertoire in the world. Interestingly, even cheap standing tickets are sold before each performance. Music is in the air here!