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Vienna, city of culture.

By Jesse Wallace Subscribe to RSS | July 12th 2012 | Views:

Vienna has long captured the imagination of many writers, poets and film makers, and for good reason, it is almost unparalleled in its rich culture and history. The city boasts a long tradition of famous musicians, and has been the scene for some of very highly acclaimed films. An ideal holiday destination for those looking for an intellectually rich and varied holiday, Vienna is a particularly fascinating city for those interested in music and film.

Vienna was the birth place of Franz Schubert, the famous classical composer whose works are still internationally performed and acclaimed, as well as Fritz Lang, director of the 'Metropolis' – and many other classic films. While not born in Vienna, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a resident of the city most of his life, and it was location for much of his work. The critically acclaimed 'Amadeus' is set in Vienna, and captures the spirit of the city during the time of the famous composer's life. The film 'The Third Man', based on a Graham Greene novel of the same name, was set in Vienna, the film is frequently included among critics 'greatest movie of all time' lists, and contains many excellent shots of the Viennese skyline, as well as artfully depicting its stunning architecture. In short, Vienna, has a very strong cultural history, and has provided fertile soil for many artists' imaginations and this is reflected in its representation in the arts.

Aside from its strong cultural presence, Vienna also can claim a long and varied history, stretching back to its modest beginnings as a Roman fort, in the 1st century. From this humble origin, Vienna grew to become a powerful and wealthy trading hub, and subsequently the seat of power for the Holy Roman empire and the centre of the Hapsburg rulers power. Vienna has changed hands many times over the years, it was captured twice by Napoleon, and was invaded by Germany during World War II, and despite this it maintains some exceedingly impressive structures, detailing its history in its architecture.

The city of Vienna makes for a wonderful holiday destination, or as part of a literary and cultural tour. There are many things to impress and interest the artistically and historically minded, from grand and imposing cathedrals, to the quaintly historic sections of the old town. There are many things to keep an active mind occupied, and it offers a rare chance for an inspiring journey. There are many hotels in Vienna that offer you close accomodation to the retail and historical centres of the city, and some Vienna hotels are particularly well placed to allow free and easy access to some of the most interesting areas of the city.

Jesse Wallace - About Author:
Jesse Wallace writes for a digital marketing agency. This article on Vienna hotels has been commissioned by a client of said agency. This article is not designed to promote, but should be considered professional content.

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