8 things you probably don't know about ViennaBy Vika https://pictolic.com/en/article/8-things-you-probably-dont-know-about-vienna
We understand the importance of exploring the places that may be on your travel map. And one of these places is Vienna. Here are some interesting facts about Vienna that you might not know about.
1. The University of Vienna is one of the oldest universities in Europe.
It was founded in 1365, but it is not only the oldest but also the largest. More than 90 thousand students study there.
2. This is one of the largest wine-growing cities in the world.
You will be surprised, but only within the capital of Austria, there are over 7 square kilometers of vineyards. Most of the wine is sold at home, but some are exported to other countries.
3. Prostitution is legalized in Vienna.
Despite this, many prostitutes work unofficially, so they cannot be called legal. Nevertheless, everything is official and legal in Viennese brothels.
4. The coffee culture is flourishing.
Coffee shops in Vienna are as beautiful as the city itself. And residents of the capital spend a lot of time there, sipping melange - Viennese classics. Vienna is not used to drinking coffee in a hurry, throwing a dose of caffeine in the morning. Coffee should be drunk slowly in a cafe, enjoying every sip.
5. Vienna Airport distributes free Wi-Fi.
At Vienna airport, you can always go online, as wi-fi is always free there.
6. Vienna has more graves than living inhabitants.
Sounds creepy, we know. But the country's central cemetery, the Zentralfriedhof, is one of the largest cemeteries in the world and has more graves than the city's living inhabitants. There are almost 50 cemeteries in the city. And many of them are hauntingly beautiful.
7. Drinking water is delicious.
Through aqueducts, water, which is almost completely free of chlorine, descends from the mountains and is supplied by the city's taps.
8. Opera is great and accessible.
Vienna is known for its thriving musical culture that spans a wide range of genres. While real fanatics can sit in premium seats (which can cost you hundreds of euros), the opera house reserves numerous standing-seat tickets that sell for just a few euros shortly before each performance.