Krane Vienna Austria travels


October 26, 2022, I joined my cousin Hikmat Hobeika in Vienna Austria for a delightful two weeks.

Vienna is the capital and largest city of Austria and one of the nine states of Austria. Vienna is Austria's primary city, with a population of about 1.8 million (2.6 million within the metropolitan area, nearly one third of Austria's population), and its cultural, economic, and political centre. It is the 7th-largest city by population within city limits in the European Union.

Until the beginning of the 20th century, it was the largest German-speaking city in the world, and before the splitting of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in World War I, the city had 2 million inhabitants. Today, it has the second largest number of German speakers after Berlin. Vienna is host to many major international organizations, including the United Nations and OPEC.

The city is located in the eastern part of Austria and is close to the borders of the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary. These regions work together in a European Centrope border region. Along with nearby Bratislava, Vienna forms a metropolitan region with 3 million inhabitants. In 2001, the city centre was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In July 2017 it was moved to the list of World Heritage in Danger.

I am delighted to be in Vienna Austria with my cousin Hikmat Hobeika. He is the one with me in the photo at the symphony. Vienna is about two million people but it feels like four million as it is so crowded with tourists. We went to the Cathedra of St. Stephan, which was incredible. Then we visited the Kaisergruft which has many Kaisers in crypts including the last emperor in Europe. In the evening we went to the Wiener Royal Orchestra which included an opera singer and two ballerinas. It was most marvelous. In one day I have met and talked to two people from Vienna and others from Brazil, Afghanistan, Romania, Israel, France, India, and Italy.

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