Vienna is the capital of Austria. With almost three million residents, Wien (in the native German language) is often ranked first among the world’s most livable cities. The core was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001. Vienna is also ranked among the top 20 European cities to visit. These distinctions speak volumes. You will thoroughly enjoy your vacation here. This travel guide describes the highlights of Innere Stadt (Inner City), the equivalent to old town. Seen here is Stadtpark. The 16 acre park is filled with statues of famous Austrian composers, writers and artists. Especially attractive is the long Art Nouveau promenade along the Wienfluss (Vienna River).