• It is a Central European city located on the banks of theDanube, in the valley of the Vienna Woods, at the foot ofthe foothills of the Alps. It is the capital of Austria and oneof its nine federal states (Bundesland Wien).It is surrounded by the federal state of Lower Austria. Witha population of 1,712,903 inhabitants (2010), Vienna is thelargest city, cultural and political center of Austria. It is alsothe tenth largest city in the European Union and itsmetropolitan area has 2.4 million inhabitants, populationsimilar to that of the city in 1914. The official language isGerman.The city has a long history, as it is one of the oldest capitalsin Europe, so it has an important artistic heritage. Duringthe nineteenth century was one of the great music capitalsof the world and early twentieth century mecca ofphilosophy and political debate in the West, and one of themain cultural centers worldwide.
• Linz is a city in northeastern Austria, bisected by the River Danube. It is thecapital of the state of Upper Austria (Oberösterreich) and has 188,968inhabitants and 271,000 in the metropolitan area.The city was founded by the Romans, who called Lentia.During most of its history, the city has only been a provincial capital and amajor crossing point of several trade routes.Last room in which the Emperor Frederick III of Habsburg, he spent his lastyears. For a brief period was the most important city of the Holy RomanEmpire. However, he lost his rank and after the emperors death in 1493,the capital returned to Vienna and Prague.Johannes Kepler spent several years in the city, university that bears hisname. Anton Bruckner Linz lived in the years 1855-1868.Near Linz, in the village of Leonding, are buried Adolf Hitlers parents, whoattended the school ("Fadingergymnasium") in Linz.
• Salzburg is the fourth largest city in Austria, with150 269 inhabitants (2007), the capital of thefederal state (Bundesland) of Salzburg and theeponymous region, one of the five regions intowhich this country. Its official name in German isSalzburg and comes from the boats carrying saltin the eighth century and that they should pay atax, common use in many rivers in Europe). It isworld famous for being the birthplace ofWolfgang Amadeus Mozart, one of the greatestgeniuses in the history of music.In the vicinity of Salzburg are the headquartersand factory of Red Bull.
• Graz, Austrian city, capital of Styria (German: Steiermark). With apopulation of 250 099 inhabitants is the second largest city. University citywas named European capital of culture in 2003.Graz has 4 universities covering about 40,000 students. It is the secondmost important university city in Austria after Vienna. One in seven peoplein Graz studied.University of Music and Dramatic Arts GrazKarl Franzens University (German Karl-Franzens Universität): Founded in1585, Austrian university is the second oldest and the second largest inthe country. Around 21,000 students study at the university.University of Technology (in German Technische Universität): With 7faculties and about 9,000 students.Medical University (German Universität Medizinischen): It has more than5,000 students.University of Music and Dramatic Arts (German Universität für Musik andPerforming Arts): It has about 2,000 students.
En realidad no es una isla en absoluto, sino una plataforma flotante artificial en elmedio del río Mur. Este hito de Graz fue diseñado por el artista neoyorquino VitoAcconci con motivo de Graz convertirse en la Capital Europea de la Cultura 2003.El edificio, en forma de una concha de mar gigante mide 50m de largo y 20m deancho. Dos pasarelas conectan con las dos orillas del Mur. El centro de la plataformaforma un anfiteatro. Por debajo de una cúpula redonda trenzado hay una cafetería yun parque infantil. El Murinsel se construye para un número máximo de 350visitantes.