Vienna is the capital of the Republic of Austria and also one of the nine states of Austria. Vienna is Austria’s primary city, with a population of about 1.7 million and is by far the largest city in Austria, as well as its cultural, economic, and political centre. Art and culture have a long tradition in Vienna, including theater, opera, classical music and fine arts. The Burgtheater is considered one of the best theaters in the German-speaking world alongside its branch, the Akademietheater. The Volkstheater Wien and the Theater in der Josefstadt also enjoy good reputations.
Modern attractions include the Hundertwasserhaus, the United Nations headquarters and the view from the Donauturm.