The most Interesting Fun Facts About Vienna That You Didn’t Know
#1 Vienna’s Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof) has over 2.5 million tombs (more than the city’s live population), including those of Beethoven, Brahms, Gluck, Schubert, Schoenberg and Strauss.
#2 The Sacher Torte was made by Franz Sacher, when the chef of the court of Prince Metternich fallen ill – just on when the prince ordered a new dessert. So it was up to a 16 years old trainee named Franz Sacher to create a new dish. And that day in 1832 the Sacher Torte was born.
#3 Tiergarten Schönbrunn in Vienna, founded in 1752, is said to be the oldest zoological garden in the world.
#4 Over 300 balls take place every year in Vienna. Most of these events usually happen in the first 3 months of the year, between January and March. In that time, you will see people in ball gowns on the street, grabbing a late night sausage snack and nobody cares.
#5 Vienna’s cuisines is a real brand. It is the only cuisine named after a city.
#6 Vienna is divided into 23 districts. The city center in Vienna is a World Heritage Site.
#7 640 wine framers produce 2.5 million liters wine every year – in Vienna.