Have I already mentioned Vienna is the best city in the world? Apart from the official ranking results, I am deeply convinced about it myself.
Vienna is the City of Music, no doubt. The marketing works well and you will be reminded of that more often than anywhere else: in the city center you pass a duet of street singers, a small accordion band, a guitar soloist,
and finally come across about a hundred people staring up at an enormous outdoor LCD screen displaying live opera.
Since this summer Vienna has a new attraction: For the first time, selected performances are being broadcasted live on a giant screen in front of the State Opera House. Free to consume :).
Last night, while strolling around the city, I suddenly heard the sounds of my beloved Mozart from far away… OMG, was that beautiful! It felt so majestic and at the same time so natural, in a perfect harmony with the surroundings…
By the way this is not the only one free acces to Classics in Vienna – since a long time they have a great tradition of a summer open-air Opera Film screening at Rathaus Platz.
I don`t know if all that has a special effect on the Viennese character, I can not state that the citizens of this dream city are happy and satisfied individuals but generally the Spirit of Culture and Classical music along with the beautiful architecture has a certain pleasant impact, at least on myself :).