One famous attraction in the Austrian capital is the Schonbrunn Zoo. It features different kinds of animals including the lovable pandas. And they’re not just the regular size pandas but the giant types.
This popular Vienna Zoo started caring for these black and white bears from China in 2003. The first pair, Yang Yang and Long Hui, came from the Chinese research and breeding center called Wolong. Their first offspring is Fu Long which was born in August 2007. Unknown to some of you, Fu Long was the first baby panda in Europe to be conceieved in the natural manner.
You may have noticed that many countries today try to make remarkable achievements that can get them into the Guinness Book of World Records. If you’re in Vienna, though, you can establish your own record in a yearly event known as Vienna Recordia.
This event where new world records are set and old records challenged will take place on September 26 at the world’s and Vienna’s oldest amusement park. This is the fifth year of Vienna Recordia and more participants from neighboring regions are expected to participate.
Vienna is home to many historical landmarks, not to mention world class buildings. But did you know that there are also many companies that are over a hundred years old? Here are ten of these century old Austrian companies:
If you want to find English language books in Vienna, there is one shop you can’t miss. Shakespeare & Company is the name of the bookshop situated at Sterngasse 2.
Visitors to the Shakespeare & Company bookstore in Vienna are a mix of people from different countries as well as the locals or Austrians. Although the establishment is not that famous in Vienna, somehow people who are fond of the English literature find their way to the bookstore.