This statue of the goddess Athena is an example of the Greek influence on Vienna's public architecture.
The Austrian capital of Vienna ？Wien？， with a population of more
than 1.6 million， is a city forever implanted into the international imagination as a dreamy place of cream-filled pastries？奶油馅饼？and
angelic choir boys， of prancing white horses and swirling Strauss waltzes. It is a city where legend overrules reality —— the Danube River？多
瑙河？， which flows through Vienna， may not be true blue， yet， the
"Blue Danube" waltz？蓝色多瑙河华尔兹？has permanently painted the
waterway that hue in the mind's eye.
The imperial seat of the Habsburg court since the 17th century， Vienna
was one of the world's most powerful cities， both culturally and
politically， until World War I， when the dissolution of the
Hungarian Empire？奥匈帝国？left it humbled by the redefinition Austro-
of Europe's political structure. Despite having the power plug pulled，
the city has retained its cultural cache？文化蕴藏地？。This statue of
the goddess Athena is an example of the Greek influence on Vienna's public architecture.
The world-famous Vienna Boys Choir
Music is the soul of Vienna —— the great composers of Europe， from
Mozart to Beethoven， Haydn to Schubert， Strauss to Mahler， called the
city home. And at every opportunity， from the grand Opera Ball to the smallest of musical gatherings， Viennese swoon？陶醉？together in the
city's famously romantic waltz. Or they gather for dramatic musical stagings？上演的节目？at the Staatsopera ？State Opera House？， one of
the world's great opera venues.
Vienna celebrates its well-composed heritage with numerous festivals and concerts， as well as well-preserved landmarks such as Schubert's birthplace and the homes of Mozart and Beethoven. Another noteworthy Viennese note-taker， Sigmund Freud， is honored at a museum devoted to his life and work as the father of psychotherapy？精神疗法，心理疗法？。
Kunsthistorisches Museum ？Museum of Fine Art？ contains some of the
world's greatest art.
Art and architecture are also Viennese trademarks， and with 90
museums， many devoted to art， the city is awash in great works. Art
Nouveau ？known locally as "Jungendstil，" or Young Style？ took hold here，
born of the Vienna Secession which straddled？跨越，横跨？the turn of the
20th century. The movement's most famous member was Viennese painter Gustav Klimt， and his work， as well as that of other secessionists，
is showcased at the Secession Pavilion， designed by Josef Maria Olbrich.
Vienna's most famous art museum， however， is the Kunsthistorisches，
housing works by such greats as the Dutch master Pieter Brueghel the Elder.
As for Vienna's other cultural icons， they still thrive！ from the
Spanish Riding School， home of the world-famous， high-stepping Royal
Lipizzaner Stallions， to the dulcet-toned Vienna Boy's Choir？维也纳
男童合唱团？， which tours the globe when not singing morning mass at the Hofburgkapelle during the summer months.