Here’s another Official Postcrossing card – this one was sent to me from Germany and shows the city of Vienna, in Austria! “Wien” is the German name for this city – German being the official language of the country (there’s no “Austrian” language, aside from some dialects with Austrian influence). Vienna is the capital of Austria and is located in the eastern part of the country. Many people may know Vienna for two things: classical music and sausages. The latter – Vienna sausage – is actually called “Frankfurter” in Austia. In German, though, it’s referred to as “Wiener Würstchen”, with “wiener” meaning “Viennese”. That being said, this isn’t really the selling point of the city. However, Vienna is definitely known for its music – it’s the City of Music and the world’s music capital! Some of the most famous composers have either lived or worked here: Ludwig van Beethoven, Joseph Haydn, Franz Liszt, Antonio Vivaldi, Wolfgang Mozart, etc. Despite there being such a classical music legacy, and despite the number of concert halls and things like the Vienna State Opera, there are also venues for other genres in the music scene (like rock, pop, jazz, etc.) Vienna is also ranked as one of the most livable cities in the world, regarded as having a heck of a quality of living (okay I added the “heck of a” part but you get the gist). So here, you see a lovely cityscape of Vienna, with one of the most prominent buildings here being St. Stephen’s Cathedral (that’s the really really tall one). Thank you so much for sending me this awesome postcard!