The exclusive boutiques, the old Vien - nese taverns, the little park around the corner or the internationally renowned museum: In Vienna's 1st district, right in the heart of the city, these are all next to each other. The elegant finde-siècle stately buildings and the cos - mopolitanism of a modern city are no contradiction, they complement each other harmoniously.
It is the relaxation that distinguishes the city centre from many comparable city centres in other metropolises - the first district, with its imposing squares, small, winding alleyways and lovingly maintained parks, is something of a promenade. And yet modern and in keeping with the times.
The first district is not only the district of international high culture, but also a comfortable living environment that com - bines tradition with modernity.