9th International Conference on Cochlear Implants
14th - 17th june 2006
Hofburg Emperor Palace, Vienna
Vienna, a city with about 1.5 million inhabitants, is situated in the heart of Europe. Owing to its geographic and geopolitical location, Vienna has become a centre of international events and is a popular conference venue. Vienna hosts one of the United Nations headquarters and is home to a number of other international organisations like OSZE and OPEC.
Vienna´s ever-changing history has left an indelible mark on the city, also manifested in a rich cultural heritage. The city´s ultimate fascination stems from combining imperial grandeur with cosmopolitan spirit, a composition which emerged after the break-up of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy. Viennese writers, musicians, artists and scientists have influenced many aspects of our modern world. Shaped over the centuries when it served as capital of a huge empire, Vienna will always arouse a feeling of nostalgia.
Today, Vienna offers old historical places and modern shopping centres, traditional hotels, Austrian food and haute cuisine, typical Viennese cafés, houses and restaurants, outstanding opera performances, classical concerts and open-air festivals, antique shops and elegant boutiques - all joined in incomparable Viennese harmony.