Vienna was not only the seat of the Austrian crown. Many historical personalities, who are still known for their merits, had their sphere of influence in the city. Artists, musicians and writers moved to Vienna to live and exchange creative ideas. Even one or the other general and architect has made a name for himself. Prince Eugen was known not only for his wartime earnings, but also for his art collection.
The "Waltz King" Johann Strauss helped Vienna to become the capital of operetta and composed the waltz "On the beautiful blue Danube", which is known worldwide. But Beethoven, Mozart and Vivaldi also lived in Vienna for some time, publishing well-known works here.
Literary figures and scientists also shaped Viennese culture in the 19th and 20th centuries. The shock that Freud's psychoanalysis inflicted on the self-image of the proud Europeans is considered one of the great disillusionments of modernity. Representatives of Viennese Modernism, such as Klimt and Hugo von Hofmannsthal, also influenced a new, less traditional image of Vienna.
Today, many museums are reminiscent of the work of the former inhabitants of the city.