ABOUT THE DESIGN OF STARBUCKS VIENNA ICON MUG
Starbucks Vienna Icon Mug front design features the Wiener Riesenrad.
The Wiener Riesenrad is a 212 feet tall Ferris wheel at the entrance of the Prater amusement park in Leopoldstadt, Vienna.
It is now one of Vienna’s most popular tourist attractions, and symbolizes the district as well as the city for many people. It was erected in 1897 to celebrate Emperor Franz Josef I’s golden Jubilee. It originally had 30 gondolas, but was severely damaged in World War II and when subsequently rebuilt only 15 gondolas were replaced.
Vienna is the capital and largest city of Austria and one of the nine states of Austria. Vienna is Austria’s primary city, with a population of about 1.757 million (2.4 million within the metropolitan area,more than 20% of Austria’s population), and its cultural, economic, and political center. It is the 7th-largest city by population within city limits in the European Union. Until the beginning of the 20th century it was the largest German-speaking city in the world, and before the splitting of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in World War I the city had 2 million inhabitants. Today it is the second only to Berlin in German speakers.
Vienna is host to many major international organizations, including the United Nations and OPEC.
The city lies in the east of Austria and is close to the borders of the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary. These regions work together in a European Centrope border region. Along with nearby Bratislava, Vienna forms a metropolitan region with 3 million inhabitants. In 2001,
the city center was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Apart from being regarded as the
City of Music
because of its musical legacy, Vienna is also said to be
“The City of Dreams”
because it was home to the world’s first psycho-analyst – Sigmund Freud. The city’s roots lie in early Celtic and Roman settlements that transformed into a Medieval and Baroque city, the capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. It is well known for having played an essential role as a leading European music centre, from the great age of Viennese Classicism through the early part of the 20th century. The historic centre of Vienna is rich in architectural ensembles, including Baroque castles and gardens, and the late-19th-century Ringstrasse lined with grand buildings, monuments and parks. Each year since 2005, Vienna has been the world’s number one destination for international congresses and conventions.It attracts about five million tourists a year.
REMARKS ABOUT STARBUCKS VIENNA ICON MUG
There are only two Starbucks Icon Mugs in Austria, Vienna and Austria. Both are still available. The Vienna Icon mug was first produced in China (MIC) but the newer versions now are Made in Thailand (MIT).