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Interesting Facts about Austria
Austria Interesting Facts
Austria, officially the Republic of Austria, is a country in Europe. Here are some interesting facts about Austria:
The highest waterfall in Europe is located in Austria. It is called Krimml Waterfalls and the waterfall reaches a height of 380 meters. The Krimml waterfalls are considered one of the most famous sights in Austria.
Austria is a home for the world's largest ice cave. It is located in Werfen and extends for almost 42 kilometers.
Austria borders on 8 countries. All neighboring countries are located in Europe.
Austria is considered one of the most eco-friendly countries in the world.
The highest point of Austria is the mountain Grossglockner, it's 3,798 m.
Austria was one of the most powerful countries in the world in the 19th century. The total area was almost 700,000 square kilometers.
The postcards were first published in Austria.
Austria became a member of the European Union in 1995.
The Austrian flag is one of the oldest national flags in the world.
There are 6 non-NATO European countries and Austria is one of them.
The first woman ever to win the Nobel Peace Prize was Austrian. Her name was Bertha von Suttner and she won it in 1905.
The oldest zoological garden in the world is located in Austria. It is called Tiergarten Schonbrunn and it was founded in 1752.
The sewing machine was invented by Austrian Joseph Madersperger in 1818.
When a child turns 14, he can decide on his religion. Religious freedom is important in Austria.
Military training is mandatory for all Austrian men.
Such famous people as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mozart, Haydn, Schubert, I. Strauss, Bruckner, Mahler were born in Austria.
Energy drink "Red Bull" was created in Austria.
Vienna has been named the world's most liveable city in 2019.
The Vienna Central Cemetery contains nearly three million graves, including those of Beethoven, Schubert, Strauss and Brahms.
The largest and most important opera and theater in Europe is the Salzburg Festival, which is located in Austria.
One of the most choirs in the world is the Vienna Boys Choir.
The founder of the Porsche car company was born in Austria.
One of the world's oldest amusement parks is located in Vienna, it is called Prater.
The name Austria comes from the German word "austro", which means "east".
Approximately one quarter of the population of Austria lives in Vienna.
62% of Austria is covered by the Austrian Alps.
Austria is a landlocked country.
Austria was once part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
Hitler was Austrian.
Austria is home to the oldest restaurant in Europe. Mozart and Christopher Columbus dined in this restaurant. It is called St. Peter Stiftskulinarium.
Croissants are not French, they come from Austria.