Top 10 Facts you probably did not know about Austria

Austria, officially the Republic of Austria, is a national country in central Europe. The country borders both Germany and the Czech Republic in the north, Slovakia and Hungary in eastern, Slovenia and Italy in south and Switzerland and Liechtenstein in the west.

Austria’s origins date back to the 800s when the territories of Upper Austria and Lower Austria became increasingly populated. The name “Ostarrichi” is first documented in an official document in 996. Since then, this word has evolved into “Österreich” (Austria). Austria is a parliamentary representative democracy that consists of nine federal states and is one of six countries in Europe that has declared permanently neutral and is one of the few countries committed to constant neutrality through the foundations.

Top 10 Facts you probably did not know about Austria

The country has also been a member of the United Nations since 1955 and the European Nations since 1995. But here are ten facts that you probably did not know about Austria!

01The Turks Fly Vienna and a Tradition Created by the Austrians.
When the Turks fled the capital Vienna in 1683 , they left a large amount of coffee beans , thereby launching the Austrians the great Viennese tradition of ” Kaffeehaus ” (coffee house). Since the 19th century , tradition has been an indispensable social part of Vienna’s middle class and intellectual life.

02The country has the world’s oldest still existing zoo …
If you love wildlife you can visit the world’s oldest documented zoo . Located in Austria’s capital Vienna, there is the world’s oldest still existing zoo, Tiergarten Schönbrunn , founded in 1752 by  Franz I Stephan, born as Prince Frans Stephan of the Lothringen. The core of the park was a pavilion where the emperor took his breakfast . Being oldest does not always mean that you are the best, but in this case it does when the zoo is classified as one of Europe’s top ten zoos!


03The burial is one of the biggest for an Austrian …
Death in Austria is a big industry, and the Austrian funeral industry is said to be the largest per capita in Europe. The Austrians are planning completely open for their upcoming death, planning and reserving burial sites in good time, contributing to the formation of tombstones, and ensuring that the “final bill” for the funeral can be paid. For an Austrian, it means high status when someone comes from a funeral and points out to others that it was nice.


There is a clear possibility that Adolf Hitler was related to the Jews he tried to eradicate .
Samples of saliva taken from a total of 39 relatives of Austrian-born Adolf Hitler in 2010 showed that he had a chromosome Haplogroup E1B1B1 , commonly found in the Berber in Morocco , Algeria and Tunisia, as well as in Sephardic and Ashkenazi Jews. This is one of the most important basic lines for the Jewish population . The Academy of Fine Arts in the capital Vienna has also become known as the art school that rejected 128 applicants , of whom Adolf Hitler was one of these.


05An inventive country …
Some of the biggest and most famous inventions coming from the country include the sewing machine (invented by Josef Maderspergen), the digital clock (Josef Pallweber), the slow motion effect (August Musger) and the circuit board (Paul Ebler).

06Austria is famous for its fine
chocolate Mozartkugel is a popular brand of Austrian chocolate that originates in Salzburg , Mozart’s birthplace. In 1890 , champion champion Paul Furst made his first Mozart bullet by forming small balls of marzipan, which he then loaded in a sprinkle and then dipped in hot chocolate . Other patisseries and chocolate producers in Vienna soon took part in the popular chocolate cake, and it is constantly contending on who can make the most authentic Mozart bullet .

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One of the biggest mysteries in the country includes a royal suicide …
One of the greatest mysteries of Austrian history surrounds the death of Crown Prince Rudolf , the only son of Emperor Franz Joseph I and Emperor Elisabeth “Sisi” . The Crown Prize Rudolf had a mistress, Mary von Vetsera . On January 30, 1889, the two loving bodies were found in the royal hunting lodge at Mayerling. They both had apparently committed suicide .

Mary von Vetsera had been married  and Rudolf had shot herself to death. However, their death is still a mystery, and no one knows what actually happened.


08French royal blossom from Austria …
The French queen Marie Antoinette was one of the sixteen children of the Austrian queen  Maria Theresa . She married a French prince who would become King Louis XVI . Both were later executed by the guillotine during the French Revolution .


The assassination of Austrian Franz Ferdinand became the outbreak of the First World War …
The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand (to the right of the image below), the son of the Archduke Charles Ludwig and the son of Emperor Franz Josef I, the son of the Emperor, who took place on Sunday June 28, 1914, in Sarajevo , Yugoslavia, Counts as the direct cause of the outbreak of World War I , where Austria suffered a total loss of 1,567,000 inhabitants .


010Even Austria’s flag is one of the world’s oldest …
Like Denmark and Latvia , the Austrian flag is one of the world’s oldest ones still in use. According to legend,  Duke Leopold V’s white tunic became bloodshed in the year 1191 , but an area covered by the tunic had passed away from the blood and became like a white stretch in the middle of all blood. The symbolic tunic later came to become the country’s official flag.

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