The happiest and liveliest city in the world in 2019

  • The name Austria in 996 BC is derived from the ancient German word “Ostarrichi” meaning Eastern country.
  • Austria is the only EU member state that is not a member of NATO.
  • Austria is next with Luxembourg, Switzerland and the Scandinavian countries with 22 Nobel Prize winners.
  • The Austrian Central Cemetery, with more than 3 million tombs, is the tomb of Schubert and Beethoven.
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger is a famous Hollywood actor and governor of California, was from Austria.
  • Bertha von Suttner is the first Austrian woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.
  • Gregor Mendel, the father of modern genetics, was Austrian because of his experiments on pea plants.
  • Sigmund Freud is the father of world-born psychoanalysis born in Vienna.
  • Ferdinand Porsche is the founder of the Austrian car company Porsche.
  • The Austrian National Library in Vienna is one of the largest libraries in the world with over two million books.
  • The inventor of the sewing machine was Josef Madersperger in 1818, an Austrian.
  • Austria is a country where citizens value their education, which is why they even show it in their passport and driver’s license.
  • Austria is very small. However, it shares borders with eight countries: Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary, Italy, Switzerland and Liechtenstein. After going to Austria, you can easily go to some neighboring countries without a visa.
  • In 2019, Vienna was named the happiest and liveliest city in the world.
  • A quarter of Austrians live in the Austrian capital.
  • One of the most exceptional streets in Europe is in the form of a circular boulevard in Austria with old buildings dating back to the 16th century.
  • The world’s first railway through the mountains was built in Austria. Construction of the Samrin Sky began in the mid-nineteenth century and continued for a long time, but they still work today.
  • Every Austrian has health insurance that can cover medical expenses, except to see a dentist or cosmetologist.
  • Most Austrians have a driver’s license and almost every Austrian family has at least one car.
  • Life expectancy in Austria is 81 years.
  • In Austria, there are “women’s homes” that any woman can get help from if there is a problem in the family.
  • The most common names in Austria are Julia, Lucas, Sarah, Daniel, Lisa and Michael.
  • The burial industry in Austria is the largest and most lucrative industry in Europe.
  • According to a public opinion poll in Austria, health is paramount among Austrians, followed by work, family, sports, religion and, finally, politics.
  • Austria supplies most of its electricity through waste recycling or the use of renewable energy sources.
  • Austria is the only country that does not have a nuclear power plant and has never commissioned the only nuclear power plant under construction.
  • The tallest waterfalls in Europe, called the Krimml Falls, are 380 meters high in Austria.
  • 62% of Austria is made up of the Alps.
  • The largest ice cave in the world with a length of 42 km is in Werfen, Austria. (Name of this cave: Eisriesenwelt)
  • The main national holiday in Austria is the day of the adoption of the law of neutrality, which has been celebrated every year since October 28, 1955.
  • Austria was the first country to regulate organic farming.
  • Austria is the only EU country where citizens have the right to vote at the age of 19, while in other EU countries this right starts at the age of 18.
  • Military training in Austria is compulsory for men and takes less than a year.
  • The oldest city in Austria is Enns.
  • Austrians are hardworking people working 45 hours a week.
  • The world’s largest emerald weighs 2,860 carats and is on display in Vienna.
  • Austrian beer is one of the most delicious beers in the world, so tourists visiting the country always try the Weissbier and Stiegelbauer wheat beers.
  • Austria hosts the world’s first official Haslauer hotel, which opened in 803 and continues to operate successfully.
  • The world’s first postcards were published in Austria. Postcards with photos of beautiful Austrian houses known as postcard houses quickly spread throughout Europe.
  • Vienna Tiergarten Schönbrunn, founded in 1752 by Emperor Emperor Francis Stephen, is the world’s oldest zoo.
  • The most famous Stone Age man named Ötztal was found in the Ötztal Valley in Tyrol, who died over 5,000 years ago.
  • The Austrian capital is the best place to live.
  • The history of the Austrian flag dates back to 1911, which can be said to be one of the oldest national flags in the world.
  • In Austria, brilliant greeting cards were invented and used for the first time.
  • There is a public toilet in the Austrian capital where soft classical music is constantly played.
  • Salzburg is one of the largest and most important opera and theater festivals in all of Europe.
  • The famous Red Bull company was founded in Austria, because here young people like to drink energizing and refreshing drinks in the evenings.
  • The oldest operating restaurant in the world is called Stiftskeller St. Peter that located in Austria. This restaurant was opened about 1,200 years ago in 803 AD.
  • The majority of Austrians (75%) are Catholic and follow the Roman Catholic Church.
  • There is freedom of religion in this country, which means that anyone over the age of 18 can choose their religion.
  • In Austria, most kindergartens are completely free and paid for from the treasury.
  • Several famous classical composers such as Schubert, Bruckner, Mozart, Liszt, Strauss, Mahler and many others were born in Austria.
  • The music for the Austrian national anthem is taken from Mozart’s Masonic cantata.
  • Austria ranks 3rd in the world in terms of the number of ski lifts, of which there are 3,527 ski lifts.
  • The first Youth Olympic Games were held in the winter of 2012 in Austria, where the national team won third place.
  • The world ski speed record of 248 km / h was set by Austrian climber Harry Egger.
  • Winter sports in Austria, especially skiing, are more than 100 years old.
  • Vienna is one of the oldest parks in the world called Wiener Prater.

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