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Austria has several ARCHAEOLOGY sites. The ruins at Aguntum is the site of a Roman Baths. The Archaeological Park in Carnuntum was a Roman army camp. The country has an archaeological heritage organization.
Austria has many BRIDGES including footbridges and railroad bridges. Europa Bridge is the tallest in the country. The Murinsel is actually not an island, but an artificial floating platform in the middle of the Mur river. The building is in the form of a giant sea shell and 2 footbridges connect it with both banks of the Mur. The center of the platform forms an amphitheatre. Below a twisted round dome there is a café and a playground.
Austria has all forms of
COMMUNICATION including newspapers, magazine, radio, and television. The country has many telephone
Area Codes are. The country has
Internet Service Providers, and
Webcams are located throughout the country.
Austria has all forms of COMMUNICATION including newspapers, magazine, radio, and television. The country has many telephone Area Codes are. The country has Internet Service Providers, and Webcams are located throughout the country.
There is evidence that DINOSAURS roamed what is now Austria including Rhabdodon and Struthiosarus The main attractions of Styrassic Park are of the dinosaur models in natural size. In the middle of the park, there are those, who lived in the territory of Styria. Therefore the park was named after them. There is also a Dino cinema, a volcano simulating an eruption, an earthquake, and more.
A variety of EVENTS are held in Austria. There are also public holidays. The Spanish Riding School in Vienna is a traditional riding school for Lipennzan horses. The headquarters is a tourist attraction that offers public performances as well as permitting public viewing of some training sessions.
The FLAG of Austria has 3 equal horizontal bands of red (top), white, and red. It is the second-oldest flag in use at least since 1230. The current Coat of Arms has been in use by the Republic of Austria since 1919. Each state has its own Flag and Coat of Arms.
FOOD in the Austria is often associated with Viennese cuisine. Regional influences from Italy, Hungary, Bohemia, Germany and the Balkans have had an effect on Austrian cooking, and in turn this fusion of styles was influential throughout the Empire. Wienerschnitzel is the National Food. Austria has FOOD Festivals, Events, and Shows.
Many FORTS were erected by the military administration of Austria-Hungary on the then territory of the State of Austria-Hungary. Fort Heldsberg was built 1938–1940 near St. Margrethen in Switzerland, overlooking the Rhine, which forms the Swiss-Austrian border at that location. The fort was part of the Swiss Border Line defenses, built between 1938 and 1941. It is now a museum.
The GLOBAL POSITION of Austria is approximately 4 latitude north and 16 longitude west. The highest point is Grossglockner, the highest mountain in the Alps east of the Brenner Pass. and the lowest point is the Neusieldl the second largest Endorheic lake in Central Europe. Geocaching is a high-tech sport using a Global Positioning Finder and the country has many Geocaches. The topography of most of western and central Austria is mountainous, and much of the flatter area to the east is hilly, but a series of passes and valleys permits travel within the country.
Like most European countries, Austria looks back on a very eventful HISTORY. The area that is now Austria dates back to the Paleolithic Age. Around 400 BC, Celtic peoples from Western Europe settled in the eastern Alps. Until World War I, Austria was mainly controlled by the ruling dynasty.
Although Austria is landlocked, it has many ISLANDSin lakes and rivers. . There is an artificial floating island at Graz. Danube Island is a long, narrow island in central Vienna. There is a hotel on the island in Lake Faakersee.
The JUDICIAL System of Austria is based on Roman law and is structured in hierarchical layers. The General Civil Code is one of the world's oldest codes of civil law. The system includes ordinary courts, the public prosecution offices, the prisons (institutions for penal service, as well as court prisons), the probationary facilities, the Federal Cartel Prosecutor and the Supervisory Authority for Collecting Societies.
Austria has 3 LIGHTHOUSES Bregenz Westmole Lighthouse at the eastern end of the Bodensee (Lake Constance), the Bregenz Ostmole at the end of the east mole of Bregenz, and Podersdorf-am-See on the eastern shore of the Neusiedlersee (Lake Neusiedl), Austria's largest lake. Notable faux lighthouses include the Breitenbrunn at the Breitenbrunn campground and marina at the north end of the Neuseidlersee (lake) and Donaupark in the Donaupark on the north side of the Danube in Vienna. A lighthouse is an important aspect to the mariner.
Austria has a variety of MUSEUMS including military museums, open air museums, religious museums, music museums, and historic house museums.
OPERA is popular in Austria, and the country has several opera houses. The Bregenz Festival is a performing arts festival held every July and August and presents a variety of musical and theatrical events on a floating state over the shores of Lake Constance.
Austria belongs to many International ORGANIZATIONS. including the European Union and the World Trade Organization. Austria has been a member of the UNITED NATIONS since 1955 and plays an active roll in UN activities.
Austria has many RIVERS. Nearly all of Austria is drained by the Danube into the Black Sea. The rest flow into the North Sea. The longest river is The Danube. The country has Ports and Harbors along rivers.
Austria has all forms of TRANSPORTATION including many airports. The history of Rail transport began with a private funicular serving the Fortress of Salzburg. Built at the end of the 15th century is the oldest known funicular in the world, and possibly the oldest existing railway line. The country has many tunnels. Austrian car number plates are mandatory vehicle registration plates displaying the registration mark of motor vehicles in Austria. They are used to verify street legality as well as to identify and recognize the vehicle.
Austria has many UNIVERSITIES and Colleges. The system on higher education in Austria distinguishes between federal universities, private universities, and universities of applied science. The University of Vienna is a public university founded in 1365 and is the oldest university in the German-speaking world. The University is one of the biggest and most renowned universities in Europe and is associated with 15 Nobel prize winners.
Austria has a variety of WILDLIFE including rodents, hedgehogs, and bats. The large lizard, grey snake, badgers, foxes, and bears are other notable animals that live in Austria's alpine terrain. Some animals are endangered. Different varieties of deer live in different regions of the country. The most popular types are Red Deer. The mountains are home to chamois and mouflon. The ibex also appear in abundance. These animals are known for their rock-climbing abilities and resilience to extreme winters. The wild boar is frequently hunted during the winter season. One of the most beautiful animals in all of Austria is the Lipizzaner. The Lipizzan breed of horse dates back to the 16th century when it was developed with the support of the Habsburg nobility.
Austria has several ZOOS. The Schonbrunner Zoo in Vienna was founded in 1792, making it the oldest zoo in the world. It is one of the few zoos in the world to house giant pandas. The Haus des Meeres is a public aquarium in Vienna. It has over 10 thousand aquatic species.