10 Interesting facts about Austria

For anyone interested in visiting or curious for learning more about Austria, here’s a brief overview for help getting started.

  • 1. There are about 8.5 million people that live in Austria.  It has borders with Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Italy, and Switzerland.
  • 2. The official language is German, other languages used include Hungarian, Croatian, Slovene, Czech, Slovak, Italian, and English.
  • 3. The name Austria comes from the Bavarian dialect of the word Ostarrichi, believed to have been translated from an earlier Celtic language name of Norig, meaning the eastern realm.
  • 4. About 75% of Austria is considered to be in the Alps and is divided into nine states, those being Vienna, Lower Austria, Upper Austria, Styria, Tyrol, Carinthia, Salzburg, Vorarlberg, and Burgenland.
  • 5. The largest city in Austria is Vienna with 1.7 million people, followed by Graz, Linz, Salzburg, Innsbruck, Klagenfurt, Villach, Wels, Sankt Polten, and Dornbirn.
  • 6. The currency used in Austria is the Euro, EUR.
  • 7. Famous people from Austria include the musician Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the painter Gustav Klimt, the psychologist Sigmund Freud, and the poet Rainer Maria Rilke.
  • 8. Well known cuisine from Austria includes Wiener Schnitzel, Apfestrudel, Kaiserschmarm, Schweinsbraten, and different cakes or Tortes.   Dishes can be both regional and seasonal, with some areas offering more fish (carp or trout), others have game such as venison on the menu, and others with more vegetables such as potatoes or asparagus.
  • 9. For beverages, you get a wide variety of coffee, beers are generally a pale lager (Marzen) or wheat beer, and you’ll find wine mostly in the eastern and southern areas.
  • 10. There are about 23 million travelers or tourists to Austria each year, almost 3 times the actual population and the 7th highest in all of Europe.

Have your own networks with others in Austria

If you regularly share content or work with people in Austria, here are a few benefits you get from using an Odysen solution:

  • Use in your preferred language, including German, Hungarian, Slovene, Czech, Slovak, Italian, English, and others.
  • Have separate networks for different groups, keeping content focused for each.  This could be having separate networks for different groups of friends, family members, organizations as well as using in professional environments, having separate networks for different clients or customers.
  • Organize content with easy to use folders, add sub-folders to expand and see integrated views from respective parent folders.
  • Within each folder you can add content to the applications, including actions, notes, events, polls, photos, graphics, audio files, office files, videos, websites, and blogs.
  • Get started and invite other users for free with the Basic plan.  This includes the ability create as many networks as you’d like, use the applications, and initial storage for your photos, office files, audio and video files.

Learn more about having your own networks with others in Austria, including using the applications, languages available, solution examples, and relevant blog articles.

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