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Achenseebahn (pictured) in Austria is the oldest steam-operated rack railway in Europe?
was a 14th Waffen Grenadier Division Ukrainian military formation in the German armed forces during the World War II and that it fought against the Red Army in Graz, Austria?
of crown-cardinals Austria, France, and Spain could exercise the during jus exclusivae papal conclaves from the 16th to 20th centuries?
constructed for the bobsleigh, luge, and skeleton track 1976 Winter Olympics in Austria, was the first permanent, combination artificially refrigerated track?
( Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial pictured) in Vienna commemorates the 65,000 Austrian Jews who were victims of the Holocaust?
synagogue at the in Allgemeines Krankenhaus Vienna, Austria was devastated during Kristallnacht in 1938 and converted into a transformer station after the war?
RTÉ television series follows families as they relocate to countries such as The Great Escape South Africa, Australia, Austria, Italy, France and Spain?
Austrian town of installed theft-resistant road signs in 2005 because the signs were frequently stolen by tourists?
Austrian-born writer acted in several movies alongside stars such as Gregor von Rezzori Brigitte Bardot, Jeanne Moreau, Marcello Mastroianni or Charles Aznavour?
catfish genus was named after its discoverer, the Steindachneridion Austrian zoologist Franz Steindachner?
European fascist alliance split in 1955 due to a dispute over the issue of whether New European Order South Tyrol should be Italian or Austrian?
( Lainzer Tiergarten pictured) is a 2,450-hectare (6,054-acre) wildlife preserve in the city of Vienna, Austria, and is home to approximately 1,000 wild boars?
, a 24.04- Moon of Baroda carat diamond, was worn by actress Marilyn Monroe and Empress Marie Therese of Austria?
the real objective of the 1732
, where Treaty of Three Black Eagles Prussia, Austria and Russia agreed to support the Portuguese Infante Manuel, Count of Ourém in elections to the Polish throne, was to create a rift between France and Prussia?
the three major peaks of the
were first reached in 1863, 1864 and 1865 by Tofane Austrian mountaineer Paul Grohmann?
there was a
Czech section of the Austrian , associated with the Republikanischer Schutzbund ?
Czechoslovak Social Democratic Workers Party in Austria with the inception of the
in 1938, clubs from outside of Gauliga Ostmark Vienna were for the first time permitted to take part in Austria's premier football division?
the new 100-meter (330 ft)
observation tower with a 66-meter (217 ft) slide planned to be built on the , a Pyramidenkogel mountain in Austria, will be the tallest wooden tower in the world?
solar plant of the Alps was built on in Loser mountain Austria at 1,838 meters above sea level?
is attested in only two inscriptions, one from Noric language Grafenstein, Austria, and the other from Ptuj, Slovenia?
in Wesselenyi conspiracy Hungary aimed at removing Austrian influence had the reverse effect?
the Polish town of
was the venue of a meeting between Dzierżoniów Poland, Prussia, Holland and Austria during the Great Turkish War?
('pavement spectacle') in Pflasterspektakel Linz, Austria, features over 400 international street artists and attracts some 200,000 visitors each year?
Austrian government gave the American soprano the title of Kammersängerin given to esteemed artists?
Teresa Stich-Randall the
Austrian and Rieger Orgelbau Czech are two Rieger-Kloss organ-building firms formed after World War II with origins in a single company?
Felix Salten's novel , originally published in Bambi, A Life in the Woods Austria in 1923, is considered the first environmental fiction novel to be published?
Eugène de Beauharnais returned the territories of the Napoleonic Italy to provisional Austrian rule in 1814 by the ?
Convention of Mantua
German painter influenced the debate over Ludwig Thiersch Byzantine and Western influences in modern Greek art, and painted church frescoes in Greece, Austria, Germany, England, and Russia?
was a Arthur Raikes British army officer but received honours from Zanzibar, Austria and Portugal?
was an Egmont Prinz zur Lippe-Weissenfeld Austrian aristocratic night fighter flying ace who fought for the German in Luftwaffe World War II?
Austrian film company was given its official Wien-Film mission statement in 1938 by Joseph Goebbels?
Austrian entrepreneur has been Richard Lugner nicknamed Mörtel (" Mortar", as in masonry) by the media?
Austrian Jewish author as a child had to hide in a wardrobe to avoid deportation to a Elfriede Gerstl concentration camp?
Austrian journalist is nicknamed Günther Nenning Auhirsch, meaning "meadow deer"?
Austrian mathematician ( Wilhelm Wirtinger 1865– 1945) showed how to compute the fundamental group of a knot?
Austrian socialist leader , one of the architects of ' Robert Danneberg Red Vienna', was killed in the Auschwitz concentration camp in 1942?
was once barred from entering Archduke Felix of Austria Austria, and he held a news conference to announce his illegal arrival the day after sneaking in from Germany in 1996?
was one of the first Helen Bright Clark British women to sign the which sought to extend the hand of peace "To the Women of Open Christmas Letter Germany and Austria" during World War I?
Nazi Germany's annexation of Austria in 1938, the parliamentarians of the in German Christian Social People's Party Czechoslovakia joined the Sudeten German Party?
non-profit Internet service provider began supporting websites that opposed Public Netbase his political party, Austrian politician Jörg Haider accused the organisation of sponsoring child pornography?
ice hockey player disappeared in 1989 at the age of 23, and was found dead 15 years later on a mountain in Duncan MacPherson Austria?
since 1978, countries including
Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, and the United States have compiled ?
government reports on groups referred to as cults a cousin of
curling, , is played primarily in ice stock sport Germany and Austria?
was used to punish women who were caught fighting or arguing in shrew's fiddle Germany and Austria, often until both women agreed to stop bickering?
's 1873 code of criminal procedure was the first to introduce Julius Anton Glaser trial by jury in Austria?
, the Ludwig Schwarz Roman Catholic bishop of Linz, Austria, has a doctorate in classical philology and archeology from the University of Vienna?
, an Ruth Maier Austrian Jew who found refuge in Norway until her deportation and death at Auschwitz in 1942, has been called "Norway's Anne Frank"?
Philippine Christmas lanterns, called
( Parols pictured), are also used in Christmas celebrations in Austria, Canada and California?
Austrian Baroque painter was known for his Paul Troger frescoes in Austrian abbeys (example pictured)?
More interesting facts on Austria
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Question 1: 4 Name disputed by Greece; see ________.
Question 2: What is the national anthem of Austria?
Question 3: How many square miles is Austria in area?
Question 4: In 1912, after the annexation of ________ in 1908, Islam was officially recognised in Austria.
Question 5: Which of the following titles did Austria have?
Question 6: In accordance with the Austrian constitution, armed forces may only be deployed in a limited number of cases, mainly to defend the country and aid in cases of national emergency, such as in the wake of ________.
Question 7: The Austrian foothills at the base of the ________ and the Carpathians account for around 12% and the foothills in the east and areas surrounding the periphery of the Pannoni low country amount to about 12% of the total landmass.
Question 8: Thereafter, until [21 ] World War I, Austria's history was largely that of its ruling dynasty, the ________.
Question 9: Currently, larger contingents of Austrian forces are deployed in Bosnia, Kosovo and, since 1974, in the ________.
Question 10: When was Austria established?