Austria

The hills are alive!

Here we a have a small country but packed with natural beauty, culture, and the arts. Austria is one of those places that looks pretty all year around and I can't wait to go back. Now here are some fun facts about this golden nugget of a country!

  • The name Austria derives from a Germanic word ‘austro’, meaning ‘east’

  • Vienna has two claims to fame: Birth of Mozart and Maria vonTrapp from the Sound of Music. 

  • The Austrian flag is one of the oldest national flags in the world

  • Approximately one quarter of the population of Austria lives in Vienna

  • Vienna has the oldest zoo in the world, founded in 1752

  • 62% of Austria is covered by the Austrian Alps

  • The first postcards used were in Austria.