I hate to admit but I think I know more places in other countries than in my own country. This is actually really embarrassing because Austria is not that big. It covers an area of a bit less than 84,000 square kilometers. Even when it comes to its history, I’m not an expert at all. It’s not that I don’t like history – actually, I LOVE it – but just in general and not about Austria in particular. And let’s be honest: I forgot almost everything I learned about it in school. 😀
So to refresh my brain (and also learn new things), I decided to write down 50 interesting facts about Austria. But hey, this blog post shouldn’t be for me only! I want to teach you a bit more about my country too so you’ll be prepared for your trip here. It’s never wrong to know some basic facts about a destination.
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Interesting Facts About Austria Everyone Should Know
… or at least every Austrian 😀
Land & Nature
1. The Austrian Alps cover 62% of the country’s total land area.
2. Austria is home to Europe’s tallest Waterfalls – the Krimml Waterfalls. They reach a height of 380 meters.