Amazing facts you need to know about Austria

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<p>Amazing facts you need to know about Austria</p> <p>Amazing facts you need to know about Austria</p> <p>FACT 1The Austrian flag is one of the oldest national flag in the world. According to a legend the flag was designed after a tough battle during the third Crusade, by Duke Leopold V. After the battle his clothes were completely soaked with blood, but when he pulled the belt has seen the material remained white. Duke was impressed by the scene and adopted as flag colors</p> <p>FACT 2One of the worldS best-known austrians is Arnold Schwarzenegger, who starred in Terminator </p> <p>factsempire.com</p> <p>FACT 3Austro-Hungarian Baroness Bertha von Suttner was the first woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize in 1905 </p> <p>FACT 4Schnbrunn Palace, the summer palace of the Habsburgs, has no less than 1,440 rooms </p> <p>FACT 5The oldest zoological garden in the world is the Tiergarten Schnbrunn in Vienna, founded in 1752 by Emperor Franz Stephan</p> <p>FACT 6The Porsche automobile company was founded in 1931 by austrian Ferdinand Porsche. Porsche also contributed significantly to the Nazi war effort in World War II.</p> <p>FACT 7Viennas Akademie der Bildenden Knste is famous for rejecting a young painter by the name of Adolf Hitler </p> <p>FACT 8Austria is famous for its composers: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Haydn Joseph Haydn, Franz Schubert.</p> <p>FACT 9Born in Germany in 1770, Ludwig van Beethoven lived most of his life in Vienna</p> <p>FACT 10One of the great mysteries in the history of Austria, is the suicide of Crown Prince Rudolf and his lover Baroness Mary Vetsera in 1889. The main consequence of Rudolf's suicide: his elder brother Karl Ludwig becomes heir to the throne and in 1896 his son, Franz Ferdinand in turn becomes heir to the throne.</p> <p>FACT 11The most famous of Austrian dishes is Weiner Schnitzel</p> <p>FACT 12Austrias highest point is the Groglockner at 12,461 feet (3,798 m) </p> <p>FACT 13So far 21 Austrians have won the Nobel prize</p> <p>FACT 14In 1955, the Austrian Parliament adopted a 'Declaration of Neutrality'. Austria remains in this way in a permanent state of neutrality. Consequence? Austria is the only country of the European Union that is not a member of NATO.</p> <p>FACT 15</p> <p>Did you know that Adolf Hitler was Austrian? He was born in the Austrian town of Braunau am Inn in 1889. </p> <p>FOR MORE INTERESTING FACT PLEASE VISIT: factsempire.com</p>