Facts about Austria National Day

Facts about Austria National Day

Austria's national holiday on 26th October commemorates the Declaration of Neutrality enacted on 26 October 1955.

To mark the day, here are 10 interesting facts about Austria National Day.

The name Austria derives from a Germanic word meaning 'eastern realm'. Austria National Day Facts

Austria is a neutral country and the only continental European Union nation that is not a member of NATO. Austria National Day Facts

The Austrian flag is one of the oldest national flags. The red and white stripes are first recorded in 1191, when Duke Leopold V fought in the siege of Acre during the Third Crusade. It was officially adopted as the national flag in 1918. The Austrian flag is one of the oldest national flags. The red and white stripes are first recorded in 1191, when Duke Leopold V fought in the siege of Acre during the Third Crusade. It was officially adopted as the national flag in 1918. Austria National Day Facts

62% of the land area of Austria is covered by the Austrian Alps. 62% of the land area of Austria is covered by the Austrian Alps. Austria National Day Facts

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Hollywood actor and former governor of California, was born and grew up in Austria. Austria National Day Facts

Vienna has the oldest zoo in the world. The Tiergarten Schönbrunn was founded as an imperial menagerie in 1752. Austria National Day Facts

Austrian people work the longest in Europe, toiling for an average of 45 hours per week. Austria National Day Facts

Stiftskeller St. Peter is said to be the oldest continually run restaurant in the world, opening its doors in 803 AD. Austria National Day Facts

About a quarter of all Austrians live in Vienna. About a quarter of all Austrians live in Vienna. Austria National Day Facts

Reaching a height of 380 metres, the Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle), in High Tauern National Park in Salzburg state, Austria, are Europe's tallest waterfalls. Austria National Day Facts
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