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  1. AUSTRIA

  2. General Information (1) • area: 83.858 sq km Austria • 9 federal provinces: Burgenland, Carinthia (Kärnten), Lower Austria (Niederösterreich), Upper Austria (Oberösterreich), Salzburg, Styria (Steiermark), Tyrol, Vorarlberg and Vienna (Wien)

  3. General Information (2) • Each federal province has ist own government • The federal legislation is exercised by the two chambers of Parliament:Nationalrat (national council ) and Bundesrat (Upper House) • Austria is a member of the European Union, the United Nations and most UN organizations

  4. General Information (3) • appr. 8 million inhabitants, 98% speak German • The six ethnic groups officially recognized (Croatians, Roma, Slovaks, Slovenians, Czechs and Hungarians) are concentrated in the east and south of the country • appr. 74 % of the Austrians are Roman Catholic, 5 % are Protestant, the rest belongs to other religious denominations http://www.austria.info/xxl/_site/en/_area/408017/oesterreich.html

  5. Vienna • is the capital of Austria and a province at the same time • surrounding province: LowerAustria • Mayor and Governor: Michael Häu pl (Social Democrats)

  6. city centre

  7. Facts and Figures • population: 1.7 Mio. • located in the north-east of Austria • close to the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary • area: 414,90 km2 • divided into 23 districts

  8. Celebrities • Johann Strauß (composer) • Franz Schubert (composer) • Franz Grillparzer (author) • Arthur Schnitzler (author) • Ferdinand Raimund (author) • Sigmund Freud (psychoanalyst) • Erwin Schrödinger (physicist) • Falco (pop musician) • Gustav Klimt (painter)

  9. Leisure Time Activities • Fitness Centre – Club Danube • Parks: Volksgarten, Kurpark Oberlaa • Coffee Shops: Coffee Shop Company, Café Landtmann • Clubs: La Vie, Empire

  10. Facilities • Kärntner Straße • Mariahilferstraße • Shopping City South • Lugner City

  11. Stores • Fashion stores: New Yorker, Orsay, H&M • Jewelleries: Swarovski, Bijou Brigitte

  12. Tourist Attractions (1) Parliament City hall Burgtheater Hofburg Staatsoper

  13. Karlskirche Belvedere Palace Schoenbrunn Ferris Wheel St. Stephan‘s Cathedral Tourist Attractions (2)

  14. Traditions (1) • Wiener Schnitzel • Tafelspitz • Apfelstrudel • sweet pancakes • Sachertorte

  15. Traditions (2) • Christmas tree This tradition was brought to Austria by a German princess who married a Habsburg prince. • Opera Ball The most famous ball event of Austria

  16. LowerAustria • Located in the north-east of Austria • Austria’s largest province • capital: St. Pölten • neighbouring states: Slovakia, Czech Republic • neighbouring provinces: Upper Austria, Styria, Burgenland • Governor: Erwin Pröll (Christian Democrats)

  17. Regions • Waldviertel • Mostviertel • Industrieviertel • Weinviertel

  18. Districts The province is divided into 21 districts, and 4 Statutarstädte (cities with their own municipal law or city statute): • Amstetten Melk • Baden Mödling • Bruck an der Leitha Tulln • Gänserndorf Wr. Neustadt • Hollabrunn Wien-Umgebung • Horn Korneuburg • Krems Zwettl

  19. Facts and Figures • 19.174 km² • 1.5 million people • 79,3% Roman-Catholics • 3,3% Protestants • important industry, e.g. Voest Alpine • the Wachau Valley is an important wine growing area

  20. Celebrities • Leopold Figl (politician) • Joseph Hadyn (composer) • Josef Haslinger (author) • Oskar Kokoschka (painter) • Max Reinhardt (stage director) • Konrad Lorenz (physician)

  21. Landscape (1) Mountains: • Hocheck (1061m) • Schneeberg (2076m) Passes crossing the Alps: • Semmering (in 985m) • Wechsel (in 980m

  22. Landscape (2) Rivers: • Danube - 2850 km long, flows into the Black Sea • 36 rivers in Lower Austria, among them: Traisen, Thaya, Enns and Leitha

  23. Traditions • St. Nicholas House • Golden Bonnet (part of the traditional women‘s costume in the Wachau Valley

  24. Burgenland • the easternmost, youngest, flattest and smallest Austrian province • capital: Eisenstadt • neighbouring states: Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia • neighbouring provinces: Lower Austria, Styria • Governor: Hans Niessl (Social Democrats)

  25. Districts • Neusiedl am See • Eisenstadt (capital city) • Mattersburg • Oberpullendorf • Oberwart • Güssing • Jennersdorf

  26. Facts and Figures • 3,966 km² • 277,569 people • religious denominations: Roman Catholic, Protestant and Muslim • several ethnic minorities: Croatians, Hungarians, Roma • home to many hot spas (Bad Tatzmannsdorf, Lutzmannsburg, Stegersbach etc.) • important wine growing area

  27. Celebrities • Franz Liszt (composer) • László Almásy (desert researcher) • Andreas Ivanschitz (football player)

  28. Landscape • The highest point is the Geschriebenstein (884m) • The lowest point is 114 m near Apetlon on Lake Neusiedl.

  29. Lake Neusiedl is the biggest attraction. There you can practice a number of sports, such as: • surfing • sailing • swimming • running, cycling,…

  30. Rivers: • Pinka • Leitha • Lafnitz • Raab

  31. Traditions • Budelfrau (a helper of Santa Claus who brings sweets for the children on January 6) • Zwickelscheit (a log which is brought to the households by the youngster; it is put under the table and is said to bring good luck)

  32. Upper Austria • the fourth-largest province • capital: Linz (cultural capital of Europe 2009) • neighbouring states: Czech Republic, Germany • neighbouring provinces: Lower Austria, Styria, Salzburg • Governor: Josef Pühringer (Christian Democrats)

  33. Regions • Innviertel-Hausruck • Traunviertel • Steyr-Kirchdorf • Mühlviertel • Linz-Wels

  34. Facts and Figures • 11.981 km² • 1.37 million people • most people are Roman Catholics, there are some Protestants • important industry and trade, e.g. Voest Alpine

  35. Celebrities • Klaus Maria Brandauer (actor) • Thomas Bernhard (author) • Julius Wagner-Jauregg (physician)

  36. Landscape (1) Many mountains, e. g. the Tote Gebirge (the Dead Mountains), the Dachstein, the Höllengebirge (the Hell’s Mountains)

  37. Landscape (2) Many lakes and rivers, such as Salzkammergut Lakes, the Danube River and the river Enns

  38. Traditions • Picking eggs From Easter Monday to “White Sunday" is picking egg time • Christmas markets and big mangers. There are many Christmas trees and Advent wreaths.

  39. Styria • the second largest of all of Austrian provinces • capital: Graz (cultural capital of Europe 2003) • neighbouring states: Slovenia • neighbouring provinces: Burgenland, Lower Austria, Upper Austria, Salzburg, Carinthia • Governor: Franz Voves (Social Democrats)

  40. Districts • Liezen • Murau • Judenburg • Knittelfeld • Leoben • Bruck/Mur • Mürzzuschlag • Hartberg • Weiz • Graz • Graz-Umgebung • Voitsberg • Deutschlandsberg • Leibnitz • Radkersburg • Fürstenfeld

  41. Facts and Figures • 16.391 km² • 1.18 million people • Styria is called “the green heart of Austria” (61% of its are covered by forests, fruit- and wine gardens, grasslands and feedlots) • The well-known company “Magna” is at home in Styria (car supply industry)

  42. Celebrities • Peter Rosegger (author) • Karl Böhm (conductor) • Karlheinz Böhm (his son; actor, founder of “People for People”) • Thomas Muster (tennis player) • Peter Simonischek (actor) • Arnold Schwarzenegger (governor of California) • Elfriede Jelinek (author) • Viktor Kaplan (engineer)

  43. Landscape (1) • There are some rather high mountains -- the Dachstein (2995m; the highest one) -- Schladminger Tauern -- Rottenmanner Tauern • Many people go skiing in the Styrian mountains in winter • Southeastern Styria is famous for the fruit cultures (Obststraße)

  44. Landscape (2) • The biggest rivers are the Enns, the Mur and the Mürz Graz: Murinsel

  45. Traditions • the Dirndl, consists of a close fitting bodice combined with an apron in a different colour • The traditional Steireranzug is a greyish garment made from loden with green embroidery • the Lederhosen, knee-length trousers or short-pants made from leather, are worn with rustic shoes and woolen socks

  46. Salzburg • divided into five regions • capital: Salzburg • neighbouring states: Germany • neighbouring provinces: Upper Austria, Styria, Carinthia, the Tyrol • Governor: Gabi Burgstaller (Social Democrats)

  47. Regions • Flachgau • Tennengau • Pongau • Pinzgau • Lungau

  48. Facts and Figures • 7.154 km² • 515.327 people • skiing is a main attraction for tourists • another one are the various music festivals held in the city of Salzburg

  49. Celebrities • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg • Hermann Maier (skier) • Annemarie Moser-Pröll (skier)

  50. Landscape • The main river is the Salzach • The most important lakes are the Wolfgangsee, the Fuschlsee and the Wallerersee