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1: Around 400 BC, the Celts arrived in the central and eastern Austria. Around 15 BC the Romans dominated the southern part of the Danube and the territory became part of his empire. At the end of the second century AD, the northern tribes began to invade Roman Austria. In A.D. 476, the Roman Empire collapsed. During the period of decline, Asian groups, Germans and Slavs settled in Austria. From the late eighth century to 814, the region was dominated by Charlemagne. The king of Germany, Otto I, reigned over Austria in 955, was crowned emperor in 962. Until 1806, the territory ruled by kings was the Germanic Holy Roman Empire, Austria has become the most important state. In 976, Emperor Otto II had control of the northeastern Austria to Leopold I, Babenberg family. In 1156, Frederick I declared the region a duchy. | History
2: There is a very high first zone, the Hohe Tauern, which culminates the Grossglockner (3,797 m) and whose height decreases to the east, then to the south, the Hautes-Alpes, separated by the Alps carniques groove Drave. To the north, are duplicated by Prealps that develop beyond the high valleys of the tributaries of the Danube, within it, the Salzach, Enns and the Leitha. These rivers join the Danube to the north, separating the Prealps cluses magnificent cross. To the north, low Prealps and finds the Danubian plain. To the east, the Danube valley widens after Vienna Moravians and the plain to the southeast, between Leith and the Alps of Styria, Burgenland - which is progress of a great plain of Hungary. The average elevation of the country is close to Mr. 910 key chains comprises the Alps North Tyrol and Salzburg Alps. | geography
3: In the center, with the Alps Noric region Nieder Tauern Hohe Tauern and the South, the Alps and the Alps carniques Karawanken. The Austrian Alps, as in Italy, are stuck for laps, the most important of which are the arms Brenner and Semmering. North of the Danube, Austria has only the repercussions of the southern Bohemian massif. The plains are located in border areas north and east. The northern part corresponds to the high ripple trays, and the eastern border region lies partly in the Danube basin. Austria, with the exception of Vorarlberg - tributary of the Rhine and the Bohemian massif drained by the Vltava (Moldau) - is part of the Danube basin hydrographique. The Austrian mountains Encarta This comes in Austria to Passau, Germany to the border, at 290 m altitude; drains the country préalpins beaded trays, the west is, of the nearly 350 km
6: culture | Austria has always been a country very attached to music, have been the birthplace of many famous composers such as: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Johann Strauss I Johann Strauss Jr. Arnold Schoenberg Always performing various music festivals throughout the year in various cities of Austria, and the predominant style of music is classical music. Having entando in other styles of music, of course.
7: some extra: Austria Capital - Vienna Official language - German Most populous city - Vienna Government - Republic Currency - Euro Predominant religion - Catholic
8: Eating in Austria supposed to juggle with the traditions of the defunct empire. Most recipes incorporate a note, Slovak, Hungarian and Jewish. If you stroll the streets, you can choose something sweets or a sausage that is eaten with your hands and that is in street kiosks "Würstelstand." Try for example a "Burenwurst" soft bread with mustard or a black "Franckfurter" with mustard and white bread. | gastronomy
10: Vianna de Austria | Vienna (Wien in German) is the capital of Austria, cultural and political center of the country. It is also one of nine states (Bundesland Wien), with 1,681,469 inhabitants in 2008 was the most populous of them, though its 414 km making it the smallest, and is the largest city on the Danube river. Vienna is surrounded by the State of Lower Austria. Its urban area has 2.3 million inhabitants.According to the research "Quality of Life in the World 2007" held by human resources consultancy Mercer, Vienna is the world's best city to live up, followed by Zurich, Geneva, Vancouver and Auckland.   The historic city center is part of the Heritage List of UNESCO since 2001
11: Great, but concentrated its main attractions around the Hofburg (Habsburg winter residence and seat of the former Imperial Court), Vienna is now home to just over 1.5 million inhabitants. With the demolition of the walls that surrounded the ancient capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, was built a circular boulevard, the Ringstrasse, to enclose the city center and connect the new political and cultural institutions. Whoever wants to know the most famous sights of Vienna without much walking, just take trams 1 or 2, it runs much of the Ringstrasse. The tram number 5 is also an excellent choice. The walk, the tour can also be very interesting. Take the opportunity to make a stop on some of the many parks surrounding the Hofburg. The tour can also be done in a carriage, the old style. Sissi Garden: all types of roses curiosity - you've probably heard or even risky steps to the sound of the classic Blue Danube waltz. Well, the Danube, which divides the town from the east, has the same blue color, more intense in the spring. Check it out. Habsburg imperial crown exposed in Schatzkammer specialty - be sure to try the traditional Sacher cake, considered the world's most famous, the original and best Viennese pastry since 1832, first made by apprentice cook Franz Sacher, when he was 16 years.
12: was an opera singer (soprano) Austrian, born in St. Georgen, Austria, July 10, 1847 and died in Vienna on January 18, 1918. Debuted at the Thalia Theater in Graz, perhaps in 1864, and later married Karl Friedrich, actor, and worked with him in building the districts of Vienna, where he sang in operettas. In 1869 he appeared in the Vienna Imperial Opera in the role of Selika in "L'Africaine" successfully. | a singer austria
14: Edenbridge is a symphonic metal band founded in 1998 by guitarist and songwriter for the band Lanvall in Linz, Austria. Before that, he recorded three solo albums Lanvall by WMMS Records In Japan vocalist Sabine Edelsbacher and bassist Kurt Bednarsky, Lanvall found the right musicians to start a new band. Once, when reporting for a label, set the style of Lanvall Edenbridge as "Angelic Bombastic Metal", which he defines the band very well today because their sound is bombastic and Sabine have an angelic voice. [Lacks sources] | Edenbridge
15: In early 2000 after a brief negotiation, the band signed a contract with Massacre Records. September was soon released their first album, Sunrise In Eden, with a good effect and considered one of the best debut albums of that year. The trade press gave perfect scores to Edenbridge in their reviews, and sales have grown considerably . Their songs could be described as a mix between Edguy and Nightwish, with a touch of Dream Theater, features that could be heard during the tour held in November 2000 with the Axxis and Pink Cream 69. A year later the second album Arcana was ready for release, produced by Dennis Ward (Pink Cream 69, Angra). The album cover was done by Markus Meyer, responsible for work with Nightwish, Blind Guardian and Atrocity, among other bands. Arcana was considered an important piece of something that can be classified as progressive melodic metal.
16: In January 2003 the band released one more album, Aphelion, which includes the participation of vocalist DC Cooper (ex-Royal Hunt, Silent Force) on the track "Red Ball in Blue Sky," which is a duet with Sabine. The two had worked together previously on the project Mercuria Mass, released by Hellion Records. In 2004 the band released in Germany a CD and DVD titled LiveTime in Eden, released just before a new studio album. Also in 2004 the band released a new studio album, Shine. In 2006 another album of new material is released by the band, The Grand Design. in the same year the band signed to Napalm Records, and the first studio album will be released by the label in 2008. There are four songs written and the band will work with the renowned orchestra "Czech" for the first time in his career.
17: Also in 2004 the band released a new studio album, Shine. In 2006 another album of new material is released by the band, The Grand Design. in the same year the band signed to Napalm Records, and the first studio album will be released by the label in 2008. There are four songs written and the band will work with the renowned orchestra "Czech" for the first time in his career. In 2007 the then band's drummer Roland Navratil resigns, citing "personal differences, musical and financial," in early July of that year. The Edenbridge spear into his official website a statement welcoming the new members of the band, Sebastian Lanser substitute Roland Navratil Schoenleitner Robert on drums and guitar. Robert had already played with the band on the last tour so far, in England and Asia. Robert was a student of VGI Institute in Munich, while Sebastian, studied drums at the Bruckner University in Linz, Sebastian enters the place of Roland Navratil, who is a longtime friend. With this account the Edenbridge again with five members after five years as a quartet. The band's last work was The Chronicles of Eden, a compilation of rarities released on June 1, 2007.
18: the literature Sete Anos no Tibete | He portrays his life where he spent about Tibet for seven years. During this period he met the young Dalai Lama. He was arrested by the British army among other things he mentions in this book. Heinrich Harrer was an Austrian citizen and India began when World War II. He and his German friends, the Italians. They were arrested by the British, who then ruled India. As a mountaineer Harrer was, and therefore a lover of freedom, decided to flee. The first attempt was not successful, but the second he and some friends were also successfully to Tibet. The friends parted and he was left with only Peter Aufschnaiter, like himself, was determined to see the interior of the country.The problem is that although the population of Tibet was very warm and welcoming, the government did not want foreigners there. Still, they passed through many dangers and hardships, they arrived in Lhasa, the "Forbidden City", capital of Tibet.
19: The narration of the journey itself is impressive. In Lhasa they continued struggling to stay in the country, but due to various circumstances, and great people and they were workers who were getting. At that time, the Dalai Lama was still a young man who was still under the tutelage of their rulers. The attention they ultimately awaken interest the young lama who befriends Harrer. The story, really, is all the time he spends in Tibet, and gives a good idea of what life was like that happy people, quiet, deeply religious and very happy, before the Chinese invasion. The book ends when Tibet was invaded by China and Harrer escapes to India. Life in Lhasa was long overdue, but idyllic and wonderful. Heinrich Harrer was in favor of some progress, but too well knew to respect the traditions and customs of the people of the land. It's sad to imagine what happened to the country under the Communist Chinese.
20: Some signs suggest that the region began to be inhabited in the early Stone Age. Some pre-Roman place names show that the area has remained continuously inhabited. In the fourth century the Romans established a military post Veldidena (the name survives in the district of Wilten) in Oenipons (Innsbruck) to protect the economically important road that linked Verona to Augsburg. Connections along this road were interrupted during the period of migration in the fourth century. The first documents that reference Innsbruck date from 1187 (oeni Pontum or oeni pons which is the Latin for "bridge" (pons) "on the (river) Inn" (Oenus) because there was an important bridge crossing of the River Inn). The road over the Brenner Pass was then a major route of transportation and communication between north and south, and easier access to the Alps. The revenue from the city to be a crossing point on this route allowed to flourish. Innsbruck became the capital of all Tyrol in 1429 and in the fifteenth century it became a center of European politics and culture, when Emperor Maximilian I moved the imperial capital to Innsbruck in the 1490s. | innsbruck
21: During the Napoleonic wars Tyrol was ceded to Bavaria, an ally of France. Andreas Hofer led a peasant army to victory in the Tyrol in Berg Isel against the combined French and Bavarian forces, and then made Innsbruck the center of his administration. The combined army later Tyrolean militia defeated, and Innsbruck until 1814 was part of Bavaria. After the Vienna Congress Austrian rule was restored. The Tyrolean hero Andreas Hofer was executed in Mantua, and his remains returned to Innsbruck in 1823 and were buried in the Franciscan church.
22: Austria's population is approximately 8,217,280 people across the country
23: Prince Eugene of Savoy (1663-1736), the most brilliant military genius of his time, commissioned Johann Lukas von Hildebrandt to design and build the garden palace Belvedere as his summer residence outside the city walls.The Schloss Belvedere, one of the most outstanding baroque buildings in the world, consists really of two palaces, the Upper Belvedere and Lower Belvedere (Belvedere Oberes and Unteres Belvedere). | monument austria: Belvedere Palace