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  • 1.
  • 2. Austria!
  • 3. Austria
  • 4. Flag of Austria
  • 5. Food
    In Austria they eat lots of food such as:
    Weiner Schnitzel
    Rindsuppe (beef soup)
    GermKnodel (Dumplings)
    Lots of different breads
    Mehlspeise (Sweet flour-based dishes)
    Apfelstrudel (Apple strudel)
    Kaiserschmarrn (pancakes ripped into bites - served with applesauce or stewed plums)
    Käsekrainer (a kind of sausage)
  • 6. Languages
    In the Austria they speak lots of languages like:
    English, High German, Low German, Slovene, Croatian and Hungarian.
  • 7. National Dance
    In Austria they dance the following dances:
    Folk dancing
    Figure dancing
    Sprachinseltänze (language island dances)
  • 8. Facts and Figures
    • Population: 8.3 million people
    • 9. The capital of Austria is Vienna
    • 10. The money in Austria is called Euro
    • 11. The Sound of Music Movie comes from Austria
    • 12. In 1934 Austria came 3rd in the FIFA world cup, in 1954 Austria came 3rd in the FIFA World cup and also in 1958 they came 7th in the FIFA world cup
    • 13. Children start school at the age of 6. They spend four years in primary school and are usually taught by the same teacher for the entire time.
    • 14. The highest mountain in Austria is called Grossglockner
    • 15. The first Youth Winter Olympics will be held in Austria (in 2012).
  • Customs and Traditions
    On December 6th St Nicholas comes and gives children presents.(Not the 25th December like we do in New Zealand)
    In February they have a National Ball –called the “Vienna Opera Ball”.
    Most Austrians greet one another formally, by shaking hands and saying, "GrussGott" (greet God) or "Grussdich" (greet you). When they leave, they shake hands again and say "Auf Wiedersehen" (good-bye).
    When dining, everyone at the table joins in a toast, saying "Prost
    Low culture people wear Ledershosen and do beer drinking.
    High culture people have the Vienna Ball, go so special coffee houses and go to see the Spanish horses.
  • 16. In Austria they lots of sports like:
    alpine skiing
    ice hockey
  • 17. Eisriesenwelt Caves (The largest ice caves in the world!)
    Krimml Falls (Has the longest waterfall in Europe at 1246 feet)
    Schonbrunn Palace – the most important cultural monuments in Austria
    Spanish Riding School
    The Swarovski Crystal Worlds
    Salzburg’s birth place
    Mozart’s house
    Sound of Music house
    Places to go in Austria
  • 18. Here are some pictures of places you can see or go
  • 19. Summer can be hot and long and the temperatures can be from 20°C to 30°C.
    The average winter temperatures are around 0°. They also can have snow on the mountains in spring and autumn.
    Cold winters with frequent rain in lowlands and snow in the mountains; cool summers with occasional showers
    Weather and climate
  • 20. What they wear
    German boys used to wear lederhosen up to the age of about sixteen years
    Girls wear the Dirndl – a type of dress
  • 21. Animals in Austria
    In Austria they have animals such as:
    Lipizzaner (A white horse named after its place of origin in Lippiza
    Ibex a mountain goat with huge curved horns
    Chamois horned goat antelope related to goats but having antelope-like features
    Marmots (cute little furry creatures).
  • 22. Explorers in Austria
    Mary Kingsley (1862-1900) The greatest of all women explorers
    Dr. David Livingstone(1813-1873) Explored the interior of Africa
    John Speke (1827 - 1864)Discovered Lake Victoria the largest source of the Nile River
    Isabelle Eberhardt(1877-1904) was an explorer who lived and traveled extensively in North Africa
  • 23. Area
    83,870 sq km
    Land=82,444 sq km
    Water=1,426 sq km
    This means Austria is 3x smaller then
    New Zealand! (NZ is 268,676 sq km)
  • 24. Mum’s story
    Mum went to Austria a few years ago. She said that she remembers that it had a lot of beautiful mountains and lakes, but also there were a few things that she thought were quite cool. Here are some photos she took!
    Hohensalzburg Castle
    This was one of the coolest castles I have ever seen! We had to get a cable car to go up to the top of it.
    It started to be built in 1077 – so its a really old castle. It used to be used as a prison as well.
    Seven crosses
    There is an area in Salzburg where you will find 7 crosses in a grave.
    A man (Sebastian Stumpfegger) was married 7 times, and he “tickled” each of his wives to death.
  • 25. Mum’s story
    Salt Mines
    There are mines in Salzburg that you can go down in boats and see salt everywhere. You can reach up from your boat and touch the salt on the roof of the mines. You have to wear funny outfits to go on the boats so you don’t get wet or dirty.
    The Sound of Music house
    This is the house where the movie The Sound of Music was made. Its really cool!
  • 26. The End