Tuesday, 15 May 2012

And the meals are....

To celebrate my time in Austria i'll be attemtping to replicate:


Das Wienerschnitzel

-Wienerschnitzel served with garlic butter baby potatoes and salad.

And for dessert

- Sachertorte

Hopefully it tastes as good as it looks in these pictures :-)

In the meantime here are some Austrian facts:

Capital of Austria


Total Area of Austria

total: 83,870 sq km
land: 82,444 sq km
water: 1,426 sq km

Population of Austria

8,184,691 (July 2005 est.)

Languages of Austria

German (official nationwide), Slovene (official in Carinthia), Croatian (official in Burgenland), Hungarian (official in Burgenland)

Literacy in Austria

definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 98%
male: NA%
female: NA%

Religions of Austria

Roman Catholic 73.6%, Protestant 4.7%, Muslim 4.2%, other 3.5%, unspecified 2%, none 12% (2001 census)

Life Expectancy in Austria

total population: 78.92 years
male: 76.03 years
female: 81.96 years (2005 est.)

Government Type in Austria

federal republic

Currency of Austria

euro (EUR)
Austria Flag

What is the flag of Austria?

Three equal horizontal bands of red (top), white, and red.

Coat of Arms of Austria

The Coat of Arms of Austria has been used since the end of World War I to symbolize Austria. The double headed eagle, symbolizing the old Austro-Hungarian Empire was replaced with a single headed eagle.
On the chest of the eagle is located the old shield of the Duchy of Austria, this same design forms the basis for the flag of Austria. The eagle's claws hold a golden sickle and a golden hammer. While at first sight this might lead to an association with communist symbols the golden mural crown on the head of the eagle makes it clear, that these three merely represent the unity of the three "classes" (workers, peasants and bourgeoisie) in the republic - not quite class war.
The broken iron chain between the two claws indicates liberation from the occupation of Austria by Nazi Germany (1938-1945) and was added after World War II.

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