The Flag

The flag of Austria was adopted in 1230. The flag was ordinated when Duke Friedrich II wanted to be independent from the Roman Empire. The red and white stripe design came from a legend. Leopold V. of Austria was involved in one of the Crusades and his white battledress was covered in blood. When he took his belt off his battledress was said to be white which inspired the red and white stripes of the flag.

Austria and The EU

In 1989 Austria submitted a form saying they would like to be a part of the EU. Austria joined the European Union on January 1, 1995. Austria was not a founder of the European Union.

Geography of Austria

Austria and Hungary used to be one country. Austria is located in the center of Europe. It is surrounded by Hungary, Czech Republic, Italy, Germany, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Belgium, and Luxembourg. The physical features of Austria are the alps and many lakes. The Alps take up the western and Southern parts of Austria.

Major Cities

Where You Should Visit

If you take a trip to Austria you should visit:

The alps-you can see the beautiful scenery of the mountains and even take a hike!

Mozart's Birthplace-You can see where Mozart grew up! Also it is located on the city's main shopping street!


Austria has a Federal Republic government. Their currency is the Euro. Tourism is their largest source of income. Before the Euro Austria used the Schilling.


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