|European continent. Austria outlined in dark|
ink and shaded.
|A close up of Austria & its neighbors.|
Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Italy
Total Area: (added March 2015)
32,386 square miles
Five Largest Cities:
Vienna, Graz, Linz, Salzburg, Innsbruck
Famous Geographical Point:
Franz Schubert, composer
Book Set In/About:
Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke
Pretty much what it says in the title. Rilke wrote this series of letters about life to a young poet by the name of Franz Xaver Kappus.
Movie Set In/About:
"The Counterfeiters (Die Faelscher)" (2007), directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky
Based on a true story, when a famous counterfeiter is captured by the Nazis, he's forced to work for them in order to survive. In the process, he's faced with a moral dilemma: should he do what's right or should he do what's prudent?
Headline of the Day:
"Ex-U.S. Envoy Khalilzad Subject of Money Laundering Probe" in Bloomberg
I sort of hate that the above headline is as much about the U.S. as it is about Austria but I'm sticking with my "first headline that pops up in a Google search" rule.