6 interesting facts about Austria

Austria isn’t a place which not people know anything about, what does Austria represent? Now that’s a good question which through my top 6 interesting facts about Austria I can help answer 

1. Modern Austria is the German-speaking part of the Austrian (later Austro-Hungarian) Empire ruled by the Habsburg family from 1526 to 1918.

2. The Austrian flag is one of the oldest national flag in the world. It dates from 1191, when Duke Leopold V fought in the Battle of Acre during the Third Crusade.

3.The world’s largest emerald (2860 carat) is displayed in the Imperial Treasury of the Hofburg (Imperial Palace) in Vienna.

4. Schönbrunn Palace, the summer palace of the Habsburgs, has no less than 1,440 rooms.

5. The sewing machine was invented in 1818 by Josef Madersperger, an Austrian.

6.The oldest zoological garden in the world is the Tiergarten Schönbrunn in Vienna, founded in 1752.