Despite its small size, Austria is home of many people who are well-known internationally. Probably you have already heard of…
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Mozart was probably the world’s most famous classical composer of all time. His most famous works include ‘Die Zauberflöte’, ‘Die kleine Nachtmusik’ or ‘Don Giovanni’. Many tourists visit Austria each year because of him. You can find his picture everywhere and can buy delicious chocolates, liquors and any kinds of souvenirs branded with him.
Terminator, Mr. Universe, Governor of California… did you know that this famous multi-talent was actually born in Austria? He moved to America at the age of 21, even though he barely spoke English by then. Overall, he achieved a very impressive career in very different areas and is still regularly visiting Austria for some events.
This daredevil has set the skydiving record by falling from 24 miles above the Earth's surface in October 2012. He reached an estimated speed of 1,357 kilometers an hour during his jump. He is also famous for many dangerous base-jumps from famous buildings all over the world.
This Austrian singer and drag queen rose to fame after winning the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest. Her song ‘Rise like a Phoenix’ hit #1 in Austria and many other countries after she sung it during the contest. Since then, Conchita became a symbol for the LGBT community worldwide.
Have you watched ‘Inglorious Bastards’, ‘Django Unchained’ or the latest James Bond movie 'Spectre'? In each movie, Christoph Waltz was playing one of the main characters – he even won an Oscar twice for his performance.