My name is Cornelia Steiner and when I’m asked where I’m from there is sometimes a lot of confusion. I’m from Austria and the first reaction of most people is “Oh Australia that’s exciting! Are you from Sydney or maybe Melbourne?”
Oh no, no, I come from Austria, a small country in the middle of Europe and I live in a small village with a population of about 1200.
My country is very small and virtually unknown by the rest of the world although it’s a very interesting place with a tremendously colourful history and a lot of culture. Furthermore the high mountains have to be visited when traveling through my country. While climbing the steep, high rocks you’ll become thirsty and you can drink the water from any mountain source because of its purity. Another aspect of the Austrian culture is their food. The Austrian cuisine is varied. It doesn’t matter if you like the sweet, hot, or meat there are national dishes for everybody.
The biggest tourist attraction is SALZBURG with its famous music genius Mozart. The music composed by Mozart in the 17 century will always be liked by people and thus it has stayed contemporary for more than 200 years. This year is special because it’s the 250th birthday of Mozart. It is widely celebrated throughout Austria.
A lot of people believe that America is the only important country in the world, this is because it’s portrayed as the most powerful, BUT they are wrong. There are many smaller countries like Austria which have just as much to offer as the USA.