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12 things Austria gave the world

12 things Austria gave the world
Sacher Torte. Photo: Wikimedia
What wonderful inventions, discoveries, or traditions do we have Austria to thank for?

As Harry Lime says in the classic film noir The Third Man, set in war-torn Vienna, “In Switzerland they had brotherly love – they had 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock.”

But can Austria claim to have produced more? From the sublime to the mundane, from music, to cake, to physics, to postcards, The Local List brings you 12 things that originated in Austria. And if you feel we've missed something that should be there – do let us know.

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