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Coffee has been an important staple of Austrians since the Turks were forced to retreat in the 17th century and left behind an enormous amount of coffee beans. Coffee houses have become iconic as gathering places for shoppers, businessmen, students, and workers alike. The daily coffee break, known as “jause” usually takes place around 3 in the afternoon when cakes and pastries are also enjoyed.
The energy drink "Red Bull" was created in Austria. It is now the single highest-selling energy drink on the planet.
All Austrian men are required to complete compulsory military training. It lasts less than one year, but there are required periods of retraining later.
Austria is regularly named as one of the countries with the highest standard of living in the world.
In Austria, fried meatballs are called Fleischlaibchen or Fleischlaberl.
Famous classical music composers Joseph Haydn, Franz Liszt, Johann Strauss, Franz Schubert, and Wolfgang Mozart were all from Austria.
Favorite outdoor sports among Austrians include skiing, soccer, hiking, water-skiing, and sailing.
Vienna, the capital of Austria, is home to almost one-quarter of the entire population of the country.

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