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What did Niki Lauda do after the end of a career in F-1?
He ran his own airline. Lauda Air Luftfahrt GmbH, branded as Lauda Air, was an Austrian charter airline based in Vienna, which was founded by Niki Lauda. In 1999 he sold his shares and the company merged with Austrian Airlines. At the end of 2003 he launched a second, competitive airline Niki.
Where is the headquarters of OPEC?
In Vienna. OPEC was created in 1960 with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. It moved to Vienna, Austria in 1965.
What jubilee did the Wiener Wurstelprater amusement park celebrate in 2016?
250 years. This institution dates back to the time of the Austrian Empire, when Emperor Joseph II made the Prater open to public in 1766. Soon the first snack bars, stalls and bowling alleys opened up on the grounds and the Wurstelprater was born. The best-known attraction is the Wiener Riesenrad, a 64.75 metre tall Ferris wheel.
What was the name of the family which ruled Austria?
House of Habsburg. The House of Habsburg and alternatively called the House of Austria, was one of the most influential and distinguished royal houses of Europe. The throne of the Holy Roman Empire was continuously occupied by the Habsburgs from 1438 until their extinction in the male line in 1740. The house also produced emperors and kings of Bohemia, Hungary, Croatia, Galicia, Portugal and Spain with their respective colonies, as well as rulers of several principalities in the Netherlands and Italy.
What is Serfaus known for?
It is the smallest city with an active metro. Serfaus is a municipality in the district of Landeck in the Austrian state of Tyrol. Serfaus is also known for its small hovertrain subway system, the Dorfbahn Serfaus. With four stations and a length of 1280 m (the second-shortest underground train line in the world) it allows for a complete ban of cars within the town, while at the same time maintaining the village's attractiveness to tourists, particularly skiers.
How long is the longest single residential building in the world?
1100 meters. Karl-Marx-Hof was built between 1927 and 1930 by city planner Karl Ehn, a follower of Otto Wagner. It held 1,382 apartments. Only 18.5% of the 156,000 m²-large area was built up, with the rest of the area developed into play areas and gardens. At over a kilometre in length (1,100 metres)) and spanning four Straßenbahn (tram) stops, Karl-Marx-Hof is the longest single residential building in the world.
What is the Viennese Hotel Sacher famous for?
From the chocolate cake with apricot filling. The Hotel Sacher is a five-star hotel located in the Innere Stadt first district of Vienna, Austria, vis-à-vis to the Vienna State Opera. It is famous for the specialty of the house, the Sachertorte, a chocolate cake with apricot filling. There is also an art gallery in the hotel with works from the 19th century.