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What is Austria famous for?

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Austria is famous for its beautiful architecture and the famous composers that lived and worked there. Composers Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig van Beethoven both resided in Austria.

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The country has a long history and it is well-known with tourists for its stunning buildings including Belvedere Palace, which contains paintings done by some of the world's best artists. Austria is also home to a giant Ferris wheel, many amazing museums and scenic parks. Coffee houses and wine taverns are also hallmarks of the country. With a diverse culture and so many musical venues in most of the cities, Austria has become known as a "musical metropolis."

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