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Hi, Im looking for information about the national anthem of Austria.
Who wrote the Austrian national anthem (lyrics and music)?
When was the national anthem of Austria officially adopted?
Please add any valuable information like links to anthem's mp3, video, lyrics, free sheet music etc.
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The National anthem of Austria is "Bundeshymne" which means in English "Federal Hymn".
Austria's anthem lyrics were written by Paula von PRERADOVIC and the music was written by Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART or Johann HOLZER (disputed).
Adopted 1947; The Anthem Is Also Known As "Land Der Berge, Land Am Strome" (Land Of The Mountains, Land On The River); Austria Adopted A New National Anthem After World War II To Replace The Former Imperial Anthem Composed By Franz Josef HAYDN, Which Had Been Appropriated By Germany In 1922 And Was Now Associated With The Nazi Regime.
National anthem of Austria free mp3 download
Press to download the mp3 file of Austria's National anthem - See link (file source: cia world factbook).
Listen to Austria national anthem on Youtube
Austrian anthem lyrics (English translation)
Land of mountains, land by the stream,
Land of fields, land of cathedrals,
Land of hammers, with a promising future,
Home to great daughters and sons,
A nation highly blessed with beauty,
Much-praised Austria,
Much-praised Austria!
Strongly feuded for, fiercely hard-fought for,
Thou liest in the middle of the continent
Like a strong heart,
Since the early days of the ancestors thou hast
Borne the burden of a high mission,
Much tried Austria,
Much tried Austria.
Bravely towards the new ages
See us striding, free, and faithful,
Assiduous and full of hope,
Unified, in jubilation choirs, let us
Pledge allegiance to thee, Fatherland
Much beloved Austria,
Much beloved Austria.
You can find more information about Austrian anthem on Wikipedia - See link.
Sheet Music: View the Austrian national anthem sheet music - See link.


Austrian national symbol: golden eagle, Alpine gentian, edelweiss.

Austria flag

Conventional short form country name: Austria.
Conventional long form country name: Republic of Austria.
Local short form country name: Oesterreich.
Local long form country name: Republik Oesterreich.
Austria Government Type: federal republic.
Federal republic is a state in which the powers of the central government are restricted and in which the component parts (states, colonies, or provinces) retain a degree of self-government; ultimate sovereign power rests with the voters who chose their governmental representatives. 
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