Famous Austrians and Gifts from Austria

Famous Austrians and Gifts from Austria

Austria is a cultural stronghold in central Europe and has produced more than her fair share of famous personalities in a variety of fields as well as world-famous brands, products and regional culinary specialities.

4 Famous Austrians

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Born in Salzburg's Getreidegasse in 1756, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a composer and musician of the Viennese Classic period. His works amount to one of the most important in the history of Western classical music. He was a child prodigy who could play the piano and compose his own music at the age of four. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart toured Europe with his music in the 18th century and his symphonies, piano concertos and orchestral works continue to thrill and amaze us even today.

In addition to the classic Mozartkugeln chocolate pralines, FromAustria also offers other gifts from Austria that match his personality. Austrian chocolate and much more.

Gustav Klimt

Austrian painter Gustav Klimt is the best-known representative of Viennese Art Nouveau. Much of his art revolves around the joys of life, with the world-renowned painter's main focus being on figure and landscape paintings. As a tribute to the artistic works of Gustav Klimt, From Austria offers the QUICK-T Klimt blend by Demmers Teehaus. And as a fun and cool gift, you can also have the hand-painted Rubber Duck in his likeness delivered to your home!

Empress Elisabeth

Empress Elisabeth, also known as Sisi, was born on December 24, 1837 in Bavaria. Sisi was a highly educated woman who travelled widely, loved freedom and had a magical effect on men. Edelweiss was Sisi's favourite flower and she often put one in her hair. You can order the seeds of the strictly protected Alpine Edelweiß at FromAustria and grow this famous flower in your own home. She was married at the age of 16 to her cousin Franz Joseph with whom she had 3 children. After many travels, Sisi was mainly interested in the relationship with Hungary. The Habsburg court soon realised this and went on to use it for their own political goals. This led to an agreement with Hungary and Sisi was crowned Queen of Hungary alongside Emperor Franz Joseph. Her eventful life ended in 1898 during a stay on Lake Geneva where she was murdered. You can order a rubber Sisi Rubber Duck at FromAustria.

Sigmund Freud

"People are the most valuable thing you can win" was just one of many memorable quotes by the Austrian Sigmund Freud. He was the founder of psychoanalysis, doctor, critic of religion, cultural theorist and much more. During his lifetime, Sigmund Freud explored how human memory and emotions work. He had 6 children and as one of the first psychologists, Freud dealt with the subconscious. In order to escape from what was then National Socialist Austria, Freud went to London in 1938, where he died a year later of cancer. Sigmund Freud is still considered one of the most important psychologists and Austrians in history. Now you can have a hand-painted likeness of him as a rubber duck delivered to your home - Sigmund Freud Rubber Duck by Austroducks.

Matching these four famous Austrians, From Austria has the perfect gifts that masterfully reflect a piece of Austrian culture. Your search for the perfect gift from Austria ends here!