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1. This city in Upper Austria lies on the Danube River just south of the Czech Republic. Economically, this city is a major industrial center in Austria and is home to major chemical and steel producers. Some of the most visited sites are Mozart's house and the Trinity Column (pictured). Which city, which also lent its name to a cake, is this?
2. This city is the capital of Carinthia. Geographically, it is located in a hilly region along the Worthersee Lake. The city was bombed dozens of times during World War II, killing over 600 people. One of the most popular sites in the city is the Minimundus (Taj Mahal pictured) - a miniature world built on an island in the Worthersee. Which city is this?
3. This city is located on Lake Constance (pictured) near the border of both Germany and Switzerland and at the base of Pfander Mountain. It is a popular vacation destination and home to many music and dance festivals. Which jazzy city is this?
4. This alpine city hosted the Winter Olympics in both 1964 and 1976 and is well known as a winter sports haven. The city's most famous symbol is the Goldenes Dachl (Golden Roof, pictured) that Emperor Maximilian I frequently used to speak to his people. Which city is this?
5. This city is home to the Theresian Military Academy (pictured), one of the oldest of its kind in the world. The city is still heavily walled and many of its buildings were totally destroyed or severely damaged during World War II. Which city is this?
6. This city is by far and away the most famous and populous in Austria. The total metropolitan area makes up about a third of the country's total population. Schonbrunn Palace (pictured) and the Hofburg Palace, former residences of the Habsburgs, are iconic buildings in the city. Which city is this?
7. This city is located in Austria's alpine region. It is known internationally for being the birthplace of Mozart and for being the setting for "The Sound of Music". Some of the city's most visited locations include Mirabell Palace (gardens pictured) and the Getreidegasse shopping street. Which salty city is this?
8. This town is infamous for being the birthplace of Adolf Hitler. Hitler's childhood home is the subject of controversy as the town has attempted to prevent it from becoming a pilgrimage for modern Nazis. On the lighter side, it is also the home town of Franz Gruber who composed the carol "Silent Night". Which town is this?
9. This city is located near the Hungarian border. Historically, it played a large role in Hungarian history, being the seat of the Esterhazy Family. Schloss Esterhazy is one of the more famous castles in the city. Also of significance is Bergkirche (pictured), a church that houses the remains of composer Joseph Haydn. Which city is this?
10. This final city is known internationally for its universities. It is located in Styria and was once the capital of the Slovenes. Eggenberg Palace is the most famous castle in the city and Schlossberg (pictured) is the city's most famous fortress. Which city is this?
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