Originally based on material contained in the "Put Your Best Foot Forward" series of books by Mary Murray Bosrock., peoples such as the Slavs, Germans, Huns, and Bohemians began to raid Austria.Another source of the diversity is the Alps, which cover 62 percent of the country.
The Alps are the distinguishing physical feature of Austria, dominating the western, southern, and central regions of the country, with the highest point at Grossglockner, 12,457 feet (3,797 meters).
Although the Alps usually did not demarcate the provinces' political boundaries, they were often impassable.
The red and white bars of Austria's national flag adorn its breast.
These represent the blood-stained tunic worn by Duke Leopold V of Babenberg after the Battle of Ptolemais in 1191.
Its western portion is a narrow strip that extends between Germany and Italy.