IS AUSTRIA A HAPPY COUNTRY? DEPENDS ON WHO YOU ASK…
Let’s ask the rest of the world: The United Nation’s World Happiness Report 2017, which ranks 155 countries by their happiness levels, ranks Austria at the top of the list, in 13th place – almost level with Norway, Denmark and Iceland, the long-time leaders of the ranking. And with the opinion that Austria is a very happy country, the United Nations are in the best of company.
After all, a popular saying has been used for centuries to describe the foundation of the Habsburg Empire: “Let others wage war, but thou, oh happy Austria, marry.”