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(A march is a protective zone set up to defend a border area.) In the tenth century, German king Otto I named it Ostarichi (eastern kingdom), from which the modern German name, Osterreich, derives.
Areas of major settlement are in the Danube valley and in the lowlands or hills north, east, and south of the Alps.
Austria flourished culturally and economically under the three-hundred-year reign of the Babenberg dynasty, who built great fortresses and beautiful monasteries.
The Danube became an important trade route, and Vienna was made the capital.
Austrian German sounds "softer" from that of Germany, and German speakers can easily discern the difference.
There are also regional dialects of German, such as Weinerisch, spoken in Vienna.