Places + Locations | 1970 | Sound | Colour
Promotional film made for Austria Airlines advertising Austria as an ideal holiday destination 1970's
Various scenes of air travel and aviation at Vienna International Airport in Vienna, Austria, Europe. Passengers queue at an Austrian Airlines check in desk. A sign indicates the way to the terminals. Feet descend from an aircraft. An Austrian Airlines plane taxis. Three glamorous air hostesses / stewardesses wearing the red Austrian Airlines uniform walk towards a terminal building. Close up of a hostess' red leather carry on bag with Austrian Airlines logo.
A coach tour through central Vienna. Point of view shot of the Parliament taken from the front of the coach. Tourists on board, peering out of the windows to catch the sights. The tour guide talks into a microphone. The Rathaus (town hall). People relaxing by a park fountain. A group of tourists listen to their female guide in the Heldenplatz. Shots of various statues of imperial figures. The Naturhistorisches Museum (Natural History Museum). Shot of the Nationalbibliothek. (National Library). Nice exterior and interior views of the Stephansdom (St. Stephan's Cathedral).
The Imperial Vaults. Bejeweled crowns and septres belonging to the Sacred Treasury. Point of view shot from inside the coach of the Karlskirche. A woman looks at a map of Vienna spread out on her lap. People relax in the sunshine in the Stadtpark. A statute of Johann Strauss. A poster pasted to a column advertising J. S. Bach's 'St. Matthew Passion' performed by the Sangerknaben (Vienna Boy's Choir). A young couple use a map to navigate around the city. The façade of Hotel Sacher. More point of view shots of the Ringstrasse from inside the coach. Two Asian tourists soak up the sights. The exterior of the opera house. Ballet scenes on stage, a pirouetting foot.
Point of view shot of the Burgtheater theatre. A bond woman takes a photo using a 70s automatic camera. The coach passes a horse drawn carriage. Close up of two white horses looking down into the camera. A sign advertising the Spanish Hofreitschule (Spanish Riding School). Lipizzaner horses practice dressage. Exterior of the Albertina museum. An exhibition of graphic art showing famous pictures such as Albrecht Durer's 'Hare'. A man sorts through a file of mounted prints. Two sets of legs stroll along a park avenue, one set wears white flairs. Various shots of Schonbrunn Palace. Ornately decorated and gilded coaches in the imperial coach house.
More feet and lower legs walking on pavement, one pair looks like it belongs to a child or a clown? View looking up to the Riesenrad (Ferris wheel). Children enjoying the rides at the Prater amusement park. Close up of a bunch of colourful rotating balloons. The Liliputbahn (miniature railway) passes with carriages full of young children, the Ferris wheel turns in the background.
Close up of sunlight streaming through the branches of a tree in full bloom. The rustic and cosy interior of one of Vienna's '"old style restaurants". Friends sit around tables enjoying their meals. The waitress pours a drink behind the bar, the restaurant seems to be decorated for Fasching (carnival). Night shots of a lit shop window. People mill about the streets at night. Various shots of colourful neon lights advertising casinos, cafes, shows and hotels.
River Danube and scenery. Visit to a medieval town and an Abbey. Musical interlude at a castle and visit to a church where the tomb of a famous composer can be found. Hall of Heraldry. Miniature village. Water sports. Casino. An armoury with 30,000 exhibits. Huntsman's Ball with dancing. Saltsburg where the whole town is a stage. Annual performance of 'Everyman' (some scenes) Mozart's birthplace. The Tyrol. Scene of a giant Organ. Innsbruck in the heart of the Alps amid mountain splendour, a paradise in winter, on the ski slopes. Bell ringer's procession. Regional costumes. Figurines. Cut glass. Tapestries etc. "You're always welcome in Austria at any hour on any day!"
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