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 Austria Travel Videos, DVD

  1. $24.95 DVD All Regions Worldwide

    Item Code : ONTR346

    Blue Danube Cruise - Wachau (A Journey Through The Middle Ages) - Travel Video.
    DVD. On Tour. 26 Minutes. Wachau is a World Heritage Site, a combination of cultivated landscape and the blue and mighty Danube. A boat journey on the famous river is the ideal way of observing the captivating villages and splendid wine growing terraces along its banks. The old town of Stein extends along a narrow section of the river with attractive buildings set amid atmospheric lanes in which beautifully restored facades shine out in the bright sunlight. Krems was first mentioned in 995 A.D and its main square contains several impressive houses that once belonged to the city's middle class inhabitants. The facades of the 16th and 18th century buildings are historic treasures, one of which was the birthplace of the mother of Franz Liszt. In Weissenkirchen where the Granite Gneiss Plateau, its rock formations and Bohemian forests reach down to the river, are fertile terraces on which grow Austria's most famous wine. The wine is beautifully balanced and its appealing lightness and gentle acidity are what make it so popular. In spite of devastating fires in 1793, Weissenkirchen is now one of the most picturesque villages of the Wachau. The village of Spitz lies in the heart of the Wachau and is closely associated with steam navigation that was first used on the Danube in 1829. The Danube Valley enjoys a temperate climate and strong vines flourish on the slopes of Tausendeimer Mountain. The Danube Valley of the Wachau is a romantic gem set amid a glorious landscape.
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  2. $24.95 DVD All Regions Worldwide

    Item Code : VSTA347

    Graz - Travel Video.
    DVD. Vista Point. 26 Minutes. Graz is the capital of Austria's federal state of Styria and in 2003 was designated as Europe's Capital City Of Culture. Indeed, due to its geographical location, for many centuries Graz has been a melting pot of culture. The Schlossberg Mountain towers above the city and in 1894 a rack railway was introduced in order to overcome the severity of its 60 per cent gradient. The Romans and Celts once used the mountain as a place of ritual ceremony and today small pathways and pavilions make the mountain more accessible. In the 12th century a medieval castle was built on the plateau and in 1531 it was transformed into a mighty fortress that served as a defense against the Turks. With nearly 32,000 exhibits that date from the 15th to the 19th centuries the Zeughaus contains the largest collection of historic weaponry in the world. The often-extended Grazer Burg was once the residence of the Hapsburgs. One of its towers contains a unique double spiral Gothic staircase constructed of sandstone that shines out magnificently in a wonderful array of colour. The entire complex, along with each of its numerous building styles and adjoining park, is now the seat of Styria's provincial government. Located on a hill to the north east there is another fine example of Baroque architecture, the Maria Trost Basilica. In the 17th century those who sought help and consolation climbed two hundred and fifteen steps to a Gothic Madonna who was thought to possess miraculous powers. Within the interior of the church and its colourful wall and ceiling mounted frescos, there are also various scenes of battle. Graz is a city in which the artistic and architectural styles of the German-speaking nations, the Balkans and the Mediterranean are united. It is a remarkable city of age old traditions, mediaeval flair and contemporary life.
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    Item Code : GLBL348

    Graz - Travel Video.
    DVD. Global Treasures. 10 Minutes. Graz is located in the centre of Styria and is the second largest city in Austria, a town that fascinates with its southern flair, magnificent historical buildings and beautiful panoramic views. The city's main landmark is its twenty-eight metre high clock tower that was built in 1561 and is one of the few remains of an old fortress. In order to facilitate a clearer view of the time from the historic part of the town below, the minute hand of the clock was exchanged with that of the hour hand. The first recorded history of Graz dates back to 1128 but earlier archaeological records indicate that it was originally a settlement in 2,000 B.C. But the main architectural focal point in Graz is the Landhaus. Domenico Ell'allio transformed the old meeting hall of Styria's country estates into a typical Renaissance building. Many cultural and historic works of art combine in perfect harmony and thus make Graz a particularly unique and attractive town.
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    Item Code : GLBL349

    Hallstatt - Travel Video.
    DVD. Global Treasures. 10 Minutes. Hallstatt is located on the shores of a sleepy Austrian lake, surrounded by high hills and the Dachstein Mountain Range. Similar to a fjord, Hallstatt Lake extends in front of the picturesque village that was one of the earliest and most unique settlements in this region. Due to the early discovery of large salt deposits in the surrounding mountains, the village has a proud history that dates back a thousand years and archaeology has revealed that this area was inhabited from around five thousand years B.C. Long before Christianity came to Salzkammergut and prior to any churches being built, an independent prehistoric culture evolved. The village contains a rich variety of historic buildings and its churches contain precious works of art such as a Late Gothic altar created by Leonhard Astl. The old marketplace and fountain is crowned by a trinity column that dates back to 1744. The welcoming facades of the dwellings have graced this atmospheric village since the 16th century and the market probably dates back to the 14th century. In 1891 Lake Street played a vital role for the village's busy commercial traffic and the impressive Countryside and Pre-History Museum displays the history of salt mining in the area and its importance to the village. In 1846 the Salinen civil servant, Johann Georg Ramsauer, made a sensational discovery when he discovered a prehistoric burial ground in the village. During seventeen years of excavation a total of twenty thousand objects were discovered in nine hundred and eighty graves. These discoveries subsequently led to the establishment of Hallstatt's intriguing and fascinating culture.
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    Item Code : PASS350

    Innsbruck and the Tirol Austria - Travel Video.
    DVD. Passport to Adventure Five thousand years ago a lone traveler perished in a sudden storm on the Similaun glacier. In this episode, Mark &Julie trek across the glacier and stand in the very spot where the frozen body of the " Ice Man" was discovered. With archeologists as guides, they uncover significant clues to our Stone Age past. In the Oetz Valley Julie &Mark challenge any fear of heights with a climb along a sheer rock face with a raging waterfall at their side. Next, they join a multinational group of guides to raft the white water of the Inn river. In Innsbruck, they explore the historic city center and take a bone rattling ride on the Olympic bobsled course with the ex-Austrian team captain.
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  6. $19.95 DVD All Regions Worldwide

    Item Code : MODN351

    Kaprun Dam Salzburg, Austria - Travel Video.
    DVD. Modern Times Wonders Kaprun Valley is not only famous for its splendid natural scenery where one can relax in peaceful surroundings, it is also famous for its technical achievements. For at a height of 1,600 metres and within the near impenetrable mountain world of the Grossglockner, engineers created what is both a technical and architectural masterpiece, the Tauern Power Plant. Up until 1945, more than 10,000 forced laborers worked on what was then a massive building site, but it was not until some years later that the plant began to operate. Supplied by two dams, the Mooserboden and the Drossen, water from the Pasterze Glacier is stored in the 85 million cubic metre Mooserboden Water Reservoir. Over the years, the capacity of the power plant has been further increased and optimized. The plant's present capacity of 300 megawatts will, with the inauguration of a new plant, be increased to 480 megawatts and will provide no less than 10 percent of Austria's total electricity requirement. With the construction of this remarkable power plant, Kaprun Valley, at the foot of the Grossglockner, has been greatly enriched due to what is truly a modern architectural wonder!
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  7. $19.95 DVD All Regions Worldwide

    Item Code : GLBL352

    Melk Abbey (Stift Melk) - Travel Video.
    DVD. Global Treasures. 10 Minutes. The fine buildings of the Benedictine monastery of Melk majestically rise up from a plateau above the fascinating town on the River Danube. The elegant, yellow buildings of the monastery have become well-known far beyond Austria. The monastery's eighteen hundred manuscripts are extremely valuable and although many treasures were destroyed by a devastating fire the oldest texts date back to the early 9th century. The 18th century marked the beginning of extensive construction work in the monastery that subsequently transformed the church into an enchanting example of Baroque design. The exquisite design of the church's splendid interior was mostly the work of Italian architect, Antonio Beduzzi. But it is the remarkable architecture of the central Baroque buildings that have given Melk its reputation as being an icon of occidental monastery culture.
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  8. $24.95 DVD All Regions Worldwide

    Item Code : MLAB353

    Relax with Nature Magic Winter - Travel Video.
    DVD. Media Lab. 60 Minutes. Immerse yourself in this fascinating winter world. Sit back, relax and enjoy the spiritually uplifting feelings generated by the beautiful Austrian winter scenery. Listen as natural sounds are mixed with soothing music to provide a harmonic ambience guaranteed to relieve the stress of modern life.
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    Item Code : MLAB354

    Relax with Nature Water Fall - Travel Video.
    DVD. Media Lab. 60 Minutes. Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of waterfalls.Sit back, relax and enjoy the spiritually uplifting feelings generated by these beautiful Austrian and Croatian waterfalls.Listen as the natural sounds of the water are mixed with soothing music to provide a harmonic ambience guaranteed to relieve the stress of modern life.
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  10. $19.95 DVD All Regions Worldwide

    Item Code : GLBL355

    Salzburg - Travel Video.
    DVD. Global Treasures. 10 Minutes. The magnificent buildings within Mozart's famous city of Salzburg are not the only reason why it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Austria. The Prince Archbishop, Wolf Dietrich, ordered that Salzburg Cathedral be built according to Italian Early Baroque design. It was constructed between 1614 and 1628 on the site of a previous Romanic building. At one time the Getreidegasse served as the main road of the old city and on January 27th 1756, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in house number seven.. 119 metres above the town is one of Middle Europe's most well preserved castles, Hohensalzburg, which covers an area of around 30,000 square metres. The centre of Kapitel Square is dominated by a Schwemme, a fountain that dates back to the 18th century where the city's horses were washed down. There are numerous impressive sacred buildings in the city such as the Baroque Kollegien Church designed by Johann Bernhard Fischer Von Erlach. A fascinating and remarkably attractive park surrounds the Lustschloss Hellbrunn that dates back to both the Manieristic and Early Baroque period. The interior of the palace is as beautiful as its external appearance. Illusionist architectural paintings were a popular device designed to alienate reality. Due to the exquisite taste of the royal archbishops of a glorious age, today Salzburg is one of the most beautiful Baroque cities in Europe.
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    Item Code : VSTA356

    Salzburg - Travel Video.
    DVD. Vista Point. 26 Minutes. The Austrian city of Salzburg is a city of bishops as well as being the birthplace of world famous classical composer, Amadeus Mozart. The cathedral is located in the heart of the city, a Baroque building situated on the same site as the city's first church and now surrounded by several squares. Even today the cultural picture of the city on the Salzach is dominated by more than a hundred churches, castles and palaces. Hohensalzburg is the largest fully-preserved medieval fortress in Middle Europe. It is located one hundred and nineteen metres above the city and covers over thirty thousand square metres. It is like a small medieval town within itself with several buildings, courtyards and squares. Bastions with mighty towers were built at strategic points and together with powerful gates they make the fortress near impregnable. It is believed that during a siege the famous Salzburg Bull tricked the city's attackers into believing that the population had a good stock of food! Medieval Salzburg became a `German Rome', an Italian looking city of Early Baroque design. The Getreide-Gasse is the main street in the centre of the city and in former times was called, Trabe-Gasse, a name that demonstrates the fact that the people there were always in a hurry! The city is a work of art within itself, an historic treasure chest of timeless beauty, full of southern flair and joie de vivre. Salzburg is most definitely a Baroque gem located in the very heart of Europe.
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    Item Code : CTIS357

    Salzburg - Travel Video.
    DVD. Cities of the World. 60 Minutes. Salzburg, birthplace of Mozart, lies among the snow-covered Alps, hills and the lake of Salzkammergut. There Hohensalzburg palace stands quietly over the small town. The coaches, starting from the Dome, take tourists everywhere in the old town. Near the city, we can refresh ourselves on the beaches of Attersee. In St. Wolfgang, take a seat in the famous `White Horse Inn'. The beautiful main square of Mondsee is not far either, nor is Bad Ischl, the former imperial spa resort, where one can still hear Leh?r's music after ordering an `Ischler'. Near Gmunden stands the `Schloss Ort' that became famous thanks to a TV series. There is a geranium on every balcony. The sunny hillsides, the lakes and the green pine forests tempt us to return.
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    Item Code : ALTR358

    Salzburg - Travel Video.
    DVD. Alternate Routes. 30 Minutes. A trio of fun loving lifeguards from Australia and the States converge on the Joho hostel in beautiful Salzburg, Austria. Ice caves, Oktoberfest, beer and the pursuit of women top their agenda. Experience the rush of traveling the world for the first time with a crew of international back-packers, ages 16 - 22 on their quest for adventure, romance and the perfect moment. A variety of hosts from around the globe and the young people they hook up with on location are relentless in their pursuit of fun (and don't forget that culture, mate!) American girls explore Rome, Brits take on Thailand and things get wild when the Aussie's arrive in Copenhagen. Five continents, Unlimited Adventure. Take the alternate route, dude.
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  14. $24.95 DVD All Regions Worldwide

    Item Code : VSTA359

    Salzkammergut - Travel Video.
    DVD. Vista Point. 26 Minutes. The Salzkammergut is located in the heart of Austria. A wonderful and romantic landscape set between breathtaking mountains and beautiful lakes. In the Middle Ages St. Wolfgang was one of the most visited pilgrimage destinations in Central Europe having attracted seventy thousand of the faithful each year. In the summer of 1873 the first paddle-steamer was introduced and the region eventually became famous due to an operetta, Das Weisse R?ssl Am Wolfgangsee. The area's main village is Fuschl that is situated on the Fuschlsee at the western end of the Salzkammergut. A tranquil and romantic lake that has inspired countless composers, poets and authors. The lake is a glimmering turquoise colour and the surrounding landscape is truly superb. It takes about three hours to walk around it. Shaped like a sickle the Mondsee is situated between the Drachenwand and Schafberg Mountains. The lake is eleven kilometres long and seventy metres deep and has a relatively warm temperature due to its sheltered location and lack of inlets from cold mountain rivers. During the Ice Age a huge lime plate broke into two sections and created the Dachstein Mountains and the Toten Gebirge. The Dachstein is a fabulous world of imposing and majestic rock and ice. Its remote location set between picturesque mountains and lakes is truly captivating. A landscape of both history and culture the SALZKAMMERGUT a veritable paradise in the heart of Europe!
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    Item Code : 7DAY360

    Salzkammergut - Travel Video.
    DVD. 7 Days. 52 Minutes. The Salzkammergut is located in the heart of Austria, a wonderful and romantic landscape set between breathtaking mountains and beautiful lakes. It was here that the Emperor Of Austria once spent the summer months and enjoyed all the benefits of this health resort in which salt, this region's white gold, was once worked and where objects that date back to prehistoric times have been discovered. St.Gilgen is situated at the western end of the lake. It is set among captivating scenery at the foot of the Zw?lferhorn Mountain that has a cable car service. Attractive houses, hotels and a city hall contain modern comforts hidden beyond a romantic fa?ade and it was here that Mozart's mother was born. A journey by hot air balloon is an amazing way in which to explore this fascinating landscape and from the sky it is far easier to gain a better perspective of the geology below. Nature defined the borders of this landscape: in the east the landscape stretches to the edge of the Tote Gebirge, a labyrinth of mountains with areas of karst and fields of mountain pine; in the south it extends to the snow covered Dachstein Mountains and their many caves. In the south west, the Tennen-Gebirge. In the west is the broad sweep of the Fuschl-See that marks the edge of the mountain region and in the north are the gentle hills of the Voralpen. Within the idyllic Almtal and its main village of Gr?nau is the untouched and romantic Alm See which is surrounded by the rugged mountain slopes of the Toten Gebirge that was formed by the glaciers of the Last Ice Age. Well appointed mountain huts and picturesque views across the gigantic peaks of the Gosaukamm Mountains to as far as the Bischofsm?tze are a welcome reward to all who venture here. The views here are famous across the world. With the Dachstein Mountains as a backdrop this scene has featured on many a picture postcard. Its remote location set between mountains and lakes is truly captivating. A landscape of both history and culture: TheSalzkammergut, a veritable paradise in the heart of Europe!
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    Item Code : GLBL361

    Semmering - Travel Video.
    DVD. Global Treasures. 10 Minutes. The Semmering Railroad is a remarkable alpine railway line that has been operating in Austria for a hundred and fifty years. Construction of a railroad across mountain terrain posed a major problem but the Semmering Mountain Railway that embarked from Payerbach overcame all obstacles. One of the most impressive architectural achievements of the railroad is the two hundred and twenty seven metre long and twenty four metre high Schwarza Viaduct. The railway line to the Semmering Pass contains sixteen viaducts, more than a hundred bridges and fifteen tunnels. A huge quantity of manpower was used to create it with twenty thousand workers engaged to complete the daunting task. However, the line was inaugurated after only six years of construction. Steam trains were eventually replaced by electric trains but the railway itself has hardly changed at all and continues to form part of a fascinating and irresistible combination of both technology and Nature.
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    Item Code : GLBL362

    Stift Klosterneuburg (Klosterneuburg Monastery) - Travel Video.
    DVD. Global Treasures. 10 Minutes. Near to Vienna is a place where the sky meets with the earth. For almost nine hundred years the Stift Klosterneuburg Monastery has had a special relationship in the spiritual, sacred and cultural life of Austria. Its architecture dates back to the Baroque era and the rule of Emperor Karl The Sixth. In the twelfth century, church architecture was based upon Italian design. At that time a castle was also built at this location for the sponsor of the monastery, Leopold The Pious. In addition to its fine sacred architecture the Stift Klosterneuburg enchants due to its worldly side that can be seen in the emperor's private rooms which demonstrate the luxurious lifestyle of the Habsburgers whose influence was at its zenith during the reign of Karl The Sixth. The monastery's most valuable possession and also one of the most impressive works of art of the Middle Ages is the Verduner Altar that was named after the artist, Nikolaus Of Verdun, and was completed in 1181. The large quantity of precious works of religious art and fascinating historic objects that date from the Habsburger Dynasty underline the feeling that the Stift Klosterneuburg is indeed a place where the sky meets with the earth!
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    Item Code : BEST363

    The Best of Austria - Travel Video.
    DVD . The Best of. 60 Minutes. It is, for thousands of visitors, a favorite corner of central Europe where beautiful green valleys rise to spectacular snowcap mountains. It is a stunning region in a country of warm greetings, hardy food and grand vistas. Join us for an alpine vacation in spectacular Tyrol, Austria. At first thought the country is known for magnificent snowcap mountains but it is also a land of gentle rolling hills, ancient castles and beautiful vineyards. Pleasant surprises greet the first time visitor to this lovely unspoiled land. Join us as we explore the beauty of Styria Austria. Plus bonus material episode-Hiking in Austria-featuring the following destinations: Salzburg, Lofer, Hintermoos, Krimmi, and Wald plus where to shop, cycle and much more...
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    Item Code : PASS364

    The Ziller Valley and Zell am See Austria - Travel Video.
    DVD. Passport to Adventure After filming Europe's ski resorts for the last ten years, Mark Jennings &Julie Conover share their discovery of two of the lesser known Austrian resorts. Their journey begins with a visit to the world famous Neuschwanstein castle where they learn the saga of eccentric King Ludwig. From Bavaria, Julie &Mark travel into the Salzburg region of Austria to Zell Am See, "little village by the lake", to explore the massive Europa Sport Region. In the Ziller Valley, they ski the Hintertux glacier and launch Julie off the slopes on a paraglider! Then, join a robust group of Austrians for music, schnapps and a hellacious nighttime sledding adventure that leaves Mark with an unwanted souvenir! Threaded throughout the program is a celebration of the traditional lifestyle with folk music, dance and plenty of local color!
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    Item Code : CMOS365

    Tyrol - Travel Video.
    DVD. Cosmos Global Documentaries. 52 Minutes. The Tyrol is made up of untouched landscapes, idyllic mountain villages and a magnificent mountain world that makes this region that covers the west and southwest of Austria and Northern Italy, a nature lover's paradise. The Tyrol also contains the Hohe Tauern National Park that extends for more than eighteen hundred square kilometres and covers large sections of the Eastern Alps and features a marvellous variety of natural scenery. One of the most popular regions in the park is the Defreggental and the pretty health resort of Sankt Veit. The Southern Tyrol is in Italy at the edge of the Central Alps and south of the Brenner Pass is one of the most important traffic routes in Europe. With much less traffic than the Brenner but far more scenic is the Strada Delle Dolomiti, a hundred kilometre long high Alpine road that travels from Bozen to Cortina D?Ampezzo. In the Ebbs Stud at the foot of the Kaisergebirge in the Austrian Tyrol is a fine example of Tyrollean culture, the Haflinger breed of horses that is friendly, strong and reliable and a cross between a Tyrollean mountain mare and an Arab stallion. Auffach is the starting point of one of the most spectacular journeys into the mountain world of the Kitzb?hler Alps. From the comfortable panoramic cabins of the Schatzbergbahn there is a wonderful view across the high Wildsch?nau Valley and surrounding mountains. In contrast to other of the Tyrol's cities, Innsbruck has the atmosphere of a large city but it is also known for its historic charm. The city's unique landmark is an architectural masterpiece of Late Gothic design that is called the Goldenes Dachl due to the three thousand gilded copper tiles that cover the roof of its two storey oriel. The Tyrol is a land of mountains, a sparkling gem in the very heart of Europe and a region full of tradition and history. A veritable love affair with nature!
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