Film Screening: Visions of Austria
Saturday, October 15, 2011 at 3:00 PM (EDT)
New York, NY
Taking a cue from the relaxed pace of the cafés that are a hallmark of the Viennese lifestyle, Visions of Austria – produced by WLIW 21 - offers a serene tour of the country that invites you to linger, perhaps with a cup of coffee in hand for the total experience of a virtual vacation.
Stunning high definition footage shot in winter and spring captures the idyllic essence of Austria: you can almost smell the waft of strudel as the helicopter-mounted camera glides over picturesque streets and spacious squares.
Highlights include: the stunning, picture-perfect village of Hallstadt, historic Salzburg with its characteristic domed churches and Sound of Music charm, a cruise along the Danube River including Melk Abbey and Dürnstein Castle, and, of course, Vienna with its unique combination of opulent historic buildings and a distinctive modern twist.
The program’s soundtrack showcases a glorious musical tradition of a region where even the wind sounds musical, including compositions by “Waltz King” Johann Strauss and native sons Franz Schubert, Gustav Mahler, Joseph Haydn and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
To complete your virtual journey to Austria, stop by at our Café Sacher for a slice of chocolate cake with whipped cream or indulge in a real piece of apple strudel...