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Looking ahead to Austria (2018)

Ich hab’ früher meine österreichische Reise erklärt. Diesen Monat führ’ ich eine informelle Umfrage durch diese 3. Frage:

(The abbreviated English version appears below.)

  1. Wie viele Österreicher kennen (oder ansehen) “The Sound of Music” eigentlich?
  2. Was denken sie an diesen Film?
  3. Was halten sie davon, dass einige Nordamerikaner glauben, dass der Film Österreich teilweise darstellt?

Auch gibt’s Sehenswürdigkeiten in Österreich wie folgt:


  • Die modernste “Ynnsbrugg”; d.h., der Ort der allersten Brücke über den Inn
  • Hafelekar (Nordkette)
  • Zaha Hadid, ihre architektonische Erbe
  • Ausflug nach Hall
  • Ausflug nach Brenner
  • Ausflug nach Alpbach: auf der Suche nach Erwin-Schrödingers Grabstelle
  • Ausflug nach Scharnitz
  • Ausflug nach Stubaital
  • Tagesausflug nach Wilder Kaiser


  • Mozarts-Wohnhaus
  • Christian-Dopplers Geburtshaus
  • Mönchsberg, zwischen Hohensalzburg und Humboldt-Terrasse
  • Sebastiansfriedhof
  • Petersfriedhof
  • Walk of Modern Art; insb. “Spirit of Mozart” von Marina Abramovic
  • Ausflug nach Hallein
  • Ausflug nach Oberndorf
  • Tagesausflug nach Hallstatt
  • Tagesausflug nach Berchtesgaden (DE); auch Ramsau, Kehlstein

WIEN, minimum:

  • Österreichische Postsparkasse
  • Karlsplatz-Pavilion
  • Kirche am Steinhof
  • Wagner-Gebäude, Linke Wienzeile
  • Hofpavilion, U-Bhf Hietzing
  • Wiener (Wagners) Stadtbahn
  • Auf der Spur Lise Meitner
  • Ringstrasse um die Altstadt
  • Schöner Brunnen, von dem der Name “Schönbrunn” stammt
  • Zentralfriedhof: u.a., nämlich Ludwig-Boltzmanns Grabstelle
  • Hietzinger Friedhof
  • Jüdisches Wien
  • MAK Museum: auf der Spur Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky
  • “Art in the Subway”: z.B., “pi” (π) von Ken Lum in U-Bhf Karlsplatz
  • Meidlinger Markt
  • Trześniewski: Wiener Esstradition seit 1902
  • 1 Café: z.B., Café Korb
  • 1 Beisl: z.B., Rudis Beisl
  • 1 Heurige: z.B., Schübel-Auer
  • Tagesausflug nach Bratislava (SK)


  • St. Marxer Friedhof
  • Nussdorf Wehr
  • Wagner-Villa
  • Beethoven Museum, im Vorgriff auf BTHVN 2020
  • Beethovens-Wohnhaus, in dem er seine 9. Symphonie komponierte
  • Ballgasse (bei Nacht)
  • Franziskerplatz (bei Nacht)
  • Deutschordenhaus
  • Fillgraderstiege (bei Nacht)
  • Strudlhofstiege (bei Nacht)
  • Zaha-Hadid-Haus (Spittelau Viaducts Housing Project)
  • Gasometer
  • Westlicht und Ostlicht
  • Globenmuseum
  • Viktor-Adler-Markt
  • Hauptbücherei am Gürtel
  • Friedhof der Namenlosen
  • Grinzinger Friedhof
  • Friedhof Ober St. Veit
  • Am Himmel (Döbling)
  • Wotrubakirche (Mauer)

I described my upcoming time in Austria in a previous post. While in country, I’ll carry out an informal poll:

  1. How many Austrians know or have seen “The Sound of Music”?
  2. What do they think about the movie?
  3. What do they think about how some North Americans believe the film represents in part Austria?

The 4 lists above describe places and sights to which I’m looking forward to visiting, all made easier with a Eurail 2-country pass.

The image is from ÖBB and courtesy of Bombardier. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at at

8 Responses to “Looking ahead to Austria (2018)”

    • fotoeins

      Hi, Cornelia, and thanks for your comment. That’s exactly what I wanted to know 🙂

      What did you think when you saw the movie the first time? What do you think about how many in North America get their first impressions of Austria from this movie?

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    • corneliaweberphotography

      American friends who visit Austria, their only or first travel goal is visiting the place where the movie was made. Really interesting. It’s a classic movie, beautifully done, yet to my culture I felt that it was a bit to much kitsch in it and a bit too much of adoration, hey no judgment from my side, just an observation as an European. Don’t mean to hurt anybodies feelings.

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    • fotoeins

      In school, nuns taught us to sing a couple of the songs from the movie. Even way back then, I had to know the answers to two questions: (1) what does an edelweiss look like? (2) what and where are those mountains? Although the movie isn’t in any of my top or favourite lists, it definitely left an impression. And maybe, even way back then, I was crushin’ large on the actress who played Liesl: maybe, I still do. 😉

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    • corneliaweberphotography

      That’s pretty funny about your enduring crush on Liesl, thanks for sharing. Interesting what you had to experience way back in school about this movie filled with all those questions.

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  1. urban liaisons

    Although your schedule seems quite tough, I dare to recommend the following place near Innsbruck: “Museum der Völker” at the old town of Schwaz comprising a large, interesting ethnographic collection Well not typically Austrian indeed, but at least good to know.

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    • fotoeins

      Thank you for your comment and for your recommendation; I’ve added it to my “Innsbruck” list. I typically plan what appears as “punishing schedules”, but I always have too much which I can “weed” as need be. The museum in Schwaz reminds me a little bit of the Museum of Anthropology (MOA, at UBC) here in Vancouver. The MOA focus is on local First Nations people, but the museum contains an interesting diverse collection of cultures from around the world.

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    • urban liaisons

      The museum in Schwaz goes back to a private collection (not a state-run matter), we found it by coincidence a few years ago and is worth a visit really. But you can also visit an old silver mine there or nearby optionally. We usually are most up in the mountains for Sommerfrische when in Austria!

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