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Customs, knowledge, craft techniques | Life around the Hochkar # 2023

The intangible world cultural heritage of the Alpine region


Visible from afar, the Hochkar is one of the first prominent peaks in the Eastern Alps and a popular ski area that attracts numerous winter sports enthusiasts and is also the starting point for many of a winter sports career.

In summer, the ski slopes are transformed into the largest alpine pasture areas in Lower Austria, where people and animals can find peace and relaxation. There are also numerous rustic mountain huts on the surrounding mountains where guests are welcomed. And just like on the alpine pastures, time seems to have stood still in many farmers' workshops in the valley, so you can still immerse yourself in the world of the rural today.


Customs, knowledge and old craft techniques

In the 15 documentaries, the intangible cultural heritage is presented as an integral part of the Austrian cultural landscape. The films search for traces of the past in order to make the creation and changes of intangible cultural heritage visible. They document the current situation, whereby the character that creates identity for the present is highlighted. And they address the question of what importance the care of heritage has for the future of the Austrian cultural landscape.

“Heimat Österreich” takes you to the most beautiful cultural landscapes in Austria. Elaborately designed documentaries portray long-held traditions and customs, explore popular pilgrimage sites and show how culture and nature intertwine in the heart of Europe.

Co-production | Clever Contents GmbH and ORF III

Partnership | The Austrian Commission for UNESCO

Genre | documentary

Director | Martin Vogg

Production manager I Saskia Netousek

Length | 45 minutes

Year of production | 2019 - 2020

First broadcast | Fall 2019

Saskia Netousek
+43 699 100 56 296

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