Slovenia's monarchical past
Traces of Habsburg reach far to the south - a lot in Slovenia still reminds us of the dynasty that shaped this area for centuries. Whether for political, military or private reasons - hardly any Habsburg could escape the charm of the south.
The film delves into the monarchical past of this region and visits, among other things, the Lipica Stud Farm, which dates back to the Archduke Charles II Francis of Austria; Ptuj, which was shaped by the Austrian nobility and the diocese of Salzburg up to the 17th century, the splendid Styrian noble family of the Attem's Baroque castle Štatenberg, as well as the health resorts popular during the monarchy such as Rogaška Slatina, where Emperor Franz Josef was immortalized on the frescoes in the magnificent ballroom. Photographs of natural monuments such as the Triglav National Park, where you can still find relics of the Isonzo Front from the First World War, or the Postojna Caves, whose tourist development is closely linked to the Austrian imperial family, and the 1857 also connected to the southern railway line running across Slovenia round off this film about the diverse cultural landscape of Slovenia and its intensive relations with Austria.
Production | Clever Contents GmbH
Friendly support | the Austrian ministry of Foreign Affairs
Partnership | the Slovenian Tourist Board
Genre | documentary
Director | Martin Vogg
Production manager I Saskia Netousek
Cut I Marcus Gotzmann
Length | 45 minutes
Year of production I 2020
First broadcasting | 28th November 2020 in „Erbe Österreich“ on ORF III
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