Politically and historically significant mansions in Austria
Where else can you find such a grand boulevard like the Vienna's Ring? And in which city is there such a density of palaces as in Vienna?
Clever Contents presents the series about the Austria's noble mansions left to us by the Habsburg rulers and their contemporaries.
Three palaces - three stories: the Kinsky, Ferstel and Batthyány houses on Vienna's Freyung tell of aristocratic life in Vienna across three centuries. The Kinsky, a Hildebrandt building, is one of the most important baroque buildings in the city. Philipp Graf Daun was the victor over the Ottomans and defended Maria Theresa's power in the War of the Spanish Succession - his palace, the later Kinsky, is clearly the house of a victor. The “beautiful Lori”, as Eleonore Batthyány-Strattmann was called in Vienna at the time, resided in the even older Palais Batthyány. She formed a friendship with the old Prince Eugene - a relationship that saved the prince from court intrigue. And the Ferstel, the third in the group, is a magnificent building by star Ring architect Heinrich von Ferstel. “Das Ferstel” became known above all for the traditional Viennese café par excellence, the Café Central, which later became the setting for the ORF series of the same name.
Production | Clever Contents GmbH and ORF III
Genre | docuseries
Presenter | Karl Hohenlohe
Director | Franz Riess
Production manager I Jeannine Felzmann
Length | 45 minutes
Year of production | 2016
First broadcasting | in "Erbe Österreich" on ORF III
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