Pomposity and splendor of the Austrian nobility...
Manorial houses and their stories: This is a very special hobby-horse of moderator Karl Hohenlohe, and the audience appreciates these insights very much. In the previous three highly successful seasons, Kari Hohenlohe has already portrayed 17 palaces and villas - and being in touch with their present inhabitants, learned many fascinating and intimate details about the properties and their owners.
Clever Contents is happy to produce the fourth season of "Austria's Noble Mansions" that will be broadcast starting the autumn 2019, focusing on another five manor houses presented by our cultural expert.
Burg Heidenreichstein in Lower Austria | Visitng Nette Kinsky
In the northern Waldviertel, near the Czech border, one of the best-preserved and most impressive moated castles in Central Europe is located in the market town of Heidenreichstein. Since the middle of the 20th century, the castle is owned by the Kinsky family. Netty Kinsky grew up in Heidenreichstein together with her siblings. For them, the castle is still home and retreat, combining many beautiful memories locked in the old walls, including the old super 8 films with their father Christian Kinsky that we overtook for our production.
Kari Hohenlohe is guided by Netty Kinsky through the history of the family and the rooms of the castle. He encounters prominent personalities from the family such as Maria von Ebner-Eschenbach, Bertha von Suttner and above all Rudolf von der Straten, the first head of the Spanish Riding School after 1918. There was also Straten, who inherited the castle from his friend, Landislaus Pallfy, after World War II. He passed it to his daughter, Netty Kinsky's mother, who married Christian Kinsky, who was expelled from the Czech Republic.
Co-production | Clever Contents GmbH and ORF III
Funded | Fernsehfonds Austria
Genre | docuseries
Presenter | Karl Hohenlohe
Director | Martin Vogg
Production manager I Jeannine Felzmann
Length | 45 minutes
Year of production | 2019
Broadcasting | October 2019 on ORF III
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