Heritage Austria | The official residences and prominent addresses of Vienna
You know them from passing by - but many of them you have never seen from the inside. Many magnificent palaces in Vienna are privately owned or used by the federal government for non-public purposes such as ministry offices. In this second season of the series Vienna's hidden palaces, moderator Karl Hohenlohe goes behind the facades of well-known houses discovering the rooms and their history.
A Clever Contents and ORF III co-production | funded by Vienna Filmfonds
Genre | documentary
Author | Susanne Pleisnitzer
Production manager I Ronald Graf
Cut I Alex Schönauer and Marcus Gotzmann
Length | 3 x 45 minutes
Year of production I 2022
Broadcasting | 31st January, 7th and 28th February 2023 on ORF III
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Episode 1 - The federal offices
Together with the current residents and users of these palaces, Karl Hohenlohe rolls over anecdotes and stories. In this episode he devotes himself to the palaces that are now official residences. For example the Palais Trautson, where the Federal Ministry of Justice is housed. Or the Palais Dietrichstein, which is home for the Federal Ministry for Women, Family, Integration and Media. And last but not least, the Palais Metternich - the Italian embassy, the depths of which hardly anyone on television has fathomed.
Episode 2 - Prominent Addresses
Jewels of the city of Vienna such as Palais Wertheim will not be open to the public for the foreseeable future. Karl Hohenlohe opens the gates of these houses, which are inextricably linked to Austrian history. The Palais Lieben-Auspitz is now home to the famous Café Landtmann, the Lebanese Embassy and the underground theatre. And the Palais Schönborn houses the folklore museum. Episode two of the new season of Vienna's hidden palais tells the eventful history of these houses and lets today's users have their say about life in these magnificent premises.
Episode 3 - Behind St. Stephen's Cathedral
In this new production of Heritage Austria, Karl Hohenlohe continues his tour of discovery through the Viennese palaces, which are not open to the public. This time the gates of Palais Erdödy-Fürstenberg in Himmelpfortgasse, which is privately owned today, open exclusively for him. He also visits two palaces in Singerstraße - namely the Palais Neubauer-Breuner, which is owned by the Metternich-Sandor family, and the Palais Rottal, which is home to the Ombudsman's Office and the Financial Procuratorate.