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Take holiday inspiration from the screen

Explore the original locations of well-known film productions and be charmed by the region’s distinctive attractions. Upper Austria is a unique setting – and perhaps that’s why it has been chosen as the home of world-famous screen hits such as the Austrian TV series Schlosshotel Orth and films The White Horse Inn and The Sound of Music.

 

SOKO Linz

The former tobacco factory in Linz is the setting for the new crime series SOKO Linz. From here, the investigative team swarms out in the Danube, Vltava and border triangle region. After broadcasting the first season in spring 2022, the next one is already in the works.

 

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© Foto: ORF/Gebhardt Productions/Steffi Leo: SOKO Linz
SOKO Linz

SOKO Donau

The crime series SOKO Donau is one of the series favourites, with several episodes being filmed each year in Upper Austria in the 16 seasons. The main actors Stefan Jürgens, Lilian Klebow and Brigitte Kren investigated the most beautiful places in Upper Austria, such as Bad Ischl, Linz and Steyr & the National Park region.

 

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© Foto: Satel-Film/Petro Dommenigg: SOKO Donau
Am Set zu den Dreharbeiten zu SOKO Donau vor der Anton-Bruckner-Privatuniversität Linz.

Zu neuen Ufern

The third ORF country thriller "Zu neuen Ufern" (To new shores)  from Upper Austria with many greats of Austrian film celebrated its successful cinema premiere in July 2022. Maria Hofstätter and Miriam Fussenegger investigate the drug milieu between the Mühlviertel and the Czech Republic. It will be broadcast on television in winter 2022/2023.

 

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© Foto Lotus Film/Felix Vratny: Landkrimi "Zu neuen Ufern"
Zwei Polizistinnen in Uniform stehen bei einer Beerdigung auf einem Friedhof. Im Hintergrund weitere Trauergäste.

Der Tote im See

After the successful ORF rural crime thriller "Der Tote am Teich" (The Dead Man at the Pond), which was filmed in and around Windhaag bei Freistadt in the Mühlviertel in 2015, the main actors - all with Upper Austrian roots - Josef Hader, Maria Hofstätter, Miriam Fussenegger and Fritz Karl - were back in front of the camera for the sequel "Der Tote im See" in 2018.

 

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© Foto: Oberösterreich Tourismus GmbH/Ulrike Weichselbaum: Der Schauspieler Josef Hader beim Dreh des ORF Landkrimi in Windhaag bei Freistadt
Der Schauspieler Josef Hader beim Dreh des ORF Landkrimi in Windhaag bei Freistadt

Wie ich lernte bei mir selbst Kind zu sein

The film "Wie ich lernte bei mir selbst Kind zu sein" (How I learned to be a child with myself) is based on the book of the same name by André Heller and presents the extraordinary life of the artist in an autobiographical way. The Heller family owned a house in the Salzkammergut and often stayed here for the classic summer retreat. The main actors are, among others, Karl Markovics and Sabine Timoteo.

 

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© Foto: DOR-Film: Drehstart des Filmes 'Wie ich lernte bei mir selbst Kind zu sein'
Drehstart des Filmes 'Wie ich lernte bei mir selbst Kind zu sein'

The Wall

The Wall, a drama from 2012, belongs to the genre of literary film adaptations. The setting for the original novel by Upper Austrian author Marlen Haushofer was inspired by the landscape of the Kalkalpen National Park. The film, starring Martina Gedeck, was shot in the area surrounding Bad Goisern in the Salzkammergut region.

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Schlosshotel Orth

The mother of all television series filmed in Upper Austria remains Schlosshotel Orth: the luxury hotel in Gmunden am Traunsee opened its doors for 144 episodes between 1996 and 2004. The hotel managers were played by Klaus Wildbolz and Albert Fortell.

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The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music

The film portrays the moving story of the singing von Trapp family and was filmed in Mondsee, among other locations. The songs from The Sound of Music are known all around the world.

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The White Horse Inn

The film shot in 1960 and starring Peter Alexander, Waltraud Haas and Gunther Philipp is arguably the most famous of the story’s three cinematic incarnations. The outdoor shoots took place in the summer of 1960 at original locations in St Wolfgang, and the indoor scenes were filmed in the autumn in Bad Ischl.

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Where Eagles Dare

Upper Austria featured as the backdrop for a Hollywood production back in the 1960s, with the Feuerkogel cable car appearing in Where Eagles Dare with Richard Burton and Clint Eastwood.

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