Books & Media

Here’s our selection of great books on Austria, movies that capture the quintessential ambiance of Austrian life and nature, tv shows that gives you in-depth knowledge of history or culture and links to helpful websites.


Stefan Zweig – The World of Yesterday
Memoires of the Austrian writer, considered the most famous book on the Habsburg Empire.

Maria Augusta Trapp – The Story of the Trapp Family Singers
Memoires of the Maria, whose life was portrayed in Sound of Music.

Carol de Chellis Hill – Henry James’ Midnight Song
A murder mystery set in Vienna features an ensemble of famous historical characters.

Joseph Roth – The Radetzky March
The 1932 novel chronicles the decline and fall of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

Elizabeth Hickey – The Painted Kiss
Historic novel about 1886 Vienna reimagines the relationship between Gustav Klimt and Emilie Flöge.

Maynard Solomon – Beethoven
Hailed as a masterpiece for its original interpretations of Beethoven’s life and music.

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Immortal Beloved
Historical drama about the life and death of the legendary Ludwig van Beethoven.

The Third Man
Film noir from 1949, based on a Graham Greene novel, featuring Orson Welles set in shadowy, postwar Vienna.

A Dangerous Method
Michael Fassbender and Viggo Mortensen interpret the tumultuous relationship between Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung.

Before sunrise
Two strangers, one unforgettable evening i Vienna.

The incredible story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told by his peer and secret rival.

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Rex: A Cop’s Best Friend
A recently divorced cop adopts a police dog and together they solve crimes in and around Vienna.

Four Women and a Funeral
Four women have quite an unusual hobby: they watch every funeral in their small hometown.

Globe Trekker – Vienna
One of the best Travel TV-Shows discover Vienna.

Globe Trekker – from Istanbul to Vienna
Follow Ian Wright on the journey from east to one of Europe’s grandest and most sophisticated hubs; Vienna.

Rick Steves in Austria
America’s most respected authority on European travel has visited several destinations in Austria, and you can see all 26-minute videos on Youtube.

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Visit Austria

Brochures for download – from hiking in Tirol to Architectural guide to Vienna.

Austria – on Wikipedia.

20 great things to do in Vienna – according to TimeOut.

ZAMG – Austrian national weather forecast.