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 fin.de-siecle 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.
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.
Two strangers, one unforgettable evening i Vienna.
The incredible story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told by his peer and secret rival.
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.
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.