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Subject: So. Studies/Sciences: Geography/Cultures

Exploring the World Series: Europe

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Austria 1: Intro to Vienna, Graz and Innsbruck

Austria  1: Intro to Vienna, Graz and Innsbruck

Austria is a country that offers unsurpassed beauty, a musical history that dates back hundreds of years, and an unmatched Winter Olympic heritage. Focusing on those three themes, this programs treats viewers to a tour of Austria's three most famous cities, Vienna, Graz and Innsbruck. In Vienna, we visit Ring Street, built in the 1800's to replace a wall that once confined the city, to view a collection of historical buildings of varied styles. At the Opera House we learn that the Emperor and Viennese people did not like this building when it was built, and as a result one of the architects actually committed suicide; then we see Austria's Parliament, a Greek Revival building, which was completed in 1883. We learn that Johann Strauss, one of Vienna's most popular composers, was known as the "King of the Waltz"; also that Ludwig van Beethoven, though born in Germany, was strongly influenced by his walks through Vienna's beautiful woods. In Graz, we visit a fine arts festival, a forum for local students and artists started in 1968, which takes place annually each October. We learn how the townspeople saved the famous Clock and Bell Towers, paying Napoleon's forces to destroy this historical landmark. In Innsbruck, we discover why this city is the perfect location for the Winter Olympics; also we view the Goldenes Dachl, the Golden Roof, Innsbruck's signature sight, which tops the balcony of a late-Gothic mansion. 02/09DE IJSCA 30 min.

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