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Austria's mountain villages - small-scale worlds in alpine seclusion. Their rustic appearance is often seemingly untouched by the passage of time. Yet the lives of the people here have changed fundamentally over the past decades.


In the 1950s, the villages were still predominantly characterized by the hardships of life in the mountains, but with the economic upswing, tourism has arrived and today dominates village life - from Styria to the remote high valleys in East Tyrol.


Many people still live as mountain farmers on small farms, which are unable to grow due to the alpine altitude. The documentary series visits mountain villages in Carinthia, Salzburg, Styria, Vinschgau and East Tyrol and gives an insight into a world that seems to be far removed from the hustle and bustle and problems. Austria's mountain villages, whether rough, steep or small, tell of the challenges that a globalized world poses for people.

Season 1

  • Episode 1: High above the Murtal
  • Episode 2: Mountain Life around the Großglockner
  • Episode 3: On the Peaks of the Pinzgau
  • Episode 4: Mountain Life in the Venosta Valley
  • Episode 5: The Sky above Villgratental


Season 2

  • Episode 1: Mountain Life in the Carinthian Alps | Part 1
  • Episode 2: Mountain Life in the Carinthian Alps | Part 2
  • Episode 3: Mountain Life in the Tyrolean Alps | Part 1
  • Episode 4: Mountain Life in the Tyrolean Alps | Part 2
  • Episode 5: Mountain Life in Salzburg | Part 1
  • Episode 6: Mountain Life in Salzburg | Part 2
  • Episode 7: South Tyrol‘s Mountain Villages
  • Episode 8: ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Mountain Life in the Ländle
  • Episode 9: Summer Time in the Styrian Mountains | Part 1
  • Episode 10: Summer Time in the Styrian Mountains | Part 2


Season 3

  • Episode 1: Life in the Northern Carinthian Alps
  • Episode 2: Life in the Western Carinthian Alps
  • Episode 3: ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Life in the Eastern Mountains of Salzburg
  • Episode 4: Mountain Life in the southeast of Salzburg
  • Episode 5: The Tyrolean Lechtal
  • Episode 6: The Western Tyrolian Valleys
  • Episode 7: Mountain Villages in Styria | Part 1
  • Episode 8: ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Mountain Villages in Styria | Part 2
  • Episode 9: The Attergau – Gate to the Salzkammergut
  • Episode 10: Mountain Life in Upper Austria

Direction: Alfred Ninaus, Fritz Aigner, Amelie Stiefvatter, Karim Shafik & David Walter Bruckner

Production: RANFILM for ORF

Languages: German, English

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