Run-Time: 1 x 49 min.
Directed by Barbara Puskas, Klaus T. Steindl
Written by Barbara Puskas
A co-production of ORF, BMUKK and epo-film supported by the State of Lower Austria
Languages: German (ORIGINAL) , English (DUBBED)
Mountains in the Sun
Sonnenberge - Von der Rax zur Buckligen Welt
The landscape of southern Lower Austria is characterised by the last undulations of the Alps. This film takes a cinematic journey through these so-called «sunny mountains», showing their diverse nature and cultures in a comprehensive portrait of the region and its inhabitants. Some farmers in the region breed «alpine salmon», while others have developed a sideline - using traditional methods to extract the resin from black pine trees, which can then be used to produce cosmetics, turpentine and even resin for the strings of musical instruments. The area between the Rax and Buckliger Welt is popular with the Viennese. Almost on their doorstep, the region is a paradise for extreme sports junkies, nature lovers, culture fans and to those looking for rest and recuperation. Foreign tourists also discovered this magnificent landscape many years ago. Experience this scenic treasure in the heart of Europe with its breathtaking panoramas, unique animal and plant life and tradition-conscious inhabitants.