Run-Time: 2 x 50 min.
Directed by Manfred Corrine (Part I), Christian Puluj (Part II)
Part I: A co-production by ORF and Interspot Film in association with Olympiaregion Seefeld. / Part II: A co-production by ORF, BR and Interspot Film in association with BMBWF. Both documentaries are funded by Austrian Television Fund and Cine Tirol.
Languages: German (ORIGINAL) , English (DUBBED)
Format: 16:9 , 16:9
Seefeld - Tyrolean Wonderland
Part I: The Realm of the Peregrine Falcon
Part II: Mountains, Miracles and Medals
In February 2019, Seefeld in Tirol hosts the year's biggest winter sports event: the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships. To mark this occasion, a two-part documentary takes a closer look at Seefeld. The town is situated at the heart of Tyrol, surrounded by the wildest and most beautiful Alpine peaks. The diversity of the landscape is breathtaking, encompassing primeval forests, rushing rivers, rocky peaks, pastures and waterfalls. While tawny owls and three-toed woodpeckers inhabit the forests, the higher elevations are home to ibex, chamois and the fastest predator on earth, the peregrine falcon.
The first part of the documentary captures the wildlife in this magical mountain world in spectacular pictures and follows the peregrine falcon for a whole year - showing the aerial predator's fascinating life in and around the highest peaks of the Karwendel.
As well as the natural jewels of the region's landscapes, Seefeld in Tirol has a fascinating, complex historical relationship with its German neighbour, Bavaria. The second part of the documentary examines this relationship and Seefeldīs rise from a small village on an important Roman road to a major venue for winter sports and international tourism.