Carinthia´s most beautiful Aristocratic Residences

The Splendour of stately living

A Film by Gernot Stadler

Documentation, 52 min, 2020
GS-Film, ORF/3sat
Written and directed by
Gernot Stadler
Gernot Stadler
Production Management
Monika Orsini-Rosenberg
ORF Enterprise

Magnificent castles adorn the picturesque landscape in Austria’s southernmost province of Carinthia. Most of them were built in the 16th and 17th century and testify to the beginning of a new era after the decline of the Middle Ages.

“Castles and Palaces of Carinthia” is a cinematic excursion to the most impressive and beautiful castles and historic buildings in the country. When the castle gates open, we immerse ourselves in the history of these stone witnesses of bygone times. Today’s owners guide us through the magnificent rooms of their castles and the surrounding parks. They tell of their former owners, of haunted ancestors, and of the great task and sometimes even burden to preserve these cultural monuments for future generations.