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Hungary to Austria

With his 1913 guide, Michael Portillo explores the former Austro-Hungarian Empire, domain of the famed Habsburg monarchs, visiting Budapest, Vienna and Salzburg.

Steered by his 1913 railway guide, on this journey Michael Portillo explores the once-great empire of Austria-Hungary, domain of the famous Habsburg monarchs. Starting in Budapest, the capital of Hungary, he travels via Bratislava in Slovakia to the beautiful and elegant city of Vienna, where he immerses himself in prewar decadence. From there, he travels to Salzburg, before heading to the magnificent scenery of the Salzkammergut region to visit the emperor's Austrian summer house at Bad Ischl, where in 1914 European history changed course forever.

59 minutes


Role Contributor
Presenter Michael Portillo
Director Cassie Farrell
Producer Michelle Heeley


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Steam Railways

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A collection of programmes from the BBC archives on the beauty of steam locomotives.