Sölden: Legendary Austrian Ski Resort
Contributor Alin Constantin created this amazing drone video of Sölden, one of the most well known ski resorts in Austria. It's situated in the Ötztal Valley in the West Tyrol region, near the Italian and Swiss borders. Sölden featured prominently in the 2015 Jame Bond film Spectre (#26 in the series): the Ice Q restaurant (the glass paneled building which you'll see in the video) was the shooting location for the Hoffler Klinik, and the slopes of the resort were used to shoot a chase scene.
Vienna: Austria's Grand Capital City
Thanks to New Entertainment Pictures for this marvelous drone video of the Austrian capital Vienna. This well-preserved city was once the seat of the Holy Roman Empire, at one point the most powerful in the world. Situated on the mighty Danube River, the city has been the home to some of the most influential names in western culture. Vienna was a principal filming location for Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015); Mission Impossible fans should recognize some of the landmarks shown in this video.
Großer Ahornboden: Alpine Valley of Austria
The Großer Ahornboden is an alpine valley in the Austria's western Tyrol province, near the Bavarian region of Germany. It is part of an Austrian conservation preserve called Hinterriss Nature Park, which is expected to help maintain it for future generations. With the Tyrolean Alps towering over, this valley makes for one of the most iconic scenes in all of Central Europe. Contributor DJPilot captured beautifully in this amazing drone video.
Styria: Ganzalm and Stuhleck
The Styria region of Austria lies in the southeastern part of the country, and is the second most populous of the nine federated states. Styria is home to a single large city (Graz) and much lightly inhabited semi-mountainous country, albeit with peaks much lower than in Tyrol to the west. In this stunning drone video, top contributor ClearSkys takes us on a tour of the Mt. Ganzalm and Stuhleck areas of Styria, which includes footage of a giant mountaintop wind farm.
Austria's Winegrowing Region
Behold this spectacular drone video from contributor Dronographer of the most well known wine region of Austria. The "Vienna Woods thermal region" stretches from the southern outskirts of Vienna along a hilly chain to the region south of Baden. The vineyards are located at the foothills of the Vienna Woods. The region is home to about 1300 wine-growing enterprises. The area features ideal grape-growing conditions: cool and dry, with a plentiful nearby supply of high quality freshwater.
West Tyrol: Verwall
Austria's Verwall Mountains, part of the Alps system, sit in the country's western Tyrol province. They are home to some of the most picturesque views in all of Central Europe, with favorable comparisons to the very best sights that that Switzerland or Bavaria has to offer. In this video, contributor M. C. Black flies his DJI Mavic Pro drone over the lakes and valleys of this stunningly beautiful area, giving us a breathtaking aerial view of the alpine district.
Austria's Tyrolean Alps
Tyrol province in western Austria has much in common with Switzerland and Bavaria, neighbors with whom it shares sections of the great Alps Mountains range. In this breathtaking aerial video, contributor The Art of Drones uses his DJI Mavic Pro drone to capture the beauty of the the Tyrolean Alps. Flying at Hinterrtux, near Innsbruck (Tyrol's capital) he takes us on an unforgettable aerial tour of snow-capped mountains, glaciers, and pristine ski runs.
Styria: Gesause Park
In this video, drone pilot Hiketheworld takes us on a springtime tour of the Gesause Park in Styria, the southeastern region of Austria. From the heart of Central Europe, the video captures the verdant valleys and still snow-capped peaks of this national treasure, which includes the 2.4k meter (7.8k ft) peak of Mt. Hochtor. This alpine park was established in 2002, and covers about 115 square km (about 40 square mi.) of some of the country's most beautiful landscapes.
Austria's Haldensee Lake
Austria's Haldensee lies in the north of the Tyrol province, near the border with Germany. It is one of the most beautiful lakes in Austria, a country known in part for its stunningly clear lakes set amidst pristine forests. Contributor Eye-Catchography used a DJI Phantom 4 Pro drone to fly over this alpine marvel, including of the spectacular rock formations which surround the lake. The resulting aerial video of this bit of the Austrian Alps is astoundingly beautiful.
Finstertal: Austria's Magnificent Alpine Lake
Austria's Finstertal Lake (Finstertalspeicher) lies in the heart of the Tyrol province in the western part of the country, not far from Salzburg. The magnificent alpine lake is known for its aqua blue color, on which the peaks of the surrounding Tyrolean Alps reflect. Contributor DJPhotography flew his drone over this beautiful area in September, just as the season was starting to turn. The aerial footage of this alpine valley will make your jaw drop.
Styria: Austria's Green Lake
Green Lake (Gruner See) lies near the center of Austria in its Styria province, in the southeastern part of the country near the Slovakian border. As its name suggests, Gruner See is known for its emerald green (yet extremely clean) water emanating from the surrounding Hoschwab Mountains (part of the Alps range). In this video, contibutor ClearSkys flies over this incredible body of water with a drone, giving us an aerial view of one of Austria's most iconic sights!
Salzburg: Austrian Cultural Treasure
In this video, Dronesantana007 gives us an epic bird's eye view of the Austrian city Salzburg. Salzburg is situated in the northern part of the country, on the border with Germany. It is the fourth largest city in Austria. One of Europe's great cultural cities, the center of Salzburg has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is possibly most well known as the shooting location for the epic film The Sound of Music, winner of the Best Picture award at the 1965 Oscars.
Styria: Rax Mountains
If you've watched the movie Sound of Music, you may have an image of Austria as a country filled with hikers. While this is an over-generalization, the fact remains that this Alpine country offers some of the best hiking areas in the world. Contributor ClearSky created this spectacular drone video on a hike in the Rax Mountains, in in the eastern region of Styria. These "little" Alps are generally accessible by hikers and do not require technical mountain climbing equipment.
Austria's Seebensee: On the German Border
In this drone video by DJphotography, you'll get a beautiful bird's eye views of one of Austria's most spectacular alpine lakes as well as of the highest mountain in Germany. The Seebensee is located the Austria's mountainous Tyrol province. It's not far from the town of Ehrwald. The lake affords excellent views of Mt. Zugspitze over the border in Germany. This is Germany's highest peak, standing almost 3k meters (about 9.7k ft.) above sea level.
Schönbrunn Palace: Home of the Habsburgs
Austria's capital city Vienna may be one of the 2-3 best preserved of Europe's great cities. The beating heart of this city (once the beating heart of the Holy Roman Empire) is Schonbrunn Palace, which was a summer residence of the Habsburg rulers, who for centuries ruled the world's most powerful empire out of Vienna. Using a DJI Spark drone, contributor W. Obereder created this marvelous aerial look at palace, which had a cameo appearance in the 17th James Bond film, The Living Daylights (1987).
Vienna's St. Charles Church
The Austrian capital city of Vienna is known in part for its Baroque architecture. It's no surprise then that in this Catholic country, some of the most prominent Baroque style buildings in the city are churches. In this drone video by contributor W. Obreder, you'll get a bird's eye view of the most famous of these churches. Rektoratskirche (St. Charles Church) was commissioned in 1713 by the Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI. It was completed over two decades later, in 1737.
Famous Ferris Wheel of Vienna
Contributor W. Obereder created this epic bird's eye view of the Wiener Riesenrad, a giant ferris wheel in the Austrian capital Vienna. Located in the Prater amusement park, the wheel stands almost 65 meters (212 ft.) tall. It was built in 1897 and for decades was the world's tallest ferris wheel. One of the most recognized sights in the Austrian capital, the ferris wheel has made numerous movie appearances, most famously in the 1987 James Bond film The Living Daylights, the series' 17th installment.
Carinthia: Hochosterwitz Castle
Luiz.Moura created this short but beautiful aerial look at one of the most well known castles in Austria. Hochosterwitz castle is built on a giant rock overlooking the countryside in the southern state of Carinthia. The structure dates to as early as the 9th century. The castle was heavily fortified in the 16th century to protect against the threat of invasion by the Ottoman Turks. It is considered one of the top tourist spots in southern Austria, and the castle is visible from many km/mi away.
Großglockner: Austria's Highest Peak
4Kdrone created this beautiful drone video of Großglockner, the highest mountain in Austria. Sometimes called Mt. Glockner, it's almost 3.8k meters (12.46k ft.) above sea level, making it the tallest of the Alps peaks east of the Brenner Pass. It is situated in the southern part of the country, not far from Austria's border with Italian. It is believed that the first ascent of the mountain took place in 1799, inspired by the ascent of Mt. Blanc a few years earlier.
Ennstal: Austrian Winter Wonderland
Contributor Phil Go created this stunning drone video of Ennstal, an area of eastern Austria. The Ennstal Alps are situated in the province of Styria, in the eastern part of the country. The centerpiece of the area is the spectacular Gesäuse National Park. The tallest mountain in the group is Großer Pyhrgas, which has an elevation of about 2.24k meters (7.36k ft.) above sea level. These spectacular mountains are generally accessible by long hikes and do not require rock climbing for the most part.
Epic FPV Session at Sölden
Action sports and FPV drones is one of the best combinations that this industry has to offer! In this edit by top drone racer and FPV freestyle pilot JohnnyFPV, watch as he follows some of the world's best freestyle skiers at the Audi Nines competition at the Sölden ski resort in Tyrol, Austria. This amazing FPV film was nominated for the AirVuz Drone Video of the Week Contest in the Spring of 2018 and was our Winner in the Extreme Sports category for the 2nd Annual Drone Video Awards.
Zillergrund: Zillertal Alps
Zillergrund is a a 20 km (roughly 12.5 mi.) long valley that is part of the Zillertal Alps in Tyrol, Austria. Shot in 4K with the DJI Mavic Pro, AirVūz Contributor Sennevd1 shows us how beautiful this historic valley can be. With rushing waterfalls and streams, lush forests, and hidden towns, it's a little alpine gem. The Zillerton Alps are a sub-chain of the Alps range which lies primarily within the borders of Austria, with a small portion in northern Italy.
Vienna's Belvedere Palace
Contributor W. Obereder created this amazing aerial view of the Belvedere Palace complex in Vienna, Austria. Built in the 18th century at a time when Vienna was at the height of its imperial splendor, the palace is considered one of the great works of Baroque architecture. The palace was the primary home of Franz Ferdinand, the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne whose assassination in 1914 set off the chain of events which led to the outbreak of the conflict now known as World War I.
Aerial Tour of Austria's Winter Landscape
Austria is a country defined by mountains, and not just in the western half of the country. In this beautiful drone video by ClearSky, you'll see the stunning alpine beauty of eastern Austria. The video features footage of (1) Wurzeralm, an area due east of Salzburg in the Upper Austria region; (2) Rax, a mountain range in the Northern Limestone Alps, which forms the border between the Lower Austria and Styria provinces; (3) Almsee, a lake in Upper Austria; and (4) Hochkar, a ski resort in Lower Austria.
Horarlberg: Western Tip of Austria
Contributor Hager.Daniel created this beautiful drone video of Horarlberg, the state which sits in the western tip of Austria. It's probably the least well known of the nine states which make up the modern state of Austria. Sitting to the west of West Tyrol, it's in the heart of the Austrian Alps. Horarlberg is surrounded on three sides by Germany (Bavaria) and Switzerland, as well as tiny Lichtenstein. It s known by the nickname Ländle ("Little Land") due to its diminutive size.
Tyrol's Karwendel Mountains
DJPhotography created this magnificent drone video of the Karwendel Mountains in Austria's Tyrol state. It's the largest mountain range in the Northern Limestone Alps, which form part of the Eastern Alps. The video features footage of Riss Valley and the Ahornboden alpine pasture, two of the most spectacular spots in the country. The highest peak in the Karwendel Mountains is Mt. Birkkarspitze, which has an altitude of 2.75k meters (just over (9k ft.). The range extends into Bavaria in sourthern Germany.
Aerial Views of Innsbruck Region
Watch this amazing video of the Austrian Alps, compliments of contributor p2c0. It was shot in the area around Innsbruck, the host city for both the 1964 and 1976 Winter Olympics. It includes footage of Lake Plansee and Nordkette. It also includes footage from the top of the Axamer Lizum ski resort, the venue for the slalom skiing events at both Olympics. The 1976 Games were originally scheduled to be held in Denver, but the US city withdrew and the games were awarded to Innsbruck for a second time.