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Magic Mongolia - A Wild Country at the Heart of Asia

More than half of Mongolia consists of plains, of steppes and desert landscapes, and these are the subject of the first part of the documentary, "Open Country". ... » details

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The Nero Files

History has condemned Nero as a brutal, despotic megalomaniac, one of the most treacherous criminals in the history of mankind. There is a long list of accusations levelled at him: He is alleged to have committed multiple murders, incest, arson, crimes against humanity and many other heinous acts. ... » details

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Universum Wild Wonders of Iran

This documentary takes us to places nobody expects to find in Iran: lush forests, snow coveredmountains and subtropical mangroves. ... » details

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In Production

Universum Hell & Paradies - Russia's Wild Sea

„In remote eastern Russia there is a secretive sea that few people know and no-one wants to live by.This is the very reason one of the world‘s last great natural wonderlands has survived here...“ (Franz Hafner, Author) ... » details

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2017

Universum Maria Theresa - Europe's Mother-in-Law

No-one played the game of diplomacy better than Austria’s Empress Maria Theresa.She made peace between the Habsburg Empire and its oldest enemies, the Bourbons, rulersof France, Spain and the kingdoms of Parma and Naples.  ... » details

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2016

Universum Europe's last Nomads

They leave profound traces on a vast continent. They fear neither wind nor weather and resist attackers resolutely. They are: EUROPE’S LAST NOMADS. ... » details

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Universum Hermann Maier - Meine Heimat - Naturjuwel Salzburg

The film highlights the diversity of the province in the form of magnificent images and presents unknown natural treasures before such famous backdrops as the Großvenediger or Hochkönig mountains. ... » details

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2015

Amur - Asia's Amazon

In three episodes, “Amur - Asia‘s Amazon” explores the unspoilt natural world along the river and its tributaries and tells amazing stories of the wildlife and traditional communities. ... » details

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Gentle Giant – Otters´ Paradise in Capercaillie County

Compared to its fellow summits in the Alps, the Oetscher is not very high: in fact, less than 2000 metres. But among the gentler slopes of western Lower Austria, it really is a giant. ... » details

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Universum Vanishing Kings - Lions of the Namib

With exceptional surviving skills lions roam the Namib Desert! On the brink of extinction, their future is at risk, and now a brothderhood of five young lions holds the key to the future of their kind. ... » details

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Universum Lost City of Gladiators

Nowhere is the glory, cruelty and tragedy of the Roman Empire as evident as in the gladiator battles that took place in the empire's arenas. ... » details

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Universum Hermann Maier – Meine Heimat – Rund um den Hahnenkamm

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Die südsteirische Weinstrasse

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2014

Universum Hermann Maier – Meine Heimat – Das Land am Dachstein

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Universum Africa's Wild West - Stallions of the Namibian Desert

Golden dunes, white salt pans, brooding dark-brown rock crags and infinite savanna stretching to the deep blue horizon. The Namibian desert along Africa’s south western coast boasts some of the continent‘s most stunning landscapes. And one big surprise: Africa’s only population of Wild Horses. ... » details

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Universum Operation Stonehenge - What Lies Beneath

Operation Stonehenge: What Lies Beneath exclusively reveals the results of a five-year project which has used revolutionary new technology to map the whole area around the site. ... » details

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Universum Maximilian of Mexico - Dreams of Power

Maximilian of Austria, of the imperial house of Habsburg, spends his life in the shadow of his older brother, Emperor Franz Josef. As a child, his charming nature delights both the court in Vienna and the people of the empire. ... » details

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Universum Austria's Borders

Austria is a country of diverse landscapes, from large plains to narrow ravines, from rocky ridges to rolling hills, and from raging rivers to peaceful lakes. ... » details

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2013

Universum Hermann Maier – Meine Heimat – Die Hohen Tauern

Clouds like cotton wool, deep blue skies and two mountaineers on Austria's highest peak - Hermann Maier and his guide, Hans Rogl. ... » details

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Universum Magic Mountains Part1

Schladming is one of the most popular ski areas in the world, but what about the natural world that surrounds the man-made pistes? ... » details

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Universum Magic Mountain Part 2

Nature and humanity - lives lived together for mutual benefit. But which has the greater impact on the other? ... » details

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2012

Universum Austria's National Parks - Wilderness at the heart of Europe

Jagged mountains and dense forests: the incredible diversity of Austria's national parks! ... » details

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2011

Universum The Inn River

Flowing past mountains, through valleys and across meadows, the Inn river is one of the Danube's longest and most impressive tributaries, and one of Austria's greatest rivers. ... » details

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The Unexpected Visitors - 9/11 silver linings

Unexpected Visitors in Newfoundland - 9/11 ... » details

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2010

Harri Stojka

"In the west, we are often oversaturated when it comes to music. In India, I was able to rediscover the existential fundamentals: the joy of practicing and of playing, the concentration, the virtuosity and the accomplishment." (Harri Stojka) ... » details

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Universum Mount St. Helens

Volcanoes can bury their surroundings in a thick layer of ash and lava in a moment, but the destruction they bring is also an opportunity for new life to emerge. ... » details

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Universum - Trails in the Sand

"Traces in the Sand" is a story about nature's life force, a power that invades every space and fills it with new life - if it is allowed to.   ... » details

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Gerhard Rühm

A lyrical life ... » details

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Universum Secrets of the flooded Forest

Everything flows, everything changes. This is particularly true of wetlands. Destruction and rebirth, creation and decay are the fundamental aspects of this constantly changing environment. ... » details

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Hanna Reitsch - Hitler's Pilot

Hanna Reitsch is one of the most famous female pilots of the Third Reich, but who was the woman behind the headlines? ... » details

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The Attack

It was a day that shook Austria: On 27. December 1985, three days after Christmas, a squad of Abu Nidal terrorists attacked the El Al desk at Vienna's Schwechat Airport. When the assault was over, three people lay dead and dozens were injured. ... » details

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Otto Skorzeny - Hitler's SS Agent

The Second World War changed the course of history, as well as people's lives. Everyday existence was suspended, the usual rules did not apply, and many people discovered new sides to themselves. ... » details

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Wer Augen hat zu sehen, der sieht

The Austrian artist Max Weiler devoted his life to art, and this film devotes itself to his life. ... » details

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2009

Universum So Long Fu Long

From Birth to the First Steps: Vienna's Baby Panda ... » details

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2008

Universum River without Frontiers

The March River with its forest is one the most beautiful and ecologically valuable riverscape featuring the richest biodiversity in all of Central Europe. ... » details

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Universum Life on the Mountain

A glimpse of a wonderful region of Austria which reveals a new side to the relationship between humans and nature. ... » details

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Death at Dawn

The beginning and end of World War I were marked by two maritime events that were as tragic as they were allegorical. In June 1914, the Austrian crown prince and his wife were murdered in Sarajevo and their bodies were ferried to Trieste by the navy flagship VIRIBUS UNITIS. ... » details

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2007

The Wild One- Special

On the brink of his retirement, Helmut Pechlaner, Director of Schönbrunn Zoo, takes one last tour of his animal kingdom, accompanied by a TV crew shooting a special UNIVERSUM episode. ... » details

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Panda TV

Tales from Schönbrunner Zoo ... » details

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2006

Universum Alpin Pastures

On this day, 500 bovines are driven from Zürs across the Wösterjoch, a pass at a height of 2500 metres, into the Tyrolean Lech valley where the farmers from Vorarlberg still have grazing rights. ... » details

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Universum Wild Mongolia

One of the most stunning, untouched landscapes on Earth is found in the heartland of Asia: stretching from the impenetrable forests of Siberia in the North to the Chinese wall in the South and touching the horizon in the distance. ... » details

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Ladies and Gentlemen, Ham and Eggs

Michael Kehlmann counts among the outstanding directors in German-language television. He was an early pioneer who recognised the opportunities offered by the new medium and was instrumental in shaping the development of the television drama for 40 years. ... » details

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Mozart

Since 1902, the International Mozarteum Foundation in Salzburg has been the proud possessor of a skull claimed to be that of Mozart, and of locks of hair similarly purported to be from the genius. ... » details

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The hungarian revolution 1956

The Hungarian uprising on the 23rd of October 1956 was an epochal event, a political earthquake without a centre, without a concept and without a coordinated leadership. ... » details

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The Wild One

There are plenty of zoos around, but none is quite like Schönbrunn. An imperial palace and park add royal flavour to the world's oldest zoo and provide it with one of the most scenic backdrops available in Austria. But that is only half the truth. The zoo of Schönbrunn is also one of the world's most modern facilities, designed to make even the most exotic wildlife feel at home. ... » details

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2005

Prince Eugene’s Miracle Garden

Situated to the east of Vienna, close to the Slovakian border, Schloss Hof was the hunting seat and summer residence of Prince Eugene of Savoy, brilliant military commander, philosopher and the leading statesman of his time. ... » details

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Universum KBlue hubbard, Jack be little, Hokkaido & Co

The documentary draws a portrait of the pumpkin: unknown facts, myths and religions, its importance as food, the great hopes of medical science, and the enormous enthusiasm offered by an ever growing community of fans all over the world. ... » details

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The art of eating

Is Paul Renner an artist of culinary visions? A functionalist and organiser who critically encounters day-to-day life?Or an artist and provoker of everyday life who in his search for responses looks for the unusual, playing with words and values such as “decadence"? ... » details

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Imagevideo - 50 Jahre Wien

We take the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Austrian State Treaty to roam through 1950s Vienna. ... » details

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Celebrating Walter Jurmann

Walter Jurmann was born in Vienna in 1903. In the 1920s he went to Berlin where he began to put together his international career. Richard Strauss encouraged him and Emerich Kálmán predicted: “You are going to be famous". And Walter Jurmann became famous – very famous indeed. ... » details

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Tomb of a Dynasty

The first TV documentary ever to cover the Imperial Burial Vault in Vienna, certainly one of the most singular andthrilling tombs found in the world. ... » details

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2004

Universum Genghis Khan

"Genghis Khan - Rider of the Apocalypse" tells the story of one of the most fascinating and enigmatic figures in history. So far, the world has only known him from the perspective of his enemies, which included virtually the rest of the world, but in this film viewers will see Genghis Khan through the eyes of his own people. ... » details

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Noble sweets

Currently, cooking is the IN thing to do, especially since Jamie Oliver and company have taken over our TV screens. But those who entice us with aroma-filled cakes and mouth-watering chocolates still do their good works in the dark. So what would be more natural than highlighting them in a portrait of Austria's pastry lords and ladies. ... » details

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Universum The Future of Wildlife

“There was hardly any other time in my life when I travelled so much and saw and learned so much new ", thus Helmut Pechlaner, director of Schönbrunn Zoo, of the time of shooting the UNIVERSUM programme on the future of wildlife. ... » details

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2003

Universum Pigs on the run

The unthinkable happened in a slaughterhouse in the southwest of England in 1998: two pigs managed to escape the butchering knife and gun. For fully two weeks, the porcine siblings succeeded in evading the hundreds of human bloodhounds set on their trail. ... » details

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Universum Vultures – Flying dustbins

For centuries, vultures have been assiduous followers of our armies. During the American Civil War, bodies piled up at the Battle of Gettysburg so high that vultures were said to have so overfed on the dead that they were unable to take off and fly. ... » details

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Universum Lechtal - Lebensraum Berg

The valley and peaks of the Lech river are of a breath-taking beauty untouched and unique in the Alpine region. But for the people living amid this gorgeous scenery, everyday life can be hard and rough. ... » details

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Universum The Tale of the Hare and the Sun

Eons ago, the hares allied themselves with the sun and, harnessing its power, created the earth and the moon. Ever since, the hares have been able to hide in the light of the sun when they smell danger and to emerge again from its rays once the danger is past. ... » details

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Universum Outlook for raptors

Few other birds hold as much fascination for us humans as do birds of prey. In almost all cultures they are the incarnation of courage and strength. ... » details

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I Breathe and Laugh, I Sing and Cry

This is a portrait by Helene Maimann of young people who have developed enormous skills within their disabilities and who make their individual way full of zest and commitment to life. They are fascinating young people and they have combated tough resistance from all side. ... » details

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Bone Wars

Ethiopia – the cradle of humanity – has been the site of the most striking discoveries of anthropologists in search of our ancestors. ... » details

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Universum Outlook for crocodiles

Crocodiles were already around when the dinosaurs ruled the earth, and they are the only reptile species that survived millions of year almost unchanged: living witnesses of an age long gone – the era of the saurians. ... » details

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Marco's Wonderful World

The skills and capabilities that can be developed by the blind when they are encouraged from childhood are shown by Marco Blumenreich, aged 32, therapist and masseur. ... » details

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Lotus & Sword

For one and a half millennia, the monasteries at the foot of the holy Song Shan mountain in China have been perfecting the high art of Kung Fu. It was here that Zen Buddhism was established, and here that all martial arts are rooted. ... » details

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