The Days that Changed Austria III

The Days that Changed Austria III

In December 1993, Austria found itself confronted by large-scale domestic terrorism for the first time since the Second World War when letter bombs were sent to prominent politicians and activists.

Massive floods in August 2002 caused incredible amounts of damage across large parts of Austria. This led to a radical new approach to flood defences and river management.

The replacement of the Austrian schilling with the Euro in January of the same year would tie the locals closer to their neighbours in the European Union. Prominent people of the era revisit their memories of holding the first Euro currency in their hands. Before long, people complained of a related increase in prices, but also welcomed the benefits of easier trading and international travel.

The final episode is incredibly relevant to the modern day. In a year in which the far-right Freedom Party FPÖ is leading in the polls and right-wing politics seem to be on the rise across Europe, this episode takes a look back at 2000, the first time the conservative Austrian Peoples' Party ÖVP formed a coalition with the FPÖ. This decision was met with uproar, both nationally and internationally.

A co-production with ORF III funded by Austrian Television Fund and Vienna Film Fund.


Written and Directed by:
Judith Doppler
Producers Interspot Film:
Ingrid Klingohr,
Nikolaus & Nils Klingohr

Production: 2024

Release Date: 08.06.2024, 8:15pm ORF III

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