Title ID 5424Collection ID766
Title[Holiday in Austria]
Date[ca. early 1950s ?]
CollectionJohn Wood Collection
Genre/TypeAmateurFamily Home MovieIndependent AmateurNon-fictionHoliday
ThemeFamily Life Travel
KeywordsBoats Buildings Family Holidays Lakes Landscape Leisure Time Activities Villages Water Transport Beachwear
LocalKärnten Vorarlberg
NationalAustria Europe
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FormatColour Silent
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


This short colour film shows a family holiday to Austria. The family stay at the Hotel Mosslacher next to the Worthesee Lake and take a trip to the town of Vorarlberg in the Austrian Alps.


The film opens with Stella's sons attempting to learn to water-ski on a lake (Worthesee?), followed by mixed views of the Hotel Mosslacher in Velden am Wörthersee, Kärnten and its gardens, grounds and terrace overlooking the lake. Tourists and a local woman with a wooden cart, pass through the village. Mixed shots then follow of tourists sunbathing on a terrace and on the pier.

The family take a trip to the Austrian Alps riding on the cable car and chair lift, with wide panoramic shots of the landscape below them.

Back at the hotel, the family sit in their swimwear on the end of a pier watching a teenage boy attempting to water-ski. Close-ups of his attempts are captured from the the boat in front.

The final film provides highlights of a family visit to Vorarlberg, Austria. The Hotel Hirshen is seen as the camera pans round, with views of the Alps behind.