In seven days, Ian Wright explores the home of Mozart,
Freud, the Hapsburgs and of course
the nation that brought you the sausage!
At the centre of Europe, Vienna, the capital
of Austria flaunts some of the best and most
varied architecture on the continent and the Hofburg
Palace is no exception. Home to the Hapsburgs at
their height, Ian explores the crypt holding the remains of
many Hapsburg bodies, admires the stunning emerald (the largest
in the world) and marvels at the bizarre collection of relics
including the tooth of John the Baptist.
On to the city's cemetery which houses 2 ½ million
bodies including Schubert, Brahms and Beethoven. After taking
a look around the Freud museum and sitting in his old waiting
room, Ian travels to Mauthausen, a Nazi concentration
camp. Witnessing 100,000 deaths, Mauthausen is an example
of one of the many torture camps existing during the Second
World War. Ian is shown around the site and speaks to a survivor
of the camp.
In the conclusion to his trip Ian winds his way away from
Vienna to Salzburg, the home of Mozart,
and the Danube before enjoying his final
night back in the capital at one of the city's stunning balls.