Journeys Through the Springs and Salt Mines
From the thirteenth century onward the name of the city of Salzburg is synonymous with wealth, opulence and magnificence. If at first prosperity is derived from mining salt and the turquoise water of its many lakes, it also comes from the romantic spirit floating in the air of Mozart's birth place. Austria also boasts it is the kingdom pastry and a gastronomy whose variety is equal only to its alpine views.
The Greatest Journeys on Earth
This collection of thirteen one-hour documentaries suggests unusual itineraries through some of the most beautiful places on earth. Each journey takes the viewer beyond the usual commonplace clichTs of travel destinations. Instead, through geography, history, architecture, culture, celebrations, leisure activities and gastronomy, viewers are able to appreciate the art of living in each destination. With interviews, visits, lavish meals and celebrations, viewers become aware of the richly-textured history of these great destinations.
Each program investigates the history and progress of a skill, a means of expression, or a practical discovery that has become an integral part of economic life in a world-famous region. In this way, each story paints a historical portrait and reveals a way of life. The Greatest Journeys on Earth brings viewers into the network of inns and castles in each destination. Gastronomy, leisure, and reminders of celebrities who marked the history of these sites allow viewers to relive, in the present, the magnificent times of the past.