You are here:

View of Vienna from an eagle's perspective
© WienTourismus

Vienna from an eagle's eye view

In October 2017, the siblings Bruno and Fritzi, two golden eagles from Carinthia, took off with a camera on their back from a hot-air balloon at a height of 500 m, in order to record Vienna from a special perspective. The hot-air balloon took off from the garden of Palais Schwarzenberg in Vienna's 3rd district. The eagles flew mainly over the 3rd and 1st districts, made a few circles above the Ringstrasse, the city center, a few parks and gardens, and finally returned to their falconer and a treat on the ground.

The recordings were then added to by the French sea eagles Darshan and Victor. The eagle colleagues took off from the Danube Tower at a height of 160 m and plunged from there into the depths. Above all, they beautifully captured the evening autumn atmosphere around Danube Island.

Tip: The effect is particularly real when you play the 360-degree video over a VR headset.

All four eagles are already experienced filming specialists. They circled the city and collected spectacular pictures and shots from different angles. Vienna's beauty can only be properly appreciated from a bird's eye view. It was also a special premiere for the birds of prey, as never before have eagles been used with a 360-degree camera over a metropolis of millions.

360 long version: Adlervideo

Please notice: If you want to watch it on your mobile you have to open the YouTube app to have the full 360 experience.

Here's how it works:

If you don't know 360-degree videos: Simply swipe through the running movie with the mouse on your computer and be amazed. You can watch the video from different perspectives. If you have a VR headset, simply insert a smartphone and start the video.

In cooperation with Red Bull Media House and Peter Clausen Film Produktion.

Rate this article
Rate this article

Feedback to the editorial team

Please complete all the mandatory fields marked with an *.

Salutation *

Recommend article

Please complete all the mandatory fields marked with an *.

The data and email addresses you provide will not be saved or used for other purposes.

To *

Subject: Recommendation from