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Charming Austria (short)

Austria is a place of rich mountain traditions, skiing, dance, and food. Come enjoy the sensual pleasures.

Travel video clip directed by by Curt Faudon.

filmmaker: AustrianTouristOffice

country: Austria

channel: arts & culture

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