Before Sunrise Film Tour Vienna


SurpriseTours present: The infamous Before Sunrise movie tour!

This tourist-friendly tour is inspired by the eponymous film by Richard Linklater, 1995 (watch the trailer). The 90ies classic is shot entirely on location in Vienna, Austria. Follow the original film characters Celine and Jesse on their romantic paths through the city of Vienna. Map of locations:

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Instructions for the curious hipsters:

  • [SMART!] Take your iPhone, Android or Windows Phone and discover the tour in the Augmented Reality apps Wikitude or Layar. Just use the search term “Kino unter Sternen” to find the tour within those apps. You can even find the venues in the check-in apps Foursquare and Gowalla.
  • [OLDSCHOOL] You don’t care about our fancy Augmented Reality layer? Nevermind! Just follow the instructions on our city map (pdf) and visit the locations listed.

Frame below:
personal invitation card from 1995 Vienna movie premiere

Original invitation card to the Vienna cinema premiere of Before Sunrise (Frame added)
(Frame added). Transcript of the original invitation card: Austrian cinema opening premiere night of the American-Austrian co-production “Before Sunrise” on Tuesday, May 28, 1995. Following cocktail reception 22:00 by federal ministry for culture Vienna at Wappensaal Rathaus Wien. Invitation card one person only, to be presented to the concierge of the city hall.


Tourists posing as Jesse and CelineThe BeforeSunriseTour is brought to you by the team of SurpriseTours, a location-based mobile storytelling project by After Image Productions / Kino unter Sternen. Technical realisation by

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