SurpriseTours present: The infamous Before Sunrise cinema-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:
|1. Westbahnhof Platform 7|
Westbahnhof, 1150 Wien.
Jesse: "So listen, this is the deal, this is what we should do. You should get off the train with me here in Vienna and come check out the town."
Vordere Zollamtsstraße, 1010 Wien.
Celine: "This is kind of weird."
Jesse: "Yeah, this is kind of weird, isn't it? I mean, I feel a little awkward. Um... But it's alrigth, right? It's okay."
Celine: "Yeah, this is great."
Tramway no. 43/44, station Schottentor.
Celine: "What's a problem for you?"
|4. Schallplattenhandlung Teuchtler|
Windmühlgasse 10, 1060 Wien.
Song by Kath Bloom: "Come here":
There's a wind that blows in from the north. And it says that loving takes its course. Come here. Come here." (listen on YouTube)
|5. Friedhof der Namenlosen / Cemetery of the Nameless|
Molostraße, Alberner Hafen, 1110 Wien.
Celine: "I was around the age when I first saw this. Hmm. Now I'm 10 years older and she's still 13, I guess. That's funny."
|6. Wiener Riesenrad|
Riesenradplatz 1, 1020 Wien.
Jesse: "We got the Ferris wheel. It seems like, um, this would be a..."
Jesse: "Uh, you know, uh."
Celine: "Are you trying to say you want to kiss me?"
|7. Kleines Café|
Franziskanerplatz 3, 1010 Wien.
Palmist: "You are both stars, don't forget."
|8. Maria am Gestade|
Salvatorgasse 12, 1010 Wien.
Celine: "Then, up there in the Ferris wheel, it was like this very old woman kissing this very young boy, right"
|9. Donaukanal, Salztorbrücke|
Donaukanal at Augarten/Salztorbrücke.
Celine: "I'm so glad because no one knows I'm here, and I don't know anyone that knows you that would tell me all those bad things you've done."
|10. Arena Wien|
Baumgasse 80, 1030 Wien.
Jesse: "People always talk about how love is this totally unselfish, giving thing, but if you think about it, you know, there's nothing more selfish."
Mölkersteig/Schreyvogelgasse, 1010 Wien.
Celine: "You know, I have this awful paranoid thought, that feminism was mostly invented by men, so they could, like, fool around a little more."
Spittelberggasse, 1070 Wien.
Celine: "We always make fun of it and stuff. But isn't everything we do in life a way to be loved a little more?"
|13. Café Sperl|
Gumpendorferstraße 11-13, 1060 Wien.
Jesse: "You gonna see him again?"
Celine: "We haven't talked about that yet."
|14. Albertina / Franz Josephs Statue|
Albertinaplatz 1, 1010 Wien.
Jesse: "I feel like this is, uh, some dream world we're in, you know."
Celine: "I think I could really fall in love, when I know everything about someone."
|15. Club Roxy|
Operngasse 24, 1040 Wien.
Jesse: "I'm having kind of an odd situation here."
|16. Hotel im Palais Schwarzenberg|
Schwarzenbergplatz 9, 1030 Wien.
Celine: "Why do I make everything so complicated?"
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
The 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 IhrWebprofi.at.