Hollywood on the Donau: Vienna is steeped in film history

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Hollywood star Chris Hemsworth created quite a storm in Vienna this year, what with all the “shootings, explosions, helicopter crashes on the Danube plateau,” says Marijana Stoisits. Netflix’s “Extraction 2” was shot in the Austrian capital earlier in 2022, explains Stoisits, who runs the Vienna Film Commission, a contact point for productions planning film shoots in the city. So far, her favourite films shot in Vienna are two German-language dramas, “Nordrand” (1999) and “Der Räuber” (2010). Which is not to say she didn’t enjoy action movies like “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” (2015) wi…

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