FILMMAKERS HAVE SCOURED the globe to feature big cities, small towns, churches, shopping centers, and natural wonders in their movies.
There’s a reason they picked these places, and both film buff and travelers will enjoy finding out why.
1. The Third Man (Carol Reed, 1949)
Prater Amusement Park, Vienna, Austria
Orson Welles delivered his famously cynical monologue about how the Swiss invented cuckoo clocks (which is actually untrue — the clocks originated in Germany), underneath the pleasant backdrop of Prater Amusement Park’s ferris wheel. The noir film takes place in Vienna, where many of its exterior scenes were shot on location, a rarity for the industry in 1949.
The Prater Amusement Park is still around today, ferris wheel intact.