Cold War Vienna



Austria was occupied from 1945 to 1955 by the four victorious powers and like Germany was divided into four occupation zones.  The Soviet , American, British and French occupation zones , divided Austria into four zones.

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Like Berlin, Vienna was located deep in the Soviet Zone and was also divided into four sectors, as well as a common interallied zone, the 1st district.

To take me through Vienna’s Cold War history I speak with  Jascha Novak, a state-certified tourist guide born and raised in Vienna. He runs Hidden Vienna Tours, which takes a different look at Vienna and leads you to hidden places in the city.

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Adapted from the screenplay by Richard Wortley 
Sat 13th Nov 1971, 20:30 on BBC Radio 4 FM