The Austrian Pavilion, in central position on Ile Sainte-Hélène, is close to the Metro station.
From the peak of the pavilion's roof rises a 120-foot pylon on which a reflector shows Austria's national colours.
The building has a geometrical motif, and with walls of crystal form is designed to suggest mountain, precious stones, a romantic countryside, science precision and achievement in the arts - in short, Austria!
At ground level, the visitor enters an sxhibit area which relates the Expo 67 theme of Man and his World to what Austrians have accomplished in the fields of music, literature, science, scientific research, industry and handicrafts. Multilingual guides provide information on all aspects of the national life.
One of the world famous Wienerwald restaurants is an attraction of the Austrian Pavilion, wher authentic Viennese dishes are served by gaily costumed waitresses in the atmosphere that has made the term" Gemuetlichkeit" an international word for perfect hospitality.
Visitors proceed by escalator to the upper level where Austrovision, a form of mechanized theater using ultra-modern methods, achieves in very lively fashion an accurate picture of the Austria of yesterday and today.
( Document: Official Guide of l'Expo 67, Copyright 1967 by Maclean-Hunter Publishing Co. Ltd. )