Cellar cat in Poysdorf, Austria

The cellar cat, a symbol you often see in the Austrian region of Weinviertel

In the Austrian region of Weinviertel you often see a symbol of a cat. This symbol is known as ‘cellar cat’ (Kellerkatze). Some people believe the cat living in a wine vault will always rest on the barrel with the best wine. So vintners started to put the sculpture of a cat on top of the casks with their best products.

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Vineyard goat in Poysdorf, Austria

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Vineyard goat at the Hall of Grapes in Poysdorf, AustriaAn exhibit with an interesting story seen at the Hall of Grapes in Poysdorf is the vineyard goat (Weinbeergoaß). This symbol is said to go back to a biblical story of Noah: After observing a goat eating grapes he tried them for himself and became the father of winegrowing.

Symbols at a wooden building in Haus, Austria

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Wooden symbols at a building in Haus, AustriaElaborately shaped tenons (next to the lantern) seen at a wooden building in the Styrian place Haus. Continue reading