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Wine cellar lane Rösselberg in Poysdorf

Wine cellar lane (Kellergasse) Rösslberg in Poysdorf, Austria

This lane is one of several wine cellar lanes (Kellergassen) in Poysdorf. It is actually a hollow-way with a couple of rooms built into a loess layer. These rooms have only a front façade, but no brick walls or a timbered roof.

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Yellow brick road in Poysdorf

Yellow brick road made of Šatov clinker in Poysdorf, Austria

Once upon a time some parts of Austrian lanes were paved with clinker bricks produced in Schattau, the Czech Šatov of today. In Poysdorf and surroundings there are still such lanes with these typically yellow bricks (Schattauer Pflaster).

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Wine cellar lane Kirchengasse in Poysdorf

Wine cellar lane Kirchengasse in Poysdorf, Austria

The wine cellar lane Kirchengasse next to the parish church of Poysdorf was originally not a hollow-way but a defensive ditch for the fortified church.

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Wine cellar lane Radyweg in Poysdorf

The Radyweg, the longest wine cellar lane of Poysdorf, Austria

View of the Radyweg, which is considered to be the longest wine cellar lane (Kellergasse) of Poysdorf. In earlier times the buildings were used as wine cellars or wine press houses. During a guided tour I was told the lenght of all cellars in Poysdorf sums up to 60 kilometres!

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Kirchengasse in Erfurt

A lane named Kirchengasse in Erfurt, GermanyThis romantic lane in Erfurt named Kirchengasse is located next to the monastery of St. Augustine (Augustinerkloster) where Martin Luther stayed as monk in the years 1505-1512.

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Steingasse in Salzburg

Impression of the Steingasse in Salzburg, Austria

The Steingasse in the city of SaIzburg is a pretty old street. During ancient Roman times it was a trade road connecting Iuvavum (Salzburg) with the south of the Roman Empire. The buildings on the left side are attached directly  to the rocks of the Kapuzinerberg Hill which creates some fascinating views along the street.

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Hidden lane in Vienna

Hidden lane in Vienna, Austria

On a rainy summer evening I walked through this lane next to the Michaelerkirche in Vienna. Though it is situated in the centre of Vienna no one else was in the lane. A real place of silence in the middle of the metropolis. Do you know such silent places in your city too?

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Laubengasse in Merano

Laubengasse in Merano, Italy

At the end of my visit in Merano I walked down the famous Laubengasse which is known as a lane with one of the longest arcades in the world. Which fine streets with arcades do you know?