In the Austrian region of Weinviertel, you often see the model of a cat. This symbol is known as a cellar cat (Kellerkatze). Local people believe a cat living in a wine vault will always rest on the barrel with the best wine.
On a wall of the Hildesheim Town Hall, you find this Elle (ell). In the past, merchants on the local market square used to measure their fabrics in ells. The publicly displayed piece formed a benchmark for the correct length of the marketer’s ells.
An 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.
Elaborately shaped tenons (next to the lantern) seen at a wooden building in the Styrian place Haus.