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Street art in Poysdorf

Street art in Poysdorf, Austria

Poysdorf, a place famous for its wine in the Austrian state of Lower Austria, is coverd with 100+ depictions of wine bottles each decorated by a different artist. Love No. 55 which I found in the beginning of the hollow way Radyweg.

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Museums Symbols Wine

Vineyard goat in Poysdorf

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.

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Wine

Klopotec in Prekmurje

A traditional bird scarer named Klopotec, seen at a vineyard in Prekmurje, Slovenia

The Klopotec is used as a bird scarer in the vineyards of traditional wine-growing landscapes of Slovenia, Austria, and Croatia. The pic above was taken in the Slovene region of Prekmurje. In Austria the same device is generally known as Klapotetz or Klapotez.

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Monuments Wine

Sculpture of a Reblaus in Gumpoldskirchen

Memorial plaque to Hans Moser in Gumpoldskirchen, Austria

This fun sculpture is placed next to a memorial plaque to the Austrian actor Hans Moser. Schulpture and plaque are located in Gumpoldskirchen, a centre of wineries south of Vienna. Besides his movies and plays Hans Moser became famous for singing a song about the ‘Reblaus’ (‘Pyhlloxera’).

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Cuisine Wine

Weingut Gager in Deutschkreutz

Table for tasting at winery Gager in Deutschkreutz, Austria

Following a guided tour through Weingut Gager, a winery in Deutschkreutz, I joined a tasting in the salesroom of the winery. After having several tastings in old vaults it was a pleasant variation to sit at a modern table in a stylish room.

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Cuisine Wine

Genussmeile in the Thermenregion Wienerwald

Church in Sooß, AustriaThe Genussmeile is an event which takes place every fall in the Thermenregion Wienerwald, an area south of Vienna. On that event one can walk along a wining and dining trail right in the vineyards between Mödling and Bad Vöslau.

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Accommodations Hotels Wine

Wohnothek in Deutsch Schützen-Eisenberg

View from the Wohnothek in Deutsch Schützen-Eisenberg, Austria

The Wohnothek is a hotel complex placed right in the middle of a vineyard. Each building consists of a bedroom and a sanitary area. From each door there are only a few meters to the next vine branch.

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Wine

An Austrian wine named Uhudler

Uhudler, a wine in Burgenland

At a wine store in Bildein I tried a very special Austrian wine named ‘Uhudler’. This wine with its flavours of strawberry and black currant has an interesting story to offer. It was even prohibited for several years!

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Restaurants Wine

Wine bistro ‘Elbe am Rhein’ in Bonn

Wine bistro 'Elbe am Rhein' in Bonn, Germany

At the end of our day in Bonn we had dinner at a wine bistro named ELBE am Rhein, located next to the river Rhine. Due of some rain we had our meal inside where we were surrounded by a lot of colorful paintings which evoked a lot of talk while waiting for the first course.

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Wine

Domäne Wachau in Dürnstein

Wine label Katzensprung, Austria

At the Domäne Wachau I learned about a wine which was served for a very important moment in Austrian history. The wine label Katzensprung was proffered at that banquet celebrated after signing the Austrian Independent Treaty in the year 1955.

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Wine

Inspiration by Wine & Opitz in Illmitz

Inspiration by Wine & Opitz in Illmitz, AustriaIt was in the early afternoon when we arrived at the winery Willi Opitz, located in Illmitz, a small place in Burgenland. A bike standing in front of the house heavily laden with a big bottle of wine gave us the feeling we are in the right place. We walked in and were surprised …