Blaue Kreuz in Kittsee

The Blue Cross of Kittsee, Austria

The ‘Blaue Kreuz‘ (Blue Cross) is a colourful piety column in Kittsee, a small place in the Austrian state of Burgenland. The column is dated 1752 and displays a Pietà.

Castles Festivals

jOPERA at Tabor Manor in Neuhaus/Klausenbach

jOPERA at Tabor Manor in Neuhaus/Klausenbach, Austria

Have you ever listened to the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart inside a castle? At Tabor Manor (Schloss Tabor) in Neuhaus am Klausenbach I enjoyed his opera buffa ‘The Marriage of Figaro‘. It was fascinating to listen to the genius music of Mozart and to watch the full moon moving above the stage. [German]


Rotenturm Manor in Rotenturm/Pinka

Rotenturm Manor in Rotenturm/Pinka, Austria

Rotenturm Manor (Schloss Rotenturm), a  romantic-eclectic building with Moorish forms in Rotenturm an der Pinka, was built in the years 1862/64 by architect Antal Weber for Stephan Graf Erdődy. [German]

Shops Traditions

Blaudruckerei Koó in Steinberg-Dörfl

At the Blaudruckerei Koó in Steinberg-Dörfl, Austria

The Blaudruckerei Koó, established in 1921, is one of the last businesses in Europe using the traditional technique of Indigo hand block printing. Visitors of this company in a small place in Burgenland will learn about the machines, materials and pattern used in this technique.

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.


Madonnenschlössel in Bernstein

Madonnenschlössel in Bernstein, Austria

The Madonnenschlössel was built in 1923 by Mayor Georg Gyömörei. It was the residence of him and his wife which was the sister of Count Almasy. Today it serves as budget-friendly accommodation for hikers and bikers and as venue for events.


Kunsttischlerei Potzmann in Litzelsdorf

Kunsttischlerei Potzmann in Litzelsdorf, Austria

At the Kunsttischlerei (cabinet maker) Potzmann I got in touch with Mr. Franz Potzmann who is not only a restorer for furniture but also offers lessons in restoring furniture yourself. After a small interview in the garden of his house, where also his lessons take place on sunny days, I had the chance to polish a small box myself.

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.

Industrial Heritage

Oil mill in Neumarkt an der Raab

Pumpkin seed oil mill in Neumarkt an der Raab, Austria

Have you ever thought about to sleep in an oil mill? In Neumarkt an der Raab a former oil mill for pumpkin seed oil serves as accommodation for participants of art lessons taking place in the region.


Daxhaus in Neumarkt an der Raab

Daxhaus in Neumarkt an der Raab, Austria

This building named after the family Dax which used to live here is made of mud and roofed with thatch. After founding a kind of artist in residence program in Neumarkt an der Raab (Künstlerdorf) it started to be the first studio for the artists.


Esterházy Palace in Eisenstadt

Esterházy Palace in Eisenstadt, Austria

On a sunny May day, I visited an exhibition about the composer Joseph Haydn at Esterházy Palace (Schloss Esterházy). He worked here for several years in the service of the castle owner.


Storks in Deutschkreutz

Stork's nest in Deutschkreutz, Austria

A trip through Burgenland wouldn’t be complete without taking photos of storks. One can see their nests on many roofs in the easternmost state of Austria. Coincidentally, I found the nest with the most storks on top of a house that bore the name Burgenland.