The Austrian state of Burgenland is part of the Pannonian culture sphere. Compared to the Alpine regions of Austria, life is different in this plain area. The open-air museum of Gerersdorf tells you more about the Pannonian farm life of the last three centuries.
There are only two operable windmills in Austria. One of them stands in Podersdorf, a place in the Austrian state of Burgenland. The Association for the Preservation of the Podersdorf Windmill offers guided tours with
The ‘Blaue Kreuz‘ (Blue Cross) is a colourful piety column in Kittsee, a small town in the Austrian state of Burgenland. The column is dated 1752 and shows a Pietà. Considering it is exposed to wind and weather, I was surprised by how bright-coloured this column looked.
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 (Schloss Rotenturm), a romantic-eclectic building with Moorish forms in Rotenturm an der Pinka, was built by architect Antal Weber for Stephan Graf Erdődy in the years 1862/64. [German]
The Blaudruckerei Koó in Steinberg-Dörfl, 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.
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.
The Madonnenschlössel was built in 1923 by Mayor Georg Gyömörei. It was the residence of him and his wife, who was the sister of Count Almasy. Today, it serves as budget-friendly accommodation for hikers and bikers and as a venue for events.
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.