‘Big’ surprise at a Heuriger in Burgenland: At the Schnitzelheuriger Posch I got this huge portion of Tafelspitz. If you would like to learn more about this traditional Austrian dish have a look here: Article on Wikipedia.
After staying a night in the attic of a former border station (‘Altes Zollhaus’) I had this great view from my room early in the morning. There was a kind of silence in the scenery. Only a rooster crewed from time to time.
At Deutschkreutz Castle (Schloss Deutschkreutz) I had a guided tour by owner Anton Lehmden. Artist Anton Lehmden is member of the Vienna School of Fantastic Realism and is presenting many of his works in the rooms of the castle.
After walking through the Templar museum at Lockenhaus Castle I came across this mysterious room. It is said to be a sacred site of the Templars. Other voices say it is just a cistern.
Lets play ‘Guess the movie’! This photo was taken at that castle where I created a painting with some coffee and gold leaf. There is still some gold at my finger so about which movie I am speaking?
After taking a lesson in making Latte Art I did it again: Making art with coffee. At Lockenhaus Castle I took a class in painting with coffee and gold run by the Austrian artist Stefanie Moro.
Lockenhaus Castle houses a breeding place for bats and an interesting exhibition about these animals. One of us even saw a bat in her room. Well, some of us joked it could also had been a vampire. Bah! There are no vampires!
At Lockenhaus Castle I stayed at the room ‘Elisabeth’. Whereas the room was old fashioned furnitured, the bathroom was pretty modern. It was a corner room so I had a great view of the place Lockenhaus and parts of the castle itself.
At the Apartment Hotel Loigge in Rechnitz where I took a painting lesson, I came across this artwork made of a root. It could be a good explanation for why the leaning tower of Pisa is still standing today.
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!
At a place called Gerersdorf located near Güssing an ensemble of 32 objects shows the way of Pannonian living in the 18th and 19th century.
I visited this open air museum in July 2012. Most interesting fact: There were a lot of activities inside the buildings like baking bread and restoring old furniture. I even saw a workshop for glass. These activities were organised by Creative Travel Burgenland (Kreativreisen Burgenland)
‘The early bird gets the worm’ but the early cat gets the breakfast! A fun experience while staying in Kukmirn, a pretty rural place in the Austrian state Burgenland.