Volkswagen Type 181 in Geras

Volkswagen Type 181 in Geras, Austria

In Geras Abbey (Stift Geras), I visited an exhibition about the history of fire brigades. There I saw this Volkswagen Type 181. It was built in 1974 and was used as a service car for the fire brigades in Lower Austria. Reading the history of this car makes me smile: Was this car really called “The Thing” in the US?

View of Geras Abbey

View from my hotel room in Geras, Austria

This view from my hotel room in Geras shows Geras Abbey (Stift Geras). I stayed on the first floor of a former ‘Schüttkasten‘. A Schüttkasten is a building which was used for the storage of corn in earlier times. Inside the abbey, I took a lesson in producing hand-made paper.