MAMUZ Archaeological Park

Reconstruction of a Celtic sanctuary in Asparn an der Zaya, Austria

The archaeological open-air site next to Asparn Castle (Schloss Asparn) belongs to the MAMUZ Museum of Prehistory in the Austrian region of Weinviertel. Covering an area of 19,000 m², reconstructed buildings dating from the Palaeolithic Age up to the Iron Age are displayed. [German]


Radyweg in Poysdorf

The Radyweg, the longest wine cellar lane of Poysdorf, Austria

The Radyweg is considered the most extended wine cellar lane (Kellergasse) of Poysdorf. In earlier times, the buildings along the path formed wine cellars or press houses. A tour guide told me the length of all cellar lanes in Poysdorf adds up to 60 kilometres!


Zwiebelmusterhaus in St. Pölten

View of the saint at the Zwiebelmusterhaus

The Zwiebelmusterhaus in Sank Pölten surprised me with its wall decoration of 168 plates. Later I learned the Zwiebelmuster is a pretty famous porcelain tableware pattern for dishware.

The Zwiebelmuster

The Zwiebelmuster saw its first production in the German manufacture of Meissen. In English, this pattern is named Blue Onion. It is a further development of Asian works.

Sculpture of a Saint

The Zwiebelmusterhaus displays not only plates. It also shows the sculpture of a Saint. This is a common decoration in Catholic parts of Austria. You often see such statues in the corner of a building or a niche above the door.

Sources / More info

  • Link Description of the Blue Onion pattern on Wikipedia

Town hall of Retz

Town hall of Retz, Austria

The Retz town hall originated from a Gothic chapel. After damages in the Hussite wars, there was not enough money for a complete restoration. As a result, the municipal community started to use half the chapel as a town hall. [German]