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!


Manhole cover in Mistelbach

Manhole cover in Mistelbach, Austria

The manhole cover of Mistelbach shows a sprig of mistletoe, which is also depicted in the city arms. The term ‘Mistel‘ in the city name is actually the german term for a mistletoe.


Distillery museum Heger in Poysdorf

Inside the distillery museum Heger in Poysdorf, Austria

The distillery museum located in the vineyard estate and distillery Heger (Weingut & Destillerie Heger) in Poysdorf focuses on explaining the differences between small distilleries and industrial distilleries regarding the quality of their products. The pic above shows pieces generally used in smaller stillhouses.


Cellar cat in Poysdorf

The cellar cat, a symbol you often see in the Austrian region of Weinviertel

In the Austrian region of Weinviertel you often see a symbol of a cat. This symbol is known as ‘cellar cat’ (Kellerkatze). Some people believe the cat living in a wine vault will always rest on the barrel with the best wine. So vintners started to put the sculpture of a cat on top of the casks with their best products.