The Blaudruckerei Koó (Indigo print), established in 1921, is one of the last businesses in Europe using the traditional technique for printing fabrics and dyeing them with indigo. 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 which was the sister of Count Almasy. Today it serves as budget-friendly accommodation for hikers and bikers and as 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.
This building named after the family Dax which used to live here is made of mud and roofed with a thatch. After founding a kind of artist in residence program in Neumarkt an der Raab (Künstlerdorf) it started to be the first studio for the artists.
People generally love to take photos of the front sides of palaces. I also love to take photos of the rear. I took this photo while walking through the lovely park next to Schloss Esterházy (Esterházy Palace) in Eisenstadt.
A trip through Burgenland wouldn’t be complete without taking photos of storks. Actually one can see their nests at many buildings in this Austrian province. It happens to be the nest with the most storks I found on top of a building which was even called Haus Burgenland.