The inscription on this sundial indicates at which kind of monastery you can see it. “Ora et Labora” is the motto of the Benedictines. The depiction in the middle gives a hint to the place. You can find this element in the coat of arms of Seitenstetten.
The trail along the Mendlingtal is a path of about 3 kilometres. It leads from a theme park about logging up to a former Hammerherrenhaus (Home of the owner of a hammer mill). The scenery is changing several times. Sometimes one walk along a tame creek, sometimes one walk along footbridges high over a stream in full spate.
At the theme park Mendlingtal Valley there is a chance to watch log drivers at work. At the photo above some workers are trying to put the logs through the last weir before the logs will arrive the timber mill.
Everybody knows the scenery of American Old West. Can we see anything similar in good old Austria too? Sure! The photo shown above was taken at a theme park in Mendlingtal Valley in Mostviertel. The park is all about logging in earlier times. The building in the background is housing a Venetian saw dating back to 1907.
At the theme park Mendlingtal they former building for the young blacksmiths (Schmiedegesellen) serves as museum now. Inside one can learn about the life of the blacksmiths, woodcutters and the owners of the hammer mills named Hammerherren. More…
A nice finale for the Gipfelklänge 2013: Having a jazz brunch with Tini Kainrath and band. The concert took place on the grounds of a former Hammerherrenhaus (Building for the owner of a hammer mill), which is part of the theme park Mendlingtal. More…
The 2nd day of the ‘Gipfelklänge’ started with a concert by a brass-band in front of the Hotel Fahrnberger. No chance to sleep any minute longer in the cosy ‘Genießerzimmer’ of the hotel. The Genießerzimmer are special rooms promoted in the area of the Austrian state Lower Austria. More…
At the end of a long day of hiking we listened to the Florianer Tanzlgeiga sitting inside an inn and having some pigling for dinner. The group played pretty lively so some guests started to dance spontaneously.
The Floriani Tanzlgeiga offered an interesting mix of music. They played classic pieces as well as local ballads. The ladies sung the local songs in a broad dialect which made the event even more cosy.
Next station of the festival ‘Gipfelklänge’, next surprise: Klaus Trabitsch and his band are playing together with the a capella trio Insingizi next to a mountain hut named Kitzhütte. After several very humorous and spirited songs, a local joined the group with an odd instrument.