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Traditions

Blaudruckerei Koó in Steinberg-Dörfl

At the Blaudruckerei Koó in Steinberg-Dörfl, Austria

The Blaudruckerei Koó was established in 1921. It 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.

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Cuisine

Weingut Gager in Deutschkreutz

Table for tasting at winery Gager in Deutschkreutz, Austria

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.

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Castles

Madonnenschlössel in Bernstein

Madonnenschlössel in Bernstein, Austria

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.

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Experiences

Kunsttischlerei Potzmann in Litzelsdorf

Kunsttischlerei Potzmann in Litzelsdorf, Austria

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.

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Accommodations

Wohnothek in Deutsch Schützen-Eisenberg

View from the Wohnothek in Deutsch Schützen-Eisenberg, Austria

The Wohnothek is a hotel complex placed right in the middle of a vineyard. Each building consists of a bedroom and a sanitary area. From each door there are only a few meters to the next vine branch.

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Accommodations

Oil mill in Neumarkt an der Raab

Pumpkin seed oil mill in Neumarkt an der Raab, Austria

Have you ever thought about to sleep in an oil mill? In Neumarkt an der Raab a former oil mill (Ölmühle) for pumpkin seed oil serves as accommodation for participants of art lessons taking place in the region.

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Museums

Daxhaus in Neumarkt an der Raab

Daxhaus in Neumarkt an der Raab, Austria

This building named after the family Dax which used to live here is made of mud and roofed with 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.

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Castles Palaces

Portico of Esterházy Palace in Eisenstadt

Schloss Esterházy in Eisenstadt, AustriaPeople 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 Esterházy Palace (Schloss Esterházy) in Eisenstadt. More…

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Animals

Storks in Deutschkreutz

Stork's nest in Deutschkreutz, Austria

A trip through Burgenland wouldn’t be complete without taking photos of storks. One can see their nests on many roofs in the easternmost state of Austria. Coincidentally, I found the nest with the most storks on top of a house that bore the name Burgenland.

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Cuisine

Having Tafelspitz in Deutschkreutz

Tafelspitz at a Heuriger in Deutschkreutz, Austria

‘Big’ surprise at a Heuriger in Burgenland: At the Schnitzelheuriger Posch I got this huge portion of Tafelspitz. If you would like to learn more about this traditional Austrian dish have a look here: Article on Wikipedia.

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Photos

Silence of Burgenland

Silence in Burgenland

After staying a night in the attic of a former border station (‘Altes Zollhaus’) I had this great view from my room early in the morning. There was a kind of silence in the scenery. Only a rooster crewed from time to time.

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Castles

Schloss Deutschkreutz in Burgenland

Deutschkreutz Castle in Burgenland, Austria

At Schloss Deutschkreutz (Deutschkreutz Castle) I had a guided tour by its owner Anton Lehmden. The artist Anton Lehmden is member of the Vienna School of Fantastic Realism and is presenting many of his works in the rooms of the castle.