In Austria, White Baroque Donkeys are called Österreichisch-Ungarischer Weißer Barockesel. You find them in the National Park Neusiedler See-Seewinkel. They are a special breed dating back to the monarchy when white animals were en vogue.
In earlier times, this guard tower served on the Hungarian side of the Iron Curtain. Today, it stands on the Austrian side in the state of Burgenland. By climbing half the tower, people have a nice view of the scenery.
The Open Air Museum Gerersdorf near Güssing portrays the Pannonian way of living in the 18th and 19th centuries. In addition, its central building serves as a venue for art exhibitions on a regular base.
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.
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.
The Wohnothek is a hotel complex placed right in the middle of a vineyard. Each building consists of a bedroom and a bathroom. From each entry of the buildings, there are only a few meters to the next vine branch.
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.
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.
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.