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Castles

Sacral room of the Templars at Lockenhaus Castle

Sacral room of the templar at Lockenhaus Castle, Austria

After walking through the Templar museum at Lockenhaus Castle I came across this mysterious room. It is supposed to be have been a sacred site of the Templars. Other voices say it is just a cistern. Anyway, the museum about the history of the Templars is worth a visit though.

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Experiences

Painting lessons at Lockenhaus Castle

Art lesson with gold

Lets play ‘Guess the movie’! This photo was taken at that castle where I created a painting with some coffee and gold leaf. There is still some gold at my finger so about which movie I am speaking?

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Coffee art at Lockenhaus Castle

Coffe art at Lockenhaus Castle

After taking a lesson in making Latte Art I did it again: Making art with coffee. At Lockenhaus Castle I took a class in painting with coffee and gold run by the Austrian artist Stefanie Moro.

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Castles

Are there vampires at Lockenhaus Castle?

Mirror at room Elisabeth at Lockenhaus Castle, Austria

Lockenhaus Castle houses a breeding place for bats and an interesting exhibition about these animals. One of us even saw a bat in her room. Well, some of us joked it could also had been a vampire. Bah! There are no vampires!

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Accommodations Castles

Room Elisabeth at Lockenhaus Castle

Room Elisabeth at Lockenhaus Castle, Austria

At Lockenhaus Castle I stayed at the room ‘Elisabeth’. Whereas the furniture was old fashioned, the bathroom was pretty modern. It was a corner room so I had a great view of the place Lockenhaus and parts of the castle itself.

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Ideas

Leaning tower of Pisa in Rechnitz

Leaning tower of Pisa in Rechnitz, Austria

At the Apartment Hotel Loigge in Rechnitz where I took a painting lesson, I came across this artwork made of a root. It could be a good explanation for why the leaning tower of Pisa is still standing today.

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Wining

An Austrian wine named Uhudler

Uhudler, a wine in Burgenland

At a wine store in Bildein I tried a very special Austrian wine named ‘Uhudler’. This wine with its flavours of strawberry and black currant has an interesting story to offer. It was even prohibited for several years!

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Museums

Open air museum in Gerersdorf

Open air museum in Gerersdorf, Austria

At a place called Gerersdorf located near Güssing, an ensemble of 32 objects shows the way of Pannonian living in the 18th and 19th century.

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Animals

Early birds vs early cats in Kukmirn

Cat having breakfast

‘The early bird gets the worm’ but the early cat gets the breakfast! A fun experience while staying in Kukmirn, a pretty rural place in the Austrian state Burgenland.

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Experiences

How to distil schnaps in Kukmirn

Distilling schnaps in Kukmirn, Austria

At the hotel & distillery Lagler located in Kukmirn I took a lesson how to distil schnaps. For example I learned about the right temperatures (very important!) during the process and how to define the wished percentage of alcohol in your own schnaps.

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Experiences

Latte Art in Oberwart

Latte Art in Oberwart, Austria

The first stop of our creative tour through Burgenland was a coffee shop in Oberwart. At the stylish Stromberger Coffee to Go we had the chance to watch how to make Latte Art.

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Experiences

Chain saw art at Lockenhaus Castle

Chain saw art at Lockenhaus Castle, Austria

While I was trying to make some peaceful art like a painting several ladies of my group were interested to make something more adventourus. They joined a lesson in creating art with a chain saw instructed by Michael Schlapschy. After finishing my painting lesson I was curious to see how the ladies created things like racks for DVDs just by a tree trunk and a chain saw. More…