Volkswagen Type 181 in Geras

Volkswagen Type 181 in Geras, Austria

At an exhibition about the history of the fire brigades taking place at Geras Abbey (Stift Geras), I saw this Volkswagen Type 181. It was built in 1974 and was used as service car for the fire brigades in Lower Austria. Reading the story of this car makes me smile: Was this car really called “The Thing” in the US?

View of Geras Abbey

View from my hotel room in Geras, Austria

View from my hotel room in Geras. I stayed on the first floor of a former ‘Sch├╝ttkasten‘. That is a building which was used for the storage of corn in earlier times. From my room, I had this view of Geras Abbey (Stift Geras). Inside the building on the left side I took a lesson in producing hand-made paper lately.