It stands on the town square and was completely restored together with the house of the community. I don´t know exactly when it was built, but I will have a look .... It was often replaced due to the fact that the town square was reconstructed very often. But the Holy Mary Column must be rather old, I guess it was built in baroque times ... But I...more
This is a photo which shows the interiors of our parish church - and I had luck when I took this picture. The church was openend and I could turn on all the lights ... just wonderful conditions for a perfect work.The parish church looks very simple inside and it was reconstructed very often over the last centuries. It got its current apperence in...more
This is the tower of the parish church. The tower is the landmark of Göttlesbrunn. It looks great in the evening, when the one part is lightened and other part in the dark. It was already 8 p.m. when I took this picture, and a few minutes later the church bells begin to ring. Unfortuneatly it is not possible to enter the tower.more
Look above and you will see the ornaments, the staircase wall and some parts of the dome. This kind of architecture is so unique ....There are also postcards and leaflats available which show the architecture and the are free of charge! So take some of them with you if you have no camera available.more
The artist Gottfried Kumpf was very creative and so he placed ornaments everywhere, which look really pretty. This ornament is just over the staircase, which I presented some tips before ....Look out for this ornaments, when you visit this service area and if you have some luck you will also get some sunshine which and the ornaments will lightened....more
This is the dome, which is made of glass. So many light comes in here and it also looks great too ....But when I spoke with the managing director of the service area, he told me that he likes it too but he always afraid when it is necessary to clean it ... because it is very hard to clean ... and he becomes much more afraid when he gets the bill...more
This is the same staircase, but a little bit more upstairs and here you can see that the seminar rooms are closed.Isn't it amazing for a small country like Austria that some of its highway service areas were created by artists?Göttlesbrunn is not the only service area which was created by an artist, there is also a service area in Bad Fischau...more
This staircase connects the coffee shop and the restaurant with the seminar rooms, which are upstairs. You can rent them for seminars, weddings, birthday celebrations or any other event. Although they are not cheap, it must be cool to celebrate an event in such interesting rooms, which were created by an artist ... Unfortuneatly they were closed,...more
There are some nice arcades at the forefront of the service area house. They invite to sit down in summer and the restaurant will also prepare the furniture. But it was already too chilly in October and so they already removed all the tables and chairs ..... So if you like to sit here you have to come in during the summer months, from May til...more
Café Wien is a Viennese coffee shop and it is located inside the service area. They have some good pastries and coffee. And nevertheless the architecture is very interesting ..... When I am there, I have a "Apfelstrudel" with a "melange" (that a mocca with milk and cream). For me the Apfelstrudel is one of the best..... :-))more
Come here for a picnic! We will go to the small house high above in the vineyard. There is a big table and space enough for 8-10 people. We vintners meet each year here for a picnic. Everyone brings their food and their wines. We can also meet here for a VT-PICNIC ... What do you thing about this idea?more
The best way to buy the wine - as in all wine growing areas in Austria - is to go right to the producer. If you inform the producer ahead he may arrange a commented wine tasting so you know exactly what you buy. At the end you have probably considerably more bottles in your car than you planned to buy - at least if the wine(s) meet your taste.
Most probably you come by car and in this case it is strongly advisible to stay overnight here in Göttlesbrunn because most probably you could get problems if you happen to be checked by the police when driving back home.. As far as I know the Gästehaus Edelmann, run by VT-member MEdelmann's family is the only (very nice) accommodation in the village, Needless to say that their wines are excellent, too!
What to buy: Goettlesbrunn in the "Carnuntum"area (named after the antique Roman city of which impressive ruins can be visited nearby) is famous for its red wines. Most of the Austrian wines are white (due to the traditions and the soils which favour them) but ln areas like Göttlesbrunn (where a considerable part of the crops is white, too, you should under all circumstances try the wines of the red "Zweigelt" grapes, a type almost exclusively cultivated in Lower Austria, .
What to pay: All wines bought here directly from the producer are an excellent value for money. Most wine connoisseurs in Eastern Austria have "their" favourite producer(s) where they buy every year right at the spot most of the wine they are drinking,
And after the visit on our grave I went (or should I better say "plod") around a little bit, to take pictures of the graveyard and the snow-covered graves.Göttlesbrunn is just a small village and it is really unbelievable how many people are always there (even if you don't see them on my pictures). Everybody knows everybody and some ask me what I...more
In normal cases the cemetary is not really a "must-see" but it becomes wonderful in winter when all the graves are covered with snow.In January 2003 we had large amounts of it, after some snowless years. So I decided on this sunny Saturday afternoon to make a visit at my died relatives. And of corse I took my camera with me !!more
This is the graveyard chapel and the grave in the forefront of the chapel was one of the parsons of Göttlesbrunn. So he became a special grave here. The chapel is also place where people come and pray for their died relatives. Some of them also light on a candle to remind to them and it looks great in the evening when it is getting dark ....more
There are six hiking routes through the vineyards of Göttlesbrunn-Arbesthal:
1) Stuhlwerkerweg: It is about 3 km long, and takes about 50 minutes.
2) Gablerweg: It is about 5,5 km long, takes about 1,5 hours to walk.
3) Schüttenberg-Birnzipf: It is about 6,5 km long and takes about 2 hours to walk.
4) Birnzipf and Bärenreiser: It is about 5,5 or 2,5 km long and you will need 1,5 hours to walk it.
5) Kräftenweg, a hiking route trough the vineyards into the cellar lane and over the main square of the village back. It is about 4 km long and it takes you 1,25 hours via the Kräftenweg and 1,5 hours over the main square of the village.
6) Hiking route through the vineyards and trough the forest, about 9 km long and about 2,5 hours to walk.
Equipment: Prepare good shoes because not all parts of the routes are asphalted, specially in the forest. There a special places where you can have a rest.
A map is also available. If you want one, I can send it to you ....
Göttlesbrunn is worth a visit every season of the year. This is the Rosenberg vineyard on a foggy day in January... and it was very, very cold so that the ice was on the roots ... Brrrrr .... very uncosy but wonderful to see and photograph! So prepare warm clothing, take your camera and make a hike in the vineyards.more
There is always a reason to make a visit in Göttlesbrunn and to hike in the vineyards. You can enjoy the nature and the vineyards yearround.Also photo friends will find lots of interesting photo objects. I like the fall season when the foliage of the grapevines get coloured like in the picture on your left.more