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Grossweikersdorf introduces itself

Barely a half hour's drive from Vienna next to the federal highway 4 lies the aspiring wine and relaxationvillage Grossweikersdorf. This lovely locality forms the economic and cultural center in the northern part of the district of Tulln. Grossweikersdorf lies 205 meters above sea level and has approx. 3000 inhabitants. The municipality is composed of 7 part-municipalities which are Grossweikersdorf, Kleinwiesendorf, Grosswiesendorf, Baumgarten, Ameistal, Tiefenthal and Ruppersthal. which entered into the larger community in the beginning of the 70´s. The elongated market place is lined by houses with pretty facades. Here also worthwhile monuments are found, like a plague-pillar, a pillar dedicated to Hl. Mary and the pillory. Especially impressive is the church of the village, which was constructed by Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach and his son Josef Emanuel Fischer von Erlach. In the part-municipality Ruppersthal is found the birthplace of the famous composer, musicpublisher and pianomanufacturer Ignaz Joseph Pleyel (1757 - 1831). Ignaz Pleyel is presumed by musicologists to be the composer of the Marseillaise, the national anthem of France. In Grossweikersdorf 2 general practitioners practise, 1 specialist for dentistry and Grossweikersdorf has also its own pharmacy. Furthermore there exists a multitude of tradesmen. A magnificently modelled "Gewerbebaum" (trade-tree), which stands directly at the crossing of the federal highway, symbolizes the exceedingly abundant offer of service and commercial enterprises. Recommendable are the friendly and comfortable inns and typical Austrian "Heurigen", which all offer good food and lodging partially with comfortable guest rooms. Also private guest rooms are available and offer low-priced holidays. In the attractive landscape around Grossweikersdorf, surrounded by idyllic vineyards and wooded hills, ponds and brooks, you will find quiet and securety. Next to the federal highway 4 you will also find a sport and recreationcenter with tennis courts, a football field and an outdoor 50-meter-swimming pool.

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Grossweikersdorf: A place with history

Grossweikersdorf forms, as one might modestly maintain since earliest time the center of the lower Schmidavalley. All known cultures of the antiquity have left here their tracks behind. The earliest designation of the parish is found 1241, however a permanenting colonization of this area is already shown since the last ice age through a multitude of findings, which are housed in the museums of Vienna, Eggenburg and Horn. The market regime and the coat of arms in the still valid form were granted to Grossweikersdorf on the 3. February 1636 by emperor Ferdinand the Second. The first market regulations should have been granted however, as standing in the document of 1636, already in the year 1550 by emperor Ferdinand the First. Particular sights of historic interest are found in the church in the village center, constructed by Fischer von Erlach in 1733. The Altar painting despicts the "Martyrium and transfiguration of Saint George" originating from the hand of the master Martino Altomonte. The picture of the right side altar originates from Kremser Schmidt (1749) and the left altarpiece from the school of Paul Trogers (1740). A particular rarity is also the "Holy theatre" from Gallo Bibiena, who was a scenery painter at the imperial court of Maria Theresia. From these"Holy theatres" in Austria only three or four pieces still exist. Outside the church there is found a very skillfully executed wrought-iron lattice-door, which was created by master Khuen around 1740.

The wine-groing

The wine-growing in our area has a tradition of more than 1000 years. The Wagram arises at the northern side of the prehistoric river-bed of the Danube and forms a striking countryside. Scattered ground from the last ice-age (flood-mud of the Danube) formed on a sandstone socket the present, up to 12 meters high, loess-layer. The moisture keeping loess-ground is the ideal water-reservoir for the deep-rooted vines in long dryness periods and is requirement for the typical power of the wines. Therefore an artificial irrigation is not necessary and the loess-grounds form an ideal basis for high-quality wine production. The freshness typical of the regional wines is reached through the ideal topographic and climatic realities of our vineyards. On one hand it is shielded in the north through the offshoots of the Manhartsberg and opened to the pannonic area on the other hand (which guarantees a high grade of ripeness). Furthermore the relatively cool nights care for fresh taste and a distinctive flavour of the wines. These elements in combination with the loess-ground are the best requirements for the most typical grape of our area - the Green Veltliner. The chance to have a taste of the products of our wine-growers, presents itself in the typical Austrian "Heurigen" or directly by the wine growers, who are gladly prepared to undertake guided vineyard and cellartours . During a wine tasting in a personal atmosphere you can convince yourself immediately of the quality of the offered wines. The Grossweikersdorfer winedays, which occur traditionally in the first weekend of September, offer you the chance to compare the highgrade wines in social surrounding.

Following winegrowers are gladly prepared to take time for you:
wine grower address phone nbr. business hours
Josef Bauer 3701 Ameistal oo43/2955/71572 after agreement
Johann Haslinger 3701 Ruppersthal 36 0043/2955/70685 at any time
Ferdinand Stadler Großwiesendorf 15 0043/2955/7430 at any time
Ing. Josef Koch 3701 Winzerstra. 26 0043/2955/70286 after agreement
Ing. Josef Hintermayer 3701 Hornerstr. 3 0043/2955/70238 after agreement
Robert Hainzl 3701 Kleinwiesendorf 9 0043/2955/70552 at any time
Karl Würger 3701 Wienerstr.12 0043/2955/70333 at any time
Familie Spielauer 3701 Baumgarten/Wagr.24 0043/2955/70367 daily 12a.m.-13p.m.

Here are the directions

All further information you can gladly receive under our information number:
Municipal office of Grossweikersdorf
Hauptplatz 1
3701 Grossweikersdorf - Austria
Fax: 0043/2955/70204-75

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