|Hearty Welcome to Nussdorf|
|"Nussdorf City Hall, 16th Century" at Kahlenberger Strasse 8|
|Sign Marking a House where Beethoven Lived in Summer 1817|
|Cog Wheel Train with Kahlenberg in the Background|
|Guest House at the Cog Wheel Train, Nussdorf|
|D Street Car Headed Out of Nussdorf|
|Near the beginning of Kalhenberger Strasse, Nussdorf|
|More of Kahlenberger Strasse|
Walk along the Danube, visiting Kahlenbergerdorf and climbing on the trail to Leopoldsberg
|Sitting by the Beginning of the Danube Canal|
The beginning part of the trail lies under an elevated highway built to get people heading north quickly out of the city. After that, the walking path is lined with trees and shrubs, with great views of dachas built on the side of the mountains and the famous river.
|Passenger Ship for the Danube, Moored near Nussdorf|
|Church in Kahlenbergerdorf|
|Another View of the Kahlenbergerdorf Church|
|At the Entrance of Waldbachsteig, a Path to the Top of Leopoldsberg|
|Concerned Dog along Trail from Kahlenbergerdorf to Nussdorf|
|The Beginning of Armburstergrasse, which Links Nussdorf|
This small square has an old heuriger, Mayer on Pfarrplatz, that claims roots going back to the 17th century. It is a bit of history that merits a visit http://www.pfarrplatz.at/en/heuriger/the-heurige.html. Two other heuriger are open for business along Probusgasse between Eroicagasse and Armburstergasse (discussed later). This area also some attractive restaurants to explore in this area.
|Directions to Beethovengang at the "D" end station|
|Austrian Vineyard Laborer with a View of the Church|
on Leopoldsberg in the Background
|Map of Heuriger, Posted at the beginning of Kahlenberger Strasse|
After this edict, numerous small, sometimes crude, wine-taverns opened in the villages on the edge of the city and others opened in vineyards by trails up to Kahlenberg and Leopoldsberg. As late as the 1960s and early 1970s, many small wine-taverns were selling selling their own wine and serving cold ham, cheese, and salads. I recall in 1971 hiking out with some friends to a heuriger with no electricity in the middle of some vineyards near Kahlenberg.
A few of the old-style heuriger still exist, but most now resemble restaurants, serving hot food with their wine. Many are open year round. Nevertheless, whether they are open all the time or only seasonally, most heuriger still hang small boughs of fir or pine trees by their front doors to let people know when they are open and serving new wine. When the small pine or fir branches are hanging, the heuriger is said to be “ausg’steckt.” It is open for business.
|Feuerwehr Wagner's Vineyard above Nussdorf|
|Buschenschank Ing. Andreas Wagner on Wildgrubergasse;|
Note that the Fir Bough in Front shows it is "Ausg'steckt
We walked all the way from Nussdorf to sit outside at tables on a sloping hill, many are shaded by trees. While we loved the setting, we found the heurige a bit sour, though still refreshing. We bought a bottle of Andreas Wagner’s gruener veltliner to take with us, and liked it very much. See http://www.wildgrube48.at/
|Enjoying Wine Outdoors at Ing. Andreas Wagner Heuriger|
|Nussdorf Heuriger #1|
|Nussdorf Heuriger #2|
We walked to Probusgasse in Heligenstadt and had heurige and a hot meal at Muth Weingut. This tavern/restaurant, located at Probusgasse 10, serves decent heurige, but it came in a stemmed glass rather than a mug. The place seemed to operate more like a restaurant than did the other heuriger we visited. Its food was tasty. See http://www.heuriger-muth.at/
|Entrance to Zum Martin Sepp in Grinzing|
Both places have tables in open fields surrounded by vineyards, with views of the mountaintops and the city. Both are on our list of places to visit the next time we are in Vienna.
One of the most interesting heuriger I visited I found accidentally on the mountain above Nussdorf. Hiking on a trail just above the village, I noticed an unusual “ausg'steckt” sign: it was a wine bottle hanging from a piece of wood that had "ausg'steckt" written on it. It seemed to point up the hill.
|Strange sign on a Nussberg Trail Pointing to a Mountain Heuriger|
|Walking Up a Path to the Mountain Heuriger|
|Reaching the Mountain Heuriger|
|People in Line for the Heurige|
|Enjoying the Heurige and the Setting Amid the Vineyards|