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Grinzing

Part of the 19th Viennese District Döbling, which is the epitome of the Viennese this year par excellence (although there are some other first-class Heuriger areas in the Austrian capital such as Sievering, Heiligenstadt, Stammersdorf, Neustift am Walde and Nussdorf there). The existence of the village dates back to the 12th century. The Klosterneuburg Acquired "de Grincing" vineyards for the first time in 1114, a place called "Grinzingen" is called 1156. In the Middle Ages, the place was mainly inhabited by winegrowers, farmers and day laborers.

Grinzing - Weingarten in December and view of the parish church

From the government of Emperor Joseph II (1741-1790) - the son of Maria Theresa - "Wine trips" were common around Wien and from the middle of the 19th century Grinzing became a popular wine tavern for the Viennese. Many artists like Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), Franz Schubert (1797-1828) and Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) liked to come to Grinzing. The latter lived for a few months in 1817 at today's address Pfarrplatz 2. The wine tavern of the winery Mayer at Pfarrplatz with vineyards in Grinzing is located in this listed house and named after it as the "Beethoven House".

In the years 1890 to 1892 Grinzing was incorporated into Wien with some other suburbs and assigned to the district of Döbling. The majority of Vienna's vineyards are located in this district with a total of 86 Rieden, a good part of it in the Grinzing district. The vineyards Schenkenberg, Seidenhaus and Steinberg were created by the winegrowers' association WienWein defined as "first layers". The wine of the same name is served in the numerous wine taverns. This is traditionally made Mixed sentence, but also Green Valtellina. Riesling and other varieties that grow on the vineyards surrounding the suburb.

In the meantime, this traditional wine is considered Vienna mixed set to DAC honor came. Especially in the warm months spritzer popular. Small music groups often sing and play in the bars. Incidentally, the famous tram line “38” ends in Grinzing, which in Vienna is aptly called Heurigen Express is referred to and is also sung in a Viennese song. In the course of incorporation into Wien was in Grinzing after the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius Probus (232-282) named an alley, but probably never visited this former border town.

Left picture: © Alfred Deak Wien
Right: By Michael Kranewitter, CC BY-SA 3.0 , link

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