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Grinzing

Part of the 19th Wiener Community district Döbling, the epitome of the Viennese this year par excellence (although there are still some other first-class wine taverns in the Austrian capital, such as Sievering, Heiligenstadt, Stammersdorf, Neustift am Walde and Nussdorf are). The existence of the village dates back to the 12th century. The Stift Klosterneuburg acquired "de Grincing" vineyards in 1114, a place called "Grinzingen" is called 1156. In the Middle Ages, the town was inhabited mainly by grape harvesters, farmers and day laborers.

Grinzing - Weingarten in December and view of the parish church

From the reign of Emperor Joseph II (1741-1790) - the son of Maria Theresa - were "wine tours" around Wien usual and from the mid-19th century Grinzing became a popular Heurigenort the Viennese. Many artists like Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), Franz Schubert (1797-1828) and Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) liked to enter Grinzing. The latter lived in the year 1817 for a few months at the present address Pfarrplatz 2. The wine tavern of the winery Mayer at Pfarrplatz with vineyard ownership in Grinzing is located in this listed home and named after in the "Beethovenhaus".

In the years 1890 to 1892 Grinzing was incorporated with some other suburbs to Wien and assigned to the district Dobling. In this district, the majority of Viennese vineyards with a total of 86 Rieden, a good part of it in the district part Grinzing. The vineyards Schenkenberg, Seidenhaus and Steinberg were from the vintners' association WienWein defined as "first layers". In the numerous wine taverns (Buschenschanken), the wine of the same name is served. This is traditionally off Mixed sentence, but also Green Valtellina. Riesling and other varieties that grow on the vineyards surrounding the suburbs.

In the meantime, this traditional wine is called Viennese mixed sentence to DAC honor come. Especially in the warm months is the spritzer popular. In the pubs is often sung and played by small groups of musicians. Incidentally, Grinzing ends the famous tram line "38", which is aptly named in the Viennese vernacular Heurigen Express is called and also sung in a Wienerlied. As part of the 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.

Picture left: © Alfred Deak Wien
Picture right: By Michael Kranewitter, CC BY-SA 3.0 , Link

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