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Cellars and Heurigen-areas in Vienna

In Vienna 1300 inns, wine- and beerrestaurants existed in the 19th century. The consumption of wine decreased by virtue of the competition of beer down to 57 liters per man and year, however this quantity still is remarkable. Many taverns and winecellars had a bad reputation, the wine-cellars of the convents had a good reputation, who had a good quality of wine. The Heurigen and wine-cellars were under strong regulation by the administration (Magistrat). Selling wine was allowed from 9am to 9pm. (in summer to 10pm) only white wine or claret, the only food sold was bread, cheeses and radish; Separees, games and accommodation were forbidden. Besides a maximum price was determined for wine. In 1808 the regulation (Kellerschankordnung) was loosened.

Worth mentioning is the Tirolerkeller at the square Bürgerspitalplatz, where in 1809 the Tyrolean freedomfighter Andreas Hofer was sitting. A further Tirolerkeller was at the square Fleischmarkt and well known for their ladies. More famous cellars were (and some still are)

  • the Augustinerkeller in Augustinerstrasse, opened in 1922
  • the Dachlkeller at Mehlmarkt, a meeting point for fiacres
  • the Deutscher Keller or Fiakerkeller inside the house called Ordenshaus in Singerstrasse, named after the fiacres
  • the Esterhazy-Keller, founded in 1808 by prince Esterhazy and today still in service
  • the Greisslerkeller at Hoher Markt, named after the Greissler (small merchants)
  • the Kalserkeller at Fleischmarkt
  • the Krebskeller at Hoher Markt
  • the Lampenkeller at Hohe Brücke
  • the Mölkerkeller in Schottengasse, today named Melker Stiftskeller
  • the Münzkeller in Himmelpfortgasse
  • the Rauchfangkehrerkeller at Bauernmarkt, a meeting-place for chimney-sweepers
  • the Sabelkeller in Wipplingerstrasse
  • the Schäkelkeller at Tiefer Graben.
  • the Schottenkeller in Schottengasse
  • the Urbanikeller atHof, opened in 1906
  • the Zwölf-Apostel-Keller (Twelve - apostle - cellar) in Sonnenfelsgasse
 The Heurige and Buschenschanken are excepted of trade-regulations, the organization is regulated however in the Viennese law Buschenschankgesetz (1975/76). The areas for running a Heurigen are defined. They are
Favoriten 10th district of Vienna area Oberlaa and Unterlaa
Ottakring 16th district of Vienna area western of the train Verbindungsbahn
Hernals 17th district of Vienna area Dornbach and Hernals
Währing 18th district of Vienna area western the train Verbindungsbahn, that is in Gersthof and Pötzleinsdorf
Grinzing 19th district of Vienna the entire district
Floridsdorf 21th district of Vienna area Stammersdorf, Strebersdorf, Grossjedlersdorf
Liesing 23th district of Vienna area Atzgersdorf, Kalksburg, Liesing, Mauer, Rodaun
Heurigenkeller in Dornbach Heurigenkeller in Dornbach

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Wine by the ancient Romans
First Heurige in Vienna
The Buschenschank: Traditional Vienna winerestaurant
Drinking wine in the underground
Anecdotes and stories to Vienna wine
Siege by Turks 1529 and 1683
High taxes on wine
Wine in the 18th century
With the coach to Heuriger
Winecellars in Vienna
Sorts of wine in Austria

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