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A hike to the "Parapluiberg" and the dwelling cave in Nußdorf ob der Traisen

A hike to the "Parapluiberg" and the dwelling cave in Nußdorf ob der Traisen

December 2019 · 2 min read · Gemeinde Nußdorf ob der Traisen

Nußdorf ob der Traisen is a small village in Lower Austria, located between Traismauer and Krems.

Last week I have been there for a nice, but also very interesting hike.

The municipal office is starting point of all hikes in and around Nußdorf. You can also get free brochures and a free map there.

After some meters you have to walk up the "Weinberggasse".

The Weinberggasse is asphalted, but quite steep. So you'll have a nice view on Nußdorf, quite soon.

You can clearly see that I didn't chose the most beautiful day for this hike, but you can also see that the view from the hill is quite nice.

After a walking time of 25 minutes I reached the lookout point on the "Parapluiberg". "Paraplui" is a more or less extincted Austrian expression for "umbrella" and derives from the French word "Parapluie", which means "umbrella" or literally translated "for the rain". To find your way is not very difficult. Just follow the yellow signposts to "Parapluiberg".

Then I continued my walk in the vineyards to visit the dwelling cave. For that, I just had to follow other yellow signposts indicating "Wohnhöhle".

After another 20 minutes walking you reach these place. You can find a cave there, but this one's definitely too small to walk in or even live in.

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So, walk another 20 meters and here it is. The dwelling cave. Just imagine, until the first World War (1914-1918), a family lived in that building!

Afterwards it was abandoned to decay, but in 2010 the municipality of Nußdorf together with volunteering citizens restored the cave and arranged old furniture and decoration in the cave so that visitors can imagine how people used to live there.

The door on the left lead to a small stable in that the family's goats lived.

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That's the kitchen. Unbeliveable that just a little bit more than 100 years ago, people in Austria had to live like that.

For the way back I needed another 25 minutes.

As always, a detailled German story including more images and a detailled map can be found on!

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