is a little
village in Lower Austria, one of the nine
provinces of Austria. It is situated
roughly 30 kms north of the River Danube.
has about 600 inhabitants. Its location is right at the
edge of the largest wooded area of Austria.
Thus the village itself and the surrounding
countryside are attractive tourist spots.
People say the landscape is very similar to
that of southern Sweden, with shallow valleys
and rolling hills.
while ago, Gutenbrunn used to be a place of
pilgrimage. Later, in the 19th century,
logging companies used the surrounding forests
to provide firewood for Vienna, which was
transported there with the help of streams and
rivers. More recently, glass
was produced in Gutenbrunn. At that time, the
population exceeded a thousand.
jobs are scarce in the village itself and in
the surrounding areas, forcing an essential
part of the work force to commute. This has also lead to a
reduction of the number of inhabitants because
people have tended to move to places where
jobs are available.
attractions for tourists in our village are
walking, fishing, and swimming in summer
and cross country skiing in winter.
There is also a small mansion
in the village, which is not open to the
Here you'll find a
short aerial video of the village.
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