Beautiful Blue Danube Waltz - 2002

AUSTRIA - VIENNA

GRINZING The buses met us around 6 PM to take us into Grinzing for our “heuriger” (new wine) dinner. The huge restaurant is called the Alta Weinbottel Heuriger and it’s about 270 years old, functioning all that time as a restaurant. The place is rustically decorated with a pine-bough hanging in the doorway to signify that the new wine is available (that sign is present in all the heuriger inns and restaurants in Grinzing). The tables are long trestles where food is served family style.

Everyone is boisterously good-humored and ready to burst into song at any opportunity. There were old pieces of farm equipment and tools, carpentry tools, and wine bottles and flasks from a long time ago leaning out at us from the walls.

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