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Culture & Networking

The highlighting of cultural aspects and preservation of cultural (heritage) assets not only enhances the attractiveness of the region for visitors, but the exchange of traditional and modern aspects also provides guidance. The field of action “Culture & Networking” dealt with the awareness of own roots. Cultural tourism facilities such as the Amber Road were highlighted, historical beacons were mapped, Kellergassen were revitalised and village renewal projects were implemented.



  • 13 submitted projects
  • € 810,000 funding volume
  • € 1.84 million investment volume



Download: Querfeldein "Kultur & Vernetzung"


More than 1,170 historical beacons digitally mapped in 16 municipalities. Historical beacons are obvious elements of our cultural landscape and often a rewarding photo motif. They would actually have stories to tell. But what do we know about them?


In the context of a LEADER cooperation project for the LEADER regions Weinviertel Ost, Weinviertel-Manhartsberg, Weinviertel-Donauraum, Kamptal-Wagram and Waldviertler Wohlviertel, these signs of our cultural landscape were digitally mapped and presented on the internet using a database. More than 1,170 historical beacons and small monuments could be ascertained thanks to the cooperation of numerous helpers. Use the database and find interesting information about the small monuments and historical beacons. Click here for the database website www.kleindenkmal.at.

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16 municipalities are working together on this project in the LEADER Region Weinviertel Ost:


  • Bad Pirawarth           
  • Ebenthal
  • Gaweinstal
  • Groß-Schweinbarth
  • Hohenau a.d. March
  • Hohenruppersdorf
  • Jedenspeigen
  • Laa/Thaya
  • Mistelbach           
  • Palterndorf-Dobermannsdorf
  • Poysdorf
  • Staatz
  • Stronsdorf
  • Sulz im Weinviertel
  • Velm-Götzendorf
  • Wildendürnbach


There are around 1,000 Kellergassen in Lower Austria with approximately 37,000 cellars. Most of the cellars were built in 1815 to protect the wine from spoiling and storing stock. However, over time, the Kellergassen changed from pure storage and production sites to romantic, social meetings places. There are many modern applications, but the traditional building culture is suffering.


In the context of the Kellergassen revitalisation initiative, the main focus was the preservation and development of the Kellergassen in the LEADER Region Weinviertel Ost. In the context of the project, measures were taken ranging from construction engineering seminars on correct renovation, to Kellergassen tours, through to the linking of the awareness-raising measures of the LEADER Weinviertel regions.

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Kellergassen are considered as a typical and specific form of native rural architecture and a piece of cultural heritage from the region. They are also of supra-regional, cultural-historical importance. Inhabitants and guests appreciate the Kellergassen as special places for business, social and (wine) tourism activities.


In the context of the Kellergassen revitalisation, the following Kellergassen were renovated and revitalised:


  • Asparn/Zaya
  • Bogenneusiedl
  • Kollnbrunn
  • Neudorf bei Staatz
  • Neuruppersdorf
  • Oberkreuzstetten
  • Patzmannsdorf
  • Pottenhofen
  • Poysbrunn
  • Poysdorf
  • Unterolberndorf
  • Unterstinkenbrunn
  • Waidendorf
  • Wildendürnbach
  • Wilfersdorf


In the context of LEADER, the village renewal projects fell into the focus area "Quality of rural life and diversification of the rural economy." The continuation of village renewal measures was one of the fundamental objectives of the field of action “Culture & Networking”, which also highlighted identity-forming aspects. € 650,000 was processed by LEADER in the LEADER Region Weinviertel Ost in the context of village renewal, around € 160,000 of which was funding.


In this regard, projects were implemented right across the eastern Weinviertel, e.g. the municipal archive in the Kollnbrunn bell tower, the church square in Drasenhofen, the village barn in Ollersdorf, the lower church in Eibesthal, the village renewal around the Lower Austrian Provincial Exhibition in Asparn/Zaya, the community centre in Fallbach, the event centre in Gaubitsch, the youth centre in Schrick or the Moosteich play area in Zistersdorf.