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Top Choice Austrian in Podersdorf am See

Zur Dankbarkeit

This lovely old restaurant serves some of the best regional cooking around. The inner garden, with its trees and country ambience, is the ideal spot to knock back some local wine.
Top Choice Austrian in Purbach am See

Kloster Am Spitz

A deceptively rustic dining room is the scene for smart, contemporary dining at this lovely central winery restaurant. Fresh water fish and eels, local lamb and curd cheeses feature on both the experimental and the …
Top Choice Winery in Rust

Gut Drauf at Gut Oggau

It's worth planning ahead to visit this wonderful cellar door, a few kilometres north of Rust, in the hamlet of Oggau. Young winemakers Eduard Tscheppe and Stephanie Tscheppe-Eselböck create highly individual, biody…
Austrian in Rust

Peter Schandl

Set in an 18th-century townhouse, and with a shaded courtyard, noted winemaker Peter Schandl serves up a menu that's beyond usual cellar door fare. Seasonal offerings might include a cream soup of pumpkin with ginge…
Wine Tavern in Rust

Weingut Gabriel

Don’t miss this rustic wine spot on the main drag. Not only is the pay-by-weight buffet brimming with delicious sausage and cold cuts, the wine is a good, and in season, the idyllic cobblestone courtyard is a wonder…
Church in Rust


At the opposite end of Rathausplatz from the Katholische Kirche, this is the oldest church for miles around, built between the 12th and 16th centuries.
Church in Rust

Katholische Kirche

The church’s tower is a good vantage point for observing storks and the priest doesn't seem to mind. It’s at the southern end of Rathausplatz.
Performing Arts in Mörbisch am See


The town’s sleepy mood changes dramatically during the evening from mid-July to August with this summer operetta festival that attracts some 200,000 people each year.
Performing Arts in Mörbisch am See

Opern Festspiele

The Opern Festspiele is an opera festival held in an old Roman quarry near St Margareten, around 7km northwest of Mörbisch.
Wine Bar in Podersdorf am See

Weinklub 21

This excellent Vinothek represents 21 wine producers in the town and region; it holds regular tastings and events.