Rustic country charm
“Südbahn wine” is the affectionate name Viennese call their favorite weekend beverage as they take the 20-minute southbound train from the city to Gumpoldskirchen. The main street of the sleepy village comes to life in the late afternoon as the local wine farms open the doors to over 30 heuriger to invite visitors for hearty country food, full-bodied wines, and folk music.
Relax at an authentic heurigen (wine tavern) in Gumpoldskirchen
If you’ve never heard of the rare indigenous Zierfandler or Rotgipfler grape varieties, don’t be embarrassed. Most of these wines are being swirled and sipped by sophisticated wine lovers from the Austrian capital
Gumpoldskirchen heuriger culture is based on a sanction passed in 1784 that allowed citizens to sell their own homemade wines and foods. Recorded music is taboo and a heuriger singer, often playing an accordion or a double-necked guitar, will go from table to table singing humorous songs revolving around wine and the consequences of drinking it. Numerous festivals and cultural events from spring through autumn keep visitors engaged and entertained. Hotel Turmhof is a modern, comfortable and quiet retreat on the edge of Gumpoldskirchen in the vineyards. It’s a perfect starting point for a relaxing walk or mountain bike tour in the Anninger foothills or a luxurious day of wellness in the Roman Thermal Spa in Baden.