Our federal state is Styria with the capital Graz. Acreage : 16.392 km² Inhabitants : 1,183 Mio. Capital : Graz. The Clock Tower is a 28 meter high tower, located on Castle Hill and is considered a landmark of Graz. . Impressionen from Austria. Our traditional clothes named „Dirndl “.
The Clock Tower is a 28 meter high tower,
located on Castle Hill and is considered a landmark of Graz.
Even if the costumes from region to region, from parish to parish even look different from the Styrian about 70 different women's costumes in the same basic features: they consist of pinafore, apron and shirt. The pinafore is, as its name implies, an outer garment, which consists of a "Leibl" (undershirt, shirt) without sleeves and a patterned "Kittel" (Rock). Both parts are sewn together to form a dress. In addition, a white shirt and a skirt that is slightly shorter than the body coat is worn. Cut and color of the bodice are usually region-specific. In Upper Styria, for example, the bright red, finely patterned bodice is laced at the back with a white ribbon. The skirt, however, will work everywhere the same and are generally sufficient - with the exception of festive costumes - up to mid-thigh. Although uniform in section, the coat color and pattern are region-specific. The shirt is always made of plain white fabric, either have ornamental embroidery. The sleeves may be long or short. The apron of each dirndl completed. In Styria, it is usually in black or blue fabric. An exception is made for the region around Bad Aussee: Here are the costumes a purple apron. Hats are not always an integral part of the costume. Especially in winter, however, the black Murtaler "worn Reindl. In Upper Styria grab the women for once a black headscarf, which is elaborately wrapped and tied.
Candlemas (Immaculate Cleaning) 2 February, is one of the oldest Marie Holidays . The on this day dedicated Candles dedication to the 10th century attests should be human, livestock and keep the house from harm. Candlemas was once the date for changing („Schlenkeltag ") and for payments due, but also a Lostage on which - according to popular opinion - the sun makes the first big jump (late winter) and one of the conclusions about the coming weather and the related crop derived.
There are 2 days, at which the farmers baked jam-filled doughnuts - „Faschingskrapfen“:On Candlemas - day and at the "Foasten - Pfingsti", which was Thursday - Pfingsti - before Lent, so for Carnival Monday and Tuesday were donuts in stock.
1 litre of milk
400g rump flour
prize of salt
cut apples into small pieces
spread out baking tin with butter
put rump flour into hot milk and also
sugar and salt
put paste into baking tin,
put apples into paste,
sprinkle apples with cinemon
Bake by 180°C ~35min
The first burst of development took place in Vienna. In many parts of the world, therefore, diatonic accordions under the name "Vienna" or "Vienna Model" to this day are known. The development of the different models was completed by 1860 already in essence.Today in Central Europe with little accordions Free reeds are manufactured entirely by hand. The manual production of chromatic and diatonic pulling tool, however, was still widespread in the first half of last century. Austria played a major role in the development of the diatonic Wiener (later Styria) harmonica and chromatic harmonica Schrammel or Budowitz. Later Castelfidardo obtained in Italy, the Vogtland in the music angle of Germany and the Czech Republic Louny important. In Germany, the Czech Republic and Italy still reeds and accordions are made in some of artisanal and mechanized production.In addition, many diatonic pulling tool in Slovenia, Switzerland (Swiss) are produced in Austria, especially here in the provinces of Styria and Carinthia. In essence, many instruments with parts supplied from Italy, Germany and the Czech Republic are made. In Klingenthal and Environment (Germany), there is even today a handful of good artisans. In Vienna, there are no more Zuginstrumentenbauer, a harmonica Schrammel can repair and build correctly.