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Fasslrutschen

The canonized Babenberg Margrave Leopold III. (1073-1136) founded the monastery Klosterneuburg (wine-growing region Wagram, Lower Austria), where today the historically important winery of the same name is located. The "thousand bucket barrel", which has been preserved to this day and which was formerly used to store the wine from the toes (winegrower's levy to the lordship), is the scene of a popular custom in honour of the patron saint of the land on "Leopold's Day", 15 November. The legend behind it: In this cellar wine was drunk with pleasure and the merry revellers teased the young married landlord of the monastery. They said that he was under the slipper of his wife and that he would even slide over the big barrel if she wanted him to. The landlord denied this vehemently and said that the sliding down would become cellar law if this should happen

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