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Himmelstiege

Name for a former Riede or vineyard in the municipality of Dürnstein in the Lower Austrian wine-growing region of Wachau. The name was derived from the spectacular, extremely steep slope, which was described in this way: Whoever works this vineyard need not fear hell, he has free entrance with St. Peter. The WG Domäne Wachau owns the rights to the name and produces various branded wines in white and red under the name "Wachauer Himmelstiege". The Flohhaxn, Honivogl and Katzensprung are also old vineyards or vineyards in the Wachau that no longer exist today and are also used as names for branded wines.

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