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The federal state of Lower Austria with its capital St. Pölten (until then Vienna), elected by popular vote since 1986, is located in the east of Austria. With an area of around 19,200 km², it is the largest federal state. It surrounds the Austrian capital Vienna, borders the Czech Republic to the north, Slovakia to the north-east, Burgenland to the south-east, Styria to the south and Upper Austria to the west.

Niederösterreich - Gumpoldskirchen, Stillfried und Dürnstein

History

Even before the soldiers of Emperor Marcus Aurelius Probus (232-282) brought wine presses to the Danube, the indigenous people pressed the so-called Marcomanni wine. The municipality of Stillfried an der March in the Weinviertel is one of the most important archaeological sites in Austria and, along with Zagersdorf in Burgenland, is considered the oldest wine-growing village in Central Europe. Some of the most important finds are on display in the Stillfried Museum. These include "Stillfried Cup", a bronze drinking vessel and grape seeds of a Vitis vinifera from around 900 B.C. At this time the Celts settled in this area, who already practised viticulture and used wooden barrels to transport wine.

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