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The Großlage is named after a small elevation of 332 metres above sea level in the north of the Austrian capital Wien (Austria). It is located in front of the 484-metre-high Kahlenberg, which also gave its name to a Viennese Großlage. To the west and southwest of it are the vineyards of the cadastral communities of Grinzing, Neustift am Walde and Salmannsdorf. The Großlage Nußberg comprises the vineyards of the cadastral municipalities of Nußdorf and Heiligenstadt in Vienna's 19th district of Döbling. These were independent municipalities until 1891. At the end of the 12th century, the name Sanctum Locum (Heiligenstadt) appears in documents; however, it is unclear what this holy site refers to. With regard to Nußdorf, documentary evidence points to the "village where nut trees grow". The Celts were probably already cultivating grapes here before the Romans, as grape seed finds prove. The "Nußberger" was once a brand name for the typical Viennese Gemischter Satz, which was harvested and pressed together from up to seven varieties. At the World Exhibition in Wien in 1873, a "Nußberger" received several gold medals. Opposite on the left bank of the Danube is the Bisamberg, which is just as important in terms of viticulture, with the Großlage Bisamberg-Wien.

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