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Nut Mountain

A small elevation 332 metres above sea level in front of the Kahlenberg in the north of Wien (Austria). This "mountain" also gave the name to the Viennese Großlage, which encompasses the vineyards of the two former suburban communities and now cadastral communities of Nussdorf and Heiligenstadt in Vienna's 19th district of Döbling. The name is presumably derived from the nut trees that were once planted here in large numbers. The Celts probably cultivated vines here even before the Romans, as grape seed finds prove. The "Nußberger" was once a popular 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. The best part of Großlage Nußberg is the southern slope, which is formed from the remains of a former coral reef (limestone) of a sea that used to be here.

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