Saturday, May 2, 2009

Aggsbach, Wachau, Austria

Austria-11, originally uploaded by Abhishek's Received Postcards.

Aggsbach is a small wine-growing town in the Krems-Land district of Lower Austria, Austria.
Aggsbach was first mentioned in a 1148 document calling it "Accusabah". Today Aggsbach is most famous for being the place where the Venus of Willendorf was found, in the Willendorf hamlet. The actual female fertility figure is located in the Naturhistorisches Museum in Vienna, while a life size reproduction is located in a field in Willendorf. The other hamlets are Aggsbach Markt (the main town), Groisbach, and Köfering.


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