People at the Neustifter Kirtag
© Weinbauverein Neustift am Walde

Neustifter Kirtag

Neustift am Walde is a traditional Viennese heuriger village in the suburbs. Every year the winegrowers from this region organize their traditional "Kirtag" festival. The custom arose in the middle of the 18th century: the Neustift winegrowers took a crown of thanksgiving to Regent Maria Theresa and asked her to be exempt from paying tax because they had found themselves in a difficult economic situation following a poor harvest. Maria Theresa not only waived the payments but also returned the crown to the winegrowers - with the condition that a Kirtag be held every year. And the winegrowers of Neustift continue to do so to this day.

The program

  • Friday: Opening at 5 pm followed by a traditional parade, after-party at Klub Kattus from 10.00 pm
  • Saturday: Kirtag from 2.00 pm, after-party at Klub Kattus from 10.00 pm
  • Sunday: Outdoor mass at 10.00 am, traditional parade of the "Weinhiata" (wine-keepers) at 2.00 pm, and setting up of the Hiata tree from 3.00 pm
  • Monday: traditional parade at 3.00 pm

There are also plenty of market stalls: pretzels, gingerbread, schnapps, ceramics and wooden works of art are just as important.

Neustifter Kirtag

August 17 to 20, 2018
Free admission
www.neustifterkirtag.at

Neustift am Walde is a traditional Viennese heuriger village in the suburbs. Every year the winegrowers from this region organize their traditional "Kirtag" festival. The custom arose in the middle of the 18th century: the Neustift winegrowers took a crown of thanksgiving to Regent Maria Theresa and asked her to be exempt from paying tax because they had found themselves in a difficult economic situation following a poor harvest. Maria Theresa not only waived the payments but also returned the crown to the winegrowers - with the condition that a Kirtag be held every year. And the winegrowers of Neustift continue to do so to this day.

The program

  • Friday: Opening at 5 pm followed by a traditional parade, after-party at Klub Kattus from 10.00 pm
  • Saturday: Kirtag from 2.00 pm, after-party at Klub Kattus from 10.00 pm
  • Sunday: Outdoor mass at 10.00 am, traditional parade of the "Weinhiata" (wine-keepers) at 2.00 pm, and setting up of the Hiata tree from 3.00 pm
  • Monday: traditional parade at 3.00 pm

There are also plenty of market stalls: pretzels, gingerbread, schnapps, ceramics and wooden works of art are just as important.

Neustifter Kirtag

August 17 to 20, 2018
Free admission
www.neustifterkirtag.at

People at the Neustifter Kirtag
© Weinbauverein Neustift am Walde
People at the Neustifter Kirtag
© Weinbauverein Neustift am Walde
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