unbekannter Gast


Buschenschank (wine tavern), started to spring up in the 18th century when Emperor Joseph II decreed on August 17, 1784 that owners of vineyards were allowed to sell wine ( Heuriger), Most (a drink drier than cider and slightly less alcoholic) and Sturm (Most which has started fermenting) as well as non-alcoholic beverages and cold food on their own premises. There are Buschenschank taverns in the federal provinces of Vienna, Lower Austria, Burgenland, Styria, Carinthia and Tirol; they are subject to the special trading regulations (owners of a Buschenschank need a special licence; they are permitted to sell their products tax-free during a limited time of the year only; if the Buschenschank is open, the custom is to display a "Buschen", or bunch of evergreen boughs, over the entrance).


N. Massauer, Die Land- und Forstwirtschaft in der Gewerbeordnung, 1978.