Gottscheer, travelling merchant, originally from Krainska ((Kočerje, Slovenia) linguistic enclave; during the 14th century populated by Count Ortenburg with German-speaking Austrian settlers. In the Austro-Hungarian empire these travelling merchants became somewhat of an institution, selling fruit from the Mediterranean coast and fancy goods (gloves, lace etc.). In Vienna they sold their goods in popular inns in the Prater recreation area.
Literature#O. Krammer, Wiener Volkstypen, 1983.