The 70es were colourful. A photo of the local upholsterer. © Franz Kowarsch

A / NOE: Topotheque Gross-Siegharts online

Groß-Siegharts, a municipality in the Lower Austrian district of Waidhofen/Thaya, not only impresses with wildly patterned bathrooms, but also with its Topotheque: „History to bond with“ is the motto, appropriate to the past of this region, because in the second half of the 19th century there were 6 textile factories. Wandering traders, so-called Bandlkramer, roamed the entire country and sold the „Bandlwaren“ (ribbons) produced here, which are also commemorated by a monument.
The spectrum of entries, which can be easily filtered through the clear list of topics, is wide-ranging. Of particular interest is the item “Entrische Orte” (“Spooky Places”), which examines abandoned, forgotten or overgrown buildings in more detail.
In addition to well-explained pictures from the past and impressions from church and cultural life, exciting stories are also told, such as those about the robber chief Grasl, who, how could it be otherwise, stole a lot of textiles in two burglaries in Groß-Siegharts. We are convinced that the Topotheque of Gross-Siegharts will also make rich loot with the help of its visitors!