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Kleinwetzdorf in the north-west of Vienna is the place, where Feldmarschall Radetzky is buried.
Josef Gottfried Pargfrieder was a rich and weathly merchant, who delivered most of his goods to the austrian army. He became a good friend of Feldmarschall Radetzky and his friend Feldmarschall von Wimpffen and offered them a special place to be buried : the "Heldenberg" (the hill of heros). Radetzky at the other hand did not enough money for a nice place to be buried, so he agreed about Heldenberg and now his remains are down in the tomb below the obelisk, next to Pargfrieder and von Wimpffen.
After the death of Radetzky Pargfrieder tried to sell Heldenberg for 1 million Kronen to the emperor, who did not want to have it, so Pargfrieder, who did not have a family finally gave it to the emperor as a present.

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Next to Heldenberg you will find a replica of a village of the stoneage, beeing older than the pyramides. The scientists used only the old kinds of tools in order to build this village. The guided tour through Heldenberg "Zeitreise" includes as well some informations about this stone-age-village and I would highly recommend to pay these extra 2 euros, even though you will get most of these explanations just inside the museum and from the terrace, where you will be able to see the houses and the "ringfort" in a distance of 50 meters.
At the end of the guided tour you will be able to walk there on your own !
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In July and August the White Horses of the "Vienna Spanish Ridingschool" / Spanische Hofreitschule will spend their summer-vacation / "Sommerquartier" in Kleinwetzdorf. There is a large stable, everything looks very clean and each horse-box has also a part, where the horse could get outside into the fresh air into some sort of "terrace"
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I have to admit, the vintagecar-museum is my favorite in Kleinwetzdorf : An interesting car-museum that is at one side the collection of Mr. Koller and partly also some cars owned by other people.That is also the reason, why you will be able to buy some of these cars, also in the carpark in front of the museum you will always find some offers of vintage-cars.
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Driving to Kleinwetzdorf from Vienna will take not more than 45-55 minutes, depending on the trafic-situation. In any case it might be best to take the highway A22, that is going along the left bank of the Danube to the north in direction Korneuburg & Stockerau. You will need a highway-sticker (vignette) for this highway and finally you have to drive B4 in direction Horn.
When arriving from direction Salzburg it is best to cross the Danube at Tulln !
Both car-parks in Kleinwetzdorf are free of charge !
GLAUBENDORF is the closest trainstation to Kleinwetzdorf. Untill last year Kleinwetzdorf used to have its own station, but unfortunately it is not used anymore ! It takes around 1 hour to get from Vienna to Glaubendorf by train, from Glaubendorf it is a short walk of 5-10 minutes to Kleinwetzdorf.
Another possibility to get from Vienna to Kleinwetzdorrf is the OEBB-bus : it is leaving from Floridsdorfer Spitz and takes about 1 hour to Kleinwetzdorf, where they will drop you not very far from the car-museum.
Take Bus 1020 in direction: Litschau Bahnhof

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  • Updated Feb 14, 2010
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