Breite Föhre

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  • Rainer

    Presumably in 1542, a few years after completion of the Othmar Church, one of the most famous trees of the Vienna Woods began to grow on the eastern slope of the Anninger - the Breite Föhre. Prominent artists such as Beethoven, Schubert and Schoenberg are said to have rested under this mighty umbrella. In 1997, the over 450 year old tree had to be removed for safety reasons. On 19 November 2005, a very close standing mighty umbrella was officially declared as a "New Wide Föhre" natural monument. There is a picture of the Virgin on this tree. In September 2009, a new natural monument panel was attached, on this the tree is called "Wide Pile II". The location of the original Breiten Föhre has been fenced in which are only a few inches from the ground protruding remnant of the tree trunk and above commemorative plaque.

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    • July 1, 2017

  • Turnsackerl

    The tree stood on the mountain Anninger "on the Anningerstraße, at 379 m altitude at the turnoff to the Richardhof. The landmark is said to have been visited by many well-known artists such as Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert, Hugo Wolf, Arnold Schoenberg, Anton von Webern, Moritz von Schwind, Ferdinand Waldmuller, Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele and Franz Grillparzer. The German painter, etcher and lithographer Ludwig Ferdinand Schnorr von Carolsfeld made 1838 the painting The wide Föhre next to the Brühl in Mödling, which is now in the Belvedere.

    Memorial stone with blackboard
    The landmark is said to have been visited by many famous artists, such as Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert, Hugo Wolf, Arnold Schoenberg, Anton von Webern, Moritz von Schwind, Ferdinand Waldmuller, Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele and Franz Grillparzer. The German painter, etcher and lithographer Ludwig Ferdinand Schnorr von Carolsfeld made 1838 the painting The wide Föhre next to the Brühl Mödling, which is now in the Belvedere.

    The tree died in 1988 and was eventually removed in 1997 as a security risk. However, the trunk has been preserved and has been exhibited since November 2002 in the Museum Niederösterreich. Investigations on a tree disc, which had received the Museum Mödling, showed that the tree must have begun to grow in 1542 and thus reached the age of about 450 years. Previously, up to 700 years had been accepted. Since 2000, a memorial stone of the municipality of Mödling has been located next to the remaining stump on the former site. A crossroads, which can be seen in old photographs, has been back in its old place since 2004. In the immediate vicinity is the natural monument Neue Breite Föhre with an estimated age of 200 years and a little further down the Anningerstraße the Kleine Breite Föhre, which is likely to have a similar age.

    Source: de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breite_F%C3%B6hre

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    • November 2, 2018

  • Peter Türk 😊

    15.08.2017 - Yes, who can still remember - or who has an old photo of the Breite Föhre? 😊👍

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    • April 28, 2019

  • Martin Berger

    Great place to relax and take a break

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    • March 10, 2019

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Location: Vienna Woods, Lower Austria, Austria

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