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The Falkner Cross

In the Hutstein Forest, next to the path from Osterwasser to Hutstein, there is a wooden cross with the tools of Christ’s torture. Before the First World War, Johann Falkner (a.k.a. Petern-Poldi Hans) from Hutstein was involved in a fight in Pfarrkirchen during a conversation. He tore up a grave cross in the cemetery and killed his opponent with it. About a year later he went home drunk on the Kirchensteig (Hutstein-Steig), the path from […]... Read More
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The American colonel

George Edward Huthsteiner born in Tell city, Indiana, 1891, joined the American army in April 1916 during World War I as a private at the Headquarters Company, Second Field Artillery, Ninth Cavalry.  Major George E. Huthsteiner had been military Attaché to the three Baltic states and Finland from January 16th, 1939, until 1942. He reported about Soviet military power and the Soviet-Finnish winter war of 1939-1940. Huthsteiner was an American military diplomat, US Deputy Military […]... Read More

Other inhabitants of Hutstein

  At the Hutstein there is one other house which is called the ‘Tuschlhäusl’, a house between the hamlets Hutstein and Vatersreith. First birth records in the Tuschlhäusl were recorded around 1748. Likely, the house was erected by Mathias Tusch who was best man at the marriage of Bartholomäus Hutsteiner, son of Zacharias Hutsteiner, in Sarleinsbach, June 1670.  During the 1670s to 1750s following families were residents at the Hutstein, too, : Zinhobler, Scheiblberger, Wandschambler, […]... Read More
Cave Grettenbach

The cave

Heahr-Everl-Klause Catalog # 6841/4 Sealevel : about 745 m GL. : about 10 m ND. : approx. -0. 5 / + 2.5 m HE .: approx. 10 m Location: NW 335 ° 450 m as the crow flies from Kote 645 (on the road from Putzleinsdorf to Oberkappel, about 1.5 km east of the latter town). BR Rohrbach, Ger. Bez. Lembach, Local parish Pfarrkirchen, KG Weberschlag. Access: From Oberkappel approx. 4 km in the direction […]... Read More