Stone handicrafts

Granite and gneiss in the Waldviertel

The Waldviertel stands on a solid foundation – granite and gneiss. Locals apply a skillful hand to these materials as well, transforming them into wonderful wares.

Landscapes full of stones and rocks like the Waldviertel often hold a gemstone or two. The Waldviertel holds many different kinds. An impressive place to verify this fact is the jewelry workshop in Maissau, where amethyst is the sparkling star.