Hopper Primmersdorf

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Bulk box from Primmersdorf
Inside renovated bulk box from Primmersdorf

The bulk box in Primmersdorf near Raabs an der Thaya in the Waldviertel is a former grain store . As part of Primmersdorf Castle , it is a listed building ( list entry ).

Description and history

The Schüttkasten of Schloss Primmersdorf was built in 1706 by Jakob Prandtauer on behalf of the Herzogenburg Monastery and is described as the most beautiful in Lower Austria .

The bulk box is a three-story structure. The longitudinal outer walls have framed wide windows, the gable walls have three wide oval hatches and curved gable attachments that are crowned with spheres. In addition to the windows, the facade is also structured by a stone frame and cordon cornices.

The door in the north-facing gable wall has a stone frame with ears. In the attic attachment to the year 1706. At the place located above lintels are lateral pedestals , which also carry balls. Above is the abbot's coat of arms as a stone relief with the inscription "Maximilianus Propst zu Herzogenburg". The upper end is formed by an end beam crowned with a ball. On the side above the door there is an arched niche in the gable wall.

There is a two-nave pillar hall on the ground floor. The floor is covered with bricks and the ceiling is made of wood.

The Vienna- born textile artist Vesna (Elfriede MichI) acquired Primmersdorf Castle and the Schüttkasten in order to move her workshops, which were located in the center of Vienna and were suffering from space problems, here. The decline in orders and a declining number of employees forced them to sell the castle, only a few farm buildings and the bulk box remained in their ownership.

After a renovation, the Primmersdorf Schüttkasten was opened in 2005 as an event location for private and public celebrations and cultural events.


  • Austrian art topography, published by the Art History Institute of the kk Central Commission for Monument Preservation, edited by Prof. Dr. Max Dvořák, Volume IV, The monuments of the political district Waidhofen ad Thaya in Lower Austria , on commission from Anton Schroll & Co, Vienna 1911
  • Evelyn Benesch, Bernd Euler-Rolle , Claudia Haas, Renate Holzschuh-Hofer, Wolfgang Huber, Katharina Packpfeifer, Eva Maria Vancsa-Tironiek, Wolfgang Vogg: Lower Austria north of the Danube (=  Dehio-Handbuch . Die Kunstdenkmäler Österreichs ). Anton Schroll & Co, Vienna et al. 1990, ISBN 3-7031-0652-2 , p. 199 .
  • Thomas Karl, Thomas Pulle, Huberta Weigl (eds.), Jakob Prandtauer (1660–1726). Der Profanbaumeister , exhib.-cat., St. Pölten 2010, pp. 75–76, cat. 7.1.

Web links

Commons : Schüttkasten Primmersdorf  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. http://www.schuettkastenprimmersdorf.at/txt/sk/schuettkasten.html
  2. http://bvz.at/redaktion/Stolznoe3/article.asp?Text=313950&cat=954  ( page no longer available , search in web archivesInfo: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.@1@ 2Template: Toter Link / bvz.at  
  3. Entry about Primmersdorf Castle on Lower Austria Burgen online - Institute for Reality Studies of the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Era, University of Salzburg
  4. http://www.schuettkastenprimmersdorf.at/txt/vd/vesna-cv.html

Coordinates: 48 ° 51 ′ 34.5 "  N , 15 ° 34 ′ 39.3"  E