Attila – King of the Huns

Attila wasn’t one a good boy – that’s for sure. He killed his brother Bleda – the killing making quite some waves at that time.. Romans were scared to death by the man coming from a region which now belongs to Hungary. People soon nicknamed Attila „Gods scourge“.

He called himself „King of the Huns“. Today kings and emperors in our region are only knighted as such due to some achievements in winemaking or agriculture. Battles of life or death no longer involed in the process.

There are many legends around Attila but most of them are regared by historians as Fake News. Bad news are good news and were so in ancient times too.

One legend is still very alive in our place: It is said that Attila was buried at a place near a lake, in a coffin of pure gold and silver. If you wander around at the lake and you come across some deep holes – it wasnt a fox. In full moon nights, locals dig. Thats what they did for almost 1500 years now. What really speaks for our region as his burial place is that Attila was a gourmet- why should he have been buried anywhere else then?

Wouldn’t make sense.

But people do not dig around this much these days. Something important must have come upon their minds. Something even more precious than Attilas fairytale grave. They discovered what the real treasure is: The beauty of the place itself – worth more than any gold in the world.

Nikolaus Eberstaller