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Austrian town of Mozart 's pit-stop celebrates with festival

Posted at 12:44 PM on August 27, 2009 by Alison Young
Filed under: Fun finds

Washington may have slept here and Lincoln had lunch there, but Lower Raschala in Austria has the claim to fame of Mozart making a pit-stop to relieve himself.

Though the town plans to have a song festival - with lots of drinking - they have asked visitors not to use their monument (the "Pinkelstein") as Mozart did in the hopes of showing a little bit more respect for the great man.

Thanks to Jeff Esworthy for sharing this article!