Places of Pre-Christian, Pagan cultures at the heart of Europe connected with female figurines
The Gravettian / Willendorf-Kostenkian Culture
The Venus of Willendorf is probably the most famous of all prehistoric Venuses.
Willendorf (also Willendorf in der Wachau) is a village with about 180 inhabitants, and a famous archaeological site.
It is located in Lower Austria (Niederösterreich) on the Danube River, in the Wachau region, about 75 km west of Vienna and 135 km south-west of Brno.
It is located in a picturesque valley, and the local landscape could be considered sacred thanks to the mighty river and surrounding hills.
In Willendorf, there is a little museum called “Venusium”. (You can visit the website of the Venusium here /in German/.)
The place where the Venus was found is signposted and carefully maintained.
There is a large sculpture of the Venus, information boards, archaeological profile, and a view of the Danube valley.
Origin of the Venus: It has been discovered that the material which the Venus of Willendorf was made of
almost certainly comes from Stránská skála in Brno, the Czech Republic. (See references, Binsteiner, Alexander, 2014).
It is quite possible that she was created in (what is now) Brno and then transported to Willendorf.