Vintage (1960s) St. Christophen | St. Christopher's Austrian souvenir beer glass. St. Christophen | St. Christopher's is an area of the Vienna Woods and is considered Austria's "place of pilgrimage" for motorists with an annual Christophorus celebration which takes place on 16 July. The celebration always kicks-off with a "liturgy to the faithful", after which the drivers and their fellow travelers receive the Christophorus blessing of their vehicles.
According to legend, Saint Christopher carried Jesus across a river and in so doing, became the patron saint of traffic. The celebration in St. Christophen enjoys a long tradition that began in 1928 when a Viennese taxi driver asked for a blessing for his car. The next year, the taxi driver assembled his friends to drive to the site and by 1930 the event had gained such widespread recognition that in that year 102 cars and 48 motorcycles with sidecars attended the celebration, looking for similar blessings for their vehicles and safe passage on the roads.
This souvenir glass is in EXCELLENT! condition for its age with NO! chips, nicks or cracks and NO! marks or stains. The souvenir imagery of St. Christophen on the front of the glass is bright and vivid with NO! fading or wear apparent.
Great man gift or ... if you happen to know someone named Christopher with the heart of a saint!
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Approximate measurements: stands 6-3/4" with a 2-5/8" diameter bowl | glass is gently tapered at the base | capacity estimated at 750ml.
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