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Austria by bike: vineyards, villages and castles in the Wachau Valley

A cool breeze blows off the Danube as I climb in to the saddle of a cruiser bike in Krems, Austria.

I’m setting off on a guided 42-kilometre adventure with six other guests from the ARosa Silva river boat on the last day of our 10-night cruise along the Danube. 541 more words


The taming of the Lion

To keep with the Shakespeare theme from the day before, on this Sunday we were off to tame the lion. Now there has never been a lion in the… 753 more words


Blog 6: Vienna-Wachau Valley Vineyards

The Danube Valley known locally as the Wachau Valley stretches between the towns of Krems and Melk in Austria. The Valley is lined on both sides by ruined castles, medieval towns and wine vineyards (Berkmoes, Baker, Christiani, Fallon, Richards, Schulte-Peevers and Waterson, 2013). 438 more words


Europe 2014. Day 9 - Dürnstein and Melk, Austria

A bonus day today, with visits to two different locations. We awoke this morning to find ourselves tied up beside the tiny village of Dürnstein (population 400) in Lower Austria, and we had signed up for the optional (i.e. 1,255 more words

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