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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). 441 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

Europe 2014

Dürnstein Castle

Recently our family took a trip about an hour away from Vienna to see the little village of Dürnstein. This little town sits on the bank of the Danube in the Wine Valley just west of Vienna. 77 more words


Biking and wine tasting along the Danube River

One of my favorite experiences during the month I was in Europe was an 18 mile bicycle ride along the Danube River in the Wachau Valley… 278 more words


Dürnstein on River Danube with Richard the Lionhearted

We spent an afternoon following the footsteps of King Richard I Lionheart of England, who was imprisoned here in the castle above the charming town. 400 more words

Austria 2014

Weekly Photo Challenge: Extra, Extra

Just a quick little post before I wander off for the evening, a stab at this week’s Photo Challenge.

Here is the Challenge: “Extra. A beautiful photo is one thing, but a photo with an unexpected detail has personality and pop. 160 more words