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Pielach folyó

Views of the Melk Abby from the Pielach folyó   It was a short visit to the Abby. Above taken at 11:15 as we pull into our dock on the left. Below taken at 2:40 p.m. looks a little farther up … Continue reading

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Melk High Water

How High is the Water? From the bank of the river, on December 14, 2014 the water was this high. The answer depends on where you are, and when you are there. Here in Melk, on the fourth of June, … Continue reading

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Danube Wachau Valley

Danube Wachau Valley The section of the Danube River in Austria, between Krems, past Spitz and as far as Melk, is known as the Wachau Valley. In the year 2000, it was added to the list of UNESCO world Heritage … Continue reading

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More of Vienna

When I come back to Vienna there are a couple of places I would like to visit. The first one is the Imperial Palace also known as the Hofburg or court Palace. Due to its vast size it is impossible … Continue reading

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Old Vienna

Time Travel in Vienna Is this bank offering time travel in Vienna? Well when you tour streets of Vienna in the old town, you may feel like you’ve stepped back into a previous century. As you leave the Saturday morning … Continue reading

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Lipizzaner Stallions

Spanish Riding School in Vienna Does it make sense that a qualified young student could travel to Austria to attend a Spanish riding school and learn to ride the famous white Lipizzaner Stallions? This is what has been written about the … Continue reading

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Vienna at night

Evening in Vienna is a great time to listen to the great music that has been inspired and created in this historic city. Our group was given the opportunity to listen to a small concert in a private home to … Continue reading

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New Vienna

The new Vienna is called Donau City The new city is on the left bank and is described as a city within a city. It is Vienna’s version of a science technology park called Tech Gate Vienna. It is a … Continue reading

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Afternoon Markets

Vienna Christmas Markets on a Saturday Afternoon The variety of crafts is astounding and the quality is outstanding. The parks are filling up with people enjoying the mild  mid-December day. In the evening the decorations in the trees were aglow … Continue reading

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Morning markets

Vienna Christmas Markets on a Saturday Morning Like many cities in Europe Vienna has several Christmas markets. On a Saturday morning the booths open around 9:30. Saturday morning Xmas markets are open In the morning it is not too busy. … Continue reading

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