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Travel Blogs from Lackenhof am Otscher
... Mariazell famous for it's big catholic cathedral. We stop for a wander and the opportunity to buy another sticker for the panniers.
Back at Kalte Kuchl the place is heaving with local bikers out to enjoy the late evening sunshine.
260 kilometres on some of the best roads in the world - thank you so much Klaus.
... The local brass band has turned up to play an impromptu concert. As we approach we can see that they are wearing swimming attire and as we watch (and I get the iPad video running, they march into the water and shuffle round a fountain in the shallows, all the while playing their instruments.
as a finale they lay down the brass and go leaping into the water from the jetty. You couldn't make it up.
what a great life we are living. ...
... of the time. We didn't sweat so much and didn't see many faces during the rainy spells. We managed to cover 84km to reach Grein, which doesn't give me very good vibes as a city to be honest. Only one restaurant opened after 9, a shady campsite, also not helped by rain... Anyways tomorrow we shall be on our way to cover half of the 165km separating us from Vienna, and should be there on Saturday ...
Off to Artstetten in the afternoon - Franz Ferdinand's home - he wot got murdered in Sarajevo and caused the first world war.
this place is of great interest to the Austrians, but it was a Little under sold! Unfortunately we do stately homes so well in UK, other people's efforts often feel a bit below par!
sorry no photos, it was torrential rain!
Afterwards we set off home - or so I thought, but no, a Diversion to the Wachau, the wine Region ...
We were all very happy today because the tour to the Melk Abbey didn't start until 9.30! Happy faces! Melk Abbey marks the beginning of the Wachau which runs for about 20 miles of the Danube. Benedictine monks first founded an abbey here during the 11th century. In 1700 it was decided to rebuild the complex entirely, after several major fires ...
- Free parking
- Pets allowed