Gartenhotel & Weingut Pfeffel Durnstein
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Following breakfast we toured the town of Durnstein in Austria on our way to Melk. Durnstein's claim to fame is that King Richard of England was held captive in its castle in 1164 after he personally insulted the King of Austria. The Austrian's captured him while he was fleeing to England and charged the English a King's Ransom (£65,000) in …
... and either teach or service the surrounding Parishes. There are a lot of treasures kept at the Abbey and the ceilings have murals painted on them . The rooms are very ornate and the library is amazing We went to the Portobello for dinner and had a wonderful meal consisting of 7 courses as well as champagne and wines.then off to ...
Today we sailed through the Wachau valley which was stunning., with beautiful villages around every bend. Vineyards, fruit and vegetable are grown in abundance, and everything was lush and green. We saw several castle and ruins along the way, and they all looked very picturesque. We stopped in the gorgeous little village of Durnstein. Extremely quaint and we all wished we had a few more hours. ...
... amp; ominous all morning, rain was forecast but it didn't come. The wind, from the west, blew us along. Stopped for a morning coffee, with apricot, making our way through small, medieval like villages similar to Spain. Lots of tourists along here, both cycling and in cars. Tasted an apricot schnapps & liquor, the liquor tasted nicer. PM - Had a fruit lunch alongside a vineyard then collected our free bottle of wine, ...
26kms.... AM - Said good bye at breakfast to Karl & Marla (Winnipeg, Canada) & Tom & Bonnie (Seattle, Washington) then cycled off to Melk Abbey, 8 kms away. This extraordinary building was visible soon after we left Pöchlarn, perched on a hill above the town of Melk. Riding there we were "absorbed" into a group of guided cycling tourists, around 20 of them, following a guy with ...
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Durnstein has one street. It goes from the Danube River at one end to the monastery at the other. There are about 30 shops. Their main claim to fame these days is the apricot brandy and schnapps that they make. They also produce a lot of (mainly) Riesling wine.
Durnstein is a through spot for cycling tours in Autria.
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