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CRUISING DAY - Durnstein / Wachau / Melk
Today we left the big city behind and entered the picturesque countryside of Austria.
The day began with a walking tour of the very picturesque and tiny fairy tale village of Durnstein this morning. It was frosty as we began the walk from the ship. English King Ric*************heart was imprisoned in the Kuenringer Castle in 1192/3 coming ...
... tour was thought some beautiful countryside, we saw our ship go by, had a box lunch, it was okay, the ride was beautiful , but bikes not,, we meet ship in town of Durmstien, Austria ,a medieval town. I just got back in time to do the winery town in town,,Treena stay on boat, I did tour,, nice family and tour, Rieseling wines family own , nice drive and place about 15 minutes from ship, came back to ship, meet TC , relax me shower and getting ready for ...
... that: On a terribly cold winter’s day, a storm brought so much snow down the hill towards the Danube that the gap between the hill and the church was quickly completely filled with it. One could literally step from the hill onto the church’s roof. In the evening seven young freezing rabbits hopped down the slope and sat on the roof of the church for a rest. Since they were very tired, they stayed on the roof and ...
... butter first and Charlie agreed, "Much better."
Oh it had been SUCH a lovely weekend with Andi and his family. I was positively beaming with happiness. Andi felt bad because he said he would normally have his friends stay at his parents' place for longer and go on a hike up the mountain nearby, but I dismissed this. They were so hospitable and friendly, more than I could ever have asked. And anyway, I'm moving next door, remember? :P
... offerings, a Riesling, a Gruner Vetliner and some red something?
Anne enquired as to whether they provided food as well under the voucher deal and soon they fronted up with large platters for each of us with good selection of meats, breads and others bits.
An exploratory trip in from the garden revealed a great old wine cellar now turned into the wineries tasting room ( see pics).
After about an hour we were back in the saddle and headed for our overnight stop ...