Travel Blogs from Bad Birnbach
... This meant pretty towns on each side and castles on the hills above. We pulled into Linz around 5 to find a music festival in progress on both sides of the river. We got off and had a long walk up and down the main shopping street. There seemed to be an ice cream stand every 20 feet so it didn't take us long to succumb. We bought some sunscreen, hoping that this wouldn't jinx the rest of the trip. ...
... for the trip down the Danube to arrive in Linz late afternoon. St Stephen's church was the highlight of the short tour - a barque style church with the largest organ in Europe. Very ornate decoration but I must admit they are beginning to look much the same. These old towns centre around an old cobblestone square, usually surrounded by cafés and tourist shops with a fountain or statue in the middle and one or more old churches at the ...
... enormous sanctuary.
After a lunch concentrated on the local specialities (brats, spicy mustard, pretzels, sauerkraut and beer) we hiked up to Vesta Oberhaus, the large fortress that overlooksthe city. Built originally in 1219, and substantially expanded in the 15th century, it was the residence of many of the "prince bishops" of the town (so named because they simultaneously held a senior rank in the government and in ...
... the glass maker we visited is called Theresienthal, which is reputed to be the finest maker of exquisite glass in Germany. The company experimented with going “main stream” in 2002 and had to file bankruptcy as a result. In the process a wealthy industrialist brought in Boston Consulting Group to assist with the turnaround, and today the company produces exclusively very high end and collectible glassware ...
... straight line along the river, no change of scenery, something of a highway for bicycles if you will. So I just put on my earphones and pedaled without thinking. With all the carbs we ingested we barely needed breaks anyways. After passing by many joggers and the Passau university, we finally arrived in the center of the city. Two things I didn't know about Passau are that it's almost ...
Other places to stay in Bad Birnbach
Brunnaderstrasse 8-10, Bad Birnbach | 3 star hotelfrom $118
Brunnaderstr. 7, Bad Birnbach | 4 star hotelfrom $160
Am Aunhamer Berg 2, Bad Birnbach | 4 star hotelfrom $207
Am Aunhamer Berg 3, Bad Birnbach | 3 star hotelfrom $121
Brunnaderstr 16, Bad Birnbach | 3 star hotelfrom $112
Pfarrkirchner Strasse 20-22, Bad Birnbach | 4 star hotelfrom $127
Brunndobl 16, Bad Birnbach | Hotelfrom $183
Prof.-Drexel-StraÃe 16, Bad Birnbach | Hotelfrom $182