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A very wealthy heritage

rain 10 °C

Home of the Hapsburgs the city is made up of castles and top designer shopping precincts as well as huge cathedrals.

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Melk and Durnstein

And the beautiful Wachau valley


Yesterday we visited the Melk Abbey, a 900 year old Benedictine monastery. The building was incredibly rich in library and decor. Then we sailed on to Durnstein nestled in the wine region of the Wachau valley.


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Lindz and Salzburg

Where Mozart grew up


The beautiful city and countryside of Saltzburg is worth visiting for an entire week.

Our guide was full of historical information which I can't put down here because of precious WiFi speed. However just want to let you know it was edifying and beautiful and that I enjoyed a piece of Sachertorte there.

Here is a picture of Mozart's House


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Some images



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We arrived on ship

The luxury of organized fun


Yesterday we got a taxi from downtown Munich to the airport and met up with the Viking team who got us on board the bus to Passau. We enjoyed the scenery - green fields, dried corn stalks, distant rolling forests and villages of red roofs on white stucco. A very calming journey.

Once on board the ship we were greeted with a fruit juice cocktail and shown our rooms. Then we managed to get some lunch, a glass of wine, a cup of coffee and time to unpack. It was such a relief to know we would be here long enough to unpack our clothes.

Later we were introduced to the managing staff and then had a lovely four course meal. There is a relaxing element to a clean an orderly, as well as beautiful place that I should not admit to for fear of seeming like a lazy traveller.


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