Photos from Florida's Capital City (and occasionally a few from other interesting places I have been fortunate enough to visit in my travels!)
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Walking into Dürnstein, the Danube was on our left.
The vineyards of Domäne Wachau, one of Austria's most renowned wineries, were on our right.
Those are the ruins of the medieval Dürnstein Castle up there on that rocky cliff overlooking the vineyards and the town. It was built in the early 12th century and abandoned in 1679.
Everywhere we go, my daughter is always leading the way, mostly because I don't walk as fast as she does.
Dürnstein Abbey Church, built in the 1700's.
Lots of lovely items for sale in the many shops of the town.
One last look at the vineyards, before heading back to our ship and a cruise through the Wachau valley. You can see the Danube in the distance just beyond the vineyards.
After our busy day in Vienna, it was nice to spend a relaxing day strolling around Dürnstein in the morning and cruising on the Danube in the afternoon. Dürnstein is a small town on the Danube River and one of the most visited tourist spots in the Wachau region. It wasn't very crowded and offered some beautiful views of the surrounding countryside.