Things to Do in Lower Austria

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Things to Do in Lower Austria

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  • browncondo2102
    Kitchener, Canada1,468 contributions
    The Melk Abbey is over 900 years old. Walking in through the courtyard, we had no way of know what to expect once we got inside. The Abbey Church has twin spires and an octagonal dome. The Baroque interior has magnificent painting in the ceiling as well as many jaw dropping statues along the walls.
    The best is yet to come. The Library has around 80,000 medieval manuscripts. The main hall contains around 16,000 books with 12 more rooms not open to the public with an additional 100,000 books.
    Benedictine Monks still stroll the grounds and it is also a monastery school with about 700 students.
    Written December 4, 2022
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  • Jo K
    Worcester, UK6,479 contributions
    Do not miss this area of Austria 🇦🇹. We did on a ARosa river cruise on the Danube. Wine producing area. Beautiful to sit back and watch from the river
    Written October 1, 2022
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  • SkIL
    Israel8 contributions
    Visited on September 21’ and had a wonderful time. Weather was great, you can travel the peaceful and quiet park until you reach the lake which surrounds the castle. There are boats of different kinds that can take through the lake so you can enjoy the beautiful view and relaxing environment. There is also an option to go to the castle itself and have lunch on the lake. A wonderful experience for family and couples.
    Written September 25, 2021
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  • ChetTraveler
    Eureka, CA96 contributions
    I visited Durnstein Castle in August 2016. Good views of Wachau Valley from the castle trail. I guess this is a false review because I visited 5 years prior to Sept 2021. My visit was to remember my 25th great uncle, Richard the Lionhearted while on a river cruise. The beautiful Danube River and Wachau Valley spreads out before you as well as an overview of the town of Durnstein at the base of the trail.
    Written August 31, 2022
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  • Mitzi P
    New York City, NY45 contributions
    If you can sign up for the Mozart and Straus concert there, you'll have the experience of a lifetime. But even if you can't, the church and the museum are a high point of any tour of Austria.
    Written July 9, 2022
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  • Iris T
    10 contributions
    It's a wonderful atmospheric place. The castle and the exhibition are very interesting, but even more we liked the outbuildings - the stables, the greenhouse, erc. And of course, the autumn garden and the views from the palace are marvelous.
    Written November 22, 2021
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  • Emma F
    4 contributions
    Beautiful park. Walk to the top...the views are so worth it! Currently having some restoration work done but it's still accessible. Autumn colours in abundance!
    Written November 1, 2021
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  • hazy_amersham
    Amersham204 contributions
    A grand exterior perched high above the surrounding vineyards with a particularly elaborate baroque interior.

    Busy Sunday services. Gregorian chanted vespers sound enhanced by fantastic abbey accoustic.
    Written August 17, 2022
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  • Ruediger G
    London, UK29 contributions
    I was there by train coming from Vienna and walked from the reconstruction of the town, to the amphitheater next to the town (at Petronell-Carnuntum) and then to the other amphitheater near the Roman legionary fortress (the fort is not visible) and then to the museum in Bad Deutsch-Altenburg.

    The walk from Petronell-Carnuntum to Bad Deutsch-Altenburg is okay and takes about one hour, use the bike path and not the proper street. The modern villages are small, so have some water with you. i had problems finding a shop to buy water..

    The Roman city Carnuntum proper was not my thing. There is too much Hollywood and not much archaeology. The museum is contrast is really great and impressive. It gives a true feeling of the importance of the ancient city. The amphitheaters are impressive.
    Written August 7, 2022
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  • Aqua_Uomo
    Toronto, Canada7,945 contributions
    I didn't know that, my daughter read the entire history, fascinating. it was raided, robbed and burnt so many times during the past, it has a very nice history.
    However, it has been restored and now is in good enough shape to be visited. Amazing how they buit these castles using every centimeter of the cliff was built on. You don't realize that unless you see pictures from above. See mine, attached. I also have drone videos if interested, just let me know.

    Enjoy!
    Written November 14, 2022
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  • Happy Traveller
    Sydney, Australia5,278 contributions
    We stopped here whilst on a river cruise. The town is gorgeous and the chapel is a beautiful standout from the mountain range behind. Gorgeous blue colour.
    Written November 6, 2022
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  • BusTravVie
    Vienna, Austria188 contributions
    Interesting museum - apparently Deix being a continuous exhibition, supplemented by varying ones; currently focusing on the moon and thus Science Fiction, leading to a lot of Perry Rhodan on show
    Written June 21, 2019
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  • zdaati
    Vienna, Austria3,419 contributions
    The best park of baden, not that big but with a great amount of roses and enormous trees and a small lake with ducks. Relaxing and nicely made, even in winter it was nice so must be realy nice when all the roses are in bloom. Not crowded and well maintained.
    Written January 5, 2021
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  • TAIN2013
    Riyadh, Saudi Arabia2,877 contributions
    The Seegrotte is an old gypsum mine which had to be abandoned due to accidental flooding. It now houses the largest underground lake in Europe. The mine is divided into two levels with the upper level housing most of the attractions and the lower level housing the lake.

    The upper level has exhibits describing the mining operation and process including the use of horses and horse stables. It also has a beautiful blue lake and the Barbara chapel dedicated to the patron saint of the miners.

    The mine is located under a mountain and so offers protection from air-raids. Due to this reason, it was used by the Germans to assemble airplanes and was the site of construction of one of the first Jet fighters in the World. A model of the Henkel Jet fighter which was assembled here is on display in the hall where it was assembled. Parts of the movie - The three musketeers were also shot in the mine.

    However the highlight of the tour is the boat ride on the largest underground lake in Europe - parts of which are located under the blue lake on the upper level!!

    This is a unique attraction near Vienna and is definitely worth a visit.
    Written July 28, 2019
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  • Reagan Foust
    1 contribution
    It was absolutely gorgeous! I loved seeing all of the architecture, the gothic period ceilings, everything. If you have time to spare and are going close to Vienna, I recommend coming here to visit and appreciate the past. Side-note: it is a 30 minute drive away from Vienna. Remember to be respectful and to not be loud, for it is still in use and active with people living here.
    Written August 22, 2022
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