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  • Mike H
    Phoenix, AZ2,036 contributions
    We got to this abbey and it is impressive from the parking lot. You can't see it all but once you start going through the abbey you find out that there is a lot here. The abbey has a school, Library, a garden and many exhibits that will take you time to read and understand. There are painted ceilings and the library has hidden doors that go to reading spaces behind the shelves. At the end of the tour you end up at a spiral staircase that leads to the Church.
    The only drawback is that you can't take photos of the inside. However there is a book for sale in many languages that show pictures of the inside that you can keep.
    Written January 3, 2023
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  • Allan C
    Ipswich, UK556 contributions
    This is a lovely stretch of the river west of Vienna and includes wine villages and impressive views of castles and vineyards. Best viewed from the river to watch the scenery go by in a leisurely fashion. A glassof the local wine adds to the effect.
    Written December 18, 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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  • Leo v
    Gouda, The Netherlands398 contributions
    Stift Klosterneuburg quite near Vienna is really one of the most beautiful stifts in Austria. It is very nice renovated and especialley the church and its cellars and treasury and the chruch itself are very impressive. Take the quided tour to discover the interesting history.
    The church is open to the public.
    Written December 21, 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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  • Maggi713
    Baltimore, MD11,936 contributions
    The Benedictine Abbey sits on the top of Gottweig Mountain overlooking the Wachau Valley and thousands of acres of farmland. There was so much fog we never got to see the abbey until we were right on top of it. It is an impressive sight with it twin towers and colorful red roofs. It is truly Austria’s spiritual treasure- such a serene and quiet place. Göttweig means "Way of God.” It was founded in 1083 by Blessed Altmann (c. 1015–1091), Bishop of Passau. The views from the winery and monastery are amazing. We were able to look down over a centuries-old church and cemetery. The monks still live and work in the abbey. The Abbey complex is expansive, made up of a walled courtyard, gardens, the main abbey, a cloister with a crypt and a church. We started our tour with a short film on the history of the abbey and the monks. Then, we sampled the sparkling apricot wine, which was really good.

    This stunning example of baroque design features the monumental imperial staircase with the ceiling fresco by Paul Troger from 1739. It is one of the largest and most beautiful staircases of its kind in the world. The Abbey library has 130,000 books and manuscripts, a collection of religious engravings, coins, antiquities and musical and natural history manuscripts, all of which survived World War II. We visited the church, which features a beautiful ceiling, an ornate altar (lots of gold) and a grand pipe organ.

    The Abbey is more than a monastery. The 13,000-acre Abbey contains vineyards from which Wachau Valley wines are produced and Wachau marille (a specific type of apricot) trees from which jams, jellies and nectars are produced. We were treated to a tasting of their famous apricot wines which included some whites, some reds and even some Marillenschnaps (apricot brandy). We just wish that there was not so much fog.
    Written January 10, 2023
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  • hydrojoe
    Ottawa, Canada222 contributions
    This castle dates back to the 12th century and is built on a narrow peak of land in the mountains. the best part of the tour is listening to Dona Seidy tell us about some of the fairytails and legends of the castle.
    Written January 26, 2023
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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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  • 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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  • RandyRoss
    Ridgetown, Canada11,629 contributions
    Dürnstein Abbey (Stift Dürnstein) was established in 1410 by Canons Regular from Třeboň and from 1710 rebuilt in a Baroque style according to plans by Joseph Munggenast, Jakob Prandtauer and Matthias Steinl. The monastery was dissolved by order of Emperor Joseph II in 1788 and fell to the Herzogenburg Priory. It is famous for its blue tower, which is clearly visible from the river.
    I truly believe that this abbey is best seen from the Danube.
    Written January 27, 2023
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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, Austria3,443 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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  • 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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  • 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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