Monday, 5 October 2009

Burg Greifenstein and another view over Vienna

Go by train to Kritzendorf, 10 miles northwest of Vienna,
follow a steep path through the wineyards up the hill.

Pause for breath and look back over the large floodplain of the Danube,
stretching between Bisamberg on the northern side (left)

and Kahlenberg and Leopoldsberg on the other side of the river (right).

Walk on and soon you get a nice view of the towers of Klosterneuburg and of the skyline of Vienna behind!

Take a two hours walk through the Vienna Woods, then slowly descend towards the Danube,
and take a rest at the medieval castle of Burgruine Greifenstein!

Enjoy the beautiful view and, if the season permits, take a refreshing swim in the Danube's old arm!

I hope you enjoyed our walk!

For a more detailed view, please enlarge the pictures!


Raghav said...

nice pictures!
seems to be worth bookmarking! :D

Deb said... place to walk

Erin said...

i sure did enjoy the walk and the breath taking scenery and of course i would have loved to taken a dip in the cool waters of the danube....and been cold for ever more.
lovely post.

Jedediah said...

Thanks for sharing the walk, I enjoyed it :)

Janie said...

Beautiful views. Vienna seems like such a romantic place. I love the old castle with the Danube behind it.

Kessi said...

Hmmmmmmmmm..... beautiful beautiful beautiful :-))) - more and more.... =))) Thanks a lot, dear Maria :-). Your Kessi

Photo Cache said...

that was a great walk and the views are spectacular.

Sylvia K said...

I loved sharing the walk, Maria! How beautiful! And what marvelous photos -- as always. Brought back lovely memories!

Have a great week!


eileeninmd said...

Lovely scenrye photos, I love the one at the end of the Danube. Very nice!

magiceye said...

that is a wonderful world!

Donna said...

A lovely walk, indeed! And I don't even feel tired! Thank you, sweetie!

Arija said...

Maria, I certainly enjoyed your walk and lovely views, but what has happened to your wonderful Austrian cooking? Your husband is as thin as a need to feed him up a bit, a Strudel or two and a few Scnitzels now and then...

Lady Di Tn said...

Again, I must thank you for takin us along on your walk. What glorious scenery and y'all must be in really good shape to tackle that climb. Peace

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hi Maria:)

Very tiring walk but worth it. Lovely views, breathtaking scenery and a dip in the river would have been wonderful.

Have a good day:)

Gattina said...

I have been several times in Austria but never in Vienna, that's on my travel list !