When I left Dürnstein, the sound of church bells filled the valley. Each church bell in
the villages sounds differently, yet they are tuned to each other. From the bakery, the
smell of fresh bread surrounded me. This bread is famous in the valley and is called
On the stone walls of the hundreds of years old terraces, plants grow under difficult
conditions. These plants are survivors. I had forgotten how much I loved this
vegetation. The stone walls are home for many animals. One of them is the green
lizard. In German, it is called a Smaragdeidechse. The best wine of the Wachau is
named after it.