At the foot of the 1000 Eimer Berg (1000 bucket mountain), I entered the cemetery of
Spitz. In good years, it was said that 1000 buckets of grapes could be harvested from
the vineyards on this mountain. The entrance tower to the cemetery was once a
Protestant chapel destroyed by the Catholic forces. Each grave has a little flower
garden. It was nice to walk from grave to grave – a feast of colors and smells. I
recognized many names on the crosses and gravestones.
For hours, I walked through vineyards and little villages. Green lizards seem to like
the place, they are everywhere.
In the evening, I approached the village of Mühldorf with the castle Oberranna.
I was looking forward to meeting my long-term friend, Lydia, who owns this castle,
now a hotel. Her husband and she renovated this place with a lot of love and