The area around Maria Laach is farmland and especially used for cultivating
Christmas trees. Winters are cold and even in the summer, nights stay cool –
a good condition for growing fir trees. The meadows in the summer are often covered
with gorgeous flowers. Here, life has a slower pace than in the valley.
In the village of Litzendorf, I recognized the farmhouse of the organic farmer who
delivers his products to Krems and also to my sisters. Unfortunately, he was not at
home. But his mother-in-law arrived on her bike. We had a nice conversation.
Before I left, I visited the goats and geese. Each goat looked like a queen. They are
well treated here. The geese had an important meeting. I wondered what they were
In the afternoon, I arrived in Aggsbach Markt, a village in the Danube valley. I still
had time to visit the neighbouring village of Willendorf. Here, the famous Venus of
Willendorf was found, a fertility statue dating back 30, 000 years.
The original statue is only 4.3 inches tall.