When leaving Aggsbach Markt, an old lady with snow white hair

looked out of her window and started to chat with me.  Soon another

woman stopped on her way to the grocery store. They were full of stories from the past.

 

 

 

Aggsbach Markt village with a Gothic church tower in the background

Aggsbach Markt village with a Gothic church tower in the background

 

The path led me up to the forests and meadows and away from the Danube.

Spring flowers surrounded me.  Since the beginning of my hike, the cuckoo bird was

my constant companion.

 

 

 Meadow with dandelions, blooming cherry trees

Meadow with dandelions, blooming cherry trees

 

 

 

Cock and two chicken and blooming sloes (Schlehen) behind the wood stack

Cock and two chicken and blooming sloes (Schlehen) behind the wood stack

 

 

Blooming apple tree

Blooming apple tree

 

 

 

 

Violets

Violets

 

Before I entered the village of Emmersdorf, the view opened to the Danube,

the Benedictine monastery of Melk and the castle of Emmersdorf.

 

 

Benedictine monastery of Melk in background with castle of Emmersdorf

Benedictine monastery of Melk in background with castle of Emmersdorf