World Heritage Trail, Wachau, Day 13

The view from the village of Rossatz to Dürnstein was gorgeous.  Before I continued

my hike, I watched the festival for St. Florian, the patron saint of the firemen.  The

local wind ensemble marched together with women wearing Dirndl and Goldhaube

(national costume with golden hat) through the village and then to the church.

Dürnstein with ruin, view from Rossatz 
Dürnstein with ruin, view from Rossatz

                                           

Dirndl (national costume)
Dirndl (national costume)

              

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Blasmusik
Blasmusik

 

 

For hours I walked through vineyards and forests and soon the monastery Göttweig

appeared in the distance.  From a view-tower (Ferdinandswarte), I looked down to

Krems and Mautern.

 

 

 

Monastery Göttweig in the distance     
Monastery Göttweig in the distance

 

                 

 

 

 

View to the Danube, Krems and Mautern
View to the Danube, Krems and Mautern

 

 

 

 

 

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 Path up to Göttweig                                        

 

 

 Lillies of the valley
Lillies of the valley

 

 

 

When the sun was setting, I arrived at Göttweig monastery, where I stayed overnight.

 

 

IPath to Göttweig
Path to Göttweig

 

                                    

 

South entrance to Göttweig monastery
South entrance to Göttweig monastery

 

gwwien
gwwienhttps://simplyjustwalking.com
Born and raised in a village along the Danube in Austria, Traude Wild soon ventured out into the world. After a two-year program for tourism in Klesheim/Salzburg, she spent nearly a year in South Africa and Namibia. By returning back to Austria, she acquired a Master of Economics at the University of Vienna. After moving to the United States with her four children, she studied Art History at Arizona State University and stayed in the United States for fourteen years. Here, she was teaching Art History in several Universities like Webster University and University of Missouri-St. Louis. Now, she lives partially in Arizona and Vienna and works together with her husband for the University of South-Carolina, Moore School of business as Adjunct Professor organising and leading Study tours in Central Europe. She also teaches at the Sigmund Freud University in Vienna. Since 1999, she is practicing Zen meditation in the lineage of Katagiri Roshi. She loves to hike and to write and is a student of Natalie Goldberg. During her often many weeks long hikes she brings her awareness into the Here and Now, describing her experiences in an authentic way. She loves to walk pilgrimages. The longest hike so far was the 1,400 km long 88 Temple pilgrimage in Shikoku, Japan in 2016.

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