"Danube bicycle ride , Day 5- Melk/Traismauer" Melk Things to Do Tip by Henk.Irene

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  The Wachau
by Henk.Irene
  • The Wachau - Melk
      The Wachau
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  • On the ferry, on the background Spitz - Melk
      On the ferry, on the background Spitz
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  • Irene and Nelly, vineyards near Weißenkirchen - Melk
      Irene and Nelly, vineyards near Weißenkirchen
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  • Photo composition Dürnstein - Melk
      Photo composition Dürnstein
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  • Near Gasthaus on the Danube, exit Traismauer - Melk
      Near Gasthaus on the Danube, exit Traismauer
    by Henk.Irene

Today an interesting day, partly with a ferry from Melk to Spitz through perhaps the most beautiful part of the Danube valley, the Wachau. Total distance about 64 km, 15 km with the ferry and 49 km with the bike.
From Ebersdorf / Lehen across the dam to the southern bank to the pier of the ferry. The 50-minute boat trip with wonderful weather was beautiful and from the ferry (by enjoying a cappuccino) we enjoy the beautiful nature in this Wachau region.
From Spitz further with the bicycle over the northern bank through a beautiful Danube terrace along an interesting church St. Michael, cozy and colorful villages as Wösendorf and Weissenkirchen, through and along vineyards to the famous town in the Wachau, Dürnstein.
Dürnstein, with her church with a blue and white tower and narrow streets with colorful houses, is definitely worth visiting. The place is also known because King Richard the Lionheart was here in the winter of 1192-93 in prison. After the visit further via Unterloiben to Stein. Here across the Danube to Mautern on the southern bank. It's also possible to drive from Stein to Krems and then to the south bank to go. Krems is the oldest city in Lower Austria, with baroque citizen-houses with renaissance-arcades, gothic bay windows and a criss-cross of medieval streets.
In the past we have visited the city and can recommend this city to visit.
From Krems is the Wachau to the end and is the beauty of the Danube route gone out of it. From Mautern to Traismauer row you over the Danube Dijk and you have the feeling to cycling along a large lake. By Palt you have the possibility to 10 km away monastery Göttweig to visit. Near Gasthaus on the Danube to the exit Traismauer taken. Our destination for today and an old charming town about 2.5 km out of the Danube river.

For a visual impression of this bicycle day see my home made video Ebersdorf/Lehen - Traismauer

Address: Danube valley

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  • Updated Aug 11, 2009
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