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Tails From the Vienna Woods

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Traditions: Fleischerei. The local butcher. Having spent numerous Saturdays walking with my grandmother to her preferred butcher, I certainly appreciate the couple of locales that I frequent here in Vienna.

Fleischerei Ringl has been at this location since 1924, a testimony to their quality (Herr Ringl makes the sausages himself) from free range animals on Waldviertel farms. And like any savvy business,  in order to maintain their success they keep abreast of their customer’s changing palates with offers like the “Extrawurst Ohne Mehl” (a gluten-free sandwich meat kind of, sort of, like American bologna), but still offer classics like “Rindfleisch Gelee” (beef aspic).

Gemeindebau in Mariahilf

I write that this was not a terribly interesting walkabout.

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“Gorge”ous Hiking and Schnitzeling

A “gorge”ous outing a couple of weekends ago, into the Vienna Woods. The temperatures were unseasonably warm (30°C) in Vienna so we escaped to wander one of the nearby cool and shady gorges, Johannisbachklamm.

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Lemons and Limes and Oranges

On the day before we departed for Minsk we elected to remain close to home because, well, procrastination meant that we had not even opened a suitcase, much less put anything into it,  so we perhaps could not idle away the entire day.

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Anecdotes on Austria Special Edition

Dante’s Little Mentioned 10th Circle: The AIS Vienna Loop

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Hiking and Schnitzeling. A Double Header.

We think Clayton Theodore has an addiction. To hiking.

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Hiking and Schnitzeling. Not Quite as Planned.

At least there was Schnitzel.

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Anecdotes on Austria

A favorite theme dominates.

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Hiking and Schnitzeling. Aggsbachmarkt in the Wachau Valley

File this one under, “We should have read the trail description better.”

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