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Hiking & Schnitzeling. Oh Perchtoldsdorf, You Disappoint

Though not because of the hiking.

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An Easter Market in a Castle

Though I am not as inspired by Easter markets in the same way I am by Christmas markets, a market in a castle is another matter.

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Hiking & Schnitzeling. A Warm Wachau Weekend

A little early for the Marillen blooms, but that was fine by us.

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Hyper-Realistic Chiaroscuro

And Wirtshaus Kultur.

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Castles and Castle Ruins: Adventmarkts in the Wiener Alpen

Schloss Hernstein is a Theophil von Hansen creation; in fact, it is the design that inspired his more well-known constructions in Vienna, Parliament and the Wiener Musikverein (where Anna Grace has performed), one of the most acoustically perfect halls in the world. Another near acoustically-perfect hall is Hill Auditorium on The University of Michigan campus, at which the Vienna Symphony Orchestra (and Jack) have performed. The castle also served as a Hapsburg hunting lodge; and from 1945-1955 was home to the Russian Commander-in-Chief.

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When I am Not Traveling

In the lulls between travels much has transpired.

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An “Adventure Walk” Indeed!

We found ourselves “Lost” in Translation on Saturday.

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Hiking the Weinweg Langenlois

“Wine Hikers” is an actual term!

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A Grape Weekend. II

Saturday’s grape harvesting was all work. Sunday’s wandering along the Genussmeile was all play.

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