Biking in the pouring rain – along the Danube in the Wachau Valley of Austria
Soaked but happy at the end of our nearly 40-mile ride in the rain along the Danube

Biking in the pouring rain – along the Danube in the Wachau Valley of Austria

It is pouring, raining so hard that we’re getting soaked despite good rain gear. Did I mention we are on bikes riding alongside the Danube River in Austria?

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An Austrian monastery underappreciated by the Hapsburgs
Benedictine Abbey Gottsweig near Krems Austria

An Austrian monastery underappreciated by the Hapsburgs

Today, the Benedictine Abbey “Gottweig” may be the most famous symbol of this region—a huge complex at the top of the mountain that houses, besides the gorgeous church, a youth center, inn and one building that was built for the Hapsburgs to stay though they never did and boasting the largest staircase in all of Austria.

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