Monday, July 18, 2011

Dürnstein in the Wachau region

 WE biked from our marina in Spiz to Dürnstein the most visited village in the Wachau area.
The region is a small wine producing area with "Grüner veltliner" (a white wine) being the most common. About 10 % of their production is a red wine from the "Blauburger" variety.
By the time we returned to the boat we had biked over 30km.Not that far but considering the temp. was over 30 deg we were tuckered out by the time we got back. So a refreshing swim in the Danube was very nice.

 Besides wine there are also a lot of "marillen"  (apricots) as well.
The locals drink a "snaps" made from Marillen.

Some stores have a sign " everything Marillen" and sure enough they have Marillen  soap, cream, shampoo, jam, cake,and not to forget Snaps and Liqueur.
The man in the picture told us that they had an exceptional good crop this year.

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