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A Drive in the Vienna Countryside

Out on an explore

sunny 90 °F

A couple of years ago we’d planned to move to Austria for a few months. I had negotiated for a house in the Krems area, an area between Salzburg, Vienna and Prague.

We decided to drive to Krems and just look around, see the layout of the land, if this would really be a place we could live.

I consulted our Lonely Planet and found a loop out of Krems that follows the Danube on one side then crosses a bridge and follows on the other side. There are castles, vineyards, little hamlets and churches.IMG_20140706_170952_234.jpgIMG_20140706_172809_130.jpg

We drove to Krems arriving about 2pm., it was hot, about 85-90F. We were already hungry when we arrived but we walked through the main street. We’d heard that stores were not open on Sunday but were not prepared for the streets to be empty. The city was shut down.

We looked in the church where it was cool inside. The church was way over the top in gold decorations.

We found several open restaurants and food stands, one had Chili Con Carne listed, now that was a place I was not going to eat at. We found a guesthouse open with an open courtyard serving food. A lunch of grilled pork chops, veges along with some local wine was just what we needed. Elias had their crepe filled with apricot jam and he was very impressed.
A little scope of ice cream from the Eis shop and we were good to go.

This was our last night in Vienna so we had one last meal outside in our garden. The evenings have been warm so we have spread out meats, cheeses, breads, fresh veges, dips, wine and beer. Lovely European lifestyle we have developed.

Posted by Miss Chris 01:32 Archived in Austria Tagged danube vienna driving europe krems exploring

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