One sunny day I made very nice trip from Vienna to Wachau Valley. I have heard about Melk Abbeys for many years and wanted to see it, so I just took this opportunity. It can be done easily. I bought a combined ticket at the railway station : early morning train to Melk, the sightseeing of the town and Abbey, cruise along Donau to Krems, charming small town, and finally the train back to Vienna., And when you get off one station before the end, you see at once Hundertwasser work. Ina sunny warm day it was great pleasure.
The cruise reminded me Rhein Valley. Also hills on the both sides of the river, with vineyards, charming small villages and castles from time to time. The most attractive place is Durnstein, with eye catching blue tower.
The Wachau is an Austrian valley with a picturesque landscape formed by the Danube river. It is one of the most prominent tourist destinations of Lower Austria, located midway between the towns of Melk and Krems that also attracts "connoisseurs and epicureans" for its high-quality wines. A well-known place and tourist attraction is Dürnstein, where King Richard the Lion-Heart of England was held captive by Duke Leopold V. The architectural elegance of its ancient monasteries , castles and ruins combined with the urban architecture of its towns and villages, and the cultivation of vines as an important agricultural produce are the dominant features of the valley.
The Wachau was inscribed as "Wachau Cultural Landscape" in the UNESCO List of World Heritage Sites in recognition of its architectural and agricultural history.
Dürnstein Abbey with the fine blue clock tower) was established in 1410 by Canons Regular from Třeboň and from 1710 rebuilt in a Baroque style according to plans by Joseph Munggenast, Jakob Prandtauer and Matthias Steinl. The monastery was dissolved by order of Emperor Joseph II in 1788 and fell to the Herzogenburg Priory.
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rbassin (16911) 2014-07-10 1:52
Une magnifique vue sur Wachau, avec un bel ensemble architectural accroché à la colline.
Angshu (55035) 2014-07-10 2:05
I have to admit my ignorance of this place, and it seems wonderful.
Which raises a quesion from me, even after reading your informative notes....What is the building that we see here?
The beautiful clock tower with Baroque design attracts immediate attention....
Lovely place...fine work!
timecapturer (46465) 2014-07-10 2:47
looks spectacular here. Wonderful architecture and a real sense of the beauty in this excellent capture.
Regards - B.
dkmurphys (47666) 2014-07-10 3:28
Fine and picturesque place along the Danube. I like the colors and the beautiful sunny day. Well taken.
Kamilutka (8095) 2014-07-10 3:43
wyraznie udana wycieczka :-) Zdjecie urzeka klarownoscia i czystoscia kolorow jak rowniez bardzo dobra ostroscia. Piekna architektura i polozna w malowniczym miejscu. Ladny kadr i mila dla oka kompozycja.
Sergiom (56521) 2014-07-10 5:25
Quel beau point de vue à partir du bateau de croisière sur rivière. Les maisons et châteaux sur la rive sont superbes. J'aime bien ce beau clocher bleu pâle qui se découpe bien dans ce ciel.
Nicou (118090) 2014-07-10 8:49
Merveilleuse iamge quelle belle église avec tous ces bâtiment qui l'entoure sueprbe et les tons et couleur et au sommet de la colline la château qui domine le tout quel bel ensemble.
Bravo et amitié
kasianowak (5468) 2014-07-10 9:21
Sliczny landszafcik, bardzo ladna kombinacja skompanej w sloncu architektury, wody i wzgorz w oddali. Ciekawy jest kolor wody, prawie zupelnie zielony.
adramad (36271) 2014-07-10 9:55
A composition of breathtaking beauty, a wonder that monastery on the Danube, green mountains that serve as background are also ideal, the ruins of a fortress on top of one of them is a perfect touch.
Very nice color, in these natural tones.
Also both sharpness, such as lighting are great.
Well taken photo. I like it
Enjoy a nice day.
P/D. Manuel nothing was long, I have a rule, answer me all personnel responding to Manuel I wrote a comment in his day, but hearing tube, and I have little time to go browsing through the pages. ...
photographer_sg (3393) 2014-07-10 10:40
A great view of the landscape with excellent sharpness and lovely natural colours. The water in the fg and the sky frame the buildings and the lush green mountains with the castle at the top beautifully. Surely a lovely place to visit and soak in for a few days.
Thanks for sharing and have a nice evening.
holmertz (38607) 2014-07-10 10:47
This was the same sunny day that I arrived in Poland. I have to admit my first impressions of Warsaw were not quite as nice as this ;-). This view is beautiful, including the muddy grey/green look of the water and the fortress on the distant hill. Seeing the larger version I am really impressed by the sharpness.
macjake (54000) 2014-07-10 11:51
too bad the water wasn't a nice clear blue :)
but thats not your fault!
that tall church surely is painted in a bright vivid blue isn't it. love that color.
looks like these buildings have been recently renovated, but that just makes the colors stand out even more.
glad you were able to go here, you can check off another location off of your long list! haha
enjoy your day
siudzi (32829) 2014-07-10 12:49
Piękne miejsce! Ta architektura pokazana na tle zielonych gór wygląda zjawiskowo. Super kadr oraz realizacja -- ostrość oraz nasycenie barw pierwsza klasa. Brawo!
carlo62 (29395) 2014-07-10 15:29
si, a quanto vedo, si può fare.
Mi sembra proprio una bella gita, un bel posto e un altro motivo per scattare e condividere con chi, come me, non conosceva questo luogo.
Continua pure, la mia curiosità non ha limiti.
photoray (10941) 2014-07-10 16:44
Attractive water front view of Durnstein village with the dominate light blue classical baroque tower, surrounding medieval architecture, and a glimpse of a historical classical castle on a distant hilltop.
Cruising the Danube is one of my future 'to do' travels, as long as I can stop and spend the evenings in a historical hotel.
Thanks for sharing,
PS: "jury duty" is a requirement of all American citizens - serving as a juror at a court trial without pay. Usually about once every 5 to 10 years.
rychem (20815) 2014-07-10 21:25
Pierwszorzędnie, świetna głębia, a widoczność jak marzenie, doskonałe zdjęcie
Cricri (103015) 2014-07-10 21:36
Une vue magnifique depuis le bateau, intéressante différence de l'architectures, j'aime les couleurs et la lumière qui est très belle, une image agréable a regarder
jjcordier (74512) 2014-07-10 23:23
On remarque en premier lieu cet étonnant clocher baroque et l’œil glisse jusqu'au château en ruine. Jolie composition mettant bien en valeur ce très bel endroit.
ChrisJ (95100) 2014-07-11 9:06
I immediately thought this was the upper Rhine River Valley so it was a nice surprise to discover it is in fact the Danube River. The vineyards and hill top castle are certainly reminiscent of the Rhine! Good colour, saturation and sharpness. Nicely composed into horizontal thirds. Tfs!
jemaflor (82098) 2014-07-12 23:39
Beautiful view well framed, interesting architecture and light capture, good sharpness too, tfs.
mkamionka (29748) 2014-07-13 10:20
wow, miejsce naprawde robi wrazenie.
Ta niebieska wiez super ciekawie wyglada otoczona elegancka architektura. Dodatkowo jakies intrygujace ruiny na wzgorzu i jeszcze interesujacy kolor rzeki na pierwszym planie. Nigdy nie slyszalem o tym miejscu ale robi ogromne wrazenie -pogoda i swiatlo byly tutaj nie bez znaczenia sprawily ze obraz jest po prostu bajkowy.
PS Ja ostatnio prawie miesiac nie zagladalem na TE. Troche mnie zyice przygniata. Nic nowego ale nadal jestem w stanie zawieszenia...
cornejo (29317) 2014-07-14 12:14
Hola Malgo, estupenda foto de este bonito lugar de Austria, muy bien compuesta y captada, mis felicitaciones por el buen trabajo.
Buena noche y feliz semana.
Un cordial saludo.
Angel y Toñi.
mcmtanyel (11589) 2014-07-19 20:19
This is a beautiful view taken with great skill. The colors, shapes and detail on the shore are exquisite. I wish the river were a bit bluer, but what can a photographer do except to record faithfully what she sees?
adores (35054) 2014-07-27 10:19
This is very beautiful! I like that blue tower a lot and the composition is great with the castle at the top, in background. Perfect light and colours, great weather for a cruise and it seems really worth it.
- Copyright: Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) (75045)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-05-22
- Categories: Castles, Transportation, Architecture, Ruins
- Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-07-10 1:05