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  • Day10

    Passau (Germany) to Linz (Austria)

    May 17, 2016 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    A cool but dry day with an almost flat route on good surfaces.

    Austrian border was reached in 4 km and it differs from Germany in many ways. Sparsely populated initially but with many gasthauses en route.

    The most common greeting is "Grüß gott". Linz looks much more like an eastern European City than its german near neighbours with austere buildings and architecture.

    Following the Donauweg path requires taking little ferries from one side of the Danube to the other - I took 4 today, one being additional as the cycle path was closed for tree felling work.

    Red deer close by (plus a hare yesterday that I forgot to mention ) and buzzards circling overhead - observing the weer cyclists with a keen eye.
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  • Day11

    Day off - Linz

    May 18, 2016 in Austria ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    It makes a change to be foot sore rather than saddle sore but I'll be glad to get back on the bike tomorrow.

    It has been hot and with walking there is no cooling breeze.

    Adolf Hitler came from Linz and his grand plans included building a retirement home for himself here, demolishing the existing Schloss in the process. A far cry from Townend Close where my mum lives.

    - stained glass in the incredibly spacious Mariendom church
    - lovely old buildings
    - displays in the museum of dentistry, tooth shaped
    - looking upstream from the Schloss
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