Hello AustriaSeptember 16, 2017 in Austria ⋅ 🌧 10 °C
We cracked our first 1000km on a section characterized by plenty of hills and heavy wind - and rewarded ourselves with a cocktail in the evening :-)
From the Greenways, we went onto the Iron Curtain Trail and crossed the 'No Man's Land' between the Iron Curtain and the actual border, whose inhabitants were forcibly removed and their villages demolished. Between 1948 and 1989 a total of 390 people were killed on the Czech part of the border while trying to escape.
Yesterday, we reached Lower Austria,
cycled through a large wine-growing area and earned a few curious "Grüß Gott" until we reached our campsite in Pulkau.
Now we're heading to Vienna and really look forward to meet our host Samuel and spend a few regenerating days.Read more