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Wachberg

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  • Day12

    Linz - Melk

    May 19, 2016 in Austria ⋅ 🌧 12 °C

    An early start meant that I reached the Mauthausen concentration camp memorial and exhibitions early. The presentation and explanations were excellent, but even grimmer for that.

    Outside the main gates are memorials from the many countries whose citizens died at Mauthausen - it truly was an international tragedy.

    No punches were pulled on topics such as: that the maltreatment of prisoners was "by the book"; prisoners were set against each other by establishing hierarchies; german companies that profited from slave labour; the difficulties of prosecuting those involved due to destruction of evidence; and the continued persecution of some groups after the war.

    After that I completed three half day sections of the route, time trialling it to reach Melk 10 minutes before the tourist office shut. A helpful assistant found me budget accommodation based in a wood fabrication workshop on the edge of town.

    Photos - main gate of Mauthausen from the parade ground, the Italian memorial made up of individual names and photos, Melk Abbey from the old town.
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  • Day24

    Melk

    September 29, 2015 in Austria ⋅ 🌙 12 °C

    Day two in Vienna and time for a bit of a river cruise. We didn't go on one of those monsters of the rivers in Europe, although we saw plenty of them. Looooong they are and narrow. We took the train to visit Melk Abbey, a Benedictine abbey above the town of Melk, We arrived in plenty of time to climb up to the abbey and have a good explore (this was an all inclusive ticket purchased though the train companay) around this old and well preserved complex. Then we had plenty of time to have a look around the town before catching our river boat for the cruise back to Vienna along the Danube. It was beautiful up on top of the boat for a while and then it got a bit too chilly in the breeze and we retired to the main cabin. The food on offer was pretty good and not outrageously expensive considering. We were proud of ourselves for figuring out where to switch from the train taking us from the dock to Vianna to the metro to get us back home with the minimum of fuss.Read more

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