Passau (German: Central Bavarian: Båssa) is a city in Lower Bavaria, Germany,
also known as the Dreiflüssestadt ("City of Three Rivers") as the river Danube is
joined by the Inn from the south and the Ilz from the north.
In the 2nd century BC, many of the Boii tribe were pushed north across the Alps
out of northern Italy by the Romans. They established a new capital called
Boiodurum by the Romans (from Gaulish Boioduron), now within the Innstadt
district of Passau.
Many river cruises down the Danube start at Passau and there is a cycling path
all the way down to Vienna. It is on the designated heritage route, the Route of
Emperors and Kings.
Passau is notable for its gothic and baroque architecture. The city is dominated
by the Veste Oberhaus and the Veste Niederhaus, both parts of the former fortress
of the Bishop, on the mountain crest between the Danube and the Ilz.
Passau - Wikipedia
St. Paul og St. Stephan kirkene (St. Stephan med grønne kupler)
The church "St. Paul" marks the entrance to Passau's old town. The baroque
building sits enthroned on a rock on the northern edge of the Roman wall.
The impressive building with its pink and creamy-white colours is often confused
with St. Stephen's Cathedral. While the cathedral is the mother church of the
eastern Danube area, St. Paul often is called the city's mother church.
building stock goes back to the years from 1667 to
1678. Once the
St. Stephen's Cathedral (German: Dom St. Stephan) is a baroque church from
1688 in Passau, Germany, dedicated to Saint Stephen. It is the seat of the Catholic
Bishop of Passau and the main church of his diocese.
Since 730, there have been many churches built on the site of the current
cathedral. The current church, a baroque building around 100 metres (328 ft)
long, was built from 1668 to 1693 after a fire in 1662 destroyed its predecessor,
of which only the late gothic eastern side remains. The cathedral's overall plan
was made by Carlo Lurago, its interior decoration by Giovanni Battista Carlone,
and its frescos by Carpoforo Tencalla.
Passau Cathedral's used to be the largest organ in the world. It still is the largest
church organ outside USA. Over time, it has been outgrown by more recent instruments,
for instance Wanamaker's organ in the USA.
St. Stephen's Cathedral, Passau - Wikipedia
The Town Hall of Passau consists of one large Council Chamber (Großer
Rathaussaal) and one smaller Council Chamber (kleiner Rathaussaal). They are
located in the Old Town Hall, and are accessible via a Gothic staircase dating
Following the the devastating Great Fires of 1662 and 1680, this hall was
reconstructed with two naves and three flat casebays by the Italian master
builders Carlo Lurago and Giovanni Battista Carlone. Their major influence on
Passau’s Italianate Baroque architecture is honoured by the fact that two
picturesque streets near the Cathedral were named after them: the Luragogasse
and the Carlonegasse.
Town Hall Passau | Passau Tourism
High above Passau the Veste Oberhaus, the former residence of the
prince-bishops and one of the largest surviving castle complexes in Europe,
invites visitors on a journey through the centuries. Within the historic walls
of the fortification the Oberhausmuseum presents exciting exhibitions which
open a window into life in a castle during the Middle Ages and shine a light on Passau’s colourful history and its importance as a centre of trade over the
Fortress Veste Oberhaus Passau | Passau Tourism
|Lørdag 27. August 2022
Etter frokost er vi klar for vår første sykkeltur, som går sørover langs elva,.
Sykkelveien langs Donau er en del av det europeiske sykkelrutenettverket kalt
EuroVelo, Vi skal sykle på EuroVelo 6, som følger Donau fra Tyskland og helt til
Svartehavet. Dette er en av de mest populære turistsykkelrutene i Europa.
Dagens etappe tar oss gjennom området Schlögener Schlinge, der elva gjør en
krapp u-sving, og vi gjør et stopp ved utsiktspunktet for å beundre utsikt over
elven. Vi får med matpakke fra skipet, som vi spiser underveis, Dagens mål er
Untermühl og her venter SE-manon på oss. Resten av ettermiddagen og kvelden
slapper vi av om bord mens skipet seiler videre gjennom Østerrike mot Slovakia.
Engelhartzell med kirken Engelszell Abbey
Været var ikke det beste om morgenen, men det ble bedre etterhvert.
Fra Engelhartzell måtte vi over Donau med ferge.
Den nærmeste heter Loreley
Her spiste vi lunsj. Etter lunsjen ventet en ny fergetur.
Vikingskip ved Eggenberg.
is the second-longest river in Europe, after
the Volga in Russia.
It flows through much of Central and Southeastern Europe, from the Black Forest
into the Black Sea. Its longest headstream Breg rises in Furtwangen im
Schwarzwald, while the river carries its name from its source confluence in Donaueschingen onwards.
The Danube was once a long-standing frontier of the Roman Empire and today is
the river running through the largest number of countries in the world (10; the
Nile is second with 9). Originating in Germany, the Danube flows southeast for
2,850 km (1,770 mi), passing through or bordering Austria, Slovakia,
|Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria,
Moldova and Ukraine before
draining into the Black Sea. Its drainage basin extends into nine more countries.
The largest cities on the river are Vienna, Budapest, Belgrade and Bratislava,
all of which are the capitals of their respective countries. The Danube passes
through four capital cities, more than any other river in the world. Five more
capital cities lie in the Danube's basin: Bucharest, Sofia, Zagreb, Ljubljana and
Sarajevo. The fourth-largest city in its basin is Munich, the capital of Bavaria,
standing on the Isar River.
Danube - Wikipedia
Schloss Neuhaus an der Donau, auch Feste Neuhaus oder
Schloss Neuhaus im Mühlviertel genannt, thront oberhalb des
Ortes Untermühl (Gemeinde Sankt Martin im Mühlkreis) an
der Einmündung der Großen Mühl in die Donau, zwischen der
Schlögener Schlinge und der Marktgemeinde Aschach an
Über die Entstehungszeit der damaligen Burg Neuhaus gehen
die Meinungen der Historiker auseinander. Sie wird ins 12. oder
(wahrscheinlicher) 13. Jahrhundert datiert. Im 12. Jahrhundert
dürfte nur ein festes Haus existiert haben, das den Bischöfen von
Passau als Stützpunkt für die Falkenjagd diente.
An diese Tätigkeit erinnern auch noch die Namen der beiden Streusiedlungen Falkenberg und Falkenbach, die durch den
gleichnamigen Bach getrennt werden.
Schloss Neuhaus an der Donau – Wikipedia
Fallhøyden er 16,9 meter.
Bredde 24 meter og lengde 230 meter
Das zugehörige Kraftwerk Aschach liefert maximal 290 MW.
Liste der Schleusen in der Donau – Wikipedia
officially the Republic of Austria, is
a landlocked country in the southern part
of Central Europe, situated at Eastern Alps.
It is a federation of nine states, one of
which is the capital Vienna, the largest city and state by population.
The country is bordered by Germany to the northwest, the Czech Republic to the north, Slovakia to the northeast, Hungary to the east, Slovenia and Italy to the south, and Switzerland and Liechtenstein to the west. It occupies an area of 83,879 km2 (32,386 sq mi) and has a population of 9 million people.
Austria is a parliamentary representative democracy with a popularly elected
president as head of state and a chancellor as head of government and chief executive. Major urban areas include Vienna, Graz, Linz, Salzburg and Innsbruck. Austria is
consistently listed as one of the richest countries in the world by GDP per capita, one
of the countries with the highest standard of living, and was ranked 25th in the
world for its Human Development Index in 2021.
Austria has been a member of the United Nations since 1955 and of the European
Union since 1995. It plays host to the OSCE and OPEC and is a founding member of the OECD and Interpol. It also signed the Schengen Agreement in 1995,
and adopted the euro currency in 1999.
Austria - Wikipedia
28. august 2022
Om morgenen ankommer vi Bratislava, hovedsteden i Slovakia.
Bratislava var en del av det habsburgske monarkiet fra 1500-tallet
og til slutten av første verdenskrig. Byen var også ungarsk
kroningsby i nesten tre hundre år.
Dagens sykkeletappe gikk til slottet Hof i Østerrike.
Vi ble ikke med på den.
Siden vi ikke hadde vært i Bratislava før, ville vi
heller se mer av den byen.
Hainburg an der Donau is a town in the Bruck an der Leitha district,
Lower Austria, Austria.
erste Besiedlung geht möglicherweise auf die Kelten auf
dem Braunsberg zurück. Allerdings gibt es Hinweise auf
eine frühere Besiedlung durch die Urnenfelderkultur
oder zur Hallstattzeit aufgrund der strategisch hervorragenden Lage. Das heutige
Stadtgebiet lag im Einzugsgebiet von Carnuntum, der Hauptstadt der römischen Provinz Pannonien, in der zeitweilig auch Mark Aurel residierte.
Die erste schriftliche Nennung erfolgte im Nibelungenlied im Zusammenhang mit
Rüdiger von Bechelaren.
Kaiser Heinrich III. verfügte um 1050, auf dem Schlossberg die Heimenburg zu bauen.
Erbaut wurde sie schließlich von Bischof Gebhard III. von Regensburg,
Herzog Konrad I. von Bayern und Markgraf Adalbert dem Siegreichen.
Mit seinen 2,5 km langen Stadtmauern, drei erhaltenen Toren und 15 Türmen aus
dem 13. Jahrhundert besitzt Hainburg eine der ältesten und am besten erhaltenen Stadtbefestigungen Europas.
1108 kam die Burg in den Besitz der Babenberger. In der zweiten Hälfte des 12.
Jahrhunderts wurde die Burg durch das Lösegeld für Richard Löwenherz erweitert.
Um 1220–1225 wurde die Befestigungsanlage noch verstärkt. Unter anderem wurde das Wienertor und damit das größte mittelalterliche Stadttor Europas gebaut.
Der untere Teil wurde in der ersten Hälfte des 13. Jahrhunderts gebaut, der obere
Teil 1267/68 durch Ottokar II. von Böhmen.
Hainburg an der Donau – Wikipedia
officially the Slovak Republic , is
a landlocked country in Central Europe.
It is bordered by Poland to the north, Ukraine to the east, Hungary to the south,
Austria to the southwest, and the Czech Republic to the northwest. Slovakia's mostly
mountainous territory spans about 49,000 square kilometres (19,000 sq mi),
with a population of over 5.4 million. The capital and largest city is Bratislava,
while the second largest city is Košice.
The Slavs arrived in the territory of present-day Slovakia in the fifth and sixth
centuries. In the seventh century, they played a significant role in the creation of
Samo's Empire. In the ninth century, they established the Principality of Nitra, which
was later conquered by the Principality of Moravia to establish Great Moravia.
In the 10th century, after the dissolution of Great Moravia, the territory was
integrated into the Principality of Hungary, which would then become the Kingdom
of Hungary in 1000. In 1241 and 1242, after the Mongol invasion of Europe, much of
the territory was destroyed. The area was recovered largely thanks to Béla IV of
Hungary, who also settled Germans, leading them to become an important ethnic
group in the area, especially in what are today parts of central and eastern Slovakia
Slovakia - Wikipedia
Castle - Wikipedia
Devín Castle (Slovak: hrad Devín [ˈɦrad ˈɟeʋiːn] or Devínsky hrad [ˈɟeʋiːnski ˈɦrat], Hungarian: Dévényi vár, German: Burg Theben) is a castle in Devín,
which is a borough of Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia.
The site has been settled since the Neolithic Age and fortified since the Bronze
and Iron Age and later by Celts and Romans.
The cliff (elevation 212 meters) is an ideal place for a fort due to its position
at the confluence of the Danube and Morava rivers. The fort watches over an
important trade route along the Danube as well as one branch of the Amber
The castle stands just inside Slovak territory on the frontierbetween Slovakia
and Austria. The border runs from west to east along the Morava River and
subsequently the Danube. Prior to 1989, the Iron Curtain between the Eastern
Bloc and the West ran just in front of the castle. Although the castle was open
to the public, the area surrounding it constituted a restricted military zone
and was heavily fortified with watchtowers and barbed wire. After the Velvet
Revolution the area was demilitarised.
is the capital and largest city
of Slovakia. Officially, the population of
the city is about 475,000; however, it is estimated to be more than 660,000 —
approximately 150% of the official figures. Bratislava is in southwestern Slovakia
at the foot of the Little Carpathians, occupying both banks of the River Danube and
the left bank of the River Morava. Bordering Austria and Hungary, it is the only
national capital that borders two sovereign states.
The city's history has been influenced by people of many nations and religions, including Austrians, Bulgarians, Croats, Czechs, Germans, Hungarians, Jews, Romani,
Serbs and Slovaks. It was the coronation site and legislative center and capital of the
Kingdom of Hungary from 1536 to 1783; eleven Hungarian kings and eight queens
were crowned in St Martin's Cathedral. Most Hungarian parliament assemblies were
held here from the 17th century until the Hungarian Reform Era,
and the city has been home to many Hungarian, German and Slovak historical
Today Bratislava is the political, cultural and economic centre of Slovakia. It is the
seat of the Slovak president, the parliament and the Slovak Executive. It has several universities, and many museums, theatres, galleries and other cultural and
educational institutions. Many of Slovakia's large businesses and financial
institutions have headquarters there.
Bratislava - Wikipedia
Slottet i Bratislava
Mange av syklene skal på land
det nuværende Bratislava den 3. juni 1841. Han besøgte byen og fandt et teater
og en art “Unter den Linden”, hvor der ikke var mange spadserende, men butikker
som i Pest. Der er ruiner af et gammelt kongeligt slot. Der var en del bygninger,
deroppe under Slottet, som lå højst malerisk. Efter et kort ophold gik rejsen
videre ad Donau til nye rejsemål.
Historien om H.C. Andersen statuen i Bratislava | H.C. Andersen Information (hcandersen-homepage.dk)
Located on Hviezdoslav Square, the Neo-Renaissance structure was built in 1885–1886
during the time of Austria-Hungary, based on a design by the Viennese architects Fellner
& Helmer, who designed theatre buildings in various European cities. It was opened as
the "City Theatre" on 22 September 1886, with the opera Bánk bán by Ferenc Erkel,
which is one of the most important Hungarian operas. As a sign of this event's importance, Kálmán Tisza, then-Hungarian prime minister, and his entire cabinet, as
well as noted Hungarian writer Mór Jókai, attended the ceremony.
The old Slovak National Theatre building
The gala performance was conducted by Ferenc Erkel himself. The original building
was designed for 1,000 spectators and was illuminated using 800 gas lamps, while
the auditorium had a chandelier with 64 lights. The interior was decorated with
frescoes by Pressburg/Pozsony-native painter Kornél Spányik and paintings by
Munich artist Willibald Leo von Lütgendorff-Leinburg, among others.
Austrian sculptor Viktor Oskar Tilgner built the Ganymede fountain located in front
of the theatre in 1888.
Slovak National Theatre - Wikipedia
(former name of Bratislava) at the turn of the 19th and 20th century.
The story wouldn’t be interesting without a legend, would it? :) There is luckily one which says that he was in love with a woman who sadly did not love him back. This disappointed him so much that he went mad and people could often see him giving flowers to random women he met in the streets. He always wore a hat– which you
can also see on the statue. He greets people on the Sedlárska Street.
BRATISLAVA STATUES (welcometobratislava.eu)
Old Town Hall (Slovak: Stará radnica, Hungarian: Régi városháza) is a complex of
buildings from the 14th century in the Old Town of Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia.
It is the oldest city hall in the country and it is one of the oldest stone buildings still
standing in Bratislava, with the tower being built approximately in 1370. The town
hall was created in the 15th century by connecting three townhouses, and then went
through several reconstructions in the course of the centuries.
Old Town Hall (Bratislava) - Wikipedia
interesting features that would move the town away from its austere appearance.
Napoleon and his army came to Bratislava in December 1805, when 9,000
infantry soldiers and 300 horsemen marched through the streets. While passing through the town, one of the soldiers is said to have fallen in love with a local girl.
He decided to stay in Bratislava and began making sparkling wine which he
named after himself, Hubert.
The sculpture stands bent over one of the park benches lining the Old Town square.
Napoleon’s Army Soldier in Bratislava, SlovakiaAtlas Obscura – Latest Articles and Places – BYONDR
Napoleon’s Army Soldier
Kostol sv. Štefana Uhorského (kapucíni, Ká-čko)
The medieval city fortifications are the system of fortifications of the city of Bratislava,
the capital of Slovakia, of which one gate and two sections of walls remain today. Most of the medieval fortification system was demolished in the year 1775 by the order of Empress Maria Theresa of Austria, the rest being torn down in the 18th and 19th centuries. The only remaining consistent stretch of Bratislava city walls running from the St. Martin's Cathedral towards the intersection of Na vŕšku Street and Kapitulská Street is accessible to the public from 2020 again.
Bratislava fortifications - Wikipedia
Bratislava sett fra slottet
Hagen på slottet
Utsikt fra slottet
Bratislava Castle (Slovak: Bratislavský hrad, IPA: is the main castle of Bratislava,
the capital of Slovakia. The massive rectangular building with four corner towers
stands on an isolated rocky hill of the Little Carpathians directly above the Danube
river in the middle of Bratislava. Because of its size and location, it
has been a dominant feature of the city for centuries.
The location provides excellent views of Bratislava, Austria and, in clear weather,
parts of Hungary. Many legends are connected with the history of the castle.
The castle building includes four towers (one on each corner) and a courtyard
with a 80 m (260 ft) deep water well. The largest and tallest tower is the Crown
Tower on the southwest corner. The 47 m (154 ft) tower dates from the 13th
century and for approximately 200 years beginning in the mid-1500s housed the
crown jewels of Hungary. The exterior walls and inside corridors contain
fragments of old Gothic and Renaissance construction elements. The walled-up
entrance gate from the 16th century is still visible to the east of the main
Bratislava Castle - Wikipedia
29. august 2022
Vi står tidlig opp for å få med oss innseilingen til Ungarns hovedstad, Budapest.
Mange av byens severdigheter og imponerende byggverk ligger langs elven.
Budapest besto opprinnelig av to byer; Buda og Pest, beliggende på hver sin
side av Dona. I Pest, på østsiden av elven finner man Helteplassen, det vakre
operahuset, St Stefans basilika og parlamentsbygningen i nygotisk stil.
Buda, på vestsiden av Donau, er mer kupert. Her ligger den kjente
Fiskerbastionen med storslått utsikt over byen og elven. I dag er det hviledag
for sykling. Utforsk Budapest i ditt eget tempo eller sammen med reiselederen.
Skipet ligger til kai til over natten.
Det ble ikke hviledag for sykling for alle, Noen valgte å sykle til en liten på
som het Szentendre, 24 km hver vei. Vi var blant dem, siden vi har vært i
Budapest fra båten. Vi ligger på Pest siden.
Szentendre - Wikipedia
Fine badestrender langs Donau. Karl Martin fikk seg et bad her.
is the capital and most populous
city of Hungary. It is the ninth-largest
city in the European Union by population within city limits and the second-largest
city on the Danube river;the city has an estimated population of 1,752,286 over a
land area of about 525 square kilometres (203 square miles). Budapest, which is
both a city and county, forms the centre of the Budapest metropolitan area, which
has an area of 7,626 square kilometres (2,944 square miles) and a population of
3,303,786, comprising 33% of the population of Hungary.
The history of Budapest began when an early Celtic settlement transformed into the Roman town of Aquincum, the capital of Lower Pannonia. The Hungarians
arrived in the territory in the late 9th century, but the area was pillaged by the
Mongols in 1241–42. Re-established Buda became one of the centres
of Renaissance humanist culture by the 15th century. The Battle of Mohács, in
1526, was followed by nearly 150 years of Ottoman rule. After the reconquest
of Buda in 1686, the region entered a new age of prosperity, with Pest-Buda
becoming a global city after the unification of Buda, Óbuda and Pest on
17 November 1873, with the name 'Budapest' given to the new capital. Budapest
also became the co-capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, a great power that
dissolved in 1918, following World War I. The city was the focal point of the
Hungarian Revolution of 1848, the Battle of Budapest in 1945, as well as the
Hungarian Revolution of 1956.
Budapest - Wikipedia
is a landlocked country in Central
Europe. Spanning 93,030 square
kilometres (35,920 sq mi) of the Carpathian Basin, it is bordered by Slovakia to
the north, Ukraine to the northeast, Romania to the east and southeast, Serbia
to the south, Croatia and Slovenia to the southwest, and Austria to the west.
Hungary has a population of nearly 10 million, mostly ethnic Hungarians and a significant Romani minority. Hungarian, the official language, is the world's most
widely spoken Uralic language and among the few non-Indo-European languages
widely spoken in Europe. Budapest is the country's capital and largest city; other
major urban areas include Debrecen, Szeged, Miskolc, Pécs, and Győr.
The territory of present-day Hungary has for centuries been a crossroads for
various peoples, including Celts, Romans, Germanic tribes, Huns, West Slavs and
the Avars. The foundation of the Hungarian state was established in the late 9th
century AD with the conquest of the Carpathian Basin by Hungarian grand prince
Árpád. His great-grandson Stephen I ascended the throne in 1000, converting his
realm to a Christian kingdom. By the 12th century, Hungary became a regional
power, reaching its cultural and political height in the 15th century. Following the
Battle of Mohács in 1526, it was partially occupied by the Ottoman Empire
(1541–1699). Hungary came under Habsburg rule at the turn of the 18th century,
later joining with the Austrian Empire to form Austria-Hungary, a major power
into the early 20th century.
Hungary - Wikipedia
Utsikt fra slottområdet.
Parlamentsbygningen sett fra lugaren vår.
|Det er mer om
|Tirsdag 30. august 2022
hele mannskapet oppi en sykkelstafett.
independent towns in two countries. Komárno and Komárom are connected by
the Elisabeth Bridge, which used to be an official border crossing between
Slovakia and Hungary until border checks were lifted due to the Schengen Area
rules. In 2020, a new road bridge was opened.Komárno is Slovakia's principal
port on the Danube. It is also the center of the Hungarian community in Slovakia,
which makes up 53.8% (2011 census) of the town's population. The town is the
historic seat of the Serbian national minority in Slovakia.
Komárno - Wikipedia
Komarno er en travel havneby.
building of Komárno Town-hall even
today serves as the municipal office. The first
town-hall building together with many other buildings in
Komárno was destroyed by extensive earthquake in 1763.
From then the town-hall was several times destroyed
again and rebuilt. It received its current shape in
1875. At 10 am, 12 am, 2 pm and 4 pm
the Hussars March can be heard at the square while a
hussar’s figure comes out of a little door in the
original Zichy Palace was built in 1775 for
Count Francis Zichy. Today it is a
place where expositions of the museum called Podunajské múzeum are placed.
The building of former clinics was, during the period of the Monarchy, a residence
of a savings bank; currently the building is not being used. In front of the clinics
there are reproductions of Komárno’s historical photos exhibited.
1 Gen. Klapka Square | Getting to know Komárno (komarno.com)
Rådhuset i Komarno (Komarno Town Hall)
Statuen på plassen:
Gen. Klapka Square presents its dominant feature – the statue of György Klapka,
a representative of the Hungarian Revolution in 1848-49. In 1849 general Klapka
was in command of defence of Komárno as the last fort of revolutionists against Austrian imperial army.
1 Gen. Klapka Square | Getting to know Komárno (komarno.com)
Statue of Jókai Mór , socha Móra Jókaiho
It stands in front of the Museum of Danube Region. The famous Hungarian
writer lived between 1825 and 1904. The story of one of his famous novels
"The man with the golden touch" is based in Komárom. The famous
Hungarian dish, the Jókai bean soup was named after the writer.
Statue of Jókai Mór in Komárom (Komárno), Upper Hungary / Slovakia - Explore Carpathia
Nedre del av stauen av general Klapka.
The Courtyard of Europe
The Courtyard of Europe is the name for the unique architectural work of the
architects from the Atelier Europe in Komárno. The buildings in the new
square with a surface of 6,500 m2 are stylistically designed and they represent
historical architecture typical for particular parts of Europe.
The historical centre of Komárno, a town situated in the south of Slovakia, on
the bank of the river Danube, and the Courtyard of Europe are linked by
entrance gates: the gate of St. Stephen, the gate of Belo IV, and the gate of
The gate of Mathew I. opens from the side of the inner park of the Zichy Palace.
Mathew I was the best-known king in our history, who was closely emotionally
connected with the town of Komárno. This gate is one of the landmarks of the
Courtyard. With its shape and colours, it reminds the buildings built during the
reign of Mathew I.
In the middle of the square stands a functional copy of the original well which
used to stand in the main square, in front of the Town Hall until 1878.
The Courtyard of Europe in Komárno - Slovakia.travel
The Courtyard of Europe
An earthquake in 1783, the epicenter of which was not far from the fortress,
caused extensive damage to the fortress and sealed its fate. The generals of
that time decided to give up the fortress because repairs were no longer
worthwhile. The site of the fortress was donated to the city by Emperor
Joseph II and the buildings were sold at auction in 1784 to the highest bidder.
In 2003, the city of Komárno bought the Old and New Fortresses in order to
carry out appropriate reconstruction work and thus preserve the historical
ambience and make the object accessible to the public. (Open 2022)
Fortress of Komárno - Wikipedia
The fortress is located in today's urban area of Komárno on the left bank
of the Danube, which has belonged to Czecho-Slovakia (today's Slovakia)
It had great strategic importance in the past and was the largest fortress in
what was then Austro-Hungarian Empire.
During the period of Turkish expansion in the 16th century, the city of
Komárno fell into the border area of the Habsburg and Ottoman empires.
The construction of the so-called "old" fortress began in 1546 on the
foundations of a medieval castle according to plans by the Italian master
builder Pietro Ferrabosco and the Alsatian Daniel Specklin.
The fortress was built at the confluence of the Danube and Váh rivers
to provide protection against further Turkish advances into Habsburg-ruled
In 1526 the Ottoman Empire invaded Hungary. In the Battle of Mohács on
August 29, 1526, the Hungarian army was crushed by the Turks. The fortress
proved itself when in 1594 the Ottomans tried unsuccessfully to take the city
of Komárno with an army of 100,000 men. Between the years 1673 and 1683
the fortress was strengthened. The Old Fortress had five bastions and two
inner courtyards surrounded by casemate-like structures designed to house
the guards. The fortress was surrounded by a moat. And there was only one
access to the fortress through the so-called Ferdinand Gate.
Fortress of Komárno - Wikipedia
Bare 1 km over til Ungarn
|Onsdag 31. august 2022
Ved lunsjtid legger vi til kai i Nussdorf (ellerKorneuburg), en av forstedene til Wien.
Det er ingen sykkeltur i dag. Benytt i stedet ettermiddagen til å oppleve Østerrikes hovedstad på egen hånd eller sammen med reiselederen.
(Det ble en sykkeltur med guide).
Den tidligere keiserbyen er en av de vakreste byene i Europa, og her er det lett å fornemme historiens sus fra den gangen Wien var hovedstad i det habsburgske riket. Wien er full av storslåtte monumenter, museer, palasser og vakre parker. I den gamle bydelen, som utforskes best til fots, ligger den store Stefanskatedralen.
Besøk gjerne en av Wiens elegante kafeer og smak på Sachertorte, byens kulinariske spesialitet. Schönbrunn-palasset - den tidliege sommerresidensen til den østerriske keiserfamilien, er også vel verdt et besøk.
Skipet seiler videre sent om kvelden.
Sluser i Wien
Sluser i Wien
Die Friedenspagode Wien ist ein buddhistischer Stupa, der an der Donau in Wien
liegt. Sie ist eine von rund 80 Friedenspagoden, die es weltweit gibt (Stand 2011).
Der Bau des Stupas erfolgte zwischen 1982 und 1983 nach Plänen des Architekten
Franz Richard Schnabel und wurde von japanischen Mönchen des Nipponzan-Myōhōji-Ordens ausgeführt. Die Eröffnungszeremonie fand am 25. September 1983, unter Anwesenheit des Gründers des Nipponzan-Myōhōji-Ordens Nichidatsu Fujii
(藤井日達; 1885–1985) sowie Vertretern verschiedener buddhistischer Orden und Traditionen, statt.
Der Stupa ist rund 26 Meter hoch. Die zentrale Buddha-Figur stellt Buddha
Shakyamuni dar, die 7 Reliefs stellen Szenen aus dem Leben des Religionsgründers Siddhartha Gautama dar – von der Geburt, über das Erwachen, die Lehrtätigkeit bis
Friedenspagode Wien – Wikipedia
Wien Schiff Museum
Vienna is the capital, largest city, and one of nine states of Austria. Vienna is Austria's
most populous city, with about two million inhabitants (2.9 million within the
metropolitan area, nearly one third of the country's population), and its cultural,
economic, and political center. It is the 6th-largest city proper by population in the
European Union and the largest of all cities on Danube river.
Evidence has been found of continuous habitation in the Vienna area since 500 BC, when Celts settled the site on the Danube. In 15 BC, the Romans fortified the frontier
city they called Vindobona to guard the empire against Germanic tribes to the north.
In 1804, during the Napoleonic Wars, Vienna became the capital of the newly formed
Austrian Empire. The city continued to play a major role in European and world politics, including hosting the Congress of Vienna in 1814–15. The city also saw major uprisings against Habsburg rule in 1848, which were suppressed. After the Austro-Hungarian Compromise of 1867, Vienna remained the capital of what became the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The city functioned as a center of classical music, for which the title of the First Viennese School (Haydn/Mozart/Beethoven) is sometimes applied.
Vienna - Wikipedia
Cruiseskipene Moldova og Ukraina
Hundertwasser Village was built both on the inside
and the exterior by
concepts of artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser during the years 1990 and 1991.
The building was used as car tyre factory before that time. The flood of people
visiting the nearby Hundertwasserhouse led to the idea of constructing a house
giving the infrastructure for the visitors.
Friedensreich Hundertwasser at the opening of Hundertwasser Village:*
“With the Village for my friend Kalke I realized another piece of a more human
and nature orientated architecture. I have been working as a doctor for
architecture so to say. We did not tear down and rebuild it but used existing
building fabric and improved it by changing and adding to the building and
inserting components with new shapes and colours.”
“On the roof a forest sprouts much to the pleasure of the neighbours (…) and
inside something like a romantic, narrow, oriental bazar exists where you like
to linger for a while.”
More than two decades later quite a forest has truly evolved on the roof of the
house. About 30 trees have grown up to 15 meters high housing many birds.
And inside the bazar is still there and about 1,2 million visitors admire
Hundertwassers concepts of interior design every year.
We are open 365 days a year and admission is free.
About the Hundertwasser Village (hundertwasser-village.com)
Her er vi på guida sykkeltur i Wien sentrum.
are the best known.
Strauss was the son of Johann Strauss I and his first wife Maria Anna Streim. Two younger brothers, Josef and Eduard Strauss, also became composers of light music, although they
were never as well known as their brother.
Johann Strauss II - Wikipedia
Bildet er tatt fra Byparken (Stadtpark)
acoustics, and all share a long, tall and narrow shoebox shape.
Musikverein - Wikipedia
State Opera is an opera house and opera
company based in Vienna,
Austria. The 1,709-seat Renaissance Revival venue was the first major building
on the Vienna Ring Road. It was built from 1861 to 1869 following plans by
August Sicard von Sicardsburg and Eduard van der Nüll, and designs by Josef
Hlávka. The opera house was inaugurated as the "Vienna Court Opera" (Wiener
Hofoper) in the presence of Emperor Franz Joseph I and Empress Elisabeth of
Austria. It became known by its current name after the establishment of the
First Austrian Republic in 1921. The Vienna State Opera is the successor of the
Vienna Court Opera, the original construction site chosen and paid for by
Emperor Franz Joseph in 1861.
The members of the Vienna Philharmonic are recruited from the Vienna State
Opera's orchestra. The building is also the home of the Vienna State Ballet, and
it hosts the annual Vienna Opera Ball during the carnival season.
Towards the end of World War II, on 12 March 1945, the opera was set alight by
an American bombardment.The auditorium and stage were destroyed by flames,
as well as almost the entire décor and props for more than 120 operas with around
150,000 costumes. The front section, which had been walled off as a precaution,
however, remained intact including the foyer, with frescoes by Moritz von Schwind,
the main stairways, the vestibule and the tea room. The State Opera was temporarily
housed at the Theater an der Wien and at the Vienna Volksoper.
Vienna State Opera - Wikipedia
The presentation is topped off by numerous chefs-d’oeuvre by Picasso, ranging from
his early Cubist pictures and works from his mature period of the 1940s to superb
prints that have not yet been exhibited and paintings from his experimental late period.
Monet to Picasso. The Batliner Collection « The ALBERTINA Museum Vienna
The library is located in the Neue Burg Wing of the Hofburg in center of Vienna.
Since 2005, some of the collections have been relocated within the Baroque structure
of the Palais Mollard-Clary. Founded by the Habsburgs, the library was originally
called the Imperial Court Library (German: Kaiserliche Hofbibliothek); the change to
the current name occurred in 1920, following the end of the Habsburg Monarchy and
the proclamation of the Austrian Republic. The library complex includes four
museums, as well as multiple special collections and archives.
Austrian National Library - Wikipedia
Hofburg sett fra Michaeler Platz
The Hofburg is the former principal imperial palace of the Habsburg dynasty.
Located in the centre of Vienna, it was built in the 13th century and expanded
several times afterwards. It also served as the imperial winter residence, as
Schönbrunn Palace was the summer residence. Since 1946 it is the official residence and workplace of the president of Austria.
Since 1279 the Hofburg area has been the documented seat of government.
The Hofburg has been expanded over the centuries to include various residences
(with the Amalienburg and the Albertina), the imperial chapel (Hofkapelle or
Burgkapelle), the imperial library (Hofbibliothek), the treasury (Schatzkammer), the Burgtheater, the Spanish Riding School (Hofreitschule), the imperial mews (Stallburg and Hofstallungen).
The palace faces the Heldenplatz (Heroes Square) ordered under the reign of
Emperor Franz Joseph I, as part of what was planned to become the Kaiserforum
[de] but which was never completed.
Numerous architects have executed work at the Hofburg as it expanded, notably the
Italian architect-engineer Filiberto Luchese, Lodovico Burnacini and Martino and
Domenico Carlone, the Baroque architects Lukas von Hildebrandt and Joseph
Emanuel Fischer von Erlach, Johann Fischer von Erlach, and the architects of the
Neue Burg built between 1881 and 1913.
Equestrian statues of the two most important Austrian field marshals, Prince Eugene
of Savoy and Archduke Charles, stand at the foci of Heroes Square. On 15 March 1938
Adolf Hitler proclaimed from the balcony of the New Castle onto Heroes' Square the "Anschluss" of Austria into the Nazi Third Reich.
Hofburg - Wikipedia
Stephen's Cathedral (German: Stephansdom)
is the mother church of the Roman
Catholic Archdiocese of Vienna and the seat of the Archbishop of Vienna, Christoph
Cardinal Schönborn, OP. The current Romanesque and Gothic form of the cathedral,
seen today in the Stephansplatz, was largely initiated by Duke Rudolf IV (1339–1365)
and stands on the ruins of two earlier churches, the first a parish church consecrated
in 1147. The most important religious building in Vienna, St. Stephen's Cathedral has
borne witness to many important events in Habsburg and Austrian history and has,
with its multi-coloured tile roof, become one of the city's most recognizable symbols.
By the middle of the 12th century, Vienna had become an important centre of
German civilization, and the four existing churches, including only one parish
church, no longer met the town's religious needs. In 1137, Bishop of Passau
Reginmar and Margrave Leopold IV signed the Treaty of Mautern, which
referred to Vienna as a civitas for the first time and transferred St. Peter's
Church to the Diocese of Passau.
Under the treaty, Margrave Leopold IV also
received from the bishop extended stretches of land beyond the city walls, with
the notable exception of the territory allocated for the new parish church, which
would eventually become St. Stephen's Cathedral. Although previously believed
built in an open field outside the city walls,
|the new parish church was
in actuality likely built on an ancient cemetery
dating to Ancient Roman times; excavations for a heating system in 2000
revealed graves 2.5 metres (8.2 ft) below the surface, which were
carbon-dated to the 4th century. This discovery suggests that an even older
religious building on this site predated the St. Rupert's Church, which is
considered the oldest church in Vienna.
Founded in 1137 following the Treaty of Mautern, the partially constructed
Romanesque church was solemnly dedicated in 1147 to Saint Stephen in the
presence of Conrad III of Germany, Bishop Otto of Freising, and other German
nobles who were about to embark on the Second Crusade. Although the first
structure was completed in 1160, major reconstruction and expansion lasted
until 1511, and repair and restoration projects continue to the present day.
From 1230 to 1245, the initial Romanesque structure was extended westward;
the present-day west wall and Romanesque towers date from this period. In 1258,
however, a great fire destroyed much of the original building, and a larger
replacement structure, also Romanesque in style and reusing the two towers, was
constructed over the ruins of the old church and consecrated 23 April 1263.
The anniversary of this second consecration is commemorated each year by a rare
ringing of the Pummerin bell for three minutes in the evening.
St. Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna - Wikipedia
|Torsdag 1. september 2022
Den siste sykkeldagen er et av høydepunktene i løpet av cruiset.
Vi befinner oss nå i Wachaudalen, som står på UNESCOs verdensarvliste
og er et av de mest idylliske landskapene langs Donau.
På bakketoppene og langs elven ligger borgruiner og små landsbyer.
Oppover de frodige dalsidene dyrkes det aprikoser og vindruer.
Sykkelturen starter i Rossatz eller Dürnstein (avhengig av kaiplass)
og vi kan velge om vi vil sykle på øst- eller vestsiden av Donau.
Sykkelturen ender i den lille byen Pöchlarn, hvor skipet venter
I kveld er det festmiddag om bord,
Mens vi spiser, legger SE-Manon ut på siste etappe av cruiset.
Dürnstein med borgen
Dürnstein is a small town on the Danube river in the Krems-Land district, in the
Austrian state of Lower Austria. It is one of the most-visited tourist destinations in the Wachau region and also a well-known wine growing area. The municipality
consists of the Katastralgemeinden of Dürnstein, Oberloiben, and Unterloiben.
The town gained its name from the medieval Dürnstein castle, which overlooked it.
The castle's name derived from the German duerr/dürr, meaning "dry", and Stein,
"stone". The castle was dry because it was on a rocky hill, high above the damp
conditions of the Danube at the base of the hill, and it was built of stone. The
modern town stands between the castle and the river.
Dürnstein was first mentioned in 1192 when, in the castle above the town, King
Richard I of England was held captive by Leopold V, Duke of Austria, after their
dispute during the Third Crusade. Richard the Lionheart had offended Leopold the
Virtuous by casting down his standard from the walls at the Battle of Acre, and the
duke suspected that King Richard ordered the murder of his cousin Conrad of Montferrat in Jerusalem. In consequence Pope Celestine III excommunicated
Leopold for capturing a fellow crusader. The duke finally gave custody of the king
to Henry VI, Holy Roman Emperor, who imprisoned Richard at Trifels Castle.
Dürnstein - Wikipedia
castle was built between 1140 and 1145. King
Richard the Lionheart tore
down the Austrian flag on his return from the Crusades and refused to share the
spoils of war with Leopold V, Duke of Austria. As a consequence, Leopold V held
the King of England captive in the castle built by Hademar I of Kuenring in
Dürnstein (1192-1193). The royal prisoner was allowed to receive travelling
singers (troubadours) during his imprisonment, from which the saga of the singer
Blondel probably emerged.
loyal minstrel journeyed from castle to castle until
he found his King in Dürnstein
by singing a stanza which the prisoner completed. Richard the Lionheart was released
upon payment of a ransom worth 150,000 silver marks. The ruins of Dürnstein are free
to visit all year round. If you are visiting the romantic ruins for the first time, you will
be rewarded with a stunning panoramic view. The proud castles and monasteries are
strung like diamonds on a necklace along the Wachau valley for you to enjoy.
The ruins of Dürnstein castle (lower-austria.info)
Donau sett fra Dürnstein. Det er båten vår S-Manon, som er på vei oppover elva.
Den skal plukke oss opp i Pöchlarn
small wine region that usually accounts for only around 3% of Austria's wine
Wachau wine - Wikipedia
Vindruer i Wachadalen.
The modern statue depicting Richard the Lionhart sitting on a horse and the minstrel
who sang a song only Richard would know the words to, in order to find him.
Legends of the Wachau Valley - FAB Senior Travel
Urpfarre der Wachau
0800 Karl der Grosse lieb an Stelle der heidnischen Opferstätte eine Kapelle errichten
0987 Erste Kirche laut Urkunde als Pfarre "St. Michaelis"
1164 Pfarre St. Michael gelangt durch Tausch mit Bischof Konrad von Passau an das
Stift St. Florian.
1395 Seyfried Freitl und Gemahlin stiften den Karner und die Kapelle mit Beinhaus
1500 - 1530 Errichtung der heutigen Kirche
1532 Spanische Hilfstruppen setzen den gotischen Turm in Brand
1544 Baumeister Lienhard aus Krems setzt dem Turm statt des gotischen Daches
eine Renaissancebekrönung in Form von Schmuckzinnen auf.
1575 Erhöhungder Kirchhofmauer
1630 Einsturz des Kirchengewölbes nach einem Brand
1631 Laut Aufstellung des Baumeisters Cyprian Biasino (+1636) wurden 3
Gewölbe ausgebessert und die gotischen Strebepfeiler ummauert (1631-1634)
1784 Auflösung der Pfarre St. Michael
1950 Gründung der Erhaltung der Vereinigung zur Erhaltung der Wehrkirche
von St. Michael
1948- 1968 1. grosse Restaurierungphase
St. Michel kirken
Mange av syklistene, blant dem vi, sleit med å finne riktig vei ned til Melk.
Vi måtte over Donau. Det var greit, men etter kryssingen var det vanskelig
å finne sykkelveien videre.
Melk Abbey (German: Stift Melk) is a Benedictine abbey above the town of Melk,
Lower Austria, Austria, on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Danube river, adjoining the Wachau valley. The abbey contains the tomb of Saint Coloman of Stockerau
and the remains of several members of the House of Babenberg, Austria's first ruling
Melk Abbey - Wikipedia
De fleste syklistene var i Pöchlarn før SE-Manon (skipet vårt).
Vi passerer Linz
2. september 2022
Vi ankommer Passau ved ti-tiden. Etter frokost tar vi farvel med skipet
og kjører med buss til flyplassen i München. Direktefly til Oslo.
Helt sånn ble det jo ikke. Vi måtte forlate skipet kl 0900, og bussen til
München kom. I München fikk vi rom på flyplasshotell.
Det ble gjort forsøk på å skaffe rom i Münche sentrum, men det var ikke
plass til oss der.
Vi satte igjen bagasjen og tok taxi inn til sentrum.
after the Austrian capital of Vienna.
The city was first mentioned in 1158.
Munich - Wikipedia
Town Hall (German: Neues Rathaus) is
a town hall at the northern part
of Marienplatz in Munich, Bavaria, Germany.
It hosts the city government including
the city council, offices of the mayors and a small portion of the administration.
In 1874 the municipality had left the Old Town Hall for its new domicile.
The decision to construct a new building came due to the lack of space in the Old
Town Hall and the adjoining, so-called "Lesser Town Hall" on Petersbergl (destroyed
in 1944, not reconstructed). In memory of the bourgeois high season during the
Gothic period, the choice fell upon a neo-Gothic design, which allowed an implement
an independent architectural accent in contrast to the buildings of the royal family.
The North side of the Marienplatz was chosen as the building site, where the house of the Landstände still stood which had been erected by the Bavarian Duke throughout
the Middle Ages as a sort of representation of the opposing Landstände. The first
section of the building in the Eastern part of the Marienplatz, on the corner of
Dienerstrasse, was the results of an idea competition won by Georg Hauberrisser and
carried out between 1867 and 1874. When it became clear that this new building
would not be able to accommodate the entire administration, the city began
purchasing all the properties on the Dienerstrasse, Landschaftstrasse and
Weinstrasse adjacent to the Town Hall started in 1887. From 1889 to 1892, the
section on the corner of Dienerstrasse and Landschaftstrasse was constructed.
New Town Hall (Munich) - Wikipedia
The Rathaus-Glockenspiel in Munich
|The Rathaus-Glockenspiel in Munich is
attraction clock in Marienplatz,
the heart of Munich, Germany.
Part of the second construction phase of the New Town Hall, it dates from 1908.
Every day at 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. (as well as 5 p.m. in the summer) it chimes and
re-enacts two stories from the 16th century to the amusement of mass crowds of
tourists and locals. It consists of 43 bells and 32 life-sized figures. The top half of
the Glockenspiel tells the story of the marriage of the local Duke Wilhelm V (who
also founded the noted Hofbräuhaus) to Renata of Lorraine. In honor of the happy
couple there is a joust with life-sized knights on horseback representing Bavaria
(in white and blue) and Lothringen (in red and white). The Bavarian knight wins
every time, of course.
This is then followed by the bottom half and second story: Schäfflertanz (the
|According to myth, 1517 was
a year of plague in Munich. The coopers are said
to have danced through the streets to "bring fresh vitality to fearful dispositions."
The coopers remained loyal to the duke, and their dance came to symbolize
perseverance and loyalty to authority through difficult times.
By tradition, the dance is performed in Munich every seven years. This was
described in 1700 as "an age-old custom", but the current dance was defined
only in 1871. The dance can be seen during Fasching (German Carnival): the
latest one is in 2019.
The whole show lasts somewhere between 12 and 15 minutes long depending on
which tune it plays that day. At the very end of the show, a very small golden
rooster at the top of the Glockenspiel chirps quietly three times, marking the end
of the spectacle.
Rathaus-Glockenspiel - Wikipedia
Fra tårnet i Frauenkirche
Heilig-Geist-Kirche (Church of the Holy Spirit; lit. 'Holy Ghost Church') is a Gothic
hall church in Munich, southern Germany, originally belonging to the Hospice of
the Holy Ghost (14th century).
3. september 2022
Vi fikk noe flybilletter fra Lufthansa.
Klokka 1840 fra München til Zürich
og videre fra Zürich kl 2050.
Hjemme mellom 01-02 om natta
den 4. desember