Bohemian Forest and Manhartsberg

Bohemian Forest ©fritz polesny/flickr

Bohemian Forest ©fritz polesny/flickr

Bohemian Forest has its mountains extending from Czech Republic to Austria and also a part of Germany. This natural border and low mountain range has forested mountains of more than 800 metres. Plechý or Plöckenstein is its highest peak of 1,378 metres. The amazing forms after so many years of erosion has not just made it one of the oldest in Europe but also round and rocky formations. Next to see is the Vydra River springing from the Bohemian Forest. However, it is also important to note the Böhmerwald or low mountain range has harsh climate. It is northern part of the Danube Valley. What clearly can be seen is the Manhartsberg separating Waldviertel from Weinviertel.

Manhartsberg in Lower Austria

This flat-lying mountain ridge only has a maximum height of 537 meters. This special geology of Central Europe stretches over northern Austria and has surrounding ranges. You get to see rolling hills and also gentle valleys, flat ridges and hilltops. If you like nature and rivers, there is a Thaya river of about 235 kilometers long. Thaya flows through deep gorges and also passes beautiful chateaus and castles. Going there makes checking some towns worth while, for example, the Raabs an der Thaya, Drosendorf-Zissersdorf, Vranov nad Dyji, Hardegg, Znojmo, Laa an der Thaya Lednice and Breclav.

Donauinsel, Danube Island

This part of the island has an elongated swimming lake (a diluvian bed). There are many recreational activities available and for active people will enjoy the sports opportunities offered here. Naming from cycling, swimming, canoeing and rollerblading. Kagran in part of the 22nd district of Vienna is now a suburb You can find some nude beaches on the northern parts too. Historically, it used to be a military firing range used by the firing squad in the 1940s.

Danube City

Lobau ©rotkraut.c.r/flickr

Lobau ©rotkraut.c.r/flickr

The Danube city includes the Kagran mentioned earlier. It also consists of Kaisermühlen, Stadlau, Hirschstetten, Aspern and the floodplain Lobau allowing you access to the National Park Donauauen. One of it is also Annakirche Breitenlee which is one of the 89 cadastral districts of Vienna. Here you can look out for the only Viennese church with two towers north of the Danube. It was subjected to a Hungarian invasion in 1458. It was also devastated by the Turkish in 1529. If you have some time, recollect the beauty of the church which was modeled after Schottenkirche.

 

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