WERRA, INN, AND DANUBE
Danube Bike & Barge: Days 6 & 7
The evening before our ship reversed course and began cruising upstream, back to Passau.
Somewhere in the Wachau
Very nice ship's lounge. It was on the upper deck and offered excellent views on three sides. In contrast, the dining room was on the lower deck; and the thing you could see out the window while seated was sky.
Overnight we continued cruising to Au an der Donau, which we had passed on day 2. From there we biked to Linz. As I reported on day 2, this is not one of the more interesting parts of the Danube. We took crossed the river and took the recommended detour to the St. Florian Augustinian monastery. I got lost due to over confidence since I had been there in 2004. By the time we found the town of St. Florian, we were too tired to climb the hill to the monastery.
The Monastry from 2004.
Upon arriving in Linz, were directed to return the bikes to the tour operator's bike warehouse in Linz, and to make our own way back to the ship, which was a dirty trick and surprise. It was only 1.2 miles; so we walked with no trouble.
Newly wheel-less in Linz
Main square in Linz
A mess flowers on the approach to the Danube River bridge in Linz
Our ship in the same place it was the evening of day 1.
Kayakers on the Danube with Linz government buildings in background
After setting sail, we had a festive late night dinner.
We cruised overnight, arriving at Engelhartszell, around 8:00AM, although the itinerary called for returning to Passau. It didn't take long for buses take us back to the Passau train station.
All good things come to an end at Engelhartszell.
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