Scenic Tours Jewels of Europe #12 August 28th 2010 Durnstein
On the way to Durnstein we passed more castles along the Danube. Durnstein means on dry rock.
The ruined Trifels Castle above Durnstein is the one where Richard III was held captive until discovered by his servant who was searching for him. At each castle the servant posed as a wandering minstrel would sing or whistle the King's favourite song. When Richard sang back the ... read more
Europe » Austria » Lower Austria » Durnstein Once the center of power for the large Austro-Hungarian Empire, Austria was reduced to a small republic after its defeat in World War I. Following annexation by Nazi Germany in 1938 and subsequent occupation by the victorious Allies in 1945, Austria'... ... read more