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July 3rd 2015
Published: July 4th 2015
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Cute Bavarian village
We journeyed to the countryside of Vienna today. Enjoying food, wine, and of course shopping in the little town of Grinzing. We traveled along the hillside of Kahlenberg, going from one vineyard to the next until we reached the Klosterneuburg Abbey (a stunning baroque monastery). The Abbey has been one of Austria's most important religious and cultural centers for 900 years. The combination of practiced faith, the unique art treasures, and the oldest vineyard in Austria gives the monastery its unmistakable charm.

Our day came to a spectacular end with a concert in St. Stephens Catherdral where we heard the young virtuoso Yury Revich (2015 International Classical Young Artist of the Year) play scores from Vivaldi, Mozart, Schubert, Bruckner, and Bach.


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Restaurants & Pubs all along the main street. What a great place to do a pub crawl!
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Such cute shops and half the price as in downtown Vienna
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They actually make the clothes in the backroom!
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What a wonderful view as we hiked up the hill.
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The monks sure did live in style!
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Gold Chalices with jewels
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The archbishop's robes
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The archbishop's hat, the 'holy crown' of Austria.
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Church at the far end of the Monastery
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Klosterneuburg - Verdun Altar

The most famous preserved artwork from the Middle Ages. (12th century enamel and goldsmith work)
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The abbey was founded in 1114 by Margrave Leopold III, a saint, who has his last resting place under the altar.
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Ornamental baroque ceilings in the church
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Mary and Nancy playing in the fountain!
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Listening to the classics in a church


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