For one of the busiest waterways in Europe, the Danube offers many peaceful spots.
In places, quiet houses line the banks, the perfect weekender. The air is filled with the sound of birdsong, and the lap of water.
At every bend of the Danube there stands another church, another ruined castle atop a hill.
Occasionally the villages sell to the size of towns, but peaceful towns, untouched by the troubles of the real world.
Vineyards are everywhere. And in this now-ruined castle above Dürnstein, Richard the LionHeart was once held prisoner.
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