Roman Ruins in Austria.

Over the long Easter weekend, a day hike around Carnuntum, the fortress complex that dates to 50 AD and sprawls over several thousand square kilometers about halfway between Vienna and Bratislava.

Ruins to the left. Wine to the right.

Schloss Petronell, one of Austria’s important Renaissance castles featured along our hike. The castle is undergoing major renovations and thus can not be toured.

As per the lunch routine, at least one of us has to order Schnitzel. Tony volunteered, and I selected the rather delicious Backhendl in Nest at a charming restaurant in the Nationalpark Donau Auen.

And also per the routine, of course our guide received his Pommes Payment. ❤