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Once More in the Wachau

Another schlecht Sunday. I reiterate that we are not spending our remaining time in Austria checking places off a list; the day just lent itself to a new exhibit at a favorite castle (I have several favorites), with lunch at a favorite Weinschank afterward.

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Art Brut at the Kunst Forum

Mother Nature served up a schlecht Sunday recently, so what better to do than gaze at art and cozy up in a cafe for lunch? After all, we do love our art brut.

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The Princely Collection of the Liechtenstein Family

The House of Liechtenstein is my favorite. Wanting importance but not being royal, they did the next best thing: they bought their way into favor of the Holy Roman Empire.

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Hiking & Schnitzeling. The Steppes of Burgenland

Not quite either, but on occasion that’s how it falls out.

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Hiking & Schnitzeling. Schlosspark Laxenburg

It would be wrong to be indoors on a day as lovely as this.

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Hiking & Schnitzeling. Heidenreichsteiner Moor

The calm before the IB exam storm.

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In Search of Wildschwein

Two visits within one week, and the only Wildschwein spotted was a stuffed specimen at the nature center.

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The Collecting Craze of the Hapsburgs

But did it all spark joy is the larger question.

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Anecdotes on Austria

Lots of good stuff in this edition.

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