Tuesday, January 08, 2019

A Ruined Medieval Castle Overlooks An Abbey

Dürnstein Abbey (Stift Dürnstein), the former Augustinian Monastery of Dürnstein, sits on the Danube River.  Its blue tower is the landmark of the Wachau Valley in Austria.  

On the hill above the above the abbey, you can see the ruins of the 
Dürnstein Castle (Burgruine Dürnstein). 

The castle is known for being one of the places where King Richard I of England (Richard the Lionheart), returning from the Third Crusade, was imprisoned after being captured near Vienna by Duke Leopold V of Austria, from December 1192 until his extradition to Emperor Henry VI in March 1193.

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Grand Architecture And Strict Discipline

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