Lots of train travel this year. Vienna:
As there were two holidays last week, I decided to get out of town to take a short vacation in Heimbach (Eifel) for some hiking. The Eifel is only two hours away by train, but you feel so much closer to nature around all the forests and lakes.
More reservoirs downstream from the Rur dam.
The Art Nouveau hydro-electric power plant in Heimbach.
As part of their architecture tour we got to see their production facilities where almost every building has been designed by famous architects; e.g. passage cover by Álvaro Siza and fire station by Zaha Hadid.
More pictures from the last full day of my Obereggenen vacation: sunset in the vines above Obereggenen.
Since I was a kid, my family has been going to the village of Obereggenen near Schliengen in the black forest for fall vacation. So for the 30th anniversary of our first vacation, we all spent the weekend there again.
As my tour of Meyer Werft wasn’t until the afternoon, I had a few hours in Papenburg to walk along the canals and take in the beautiful scenery of this quaint little town.