Sunday, October 17, 2010

Staying in a Castle

Who doesn't dream of spending a night in a castle? Our dream came true last month when we stayed at the dreamy Burg Oberranna, near Austria's Wachau Valley, an hour or so northwest of Vienna. What a fantasy!

The breakfast room:

The ceramic, wood-fired heater in the corner is typical of old heating sources throughout much of the German-speaking world. It's said to be very energy efficient as well with a couple of small logs providing heat all day.

The castle has its own Chapel of St. George, which dates back to the first half of the 12th Century. It's a popular site for small weddings.

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