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29.9.12
  Vineyards and Rivers

And finally some photos of the surroundings. You can't travel in the Saale-Unstrut region without catching some vineyeards - the area is famous for its wines.

Vineyard in the morning sun, seen from my hotel room

Our little hotel is situated in the middle of the Ducal Vineyard (which today is owned by a farm cooperative), so we got a close look into a vineyard in autumn.

Wine harvest

Those hills are really steep; it's no easy work to gather the grapes. But the final result is very yummy. :)

Unstrut river in the rain

The town Freyburg where we stayed is situated directly at the Unstrut river. Mostly the weather was ok, but there was a big rainshower just when I went down to take some pics of the river.

Saale river, seen from Rudelsburg Castle

To cover the other main river in the area, here's a photo of the Saale, too. It confluences into the Elbe further north-east.

Neuenburg Castle and the vineyard in the evening sun

And finally a lucky shot of the Neuenburg, with part of the Ducal Vineyard in front. I caught that one minute when the evening sun came out and tinted everything with a lovely golden shine.
 
Comments:
Like the view of Neuenburg Castle. Glad I'm not a servant sent out to pick the grapes though - I'd fall down the mountainside. :)
 
Constance, or imagine trying to get your trebuchet up that hill. :)
 
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