Photos: Dillingen & Blaubeuren

Dillingen was our last stop in Bavaria; after that it was into Baden-Wurtemburg and, as the joke goes, out of Bavaria and into Germany.

The Jesuits and other Catholic orders have historically been a huge presence in Dillingen, so the main part of the old town is an impressive place with some spectacularly decorated churches.

As always, the entire European tour photo album is over here on Flickr. I’ve also started to set up individual country-specific albums – Austria and Germany so far, Switzerland and France will come in due time.

Dillingen Schloss Pano

Dillingen Tower

Jesuit Church, Dillingen

Blaubeuren is up in the hills above the Danube, and had a distinctly different architectural style to what we’d seen so far down in the river. Very “Brothers Grimm” fairytale German, lots of half-timbered buildings and exposed woodwork. The town is also tucked into a tight bowl with forested hills looming on all sides.

Blaubeuren

Blaubeuren

Blaubeuren Turret

The Blautopf or “Blue Hole” on one edge of the village is the “bottomless” entrance to a series of flooded caves under the town and in the hills around town.

Blaubeuren Blautopf Reflections

More soon, I’m nearly at the end of Germany and have just over a months worth of photos still to go through, process and post!

Photos: Vienna & Central Austria

Now that I’m back home, I’ve started putting the photographs from my trip up on Flickr.

The entire Europe Bike Ride 2014 album is here, and will automatically show new photos at the bottom of the page when I add them.

A couple from Vienna and the first couple of days on the road through Austria, just to whet your appetite!

Riding from Vienna Airport

Ein Radler, Bitte!

Stadtplatz, Grein, Austria

Many, many more photos to come over the next while; I shot nearly 3000 photos over the seven weeks I was away and will be sorting through them as quickly as I can. Lots of them are panorama shots that need to be assembled before I post them, like the third image above. They’re fun but extra work to get ready.