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Naturpark Purkersdorf

Nice place, but too much fog!

overcast 9 °C

It was the worst trip so far, the stupid weather forecaster "cheated" us, the real weather was too bad, not enough sunshine, too much fog and thus quite cold.

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Mr. Schoeffel is known as the "saviour" of the Vienna forest. About 150 years ago is was the plan to cut down the wide woods to the west of Vienna and sell it to private property, but Mr. Schoeffel finally could persuade the authorities not to cut the forest, but keep it alive and free accessible for the public. Soon people started to like going there for recreational purposes, and after Mr. Schoeffel's death they decided to put up this memorial stone to remember the "Saviour of the Vienna Forest".

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Artificial view point at the western edge of "Vienna Forest". It's about 25 meters high and on clear days one can see large parts of the Austrian capital from the top of this wooden tower.

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Too much fog made us almost could not see the whole view of Vienna from the top of the tower, it was very pity!

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Posted by R and K 05:55 Archived in Austria Tagged tourist_sites

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