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Another tour, this one to the South Woods, which were beautiful. We saw this Convent which was a former Hunting Lodge of Crown Prince Rudolph, who committed suicide after shooting his 17 yr old mistress, who was a baroness.  He was married to A Princess with children.  The family gave the lodge to the Church so Rudolph could be buried with his Royal Family.  Then onto an Abbey and Tomb of the Babenberg Dynasty (1650’s).  Part of the Church was built in the 1100’s which was polished stones with nice high arches, the other part was built in the 1400’s  with winding pillars also arched, an elaborate altar and stained glass.  The tour continued on to a Grotto, after a long walk in a very cold passageway we came to the underground lake for a 10 minute boat ride then back though the passage, we thought it was going to be a much longer ride.  Was cool though. Ha! Ha!  After the tour we walked around and had a piece of this Chocolate Torte that we heard was great.  I think that I can  makes better cakes.

We are going out for our Vienna pizza now.  Then finishing packing, tomorrow is a travel day.

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