Boat ride: Bratislava to Vienna

Twin City Liner takes you from Bratislava, Slovakia directly to Vienna, Austria.  You’re swimming up-current so the trip takes about 2 hours (the other way is just over an hour, I heard).  This is an absolutely awesome—and relatively inexpensive—way to travel here. Amazing time and I have pictures to prove it, too.  I highly recommend this route; and, if you are visiting one of the two cities, you can even make a day trip out of it with morning-there-evening-back kind of a thing.

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Traveling speed is about 50 km/h so on the water the breeze feels amazing and, without traffic lights, we’ll arrive at the destination quite speedily.

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Bratislava.

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Chill.

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Chill and watch the river bends.

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Or jump off the boat and practice your canoe skills.

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Current is relatively high here (just watch what it does a bit up river).

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Wait, what’s that up there?

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It’s a dog, watching his master test the water.

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Old mining structures are pretty abundant here.

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As are the castles.

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And the fields.  Looks like a very fertile land here.

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Boat is called “Bratislava” and features that in both nicely-done English lettering and stenciled-on Russian.

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I’m not the only photographer on this ride, for sure.

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See the remains of a watch tower?  Nicely-hidden, too.

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The cabin is hot (even with the AC on) so I go back outside for some breeze and more photos—I’m trigger-happy today, especially with everything I see outside.

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The Bathers.

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See what I mean about the currents here?!

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And this boat is nearly completely in the water.

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Chill.

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Just noticed: this looks like a peace sign, doesn’t it?

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Planes are flying right over our heads here.

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That’s the tiniest fishing house on the whole river, I bet.

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Finally they ask us inside as we enter the canal into Vienna.  Boring to take photos here.

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Guided by the birds, we enter into the city; on to more adventures.  I haven’t been on a boat in a while and I very much enjoyed this trip.  I highly recommend water travel, when available, for a relatively fast and very much enjoyable ride.

Toodles

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