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Crossing Bridges at the Myra Falls
 
"Simply take the highway to the east... no, to the west!" It had been a while since we'd last visited the Myra falls and we couldn't quite recall anymore how to exactly get there. We probably learned about them in our booklet "Hiking with Children," which used to be full of family friendly outing tips. The Myra falls are located near Muggendorf in Lower Austria. The wondrous "water and hiking world" is nestled in the foot of the Limestone Alps. The monument of nature was made accessible in 1885. Since, wooden bridges cross the Myra creek, a tributary of the Piesting river, with its numerous small waterfalls.
 
"Building Bridges" had been the motto of the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest that was held in the City of Music (which among others would be popularly showcased again in the fifth installment of the Mission Impossible franchise). At the Myra falls the same motto surely comes alive! For there are no less than twenty-six bridges to cross...
 
In between the beautiful waterfall scenery and numerous rocks to climb, memory resurfaced from a visit to the same miracle of nature a couple years earlier, when the older kids had been still small. So much water under the bridge...
 
Next to the creek, the roots of mighty trees would hold on to the ground like fingers of a strong hand. Nature can be quite impressive. The popular destination for excursions is just an hour away from Vienna. By the way, it was the highway to the south...
 
Over the years, we visited quite a few miracles of nature. So much water under the Rainbow Bridge since our first visit to Niagara Falls. And it had been a very rainy day at Plitvice National Park in Croatia, former film location of German Westerns such as "Treasure of Silver Lake." Quite a bit shopping going on there, Photoshopping that is... Those were probably the best days of our lives. We just didn't know back then...
 
The next page is all about Kangaroos.
 
 
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