Saturday, May 2, 2009

Mautern an der Donau, Wachau, Austria

Austria-12, originally uploaded by Abhishek's Received Postcards.

Mautern an der Donau is a town in the district of Krems-Land in the Austrian state of Lower Austria. It is a municipality with about 3.500 inhabitants, situated northerly the Danube. In former times ships cruised the Danube, when they passed Mautern they had to pay a toll. The town got its name from there because toll means "Maut" in German. Before it has got this name it had been called Favianis by the Romans.


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