Wachau Valley, Austria 6/22/15 1

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Ann Williams’ travel articles have appeared in publications all over the country including The Washington Post, Roads to Adventure, and Jack and Jill. Between researching and writing books, she specializes in creative lectures.

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  • breathtakebyways Post author

    Why all the castles above the rivers? Territorial lords built them to collect tolls from boats using the river. I’m not sure how hilltop castles got money out of the boats way down on the river, but the castles must have paid, or they wouldn’t be so plentiful.

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