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Portuguese river rippling between vineyards.

Tom Kirschner
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Douro river
Inserted: 21.07.2017
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The Portuguese Douro River, which originates in Spain and empties into the Atlantic, is at its bottom a tourist attraction for a ride, whether by train, historic train or boat.

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Recently, a lot has been invested in infrastructure in Portugal with European Union money. This bridge is famous for the fact that, due to corruption and the theft of European money, it first collapsed and had to be rebuilt.

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Along the line that leads through the river valley, you can see many historic railway equipment.

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In some places, the river canyon is very steep.

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A geologist would definitely spend a few days here.

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All station buildings on the line are maintained and breathe history.

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The local custom is ceramic tiles on the facades of buildings, not just railway stations. And on them, of course, scenes from the past of vine growing and the production of the famous Port wine.

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Of course, the antique scale at the station still works and is free.

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River sign by the road in front of the bridge.

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Food for tourists and locals is excellent and not expensive.

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Wherever possible, vineyards are built.

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Do they know the movie Adela hasn't had dinner yet?

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You can also take a historic train, only the route is shorter than from Porto to Pocinho.

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Steam is still an attractive spectacle anywhere in the world.

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The town by the track offers a few cafes and souvenir shops.

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Enthusiasts operating old locomotives can be found all over the world.

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And again the ceramic decoration of the facade of the station.

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The Douro River has its charm. It reminds me a lot of the Elbe at Porta Bohemica.

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A barrel for transporting port wine, today only a decoration on the square.

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