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Moerbisch - Ausflugschiff Michael - on deck

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A: Moerbisch - Ausflugschiff Michael - under deck

by Klaus Treichler, 260 meters away

Moerbisch - Ausflugschiff Michael - under deck

B: Mörbisch am See

by Zoltan Duray, 710 meters away

Mörbisch am See

C: Moerbisch summer play 2004

by clemens-pfeiffer, 720 meters away

Moerbisch summer play 2004

D: Morbisch am See

by claudio divile, 850 meters away

Morbisch am See

E: Illmitz Strandbad

by Martin Kneth, 2.4 km away

The lido in Illmitz is nearby the national park Neusiedlersee. Located in the broad belt of reeds of ...

Illmitz Strandbad

F: Fertőrákos

by Zoltan Duray, 4.0 km away

Fertőrákos

G: Rust Seebad - at the lake in the evening

by Klaus Treichler, 5.0 km away

Rust Seebad - at the lake in the evening

I: White donkey at the nationalpark Neusiedlersee

by Martin Kneth, 5.2 km away

The white donkey, out of the former Austria - Hungary, are unpigmentierter donkeys with unpigmentiert...

White donkey at the nationalpark Neusiedlersee

J: Rust Seehotel - at the lake

by Klaus Treichler, 5.3 km away

Rust Seehotel - at the lake

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