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... most prestigious high school s in Austria, which has 925 students, and is an additional source of revenue for the abbey. The 500,000 annual visitors to the abbey also produce substantial revenue for the abbey, along with its sale of books, wine, apricot liqueur, and other items in their large gift shop.
The abbey was established under the order of St. Benedict, and the primary philosophy of the Benedictine monks can ...
... Melk, enjoying the sunshine coming back. Bliss. We joined in Melk, and apparently the French couple didn't make it either because they stopped in one of the many gardens with terrace, luring cyclotourists away from the track and onto their comfy chairs, offering them local schnapps and beer... We had a quick snack in Melk, enjoying the view on the abbey, and off we went for the last 40km of this day. The scenery changed for the better, and apricot fields, vineyards, ...
... of villages to ride through my pick was St Michael Durnstein is set on a hillside and the castle here was where Ric*************heart was imprisoned after returning from the crusades. The Castle can be found at the top of Durnstein and approximately a 30 minute hill climb on foot. The other point of interest here if not able to walk up the hill is to visit the cemetery where a crypt containing many bones can be ...
Off to Artstetten in the afternoon - Franz Ferdinand's home - he wot got murdered in Sarajevo and caused the first world war.
this place is of great interest to the Austrians, but it was a Little under sold! Unfortunately we do stately homes so well in UK, other people's efforts often feel a bit below par!
sorry no photos, it was torrential rain!
Afterwards we set off home - or so I thought, but no, a Diversion to the Wachau, the wine Region ...
... was very leisurely, but we did see the Blue Church, named for its color, which is apparently a very unusual color for a Catholic church.
From Durnstein we made the quick drive to Spitz, where we picked up the ferry and took an hour-long cruise down the Danube to Melk. The cruise was beautiful and we passed several interesting ruins and buildings on the side of the river.
By far the most impressive site of the day was ...