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... decorated with spectacular window boxes all in full bloom they look great. We had a vast difference in temperatures today. We left Europa Camping Village and the temperature was 35 degrees. We had to have a wee stop at a very undesirable service station and the temperature was a scorching 44 degrees, I could feel my legs burning just walking to the (stinky) toilets. Then when we entered Austria it was raining and we passed through some great ...
... the abbey was originally a palace with ceremonial courts, guest apartments, grand hall and a library.
In th 11th century, Leopold 11 of Babenberg presented the palace to the Benedictine monks, who turned it into a fortified abbey. The hightlight is the "Stiftskirche, or Abbey Church. With its twin spires and high octagonal dome, the church has an astonishing number of windows. The monastic community of Melk is more than 900 years old and black ...
... did a tour of the town from 2.30 to 3.30, then free time to wander and spend. They are known for their apricot products at this time, the tried apricot beer, schnapps, liquor, chocolates, and more.
In the evening we had a concert by 2 guys, 1 was the conductor and the other the lead violinist of the Slovakian national orchestra, they used a range of traditional pipe instruments amongst more traditional. They were excellent.
... working and reading - following the rules laid down by St Benedict. The Abbey is also houses a school that caters for 920 students.
The Abbey was originally a castle that was owner by the ruling family of Austria. The castle was given to the Monks around 1089 by the family on the proviso that a wing of the castle remains as the Imperial Rooms for the visiting Royal Family and their entourage (up to 300 people). It is huge - well worth ...
... the Danube River to Melk. We boarded yet another bus for our guided tour of Melk Abbey. The monks still live and care for the Abbey, there was a few places we couldn't take pics with the huge library being one, such ancient books are kept here and is so breathtaking. The inside of the Abbey had spectacular murals on every ceiling and was so rich in gold paint everywhere, sometimes a little overdone but it was an amazing building to visit. We walked ...