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Today we arrived in Emmersdorf, Austria. and were able to have a leisurely breakfast before embarking on our walking tour at 1030am. Today, we visited Melk Abbey, With its cobblestone streets and majestic abbey, Melk is a highlight of the Danube Valley visit. The abbey is majestically situated on an outcrop rising above the Danube, it stands resplendent in a golden hue, crowned by tours. The views were spectacular. Built between 1702 and 1736 by architect ...
... 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.
... such as reusable coffins (after the ceremony, the bottom would open and drop the body into its grave and get cleaned up & reused for the next corpse) but the Austrians couldn't handle the concept. Hearts preserved in urns ok but not reusable coffins . . .Gorgeous place & meticulously kept.
We left there and hopped on a Danube boat, cruising from Melk to Durnstein whose claim to fame was that it ...
... today. There is a certain 9-grain German bread that is my favorite with a little cherry jelly on it. You have to slice your own and some mornings it is already almost gone by the time I get there (others must like it too).
We picked the color with Lisi as our tour guide again. We started walking from the ship to the town - just a six minute walk per Lisi (she gave this information several times so we would know how long it takes to get back to the ship after she ...
CRUISING DAY - Durnstein / Wachau / Melk
Today we left the big city behind and entered the picturesque countryside of Austria.
The day began with a walking tour of the very picturesque and tiny fairy tale village of Durnstein this morning. It was frosty as we began the walk from the ship. English King Ric*************heart was imprisoned in the Kuenringer Castle in 1192/3 coming ...