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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Wachau Melk
Had a really good night in this very quaint hotel.
The only downside was there were no towels in the bathroom.
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... found an even better pavilion with iced coffee etc with incredible hand painting on the walls and ceiling. The ceilings looked like they were curved, but this was an illusion. Will hopefully have enough go in the Internet to send some pictures, but because we are all stuck on board we all have the same idea. We interrupt this report, to announce we have come to a shuddering halt. We are following another Avalon boat, Illusion, and that has got through, but we have come to ...
... back to the ship to enjoy an evening with a theme, "The taste of Austria". We experienced typical Austrian food complimented with schnapps, wine and or beer. The crew all dressed in traditional Austrian costumes. We were given a tour of the galley where the chefs prepare the meals. Most interesting.
Following dinner, I decided to relax on deck to enjoy the ambience of the evening. The ship cast off at 11:45 and headed to Vienna.
Another great but busy day.
... rabbit sh.. I purchased (a local delicacy).
We spent a bit of time cruising on the boat watching the scenery, enormous amount of vineyards around here perched on the hillside, some are is so steep that you have to wear a harness to harvest the grapes, while we were cruising we sampled a local specialty, apricot champagne (so yummy had to go back for seconds), lunch then finally tied up at our next destination Melk & in particular the Melk Abbey, we ...
... quick bike check to ensure that the chariots were in order and then delivered them to the front door as directed.
The first problem emerged when I reported that it was raining - bugger. Change of clothes for the day was in order, but we didn't as we were hopeful that it would clear as per the weather report.
Up to the room to finish off the packing, check under the bed and then drag the gear down to the front door. Annette settled ...
... and then rebuilt in 1700’s in baroque style. Church redone during renovation extremely ornate. Interesting to see 2 'catacomb saints’ on display; basically skeletons with unknown name set up in aquariums. Took a walk through gardens with nice contemplation paths though the trees, and some really pretty terraced flower gardens Lively and interesting mix of flowers in various beds.