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... called Melk. The guided tour today was to be of the Benedictine Abbey up on the hill. It was a strikingly pretty yellow color which I thought wasn't typical for an Abbey. Then I found out about the museum they had there, the school that housed 900+ students, and the extensive library, and it made more sense. It was a beautiful place! The museum housed an ornate cross that supposedly housed a splinter from the cross of the crucifixion. ...
... last night we had a seafood buffet, and then a quiz in the lounge. Our cruise director showed us pictures of cities around the world, but it wasn't easy. The top score was only 16 / 30 and our team only scored 10. Then there was dancing and great frivolity in the lounge - and it was all the oldies (75+). All the young ones (including Anne) had gone to bed. Now I know what goes on late at ...
We arrived at Melk in the morning, a smallish town in Austria. We visited the Abbey in the town. The more we see of Austria the more love it. I think Ron has seen enough cobble stones but still more to come. Had the morning then back on the boat for lunch to Durnstein. This part on the river is called Wachau Valley and is what you see on the brochures, my ...
A sombre start to the day as we visited Mauthausen, a former concentration camp. We had time to reflect and pay our respects to the victims of the Holocaus.
It was very emotional to witness the site where approx 122,766 and 320,000 lost there life in a horrible way.
I forgot to post some photos from yesterday so please see them at the bottom of this post before moving on to today.
Today we left from Vienna with a private guide and driver to tour the Danube River Valley. Our guide was Megan, who was from Australia and she was lovely. We had a beautiful, sunny day again, so I was thrilled. It was pretty hot but I will take that over clouds and rain any time. We began our day in Krems, a quaint town ...