We were scheduled to be in Melk this morning and Durnstein this afternoon, but our itinerary was changed so that we could be in Vienna before New Years.
Our tour in Melk was to the Melk Abbey, a Benedictine abbey sitting high on the hill above the town. It was built in the early 1700’s in, you guessed it, the Baroque style.
The next 3 photos were taken in the church of the Abbey…
After our tour, we walked down the stairs and through the quaint little town back to the ship.
Next up we sailed through the picturesque Wachau Valley, known for it’s high quality wines, en route to Vienna. It was a beautiful sunny day, but cold, so these next 3 were taken from my stateroom.
This is Durnstein, that was supposed to be our afternoon stop. The remains of Durnstein castle, where King Richard the Lion-Heart of England was held captive, look down over the town.