Monthly Archives: January 2015

Melk from the dock

What do you know about Mistletoe? Before I leave Melk, I would like to show you what happens when the riverboat docks. First of all the sign was saying goodbye, not welcome. And there was a truck waiting for our … Continue reading

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Melk Abbey Church

Melk Abbey Church In the center of the abbey and facing the river is the church. On the south side is the gallery and on the north side is the library. Each is its own separate building but they are … Continue reading

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Melk Overview

Overview of Melk, Austria This is the view of the back of the Abby from the parking lot at the top of the hill. At the top of the stairs, we overlook the gardens of the Abby and the town … Continue reading

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Melk Courtyard

Melk Abbey Courtyard We approached the Abby from the parking lot at the top of the hill. We walked through the gardens which are on three levels connected by a stairway which leads to this main entrance. After walking through … Continue reading

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Pielach folyó

Views of the Melk Abby from the Pielach folyó   It was a short visit to the Abby. Above taken at 11:15 as we pull into our dock on the left. Below taken at 2:40 p.m. looks a little farther up … Continue reading

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Melk High Water

How High is the Water? From the bank of the river, on December 14, 2014 the water was this high. The answer depends on where you are, and when you are there. Here in Melk, on the fourth of June, … Continue reading

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Danube Wachau Valley

Danube Wachau Valley The section of the Danube River in Austria, between Krems, past Spitz and as far as Melk, is known as the Wachau Valley. In the year 2000, it was added to the list of UNESCO world Heritage … Continue reading

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More of Vienna

When I come back to Vienna there are a couple of places I would like to visit. The first one is the Imperial Palace also known as the Hofburg or court Palace. Due to its vast size it is impossible … Continue reading

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Old Vienna

Time Travel in Vienna Is this bank offering time travel in Vienna? Well when you tour streets of Vienna in the old town, you may feel like you’ve stepped back into a previous century. As you leave the Saturday morning … Continue reading

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Lipizzaner Stallions

Spanish Riding School in Vienna Does it make sense that a qualified young student could travel to Austria to attend a Spanish riding school and learn to ride the famous white Lipizzaner Stallions? This is what has been written about the … Continue reading

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