Melk Overview

Overview of Melk, Austria

Melk, Austria

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 below to the left.

Melk, Austria

Melk, Austria

Looking south into the mid-day sun we can see one of the streets of the town. Notice the sun is not very high in the sky because we are farther north than you might expect and it is December 15th. Looking down the hill we get a better view of the buildings.

Melk, Austria

Melk, Austria

After our tour through the galleries on the south side of the Abby we are given some time on the terrace to take pictures before we continue our tour into the library. Cameras must be turned off before we go into the library. No pictures or recording is allowed in the library.

Terrace of Abbey

Terrace of Abbey

view from Terrace of Abbey

view from Terrace of Abbey

Here we can look west into the setting sun at another part of the town. The Pielach River runs parallel to the Danube and below we can see where it joins the Danube opposite the town of Emmersdorf.view from Terrace of Abbey

The terrace is a wonderful vantage point for taking pictures of the town.Melk, Austria

The Abby is not the only church in town.Melk, Austria

Melk, Austria

Melk, Austria

Melk, Austria

In the picture above you can see the Danube River in the distance on the horizon to the right of center. There is a dam across the river between the towns of Winden and Weitenegg. That will be our next stop where we use the locks to move into the upper Danube. Below the picture shows the dam across the Danube on the left, again on the horizon, and the town of Luberegg on the hills on the other side of the Danube.Melk, Austria

The small bridge connects the town with the lower parking lot and the riverboat docks. After our tour, Nancy and I decided to walk through the town and back to the ship across this bridge.

Walking through the town of Melk, Austria

Walking through the town of Melk, Austria

 

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