Melk.

The weather today is once again glorious. A clear blue sky, warm sunshine but a fresh tingle in the air!

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Melk is a tiny town on the Danube, its claim to fame is a 900 year old Benedictine Monastery which we visited this morning. The monastery complex is vast and depends on its visitors of whom there are about 1,000,00 a year. There is a school in part of the complex and an exhibition showing the life of the monastery over the centuries.

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The style is high gothic. The gilded carvings and the decorated ceilings  are well worth the visit.

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The monastery is built on an enormous rock and it dominates the village. We were warned that there were 64 steps up to it, so I opted to go with the elderly and infirm in a minivan, but I walked back, a lovely walk through the village and the wintry woods.

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Beside the dock was an inn. Marks on the wall indivated the levels to which the Danube has flooded over the years.

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Clearly flooding has been going on for years.  I dont remember sing plastic bags back in the 1960,s so the floods then must have had some other cause!

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2 Responses to Melk.

  1. mummycram says:

    What was that about plastic bags?

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  2. Emily says:

    looks like you are getting some good weather! xx

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