Melk Off The Beaten Path

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    Ybbs an der Donau
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    Maria Taferl Basilica
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    The churches along the Danube

    by zrim Updated May 5, 2003

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    We saw any number of interesting churches along the banks of the Danube. Invariably they sported the onion domes favored in the eastern pasrts of Europe.

    Update: I have been given further information from my VT friend globetrott:

    "The church on the hill is :

    Maria Taferl

    - a well known church for pigrimage & a great terrace with a view of the valley and of course lots of restaurants for hungry pilgrims..."

    Thanks Michael--it is these types of emails from friends that makes VT such a great place to spend some time.

    onion domes
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    Approaching via the Danube

    by zrim Written Apr 30, 2003

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    I suppose that every tour boat that plies the Danube makes an obligatory stop at the Melk Abbey. We were heading downstream and as the lock opened up onto a new stretch of river we were greated with our first view of the magnificent abbey.

    the abbey is barely visible behind the doors
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    WEITENEGG CASTLE RUINS

    by balhannah Written Aug 2, 2012

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    Weitenegg is 6kms across the river from Melk. Here there is a Castle ruin that dates back to 1108.
    It once had two Romanesque castle keeps and three courtyards.

    Weitenegg Castle ruins
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    Krems

    by Mimi&Rufaizal Written Aug 24, 2005

    Our Donau Cruise ended in Krems.

    To get to the town of Krems, you'd have to walk for about 20 minutes from the boat dock.

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    The pavilion

    by MEdelmann Written May 13, 2003

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    In the garden there is also a nice pavilion and there can be found interesting sculptures too ... although I don´t know what they mean ...

    Pavilion
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    The hamlets of the Danube

    by zrim Written Apr 30, 2003

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    Quaint villages dot the Danube shoreline. All with immaculate exteriors. Seems as if it would be a lovely life living in the Danubian countryside watching the river flow ever onward.

    Austria--isn't it pretty?
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