Just a short cruise down the Danube we arrive at the town of Melk, where we visit a UNESCO site, Melk Abbey. Originally founded in the 11th century it is a Benedictine monastary which still is an operates as a school as well as a museum.
Although we are only allowed to see a small number of rooms the sheer scale is unimaginable
The Abbey sits high atop a rocky bluff and when the tour is ended we walk the streets of Melk aback to the ship
When we reach the bottom and are ready to cross the bridge to access the ship we look back and realize that there is a home built right into a rock outcropping.
It has been a full day and is starting to get dusk when we reach the ship. We will travel through locks all night and arrive at our next destination tomorrow afternoon.