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December 3, 2010 - Melk, Austria
  Still snowing!  We docked about 6:00 and took the shuttle to the Christmas market at 7:15pm.  This was the most beautiful Christmas market yet (especially at night).  The market was illuminated in colored lights.  Again, we drank some gluhwein (hot wine) – tastes so good on a cold night!  Each city has a different Christmas market cup that you get when you purchase the gluhwein.  You can turn the cups back in at the end of the day and get 2.50 Euros back but we are collecting ours...
By Karen in Where in the World...are Karen and Wayne?

Melk to Vienna
December 3, 2010 - Melk, Austria
  Weather:  High 28, Low 19, Snow   We are scheduled to arrive in Melk at 7:30am and depart for Vienna at 12:00.  Melk has been an important spiritual and cultural center in Austria for over 1000 years.  First it was the residence of the Babenberg family and since 1089, it has been a Benedictine monastery, founded by Leopold II.  For over 900 years, monks have continually lived and worked in Stift Melk (Melk Abbey) following the rules laid down by St. Benedict.   We awoke to snow...
By Karen in Where in the World...are Karen and Wayne?

Stift Abbey, Melk
November 1, 2007 - Melk, Austria
Today was another public holiday. All Souls Day is a national holiday in rememberance of the deceased. Katie thought it might be a good idea to visit some random abbey in the wine region of Vienna, a couple of hours train ride from the city. We weren't sure what to expect as we made our minds up the night before. The weather was perfect. Blue skies all around. The train trip took us through the wine valley, Wachau, and into Melk, a small village at the foot of a large palace. All the...
By Katie & Dyl in Katie and Dylan in Vienna

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