Durnstein to melk
Trip Start Jun 17, 2013
63Trip End Aug 22, 2013
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We got back to ship for lunch and then I joined a bicycle ride from Durnstein to Melk while Fred relaxed in lounge and boat sailed to Melk...no way back for bikers! The bike ride was 32 km and we went through lots of little villages. We saw a church with beautifully kept graves out front...about 40....apparently you rent these for 10 years and bury your family in these ...all family in one lot....at end of ten years you either rent again or put bones in big grave of everyone's bones
We beat the ship to Melk....was windy and cold waiting for ship. At Melk we all were taken for a tour of the Melk abbey where our bike tour guide went to school....most of the massive abbey is now a private school for kids 8 to 12 years old. The abbey was very impressive from the outside but pretty boring inside so Fred and I abandoned the tour and walked back to boat through the gorgeous town...again cobbled stones and lots of little shops.
Prior to dinner we were entertained by the La Strada classic trio...two violinists and a guitar player....very young and very good!