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Danube river cruise and the Melk Abbey

We went from Vienna to Dürnstein, after about an hour or more of bus ride. We did some sightseeing of this town with the fabled blue church over the hill and 16th century residences. It was typically a town for tourists with lots of shops, restaurants, wine shops etc. on both sides of narrow, cobbled streets. We then boarded the boat at Dürnstein pier at the foot of the hill around 10:00 AM. The ride was for about 3 hours or more and the boat had an on-board restaurant. At a distance, you can see the castle now in ruins that had held Richard the Lionheart captive.

Later we visited the Benedictine Melk Abbey (Lower Austria) adjacent to the Wachau Valley. It has the tomb of the past rulers and a library with a huge manuscripts collection. We also visited the blue gallery and enjoyed the projected slide show on the walls of the museum. on the way to the the Melk Abbey we saw from the boat the ruins of a castle where the Richard of Lion heart was imprisoned.

Wachau valley is well known for its vineyards and wineries. We visited one of them and were served wine ex-gratis...

Watch the slide show of the visit on YouTube here:

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Jayaram Krishnaswamy is a technical writer, mostly writing articles that are related to the web and databases. He is the author of SQL Server Integration Services published by Packt Publishers in the UK. His book, 'Learn SQL Server Reporting Services 2008' was also published by Packt Publishers Inc, Birmingham. 3. "Microsoft SQL Azure Enterprise Application Development" (Dec 2010) was published by Packt Publishing Inc. 4. "Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch Business Application Development [Paperback] "(2011) was published by Packt Publishing Inc. 5. "Learning SQL Server Reporting Services 2012 [Paperback]" (June 2013) was Published by Packt Publishing Inc. Visit his blogs at: http://hodentek.blogspot.com http://hodentekHelp.blogspot.com http://hodnetekMSSS.blogspot.com http://hodnetekMobile.blogspot.com He writes articles on several topics to many sites.