非你不渴The monastery's facade features a "Tresian yellow" goose yellow tone, the favorite color of Maria Tresia, Queen of the Hapsburgs. The interior is beautifully painted frescoes and the world's most beautiful library with countless medieval manuscripts.
非你不渴The cruise ship docked at Melk's harbor, looking at the quiet town, and I was filled with anticipation and warmth. I was visiting this pure European region for the first time, and was curious about the monastery.
非你不渴Our ship was heading towards the Wahao Valley, passing by a Viking cruise ship opposite, and we should have come in that direction if we had not caught up with the rain falling too little and the river was not well enough.
Melk Abbey is a Benedictine abbey above the town of Melk, Lower Austria, Austria, on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Danube river, adjoining the Wachau valley. The abbey contains the tomb of Saint Coloman of Stockerau and the remains of several members of the House of Babenberg, Austria's first ruling dynasty. The abbey was founded in 1089 when Leopold II, Margrave of Austria gave one of his castles to Benedictine monks from Lambach Abbey. A monastic school, the Stiftsgymnasium Melk, was founded in the twelfth century, and the monastic library soon became renowned for its extensive manuscript collection. The monastery's scriptorium was also a major site for the production of manuscripts. In the fifteenth century the abbey became the centre of the Melk Reform movement which reinvigorated the monastic life of Austria and Southern Germany.
We enjoyed a wonderful few days in Niederösterreich. We used the urlaub am bauernhof website and found a lovely place in Annaberg, just a couple of hours away from Vienna by car. If you like the outdoors there are lots of things around and we used the Niederösterreich cards to visit a few places in the area.
A small niche in Austria recommended | Spiez's tasting apricot quiet time
Austrian town's beauty is famous, especially in the fairyland of the Lake District, such as Hallstatt. However, the small town of the Wachau Valley has a different quiet beauty.
What impressed me was Spitz, a small town surrounded by grapes and apricots. Most of the residents here are also engaged in the cultivation of grapes or apricots. The small town is the kind of acquaintance that is encountered on the road, and there are no tourists in the town.
The most special experience here is to participate in the activities of apricot and wine tasting. Most of the wines produced here are white wines and have the reputation of Thousands of Hills. Apricot is a special project of Spiez. Whether it is apricot wine or apricot jam or apricot chocolate, the taste is very unique and is very popular among everyone.
I am a sea of people, I would rather occupy the tranquility of this corner.
The last stop of the Viking Cruise Tour to Austria is the starting point of the Wachau Valley, the cultural and religious center of Austria, the town of Melk. This small town full of medieval style is the most beautiful monastery in the world. Famous for Melk Abbey.
The extraordinary and splendid Melk Abbey is a typical Baroque building. It was built between 1702 and 1738. The Austrian royal family members loved to go on holiday. Princess Sissi went to Vienna to marry Fran. The road to the emperor Zizev had also stayed here. No matter which angle you look at, this majestic grand building is amazing.
The library of the Melk Abbey is known as one of the "world's most beautiful libraries". The museum houses more than 100,000 volumes of precious manuscripts and books from the Middle Ages. The academic value is extraordinary. It is included in the World Cultural Heritage. The Rococo-style rotating wooden ladder outside the library has long been a gorgeous work that photographers love.
The Danube is not blue - it is the artistic creation of Little John Strauss that makes the world have a beautiful misunderstanding.
The Danube is like a long, sinuous pearl chain that eventually flows into the Black Sea from Germany and is the river that flows the most in the country. On both sides of the river bank there are mountains, river valleys, basins, plains, hills, etc. The Danube River is more than 30 kilometers in the Austrian territory. The Wachau Valley is lush and beautiful, and is listed on the World Cultural Heritage List.
leaving Vienna, the Viking cruise ship carries us to cruise in the Wachau Valley, accompanied by beautiful scenery on both sides of the river to the most beautiful river valley town of the green Danube - Spiez town, Dunnstein town.
The town of Spiez has only over 100 small houses with more than 500 inhabitants. The most famous Thousand Barrels means the winemaking here. The scenic riverside town is surrounded by vineyards, and you can easily meet the white church with more than 1,000 years of history.
The wine culture of the town can be enjoyed. Walk along the Viking Cruiser to the wine estate, stroll through the vineyards, taste wine and specialty apricot jam in the wine cellar. An idyllic lunch at the winery restaurant. Accordion performers enthusiastically and skillfully play the traditional Austrian country folk songs, one after another, people are drunk.
Want to harvest the most beautiful pictures of the river valley town, the town of Dunnstein can satisfy you. The ancient medieval Baroque architecture was completely preserved, as if the time was locked, only to enter the painting casually.
Walk through the colorful town houses, quaint stone roads, low-key coffee shops, and take in the lens of the towns landmark Baroque Blue Church and the medieval castle on the top of the hill. Let's listen to an organ playing in the church. The "Wall of the Wachau" is also permanently in memory.
Staying in the Danube time, in the afternoon, watching the town on the other side.
Colorful colors, as if watching a fairy tale world.
The Wachau Valley in Austria refers to the 30-kilometer Danube River valley from Melk to Krems, which has been included in the list of UNESCO's World Cultural Heritage. The Danube flows slowly from west to east, along the way to the old castles and ancient small villages, nestled among rolling vineyards. The Wachau region is Austria's main wine region, with taverns and wine cellars on the banks of the Danube. The local specialties are bacon, ham and sausage platters placed on wooden boards. This is the best companion for wine.
The town of Melk in Melk, Austria
was originally the first castle in Austria with the exact history of the ruler Leopold I. When Leopold I was appointed by the Holy Roman Emperor as Austrian Minhou, Melk was the capital. It can be said that Austria also started from this. By 1089, the power of the Babenberg dynasty was growing, and the capital moved to Vienna. At that time, Austrian Minhou donated the castle that had lived in the Babenberg family for more than 100 years to the Catholic Benedictine Association. In the nearly a thousand years since then, it has been the place where the Benedictine monks lived and worked. Melk became the center of the region and became the spiritual and cultural center of Austria.
The monastery in the town of Melk is a group of yellow and white buildings on the outer wall. It is said that the Queen of Maria Teresia likes this yellow, so many palaces in Austria are such "tresia yellow". The architecture of the monastery is baroque and magnificent, and is known as the masterpiece of Baroque architecture.
The interior of the monastery is splendid, and many details are amazing. The most memorable ones are the luxurious churches and the heavy library. The library can't take pictures as usual. So I have the opportunity to see it myself.