A beautiful monastery at the river Donau
27.05.2007 25 °C
Two days ago, we took too long time for hiking, it made us feel very painful all over, so today, we chose sight seeing for relax.
As the weather was getting cold in the west of Austria, we decided to go to some place in the eastern half. That's why we chose Stift Melk (Melk Monastery) which is located near river Donau, right at the beginning of the beautiful Wachau Valley.
Before going to the monastery we took lunch in a nice restaurant overlooking the river Donau.
We ate vegetable salad...
and pork with mushroom sauce.
It tasted very deliciously!
This was the entrance of Stift Melk.
Here really looked like a big park, although there were many visitors coming from all over the world, it was still very quiet and clean.
Many Austrian style souvenirs.
Typical ancient Austian style architectures.
The painting on the ceiling.
The inner yard of the monastery.
The entrance of inner monastery.
These paintings show the last days in the life of Christ.
The model of Stift Melk.
The big dining room, very beautiful.
From the top of monastery, we could see the charming sceneries aroud Stift Melk.
also could see a small part of River Donau.
The central church of Stift Melk from the outside.
Inside it was even more beautiful.
This painting on the top of ceiling of the ancient library.
One corner of the ancient library.
The very beautiful and deep church from the inside.
At the entrance of the souvenir shop.
On this poster you can see how nicely Stift Melk looks from the river Donau.
The nice park beside the monastery.
There were many different colours roses on the road sides.
and smelt good...
Walking too long time, needed have a good rest.
then continue walking...