Just a quick update to let you know of the plans for a day off, and travel to Vienna.
First, we piled onto the buses for a short journey to view a working monastry with an amazing history, Kloster Melk or Melk Abbey. Its a Benedictine abbey that still has 30 monks who vow to stay put within the abbey amongst other things. Its a place that is so well known for its hospitality that many imperial guests stay here. We had a wonderful whistle-stop tour as we had to get to the next venue, the pier to catch a boat down the Danube. We had a leisurely time floating down to Krems in 33 degree heat with very little breeze. Next leg was back onto the buses to Vienna.
Another town means another hotel so after a day of travel, its time for some rest.