August 14 - Duernstein - St. FlorianToday, our day began with a bus ride to the historic town of Duernstein. Here, high on a hillside are the ruins of a castle that was used by Leopold I to imprison Richard the Lionhearted.
From Duernstein, we took a 2 1/2 hour river cruise on the Danube to the town of Melk. In addition to a magnificent monastery, there is a small place commemorating Bruckner's frequent visits here.
From Melk, we then traveled to St Florian and a dinner at the Stiftskeller restaurant and then the organ concert in the Basilica.
|Richard the Lionhearted's Castle on the hilltop|
|Kloster Schoenbuehel on the Danube|
|Note the Bruckner Tour sign on the middle bus|
|Group dinner at the Stift Skeller||