August 14 - Duernstein - St. Florian

Today, 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.

On the bus
Gateway in Duernstein
Richard the Lionhearted's Castle on the hilltop
Shopping in Duernstein
Our river cruise boat
Kloster Schoenbuehel on the Danube
Bruckner plaque in Melk
Note the Bruckner Tour sign on the middle bus
Arrival at St. Florian
Group dinner at the Stift Skeller