Monastery on the Danube
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We took the train from Vienna to Melk where Michele wanted to see the Abbey. We stowed our bags in the lockers in the train station and wandered down the hill to the town. We were each given an Easter Egg when we passed through the Pedestrain Zone (remember Easter was coming this weekend). We worked our way up to the Abbey. We were under the impresison that you could only take and English guided tour today at 11 am or 2 pm, since it was the off season. We got there in time for the 11 am tour, but found out we could do a self tour instead. We chose that, since we had a tight schedule today and didn't know how long the tour would be.
The Abbey had a nice museum, but most descriptions were in German.
Before we caught the train, we stopped in a little store and got sandwhiches. Michele stuck with the tried and true salami and cheese. I got an interesting looking lump of meat. The man ahead of me ordered it from the heated case and it smelled good, even though I couldn't identify it. I asked for a slice of cheese on it, but instead she explained you could get a piece with cheese IN it. And it was delicious. I later learned it was leberkase - Mmmmmm. So back to the train and onward.