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Melk Abbey, which sits on a rocky promontory above the town of Melk, Austria was founded in 1089 when King Leopold II donated land for the monastery to Benedictine monks

Click on above photo to view it in large format: Melk Abbey, which sits on a rocky promontory above the town of Melk, Austria, was founded in 1089 when King Leopold...

Magnificent Melk Abbey, along the Danube River's Wachau Valley

The English historian, Edward Gibbon, once remarked that, “According to the law of custom, and perhaps of reason, foreign travel completes the education of an English gentleman.” Gibbon might well be...

Exquisite Japanese Gardens at Melk Abbey, a Benedictine Monastery in the Wachau Valley of Lower Austria

Click on above photo to view it in large format: The Japanese Garden at Melk Abbey, a Benedictine Monastery in the Wachau Valley of Lower Austria. One of the many exquisite...

In Lower Bavaria, the town of Passau, Germany, is located at the confluence of the Danube, Ilz, and Inn Rivers.

Click on above photo to view it in large format: In Lower Bavaria, the town of Passau, Germany, is located at the confluence of the Danube, Ilz, and Inn Rivers. Note...

Veste Oberhaus Fortress, founded in 1219, crowns a high hill that overlooks the town of Passau, Germany.

Click on above photo to view it in large format: Veste Oberhaus Fortress, founded in 1219, crowns a high hill that overlooks the town of Passau, Germany. One of the many...

Rindermarkt Strasse in Passau, Germany. The Old Town is known for its beautiful Gothic and Baroque architecture.

Click on above photo to view it in large format: Rindermarkt Strasse in Passau, Germany. The Old Town is known for its beautiful Gothic and Baroque architecture. One of the many...