Weissenkirchen – A Town Named after its White Church

Weissenkirchen Boat Pier

Weissenkirchen – A Small Town with a Dominating White Church: Weissenkirchen is a small town in the northeastern Austrian state of Lower Austria. On our Danube River cruise sailing westward from Vienna, Weissenkirchen was on the right bank of the Danube River, the next town past Dürnstein with its striking Wedgwood-like church tower. Weissenkirchen -a […]

Melk – Danube River Cruise

Melk Abbey

RIVER CRUISE GUIDE Bank (Danube) Right KM 2036 Altitude 213m/699ft Population 5,200 Situated on an isolated rock commanding the Danube, Melk has been a well-known place since the Roman times. It became Austria’s first capital under Luitpold II, the Landgrave of Austria in 976AD who established his stronghold on an already existing fortification, some 60m/200ft. […]