Melk. Where i Could LiveJuly 16 in Austria
The Benadictine monks are still working in a property given to them not long after Christ. No history lessons are needed here.... documentation and learning happens from the standing stones left from previous generations... bodies pulled from the catacombs decorated and in the church, evidence via broken castles of the 30 year war if the 1600 against Protestants and Catholics, and solid beauty and prosperity in the building. History all written in stone. No paper needed.
The herb healing garden with centuries of knowing is a highlight, the church opulence overwhelming. A town not overrun by tourism. Genuine feel that I could unpack slowly.