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Melk Abbey

Stiftsstrasse | 3390Melk, Melk 3390, Austria
+43 2752 555232
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Melk Abbey is one of the biggest and most beautiful European Baroque Ensembles. Its splendid architectur ist famous worldwide an part of UNESCO´s World Cultural Heritage. Since 1089, Benedictine Monks have continually been living and working in Melk Abbey. Following the rules laid down by St. Benedict, they try to translate into action the words ORA et LABORA et LEGE (pray, work and read) by working in pastoral care, education as well as organizing numerous cultural Events. A visit to the abbey includes the abbey museum, the marble hall, the balcony, the library, the church, the abbey park with the baroque garden pavillion (open May-October)and the Bastion.April to September: Visits are possible daily with (10.55 a.m. and 2.55 p.m.)or without guided tourOctober to March: Visits are possible only with a guided tour. For individuals: 10.55 a.m. and 2.55 p.m. / tour for Groups may be reserved.Recommended time to spend at the abbey: 2,5 hoursADVISE for your visit: If possible, visit Melk Abbey around midday or in the afternoon, it´s not so crowed. Large monastery parking lot free of Charge.
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Stiftsstrasse | 3390Melk, Melk 3390, Austria
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We took the train from Vienna to Melk, arriving early in the morning. This allowed us to make the walk from the train station to the Abbey before the tour buses and crowded started to arrive. The Abbey is in a beautiful, park-like setting, surrounded...More

Thank JeffandPriscilla
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a place where you can feel the magic and think about your life beyond the material affairs of every day.....

Thank Francesca C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This imposing abbey is a must see on your way through the Wachau Valley. You can see it from miles away and the town of Melk is a lovely stop. Give yourself an afternoon or full morning to visit as there is lots to see....More

Thank SunnyWestKelowna
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an amazing place. The old Abbey and now a college is full of history. The Library is amazing with some books going back over 500 years

Thank rodneyvaldine
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Melk Abbey is a beautiful Baroque building and sits majestically overlooking the town of Melk and the Danube River. It features a 200 ft high dome and equally impressive is the church of Melk Abbey. Other major features are the marble hall in red marble...More

Thank kathy255068
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On top of a hill overlooking a beautiful section of Danube River is this UNESCO World Heritage Site, Melk Abbey. The Abbey has magnificent exterior and impressive interior. Its library and museum preserve the abbey's glorious past as a spiritual center for many centuries. Its...More

Thank Jae L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a tour through here and the tours are timed. No photography permitted except outside. Views from the terrace are good. The library was incredible. The abbey contains relics and this was interesting to see. A very rich experience. Grand and worth having a...More

Thank JHarris_9
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Melk Abby is located on the hilltop above the quaint little town of Melk Austria. The Abby is yet another tribute to the artistic beauty of chapels, cathedrals and palaces scattered throughout the old Roman Empire. The building is still the home of a children’s...More

Thank scottishlad108
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We enjoyed the whole drive from Kems to Melk on Day 1 seeing many villages along the Danube. Melk was our last village. The old town was very quaint with cobbled streets, had our mid-afternoon coffee with pastries before we started the climb to the...More

Thank Soumya A
Reviewed 14 January 2018

I don't review attractions very often. The inside of this place is amazing. The art, the library and even the view when you go outside and look over the Danube River. Make sure you go into the town also.

Thank Wayne P
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DaveinMaryland
7 November 2017|
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Response from StiftMelk | Property representative |
All the Monks follow their daily professions in the parishes, in the Abbey School, the Management or are retired. Theye are not involved in the guided tours. The guided tours were held from employees. There is a guest... More
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Kay D
15 October 2017|
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Response from StiftMelk | Property representative |
Yes, there are restrooms near the parking (restaurant garden), in the first courtyard of the abbey and near the imperial staircase. In case of "emergency" there are also restrooms inside.
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Pippa P
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Melk Abbey is open in December, but you can visit the Abbey only with a guided tour at 11.00 a.m. or 2 p.m. The tours are in english and german. You will see the museum, the marble hall, the balcony, the library and the... More
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