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Address: Stiftsstrasse | 3390Melk, Melk 3390, Austria
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+43 2752 555232
09:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:00

Melk Abbey is one of the biggest and most beautiful European Baroque...

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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The monks who built this abbey hit the zenith of baroque. It was intended to demonstrate to the unschooled the splendours that were to be theirs in the afterlife. Until then, the... read more

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The views over the surrounding area are stunning and the abbey has a commanding presence over all it surveys. There is much to see and digest within the building, especially in the Marble hall with the beautiful ceiling fresco and then the library which holds about 1800 manuscripts. The abbey still houses a school and some of the scholars board... More 

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Picton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The monks who built this abbey hit the zenith of baroque. It was intended to demonstrate to the unschooled the splendours that were to be theirs in the afterlife. Until then, the splendours are the preserve of the monks. It might be argued that the monks could have deployed their resources on a more useful project, but then we would... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved our visit to Melk Abbey, while driving between Salzburg and Vienna. The views of the countryside from the Abbey were just lovely and I particularly recall the cathedral and library.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Melk Abbey Church, situated on top of a huge rock overlooking River Danube, is an iconic symbol of Melk and the most adored architecture along the UNESCO Wachau Valley. Melk is rich in history and is the spiritual center for Benedictine monks. It’s inscribed on the UNESCO world heritage due to the establishment of Benedictine Abbey Church and Monastery... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was amazing! Must see!!! And if you can, grab a bite at their restaurant as well... Really good! Ask for Mario, get the goulash and Wienerschnitzel!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a amazing place!!! What a view from the Abbey of the surrounding area. Even on the second visit it was just as grand if not more. However, on this visit we were told we could not take pictures like on our first visit. The abbey is now a school for 10 to 18 years who pay tuition to attend.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice and beutifull complex. Library is very old and impressive, church is very luxurious and amazing. I like it very much.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a steep but easy climb to this Abbey surrounded by gardens. The inside is beautiful, the painted ceilings are fantastic. Was disappointed we could not take pictures, and there is limited signage throughout. If you have a travel guide book with descriptions of this Abbey it will be quite useful

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Getting to Melk was such a great excursion. A beautiful drive through the countryside, and lovely cruise up the river and then an opportunity for a tour of Melk and a chance to enjoy the great cuisine at their restaurant. The tour was interesting, and the new of the town of Melk from the Abbey just resonated as one of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

If you are on a tour or river cruise, do not skip this venue. For hundreds of years this magnificent abbey also functioned as a school for the local children - how fortunate they were. Several magnificent rooms reserved for the royal visits of which there were only a few. The museum section has several interesting religious items which the... More 

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