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Melk Abbey

Abt Berthold Dietmayr Str. 1, Melk 3390, Austria
(0)2752 555 232
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Ranked #1 of 5 Attractions in Melk
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Religious Sites, Historic Sites
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

I did not have enough time to look at everything on this visit, what a wonderful place, the building and setting is magnificent. The gardens are beautiful, you need plenty of time here, at least a full day to see the real glory of the place. One day I hope I can return and spend more time looking around the... More

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Metz, France
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This is a fantastic and well preserved ancient building complex. The location is amazing and the guided tour is very interesting. The baroco style is not too crazy. The view of the abbey is also impressive from the nice village located at the bottom of it

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Toronto, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

I saw the Melk Abbey as part of a river cruise. The town of Melk is a great spot to grab a coffee before touring the Abbey and the grounds. The views from the Abbey are awesome. You get a real sense of the country-side. The library was stunning with its intriguing painted roof. The highlight is the baroque church.... More

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Runcorn, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Took the trip out from Vienna to Melk and this place did not disappoint Superb setting and lovely architecture - great way to spend a couple of hours. We visited on a Saturday and witnessed a Wedding taking place - it was truly a lovely place to be Also a great bakery on the corner of the road leading up... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We went here as part of a day trip. Despite the busyness from the number of tourists our guide managed to carve out a sense of awe and peace and sense of the deep history of this amazing and huge abbey. The gardens are beautiful but we dod not have enough time to explore them fully sadly.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The gardens around the Abby where nice to walk through a nice view of the Danube and the surrounding village, if you have time you can walk through the alt stadt. Inside the Abby the paintings on the ceilings are fabulous, the library in nice and the highlight is the church which is full of gold. Well worth 2-3 hours... More

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Fishburn, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I visited the area in February on business and stayed in Melk for a couple of nights but never had the opportunity to visit the Abbey. We were on a weeks vacation going from Vienna to Munich and I persuaded the boss to stop over to visit. It was well worth it. The place is vast and only a small... More

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The abbey is beautiful, the interior of the church is a baroque extravaganza with an abundance of windows and frescoes. There are grand halls and an exquisite library to be viewed and enjoyed, one of our favorite things was the sensational picturesque views from this high perch plus everyone truly enjoyed the walk through the little village with the quaint... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Melk Abbey is an incredibly extravagant building. Possibly the most impressive Abbey in Austria. A visit her is usually included on boat tours of the Wachau Valley. Alternatively you can get a train from Vienna West Station and be here in 75 minutes, entry is €7.50, guided tours are an extra €9. Most of what you see is from the... More

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Green Valley, Arizona
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97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The Melk Abby has to be one of the most special Churches on this planet. It is a must stop if you are traveling in Austria. The library is fantastic as well. Outside of the Abby are several side walk cafes that offer an excellent place to rest, have a beer and sit in the shadow of the beautiful Abby.

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