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Address: Stiftsstrasse | 3390Melk, Melk 3390, Austria
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+43 2752 555232
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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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Beautiful abbey with a stunning view of the Danube

Don't miss the Abbey at Melk. It is a beautiful Abbey with an active school and a beautiful setting. High on the cliffs above the river Danube you walk through a courtyard and... read more

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Don't miss the Abbey at Melk. It is a beautiful Abbey with an active school and a beautiful setting. High on the cliffs above the river Danube you walk through a courtyard and enter the Abbey. You tour a library with Medieval manuscripts that is still used today. They have a tower which you can visit and get even more... More 

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We took the train for 9:30 Am arrival in Melk, we walked through the village and up the many steps to the Abbey entrance We had an English tour guide and proceeded through the one way tour of the Abbey, The views were amazing from the outside balconies. Then the library with over 100,000 books we had to return to... More 

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A masterwork of Baroque brilliance. The abbey is perched on the cliffs high above the Danube. Home to a wide range of Medieval manuscripts and thousands of ancient books fill the library. Fabulous painted ceilings. The interior of the abbey's church is breathtaking, a kaleidoscope of red, orange and gold. Colourful painted ceilings and a magnificently carved pulpit.

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Ripon, California
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A wonderful tour of a beautiful building. Great views from the terrace overlooking the town and valley. While no pictures could be taken inside the building while on the tour my favorite room was the library. What a room! Beautiful painted ceiling. We were able to observe one of the monks working with 3 students - an unexpected treat. There... More 

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We took a day trip tour to Melk Abbey having seen reviews of it, we weren't disappointed. On the way we stopped off for a short while in the village of Krems. While only small was a beautiful little place. We then stopped for lunch as we were out of season for danube boat trip. Then off to the abbey... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a walking tour around Melk Abbey and we were very impressed with the rooms and antiquities we were shown it it certainly worth a visit

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We visited here whilst on a river cruise. Lots to see. Fascinating and well worth a visit The church dominates the whole building.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our Drive commenced from the city of Vienna and meandered its way into beautiful villages with quaint houses surrounded by the lush greens , patches of mustard flowers and scenic mountains dotting the skyline. We drove along the River Danube starting from Krems and passed vineyards claiming to be yielding the best wine produce in the region. Our Coach then... More 

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Wanted to do the day trip to Melk and Krems including a boat trip but was put off by some exorbitant prices I saw online. So tried to do it on our own and it was not so difficult. Went to main train station and bought combined tickets, including for the boat and entrance to abbey for 55 euro per... More 

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We visited with our group and the Abbey is a very special place - many ornate features the are awe inspiring - extraordinary history dating from about the year 1000 - the collection of rare books is astonishing and such a treasure. Many very interesting and unique artifacts and some of the monks were not all that holy as you... More 

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