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Address: Stiftsstrasse | 3390Melk, Melk 3390, Austria
Phone Number: +43 2752 555232
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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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We took the day trip to Wachau valley and Melk Abbey from Vienna and we didn't regret it, it was a lovely experience. Thinking back, I wouldn't choose to go to Melk Abbey just for... read more

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We took the day trip to Wachau valley and Melk Abbey from Vienna and we didn't regret it, it was a lovely experience. Thinking back, I wouldn't choose to go to Melk Abbey just for the abbey itself but the whole journey was a very positive experience and I did learn quite a bit about the history of the place.... More 

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Inspired by War and Peace, excited to visit a place that Napoleon conquered. Amazing to stand at the front and see the wide panorama that he would have seen (very useful at a time of war). We had paid for a guided tour so had to do a long trawl through an Exhibition first. However the 2 rooms with painted... More 

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Take a Danube cruise to Wachau valley. Not a great cruise by itself. But where it finally takes you is spellbinding. A 1000 yrs old castle turned to monastery is a treasure house of architectural beauty and artifacts. A guided tour in English or German language will take you along the 30odd rooms housing Chinese Indian and prominent European paintings... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was the highlight of the day for our cycling team. The only negative point is that our cycling team had to be back on the trail by 2 and the only English speaking tour was at 3. However most of the presentations had English interpretations.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Been there last year liked it so much that we took our kids to see the abbey again. A marvellous place worths a visit. Also the town is very charming.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a great place to visit. The walk up was really attractive with the Abby itself, water and overall setting. The beer that is made there is delicious too. Not overly strong but a great flavor. Absolutely something to enjoy in this beautiful city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is a beautiful Abbey high up on the hill above the small town of Melk. Adjacent to the Abbey are the most beautiful gardens. We took a guided tour through the Abbey and it is a lovely place, lots of history and one fantastic library. The chapel (not small!) was stunning. Our tour didn't allow enough time to go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The sheer beauty of the interiors is enough to render one speechless. Beauty. Classic baroque. Astounding. Definitely a must see. We passed by here from Salzburg on our way to Vienna. It was an unintended stop but so worth the time. Definitely recommended!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Abbey is located high up in the town of Melk and so you may need to consider public transport to access the Stift. There was a small municipal train that operates and would bring one to the Abbey. This is a really wonderful place to visit. You will need to book a time to visit and if you arrive... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The city of Melk and the baroque Benedictine monastery . It over looks the town of Melk which is an impressive view. The view from Melk over the river Danube is stunning. Never miss out on a visit to the abbey . It is amazing place.

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