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Address: Stiftsstrasse | 3390Melk, Melk 3390, Austria
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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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Worth seeing if you are in Melk, Autria

Melk Abbey is build on top of a hill over looking the river Danube. It is a working school to train monks. A guided tour takes you inside the abbey and shows the beaautiful... read more

Reviewed October 31, 2015
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Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
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Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
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Reviewed October 31, 2015

Melk Abbey is build on top of a hill over looking the river Danube. It is a working school to train monks. A guided tour takes you inside the abbey and shows the beaautiful artitechture, musuems, art collections, sculpture and the library. You get an astonishing view of the entire city from above. It is worth the visit if you... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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Reviewed October 30, 2015

Like its setting overlooking the Danybe, the abbey is absolutely beautiful and a must see if you are in the area. The entire structure is exquisitely maintained, and the craftsmanship in the library particularly enthralled me -- along with the volumes of centuries-old books.

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Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed October 29, 2015

Benedictine Abbey over looking the town of Melk, Noteworthy is the abbey church with fresco's by Prandtauer and the incredible library with countless medieval manuscripts enjoy a walk in the whimsical gardens Take a guided tour you'll get a lot out of it

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Reviewed October 29, 2015

We took a river cruise from Vienna that was almost one hour long in the Danube, very pleasant and nice views. upon reaching Melke yo walk a short distance to the abbey that dominates a hilltop. It is one of the nicest testaments to the Barroque architecture. Inside you get to visit the amazing library, to my one of the... More 

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Reviewed October 29, 2015

Beautiful setting & well worth taking the time to tour with one of the excellent staff guides. Each room was highlighted with an interesting story.

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Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

Randomly stopped here and discovered it was well worth it. If you only see one abbey in Austria, make it this one! The self guided tour was what we preferred as we didn't wish to be herded like cattle, but everything is awe inspiring. And the church itself is beyond any you have ever seen, the very definition of baroque.... More 

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Reviewed October 28, 2015

We took a day trip from Vienna - take a train from Westbahnhof. It's only and hour and well worth the day out. The Abbey is on a hill overlooking the Danube and is one of the most significant Rococco masterpieces in Austria. Look out for the Great Hall, Library and the Abbey Church. Take sandwiches with you and stroll... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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Reviewed October 27, 2015

This place is very much accessible from Vienna. There is direct regional train to Melk from Vienna Westbahnhof which takes around 1.20 mins.I would recommend to buy Einfach Raus Ticket if there is a group. Abbey is almost 15 minutes walk from the Melk station and the place is very easy to find. Abby has amazing library, collections and stunning... More 

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Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

We came on a river cruise. This was one of the better stops. While impressive, the Abbey is not that old . it occupies a prominent hill that gives it a great view of the surrounding countryside. The interiors are well preserved including the incredible library. Knowledgable docent was great.

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Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

After leaving Vienna we decided to take in Melk Abbey and spend the night. Smart move as it is over the top beautiful. Large Punk & White stucture on the outside.

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