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Melk Abbey, Melk

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A famous monastic site, Melk Abbey contains the remains of several members of the first Austrian dynasty and the tomb of St. Coloman of Stockerau. This Benedictine abbey was founded in 1089, although the current Baroque building was built between 1702 and 1736. You can take time to appreciate the abbey's frescos by Johann Michael Rottmayr and browse the library of medieval manuscripts. Located above the town with a view of the Danube, the abbey is surrounded by a large park. Join a guided tour to learn about the abbey's history as a school for young monks. Arrange to visit Melk Abbey and other attractions in Melk using our Melk road trip planning tool.
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  • Barroque in style, still has active monks and students so limited access to sites. Historical, cultural & religious facts throughout the guided tour. Gift shops on site support the efforts of the... 
    Barroque in style, still has active monks and students so limited access to sites. Historical, cultural & religious facts throughout the guided tour. Gift shops on site support the efforts of the...  more »
  • Wonderful tour! Guide was delightful and entertaining as well as VERY knowledgeable! Her daughter is a student at the school. 
    Wonderful tour! Guide was delightful and entertaining as well as VERY knowledgeable! Her daughter is a student at the school.  more »
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  • The Melk Abbey is a must visit in this part of Austria. The public parts of the Abbey can be visited by yourself or in a guided tour that takes you through an exhibition, some state rooms, the impressive library, a terrace and the magnificent church. The exhibition gives information about the order and the abbey in a very thoughtful presentation. The staff is friendly and efficient. The buildings are a marvellous example of baroque architecture at its finest. You can also walk around some very pretty court yards and well maintained period gardens. The entire complex and visitor’s approach is incredibly efficient. There is also a good restaurant on site.
  • An truly amazing Abbey. The location is perfect, on top of a hill making it looking more beautiful, big and marvelous. It's difficult to explain with words it's majesty. I would really highly recommend visiting it and the ticket costs only 13€ including the beautiful garden, a gorgeous Library including an stunning view from the balcony.

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