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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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  • Awesome abbey and a great tour guide. No pictures inside of course and the displays are well done. Loved seeing the vestments, religious articles, but my favourite part is the library. 
    Awesome abbey and a great tour guide. No pictures inside of course and the displays are well done. Loved seeing the vestments, religious articles, but my favourite part is the library.  more »
  • My second visit, in the rain, was still nice. We had the opportunity to see the geology exhibit which is extensive. I don't remember that from years ago. The rain made it a bit less pleasant to... 
    My second visit, in the rain, was still nice. We had the opportunity to see the geology exhibit which is extensive. I don't remember that from years ago. The rain made it a bit less pleasant to...  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.
  • Incredible experience. Great place to visit and interesting history. Excellent guides. Definitely worth the time. We were a little rushed, you should consider spending half a day to have the chance to see most of what they offer. Make sure to explore the gardens.

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