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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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  • I was a part of a Rick Steves tour group. We met up with our Melk guide who spoke excellent English and was very knowledgeable about the Abbey. The "wow" factor for me was the very ornate church. 
    I was a part of a Rick Steves tour group. We met up with our Melk guide who spoke excellent English and was very knowledgeable about the Abbey. The "wow" factor for me was the very ornate church.  more »
  • What a wonderful Abbey, spectacular views from the terraces and very knowledgeable staff. The gardens are extremely well maintained. 
    What a wonderful Abbey, spectacular views from the terraces and very knowledgeable staff. The gardens are extremely well maintained.  more »
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  • 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.
  • Really nice historical church, done in the very colourful and extravagant Baroque style. Worth a visit with a guide, as there's explanations that you wouldn't be able to read otherwise - especially since there's no written English anywhere (almost). There's everything you need here, from toilets to restaurants.

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