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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. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Melk holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Melk Abbey and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Quite accidentally visited this wonderful place on the way to Linz. The magnificent Castle! Especially the chapel inside and a library! Something incredible! Been in many cathedrals but this just beautiful!
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  • We loved our visit to Melk Abbey, while driving between Salzburg and Vienna. The views of the countryside from the Abbey were just lovely and I particularly recall the cathedral and library. 
  • The Melk Abbey Church, situated on top of a huge rock overlooking River Danube, is an iconic symbol of Melk and the most adored architecture along the UNESCO Wachau Valley. Melk is rich in history and...  more »
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  • You can take a Day Tour trip from Vienna to this opulent Architectural Masterpiece, which played so important place in History of Austria. It is of Religious and cultural importance of the country. Interiors only accessible if you join the tour , which is so informative. A must visit place if you are touring Austria.
  • A must-visit site! Great Abbey. Beautiful park. And most of all - the library. Very impressive, beautiful and informative. Highly recommended!
  • Grand Benedictine abbey one hour drive from Vienna. Thè baroque church and beautiful surrounding gardens are a must see in the area
  • One of the most interesting barocco abbey! Library is magnificent.
  • Amazing Benedictine Abbey. Views from the abbey are breathtaking and part of it is now a museum.