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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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  • An imposing place at a height over Danube Valley from where you can get a bird eye-view of the city of Melk. The place is over 10 centuries old but the current one is a restored structure which was da...  read more »
  • A visit to Melk Abbey is a must-see! Wonderful Benedictine Abbey, still a monastery! Monks are running a public High School "Stiftsgymnasium" . Summer Art and Literature, Philosophy - very active snd ...  read more »
  • Back in time to this fantastic Abbey. You have a fantastic view and they have a beautiful church but a truly unique library.
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  • I liked the buildings and the abbey but pretty unjustified expensive tickets...
  • Grand Benedictine abbey one hour drive from Vienna. Thè baroque church and beautiful surrounding gardens are a must see in the area
  • Must see in Melk. The Abbey is huge and in large part turned into a religious musem. What's astonishing is the library and the view from the balcony.
  • The Abbey is a very imposing complex on the hilltop, overlooking the Danube river. There are neat historical displays with informational texts and artifacts set up in the historical guest quarters. You also get to go through a few library rooms, with and impressive display of books and globes. The salon has a fantastic tromp l'loeil ceiling. The finale is the chapel. Try to get there when there is music, it only enhances the ornate decor.
  • Very beautiful building both inside and outside. Furthermore, there is a great library inside where you can find and read very old books
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