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Melk Abbey is one of the biggest and most beautiful European Baroque Ensembles. Its splendid architectur ist famous worldwide an part of UNESCO´s World Cultural Heritage. Since 1089, Benedictine Monks have continually been living and working in Melk...more
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All reviews guided tour day trip river cruise baroque architecture over the top take photos spiral staircase benedictine monks wachau valley amazing library well worth the visit jaw dropping surrounding countryside impressive building small town gold leaf worth the trip
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Did we miss something?! After entering the abbey we felt like we were back at the entrance in no time. The library and church were lovely but that seemed to be the whole of the interior, apart from some exhibitions in a few other rooms....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Janelle S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can't take pictures inside, but the building inside is totally different from outside. It looks like common church but inside the building is just the way too amazing. You must get the ticket and let the guide lead you with intro, you won't regret...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank KennieChou
Reviewed 1 week ago

We toured as part of a Viking cruise. It was originally a Babenberg palace, but has been an abbey for a thousand years. Inside photograpohy is not permitted. While still a working abbey, much of it is open to tours. It is a great example...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Roy E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting had a lovely day tour guide was excellent the Abbey was very impressive very educational and enjoyable..Well recommended

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Huge abbey with amazing architecture, and a fabulous 900yr old library and church. Be aware you can’t take photographs in either, or inside the rest of the rooms, but outside is OK. You also have to tour as part of a group, as doors are...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 19 December 2018

An incredible experience to visit such an historical place that is still in use as a library and school.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank KSOBF
Reviewed 15 December 2018 via mobile

Our tour group had a guided tour of the Melk Abbey. I enjoyed learning about the history of the Abbey from our tour guide. The best part was the two library rooms we were allowed to view. In addition, there are some beautiful old books...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank traveling_with_kathy
Reviewed 12 December 2018

I enjoyed the tour of the abbey. The architecture is amazing. The chapel domes are incredible. If you are in the area, stop in.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank margarbi
Reviewed 7 December 2018 via mobile

I normally hate walking around some place with a guide yammering in my ear. This place is so cool you still enjoy it. Our guide Carmen was knowledgeable, pleasant and enthusiastic. The presentation covers church and Austria and their parts in the Hapsburg Empire. Located...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 6 December 2018 via mobile

If you go from Vienna to Salzburg its worth having 3km off road trip to visit this abbey.Really impressive.Free parking. Opens at 11:00.Best part its the library.

Date of experience: December 2018
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JohnmBrisbane_au
28 November 2018|
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Response from Pat P | Reviewed this property |
I am sure u have already visited. Self yours are fine pay there
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betsygggg
29 September 2018|
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Response from StiftMelk | Property representative |
Melk Abbey is open every Sunday. From April to October you can visit the abbey with or without guided tour. From November to March you can make the visit only with a guided tour at 11 a.m. or 2 p.m.
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29 September 2018|
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It appears to be the case, from their website
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