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Melk Abbey

Stiftsstrasse | 3390Melk, Melk 3390, Austria
+43 2752 555232
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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 Abbey. Following the rules laid down by St. Benedict, they try to translate into action the words ORA et LABORA et LEGE (pray, work and read) by working in pastoral care, education as well as organizing numerous cultural Events. A visit to the abbey includes the abbey museum, the marble hall, the balcony, the library, the church, the abbey park with the baroque garden pavillion (open May-October)and the Bastion.April to September: Visits are possible daily with (10.55 a.m. and 2.55 p.m.)or without guided tourOctober to March: Visits are possible only with a guided tour. For individuals: 10.55 a.m. and 2.55 p.m. / tour for Groups may be reserved.Recommended time to spend at the abbey: 2,5 hoursADVISE for your visit: If possible, visit Melk Abbey around midday or in the afternoon, it´s not so crowed. Large monastery parking lot free of Charge.
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Stiftsstrasse | 3390Melk, Melk 3390, Austria
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Enjoyed to train ride from Vienna to Melk The Abbey is a beautiful and most interesting place. The tour guide was excellent...knew her stuff. A number of questions were asked and she had informative answers to each. Amazing that it is still functioning, primarily as...More

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Reviewed today

We went to Melk Abbey as part of an excursion from a riverboat cruise. The Abbey is well worth a visit. The views from the Abbey are spectacular and the gardens should not be missed. We walked back to the ship via the town of...More

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I had a good visit to the Melk Abbey on June 4 2018, and want to share my experience here for the benefit of future visitors. First of all, please allow me to point out this announcement currently posted on the abbey's English site: "As...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

You can't miss Melk Abbey - it rises up out of the Danube and can be seen for miles around. It's well worth a visit, and you don't even need to pay! We had a great time wandering through the grounds, around the Abbey and...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Melk Abbey was so much prettier than I thought it would be. The gold inside the Church is awesome and the views are great. The town is strait out of a Disney movie and worth a night for sure.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

80 km from Vienna, in the Wachau vaaley, this abbey is well worth a day trip either by car or by boat on the Danube. The tour takes you through the museum, the library (a smaller version of the national library in Vienna) to finally...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Magnificent building. Great tours available. Amazing structure and history given by the tour guides.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was my dream to see one of the 12 rooms of the Abbey library. Too bad it was not lit up but at any rate, the room was just stunning. Part of the Abbey is used as a museum which is well done (excellent...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The bus trip was comfortable. We stopped in Durnstein and Spitz and had time to grab a snack and some souvenirs. Then we travelled to a dock for a boat trip on the Danube to Melk. This region is know for its vineyards. We toured...More

Thank Bob B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our cruise docked in Melk, Austria for us to visit this rare Baroque beauty by the Danube river. The Abbey is massive and is a working school with an ancient library where treasures are kept and can still be accessed. The Abbey arranged an English...More

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vandan4u
28 May 2018|
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Response from StiftMelk | Property representative |
for small luggage we have baggage lockers. Huge oder heavy baggage can be deposited near our porter. Please contact after your arrival our porter (in the main entrance on the right side)
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20 April 2018|
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From April to October: Abbey is open to public from 9.00 am to 5.30 pm (with or without guide). [Last admission at 5.00 pm]. Melk Abbey's own guided tour in English: daily at 10.55 am & 2.55 pm until the end of April. From... More
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7 March 2018|
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Response from StiftMelk | Property representative |
Untill 24th March we offer guided tours in englisch/german at 11 am and 2 pm. A visit is only possible with guided tour at this time. You need no reservation, pleas come 10 minutes before the tour starts to the ticket... More
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