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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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  • Included as an excursion on our Viking river cruise, the tour of Melk Abbey, a working Monestary. Sadly, pictures inside aren't allowed so nothing to share there. The library was absolutely... 
    Included as an excursion on our Viking river cruise, the tour of Melk Abbey, a working Monestary. Sadly, pictures inside aren't allowed so nothing to share there. The library was absolutely...  more »
  • The Melk Abbey is a pretty amazing place. Take a tour of the inside to learn about the history. It is a working Monastery with one of the most amazing churches I have ever been in. The town or... 
    The Melk Abbey is a pretty amazing place. Take a tour of the inside to learn about the history. It is a working Monastery with one of the most amazing churches I have ever been in. The town or...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Must see place on the way from Wiena to Linz. If you don't, it will be your loos.

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