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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 benedictine monks wachau valley amazing library well worth the visit jaw dropping surrounding area impressive building small town gold leaf spiral staircase train station
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As we cruised up the Danube, our boat docked for a few hours in the town of Melk and this provided an opportunity to visit the Melk Abbey. we were told that this is the largest monastery in Europe and that it is still active...More

Thank Kannan P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So, Melk is not one of the great tourist cities in Europe but it should be. Massively quaint town with very friendly people. The Abby is certainly worth the hike and a visit but the library with 9000 volumes in one room and 7000 in...More

Thank Goodness4you
Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to self visit as the next English tour was over an hour away and managed to cope with the help of the explanatory book. The hardest part was finding a car park in the very large parking area as late morning was obviously...More

Thank Rex06
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The guided tour was very interesting and informative. There is a museum inside which explains the abbey. Great photos from the back prior to going into the library. Well worth the visit.

Thank Mktpro99
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Abbey has just been repainted, so it looks sharp and bright. Anyone visiting there may want to join the guided tour, as it will provide more background information of the Abbey.

1  Thank Griffin Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Abbey in the somewhat small town of Melk is A colossal stone edifice built in the early 1700’s. This Hugh structure is for the order of the Benedictine Monks (from earlier dates in the 500’s). The tour includes the church (which still conducts services)...More

1  Thank WilliamR395
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here on our Danube cruise what an amazing Abbey you can't take any photos inside but the views were Amazing over the town of Melk,our Guide around the Abbey was very informative I can't remember her name she spoke with an American accent....More

2  Thank Sue W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was driving by rented car from Salzburg to Vienna and stopped on my way in Melk, in order to visit this world famous Abbey. It was a great mistake not to overnight in Melk, because I found the Abbey extremely impressive and beautiful. It...More

1  Thank Travelmaniaccc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we did the tour in English, taking an hour. Very fast and we went back to have a further look. This place is really amazing. we managed to be in the Abbey at hrs and sat through the 12.00 hr service, organ and acoustics was...More

1  Thank Karen M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Let me take a second to say: there are several beautiful historical abbey’s in Austria. I wouldn’t go as far to say this is the best. However after seeing a few I think this one does the best at presenting itself to the public. Guided...More

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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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betsygggg
29 September 2018|
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It appears to be the case, from their website
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Shina A
23 September 2018|
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Response from StiftMelk | Property representative |
Dear Shina, in December you can visit the Abbey only with a guided tour at 11 a.m. or 2 p.m. - Reservation for tickets: tours@stiftmelk.at The tour lasts about one hour and you will se the abbey Museum, the marble hall, the... More
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