Melk Abbey

Currently Open [Closes at 05:30 pm]
  • Address: Stiftsstrasse | 3390Melk, Melk 3390, Austria
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 05:30 pm Details
  • Phone: +43-2752555232
  • Ticket Price: 12 EUR
  • Time Required: 00:30 Mins
  • Tags: Landmark, Historical Site, Family And Kids

Melk Abbey - Review

A grand Benedictine abbey which was founded about a millennium ago the Melk Abbey is a gem on the banks of the Danube river. Much of the abbey was added later between 1702 and 1736 by architect Jakob Prandtauer. Throughout the ages the Melk has suffered damages but is now fully restored to its glory. It is also a monastery co-ed school with about 900 students. The exquisite carvings in the marble hall, the library with over 80,000 volumes, the Emperor’s gallery and the frescoes by Johann Michael in the church all are worth watching to know their glory. There’s even a restaurant located near the entrance which serves hot meals and wine.

Melk Abbey Information

  • Group visits by prior appointment.

Melk Abbey Ticket Prices


  • For Adult: EUR 12 (with guided tour), EUR 10 (without guide).
  • For Pupils,Students up to 27 years of Age: EUR 7.50 (with guided tour), EUR 5.50 (without guide).
  • For Family tickets: EUR 24 (with guided tour), EUR 20 (without guide).

Tickets for Abbey gardens

  • For Adult: EUR 4
  • For Pupils, Students: EUR 3
  • For Children: EUR 1

Melk Abbey Hours

  • 25th March to 2nd Nov 2015: Visits possible daily, with or without  guided tour.
  • March, April and October: last admission at 4.00 p.m.
  • May - September: last admission at 5.00 p.m.
  • 3rd November to March: Visits possible only with a guided tour.
  • Abbey Gardens and Northern Bastion: May 1 and October 31.

How To reach Melk Abbey by Public Transport

  • By Bus: Lines: A1, B1, B33

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TripHobo Highlights for Melk Abbey

  • Melk Abbey Address: Stiftsstrasse | 3390Melk, Melk 3390, Austria
  • Melk Abbey Contact Number: +43-2752555232
  • Melk Abbey Timing: 09:00 am - 05:30 pm
  • Melk Abbey Price: 12 EUR
  • Best time to visit Melk Abbey(preferred time): 09:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Melk Abbey: 00:30 Mins
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Things to Know Before Visiting Melk Abbey

  • 95% of people who visit Melk include Melk Abbey in their plan

  • 54.88% of people start their Melk Abbey visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Melk Abbey

Monday, Friday and Saturday

91.41% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Melk Abbey

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Melk Abbey, Melk Reviews

  • An unexpected gem of a site. The structure is old, its history is rich and the architecture is beautiful. To appreciate it fully a tour of the inside is recommended. Enjoyed the place a lot. At the back of the abbey is the cathedral/church (at the time they are working on it, so it's covered) which also has an overlooking view of the town of Melk. It has a big square in the middle where an fountain is located. And outside the Abbey just adjacent to it, is a garden filled with trees and shrubs that you stroll around and relax.

  • I cannot say enough wonderful things about my visit to the Melk Abbey. It is just awesome. The two library rooms that are open to the public were beautiful. The cathedral is just amazing. You are not allowed to take photos in the Abbey, but there are many beautiful pictures and books for sale in the museum shop.

  • One of the most beautiful abbeys I have ever seen. The Abbey is the cherry on the pie of the city, you can see it from almost anywere in Melk. The Abbey is an example of wealthy classic buildings which shows more wealth than the more common abbeys. You can't visit all buildings, but only the outside is worth visiting. The abbey sometimes hosts special classical music concerts or it is used to display art. During daytime you can enter some of the buildings and the garden. In the evening you can walk around in the courtyard only. It has some nice fountains and artwork on the walls. Worth your time to visit this abbey!

  • This is a gorgeous Abbey. Very big and full of History. Excellent views if Melk .And a nice walk down through the Old City. Lots of Gold here as well. We walked through some very nice woods to get back to our riverboat. Very peaceful. Affordable prices in the gust shop and lots of bathrooms available le and clean.

  • A remarkable structure with 900+ years of history. The sanctuary is easily the most impressive space in the building that we were allowed to see. A guided tour helped us understand the significance of the Melk Abbey but I'm not sure it is necessary. Pls remember no photos video or cell phones in the building (there is always one person who disregards).

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