Melk Abbey, Melk
Melk Abbey, Melk - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: Stiftsstrasse | 3390Melk, Melk 3390, Austria
Ticket Price: 12 EUR
Time Required: 00:30 Mins
Timings: 09:00 am - 05:30 pm Details
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About Melk Abbey, Melk
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 Opening and Closing 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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Melk Abbey, Melk Reviews - Write a Review
The tour was very informative and the people were very nice. Would recommend a stop. Even if you are not religious the beauty of the architecture and paintings alone are woth it.
The place is very beautiful, but honestly for me it wasn't worth the tour. Much better value a nice walk through the woods and near the river. The student ticket isn't that expensive though: 6€. To see the view from the Abbey you need to have a ticket btw.
Huge palace like building, very much NOT what you might expect of the word "Abbey". The site is very commercialised, with modern facilities, ticketing, toilets, cafes. We had a short tour - but only saw a very small part of the place. A large garden, and orangery,. A very modern museum, with some artifacts, a grand Hall, and some part of the library. We finished at the Church, which is splendidly gaudy. Very little sense of history here -it's like Disney founded an Abbey.
Beautiful place, full of history. Definitely worth the visit. Very convinient luggage store for people on cycling tour. What can be visited is mostly from xviii and xix centuries, with a very consistent baroque style. Does not really look monacale. I would have liked more insight on the monastery long history, and more panels in English through the visit. But I have to admit I chose not to wait for one of the numerous guided visits. One star less because they do not allow photos inside...
Nice, well maintained, large building. Actually, if you'd expected a medieval castle like site you'd probably been disappointed. Still, centuries old artifacts, furniture, religious objects are still interesting and kinda' educational. Guides are not much of a help though.