Melk AbbeyCurrently Closed
- 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
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.
- Group visits by prior appointment.
- 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
- 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.
- By Bus: Lines: A1, B1, B33
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95% of people who visit Melk include Melk Abbey in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
54.88% of people start their Melk Abbey visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Melk Abbey
91.41% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Melk Abbey
We took a wonderful tour through Melk Abbey. This hilltop abbey dates from around 1100 AD with later developments. The monk's quarters were impressive but the church and library were the best features to me. After touring the buildings, be sure to take the time to stroll through the gardens. There are whimsical items to charm you and the beauty and views of Melk far below are breath taking.
Amazing artwork. After looking around during the tour of the Abby we thought it was worth the visit even before we got to the church at the end of the tour. It is a good thing they leave you on your own once you get to the church because it took us a long time to look at each piece of art individually which you must do because each piece really is a "work of art" in the true sense. Then we had to just sit and absorb the beauty and grace of the amazing tribute to God that this church presents. We missed exploring the town of Melk because we took so long in the church and only left because we had tickets for the river cruise. Otherwise we would probably have taken the time to look at the art individually again because each piece deserved it. Unfortunately they don't allow you to take pictures of the church. Maybe it is fortunate or we probably would have missed our river cruise. We are going back to Europe next year and are including Austria partly so we can visit the Abby again.
An unexpected gem of a site. We bike into the area. Great bike routes all round the area The structure is old, its history is rich and the architecture is beautiful. To appreciate it fully take a tour of the Abby At the back of the abbey is 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.
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.
Beautiful views of the Danube and surrounding village. Very opulent, baroque interior (no pictures allowed inside). Guided tour was informative and interesting. Must see.