The City of Melk

Hundreds of thousands of guests from all continents head to Melk each year to pay a visit to its world-famous Benedictine abbey. The town below this superb Baroque masterpiece is no less a cultural-historic jewel.

Melk, which has held its town charter for more than 100 years and first appeared in documentation in 831 as "Medilica", presents itself to guests like a beautiful book which you can leaf through at your leisure.

Almost no other European city centre offers so much variety of design in such a small area, allowing visitors to travel through the centuries as if they were in a time machine.

Some sights and attractions in Melk:

City tower and city wall

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Access to the city moat is flanked by a partially-preserved city tower with the remains of the city wall. The old fortified tower has a pointed conical roof.

The "Salzhof", built around 1650

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Next to the "Salzhof" is the "Schiffmeisterhaus". The high water mark of the last major flood show the Danube’s water level over the years.

Melk Benedictine Abbey

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The Melk Abbey is one of the most significant Baroque constructions and most-visited sights in Austria. Highlights of the tour include the marble hall and the library.

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