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Day-trip to Melk

It was one of the last warm and sunny weekends in this summer and I wanted to visit a nice place close to Vienna. There are many wonderful places but I decided to visit Melk. I have been there several times but I never went to the Abby Melk. That city is not far away from Vienna and for sure worth for a visit.

Melk is located in Lower Austria and lies at the Danube River. That area is called Wachau.
The population is a little bit higher than 5000.

The main attraction of Melk is the Abby. It's one of the most beautiful baroque monastary and built in a palatial style.
Other attractions are: The garden around the Abbey Melk, the "House on the Rock", the Town Hall square and the Gothic parish church. If you take a walk in the center of Melk you will find yourself in many narrow and nice streets. (well, streets is a little bit exaggerated)

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  • Pros:Great barocque style Abby
  • Last visit to Melk: Sep 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • newyorkerman's Profile Photo
    Aug 27, 2007 at 11:38 AM

    Regarding the statue of St. John Nepomuk, it is worth noting that the reason for placing it there was because of the bridge. He died when he was tossed into the river, with his hands and feet tied, from the main bridge of Prague, on order of the King.

  • 1courage's Profile Photo
    Jul 5, 2007 at 1:07 PM

    Wow! No wonder this abbey is part of the UNESCO word heritage list! I gotta visit it. It`s not so far after all:)

  • Fam.Rauca's Profile Photo
    Sep 6, 2005 at 9:36 AM

    A beautiful web page. A very beautiful city. Professional pictures. Thanks for the many information. Gabriela

  • jamiesno's Profile Photo
    Jan 5, 2005 at 4:41 PM

    Oliver Melk looks like it is beautiful and lots to see and do for a place with only 5000 people. Beautiful pictures too.

  • margaretvn's Profile Photo
    Apr 11, 2004 at 2:05 AM

    good page and photos - it is a lovely place to visit - although it was quieter when we went there

  • Motzl's Profile Photo
    Oct 19, 2003 at 6:18 AM

    Very interesting page and photos. And a funny story about your friend from overseas. I have to tell it once more: Not all Austrian wear such clothes! :-)

  • MEdelmann's Profile Photo
    Oct 12, 2003 at 7:09 AM

    A nice page with a lot of info and excellent pictures! And you showed a lot of places I have missed when I was in Melk. But i will be back sooner or later ... and I agree that I also don't like that kind of music in normal cases ... :-))

  • Azhut's Profile Photo
    Sep 29, 2003 at 11:54 AM

    a very cute page, well done :-)

  • mel_bee's Profile Photo
    Sep 29, 2003 at 12:35 AM

    Excellent pictures and so much information!! Glad to see you enjoyed the folk music and dancing :-)

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Sep 28, 2003 at 2:12 AM

    Very impressive and attracting indeed. It's a nice place!


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