"Melk, a small town at the Danube Valley" Top 5 Page for this destination Melk by Fam.Rauca

Melk Travel Guide: 217 reviews and 850 photos


Melk is a small town at the Danube Valley, with about 6500 inhabitants, and a landscape
that creates a magical atmosphere. The place Melk was mentioned authentically as
Medilica, in the year 831 for the first time. The main attraction is the Stift Melk
(Benedictine Abbey of Melk), a cloister palace in baroque style that oversees the whole
city from one height rock. The Rathausplatz (town hall place), with its old buildings,
from 17th and 18th century, in centre of Melk, is an important piece of the magic Old
Town, and a mixture of architecture and nature. A visit to Melk is a beautiful
experience that remains for always a great memory. A trip to Melk is a profit, for spirit
and soul. By car, with the bus, by train, or with the boat on the Danube, all are
possibilities to drive to Melk and its area.

The Danube valley and the bridge over the river


Here, there is a beautiful landscape, with splendid nature elements, that is interconnected, with which human creations.
The bridge over the Danube River is a mighty construction that connected the two magical shores and makes possible, the good for run of the traffic in these surroundings.
Danube is a popular way, for the tourists, that admires, from the boat, the many beauties of the region.
Miscellaneous wares are transported, also, on this way.

The baroque garden pavilion in the Abbey Park


Wonderful walls, valuable art, embroideries of marble, and gold, rare books, sculptures and paintings, but also much, much, much fresh air, green trees, and colourful flowers.
A walk in the middle of the nature through which splendid garden, is a recreation for the tourists, after a visit in the heart of the religion, history and art, in the lovely area of the Abbey.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:History, religion, art, nature in a wonderful connection
  • In a nutshell:It is worthwhile, to admire one of the most beautiful baroque creations.
  • Last visit to Melk: Dec 2004
  • Intro Updated Oct 29, 2006
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  • y2ketan2007's Profile Photo
    Mar 18, 2008 at 12:49 PM

    I'll surely do Melk the next time I'm in Austria.Thanks for the information and the lovely pictures. Austria rocks !

  • croisbeauty's Profile Photo
    May 23, 2007 at 4:09 AM

    Melk looks great, one of the places I wanna visit soon.

  • Diana75's Profile Photo
    Feb 20, 2007 at 2:07 PM

    Nu as putea trece vreodata pe langa Melk fara sa ma opresc macar pentru o clipa. O pagina extraordinara pentru un loc la fel de minunat.

  • Sininen's Profile Photo
    Jan 30, 2007 at 4:08 AM

    What an interesting place! I must go there one day. Your page is very informative and the photos are really great. Happy birthday from Finland!

  • scottishvisitor's Profile Photo
    Apr 12, 2006 at 3:15 AM

    Great page on Melk - the architecture & art are stunning - thanks for the extra pics - they work well on your page

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Apr 11, 2006 at 12:15 AM

    an interesting page & great pics . I agree, Melk & the Wachau is a Must for every tourist !

  • Helga67's Profile Photo
    Feb 23, 2006 at 7:38 AM

    Great pics, especially those of the spiral staircase.

  • Jan 28, 2006 at 6:59 AM

    What an interesting page! The pictures and descriptions of Melk were great. Wishing the family a lovely weekend!

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