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Excursion Melk Abbey

  • Melk Abbey
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  • Melk Abbey
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Discover one of the world’s most famous monastic sites on a Melk Abbey trip with The River Cruise Line. Melk Abbey is one of the most famous monastic houses in Austria. Today, it is a prestigious school with around 900 students, yet black-robed Benedictine monks still stroll among the marble structures and frescoed walls. Our guided tour shows you the magnificent interiors and leads you on to the terrace where you can enjoy fine views of the Danube and the town below.

You can enjoy this fantastic excursion on our Cruise the Danube to Vienna and Budapest, Danube Discovery Cruise and Stay, and The Danube to the Black Sea itineraries.

Facts:

• Melk has been spiritual and cultural centre of Austria for more than 1,000 years

• The library contains around 100,000 volumes of priceless work, many of which are over 500 years old

• Napoléon Bonaparte used the abbey as his headquarters during the campaign against Austria in the early 19th century

Highlights:

• The church, with its astonishing number of windows

• The marble hall, with its stunning fresco that gives the impression that the ceiling curves up higher than it is – it is actually flat

• The library, where you can admire the richly decorated galleries and bookshelves filled with ancient leather-bound books

• Try the monastery’s own wine in the onsite restaurant (not included)

Book your trip to Melk Abbey as part of an excursion package and save money. For more information on our optional excursions, please feel free to contact our holiday advisors today.