Melk AustriaAugust 10, 2017 in Austria ⋅
We stopped at Melk on the way to Vienna. Melk is an Austrian town on the River Danube, west of Vienna. It’s known for the 11th-century Melk Abbey, a vast monastery built high above the town. The Old Town of Melk is quaint and very popular with cycling groups.
The Abbey is one of the biggest European Baroque ensembles and is UNESCO world cultural heritage listed. It overlooks the Danube. Benedictine monks have been living and working in Melk Abbey since 1089 and work in pastoral care and education (Melk Abbey Secondary School) and organise cultural events.Read more