City Holidays in Lower Austria
Also in winter, holidays in Melk offer great options to discover the various architectural highlights: Participate in a guided tour at the world-famous Benedictine Monastery located high above the Danube river – it offers splendid views of the park, the city and the river as well as the surrounding woods. Or discover Melk on a guided tour – the beautiful city at the heart of Lower Austria offers unforgettable holiday moments, also in winter.
More detailed information provided by the Tourist Board
Welcome to Melk!
The famous Benedictine abbey of Melk, one of Europe´s most splendid example of Baroque architecture, attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. Beyond the mighty masterpiece of Baroque art, a not less worthy cultural-historical jewel presents itself.
Melk, which was first mentioned as "Medilica" in a document in the year 831, received its town charter more than 100 years ago. This lovely town is like a picture book come alive!
The town center is quite small, however you still find such a great variety of architectural gems like in hardly any other town of Europe, enabling the visitor to travel throughout the centuries of its history.