Melk, a pretty little Baroque town of 5,000 people in Austria, is famous for its Benedictine Abbey built in the early 18th century on the site of an earlier abbey dating back to 1089 and affording a stunning view of Wachau Valley and the Danube. The abbey library contains numerous mediaeval manuscripts, including 750 incunables, while the church, completely renovated thirty years ago, is splendidly baroque.
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Splendidly Baroque indeed!
The Abbey at Melk was certainly one of the highlights of our trip through Austria as well. It’s a shame we didn’t have more time to spend exploring the town itself – the photos look fantastic 🙂