Monday’s Travel Photos – Melk in Austria

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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.

The first view of Melk Abbey

The first view of Melk Abbey on the cycle path 

The Abbey dominates the town wherever you go

The Abbey dominates the town 

Mediaeval part of Melk

Example of mediaeval architecture in Melk 

Typical baroque building in Melk

Typical baroque building in Melk 

The entrance to Melk Abbey

The entrance to Melk Abbey 

The inner courtyard of Melk Abbey

The inner courtyard of Melk Abbey 

One of the beautiful painted ceilings in the Abbey

One of the beautiful painted ceilings in the Abbey 

Main room in the Abbey

The marble room where important visitors were always taken 

Staircase showing painted ceilings inside the Abbey

Staircase showing painted ceilings inside the Abbey

Elegant staircase inside the Abbey

Elegant staircase inside the Abbey

The Orangery at Melk Abbey

The Garten Pavillion at Melk Abbey 

Inside the Orangery

Inside the Garten Pavillion 

Inside the Abbey church

Interior of the Abbey church 

View of Wachau and the Danube from the Abbey

View of Wachau and the Danube from the Abbey 

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6 Responses to Monday’s Travel Photos – Melk in Austria

  1. Susan Walter says:

    Splendidly Baroque indeed!

  2. Daniel says:

    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 🙂

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