Melk Travel Blog› entry 4 of 4 › view all entries
September 1st, 2007 – by: genetravelling
Melk (nothing to do with Milk), unlike the previous towns, is on the southern bank of the
Its distinguishing feature is the ginormous Melk Monastery (Stifft Melk). This is actually a number of huge buildings as well as an enormous surrounding garden area. The monastery is several hundred years, dating back to the 900's. However the manificent baroque church and monastery that are currently standing are from the 1700’s. The monastery now poses as a museum and houses some very interesting, valuable and ancient church artifacts. The library is something out of an Indiana Jones movie and the church is also extremely ornate and beautiful. The whole monastery is situated on a clifftop hill overlooking the
The surrounding gardens have a swimming pool and numerous recreational facilities. It was a very pleasant visit and the adjoining café serves very good coffee and cakes.
Thus ended out delightful sojourn into the Wachau and I am thoroughly looking forward to a return visit!
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