Stift Melk - UNESCO-Welterbe

Columned Hall

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Originally the Columned Hall was used as a horse stable and granary. When the stables were relocated, it became a store room for furniture and materials. The eight dominating angular columns that determine the room’s structure have remained unchanged. In recent years the Columned Hall was restored and modernized: the old wooden floor was removed to make room for Solnhofer stone tiles which are also found in many other parts of the abbey building. The windows were repaired, new doors were incorporated, ventilation and lighting were adapted for contemporary use.

Today the Columned Hall has a light and friendly atmosphere. The spacious versatile room has the potential for all sorts of activities, and is used for ever-changing special exhibitions.