Stift Melk - UNESCO-Welterbe

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We are pleased that as of 1st July 2020 we may welcome your guests again to a guided tour in Melk Abbey.
For the time being, in keeping with current government regulations and spatial limitations, it will not be possible to maintain the usual course of the guided tours for groups.
Persons who are not members of the same household have to respect a minimum distance of 1 m / 3.3 ft between each other. Guests need to wear their own visors or protective masks which cover the mouth and the nose.

1) Baroque Highlights Tour:
For groups of more than 20 persons we offer the Baroque Highlights Tour.
Duration: about 1 hour.
This guided tour starts in the Gatekeeper’s Courtyard (please gather your guests in the first inner courtyard), and continues into the Prelate’s Courtyard, the Imperial Staircase, the Imperial Corridor, the Marble Hall, the balcony, the library and the abbey church. In case of a worship service in the church (daily midday prayer, wedding, Sunday Mass etc) the guided tour
ends in the library.
Possible for a maximum of 30 persons; the 31st person splits the group into two guided tours.

Price

Group price (20 or more persons) with guided tour:
€ 14.00 per person (or previously agreed price)
Group of less than 20 persons:
€ 12.50 per person (for the entrance) plus € 60.00 (for the guided tour)

2) Tour “From Yesterday to Today” incl. museum rooms
We offer this tour for small groups of up to 20 persons or groups which want to be split into smaller groups of less than 20 persons.
Duration: about 1 hour
The guided tour includes the visit of the Prelate’s Courtyard, the museum in the former Imperial Rooms, the Marble Hall, the balcony and the library. The church is the end of the tour and can be visited without a guide as before.
Price:
Group of less than 20 persons:
€ 12.50 per person (for the entrance) plus € 60.00 (for the guided tour)
Group of 20 or more persons:
€ 12.00 per person (for the entrance) plus € 60.00 per needed guide

Cancellation:
Please tell us the exact number of guests at least 72 hours before the start of the guided tour. The cancellation of a guided tour is possible free of charge until 72 hours before the reserved time. Later, a cancellation fee of € 50.00 is charged.

A ticket includes:
The abbey ticket includes the visit of the abbey park (May - Oct. open 10.00 am – 6.00 pm) with its Baroque pavilion, the Northern Bastion where guests find a special exhibition, a panoramic terrace and a spacious gift shop, as well as the visit of the special exhibitions in the Columned Hall and the Small Baroque Cellar.

Opening hours:
Abbey visit: daily between 10.00 am and 4.30 pm (last possible start of a guided tour)
As of 25th July daily between 9.30 am and 4.30 pm (last possible start of a guided tour)
(later starts possible upon request, with additional charge)

Abbey park: daily between 10.00 am and 6.00 pm
Northern Bastion incl. gift shop: daily between 10.00 am and 5.30 pm
Special exhibitions in the Columned Hall and the Small Baroque Cellar:
daily between 9.30 am and 5.00 pm

Additional important information:
Due to worship services, events or inclement weather visitor areas may be partially closed and/or the visit may only be possible to a limited extent.
In case of default or impossibility of the service due to force majeure (security or health risk) or reasons which are not within of Melk abbey’s sphere of influence, Melk abbey cannot be held liable.
As soon as government regulations allow different measures, the course of the guided tour and the maximum number of guests will be adapted accordingly.