Stift Melk - UNESCO-Welterbe

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22nd November till at least 12th December 2021 - closed
As precautionary measures to contain infections caused by the Covid-19 virus - Discontinuation of abbey visits including the special exhibitions in the Columned Hall and the Small Baroque Cellar and closure of the Northern Bastion, and the gift shops.

As of 13th December 2021

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and resulting government regulations we can’t guarantee that your required or already booked service will take place as planned.

future reservations:
Your required service will be noted and will take place if government regulations and organizational possibilities on site allow. This refers specifically to reservations for guided tours for groups. We reserve the right to offer an individual visit without a guide for guests/groups that have booked a guided tour. Thank you for your understanding!


9.00 am to 4.00 pm (reservation is necessary)


May - October
Before or after a tour of the monastery, visitors are welcome to rest and stay for a while in the abbey park and the baroque garden pavilion.
Plan at least 30 - 45 minutes

9.00 am to 6.00 pm


The Northern Bastion, a historic building from the Baroque age, has been enhanced with contemporary architectural elements and is now open for visitors. On the ground floor, visitors can get many exclusive products, available only in this spacious gift shop of the abbey. The exhibition space on the first floor accommodates the “Wachau Lab”, where the students of the Melk abbey school conceive and organize changing special exhibitions. From the panoramic terrace on the second floor, guests can see the abbey park and the Baroque garden pavilion, the Eastern façade of Melk abbey and the surrounding areas.

9.00 am to 5.30 pm
as of 8th Nov 10 am - 5.00 pm


10.00 am to 4.30 pm
(August - Oct 9.00 am to 5.00 pm)

For more information about the abbey visit or reservations, please call +43 2752 555 | 9.00 am - 3.00 pm or write.