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Abbey VISIT daily
Imperial Staircase | Imperial Corridor | Abbey Museum | Marble Hall | Balcony | Library | Abbey Church
April to October:
a visit is possible with or without a guided tour
9 am–5.30 pm (last admission at 5 pm)
Visit with guided tour in English (approx. 50 min)
daily at 10.55 am and at 2.55 pm
May to September: daily 10.55 am, 2 pm and 2.55 pm
November to March: the visit is possible only with a guided tour | daily at 11.00 am and at 2.00 pm
An English private guided tour can be booked in advance.
Plan at least 60 minutes for this visit
GUIDED VISIT OF THE ABBEY
During a guided tour visitors learn more about Melk abbey’s history and present. The tour starts in the Prelate’s Courtyard. Then guests see the Imperial Staircase and the Imperial Corridor. The abbey museum with the exhibition “The Path from Yesterday to Today” shows, with the help of art objects from the abbey treasury and library in combination with contemporary multi-media means, the abbey’s historical significance and its current tasks. The Baroque Marble Hall, the former dining hall for imperial guests is the last room you visit in the Imperial Wing. The next part of the tour is the balcony with its excellent view of the Danube valley, the town of Melk and the Western façade of the abbey church. The Baroque library leaves a lasting impression because of its harmonious and detailed architecture. The manuscripts and incunabula in the middle showcase bespeak the importance of Melk abbey library then and now. This is the end of the guided tour.
Melk abbey church is the crowning point of the visit. You see it individually after the guided tour.