Stift Melk - UNESCO-Welterbe

Northern Bastion

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The Northern Bastion, a historic building from the Baroque age, has been enhanced with contemporary architectural elements and is now open for visitors.

The interior can be visited individually, without guide.

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.

Duration (individual visit): approx. 30 minutes or longer

Current exhibition Wachau Lab: "FLUSS"
The students of Melk Abbey School, together with the teachers and staff of the monastery, have designed an exhibition which invites guests to follow the waters through rapids and shallows to interesting river folk, and to deal with questions of ecology and sustainability. Come and test the waters!