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The Benedictine monastery with its unique Baroque architecture combined with contemporary highlights can be visited year-round. Because of its close proximity to the highway A1 it is a perfect destination for bus trips.
As part of UNESCO’s world cultural heritage the abbey is a must see site for day trips and/or longer journeys.
A visit of the monastery (with an entrance ticket) includes the Imperial Staircase, the Imperial Corridor, the abbey museum, the Marble Hall, the balcony, the library and the abbey church; the abbey park with its Baroque pavilion and many other accents (May to October); the Northern Bastion with the Wachau Lab and a panoramic terrace as well as changing special exhibitions. At an extra charge guests can also visit the mineral collection.
Always worth a visit
Excellent destination for bus trips
Guided tours are possible every day: In German, English, French and Italian (other languages on request)
Short distance between the highway A1 and the abbey parking lot
Parking lot for buses free of charge (the parking ticket must be validated at the cash desk in the first courtyard when buying the admission tickets). More information...
Infrastructure for big groups
Abbey restaurant on the abbey grounds
Ship station only a 5 min. drive away from the abbey parking lot
“Gateway” to the Wachau region Stift Melk, das barocke Welterbe in der Wachau