Melk Abbey - an open house and a place of encounter

Opening hours

Visit with or without a guided tour

March, 23. - March, 31 and Nov, 1. -  Nov, 3
9.00 am - 4.30 pm (last admission 4.00 pm)

April, 1 - October, 31
9.00 am - 5.30 pm (last admission 5.00 pm)







November 4, 2024 to January 6, 2025

• Monday – Friday: visit only with guided tour at 11 am, 1.30 pm and 3 pm

• Saturday/Sunday/Christmas holidays (December 25, 2024 to January 6, 2025)
Visits are possible without or with a guided tour from 10 am to 4.30 pm (last admission 4 pm) •

Dezember 24, 2024: a visit is only possible with a guided tour at 11 am
(Guided tours for groups are possible between 9 am and 12 pm)






Family ticket
(parents with their child/ren up to 16 years of age)


Groups (as of 20 paying pax)


Pupils and Students
(up to 27 years of age, with student ID)


Surcharge for guided tour                                               



starting from 3.49

Small groups
(less than 20 paying visitors):
entrance +
a flat fee  (1 - 10 persons)
a flat fee  (11 - 14 persons)
a flat fee  (15 - 19 persons)

16.00 +

Tickets for the Abbey Park only


Pupils, students    
Children (6 – 16 years)    


Combination tickets


Combination tickets Stift Melk / Schloss Artstetten
Combination tickets Stift Melk / Schallaburg
Combination tickets Stift Melk / Stift Göttweig


ÖBB Rail Tours - Wachau Ticket     Train/Ship/Melk Abbey




Prices in € include entertainment tax levied by the town of Melk and 13 % VAT
valid till 31st March 2025




Guided tours

Duration ca. 50 minutes ǀ supplement for guided tour € 3.50

Guided tours for individual travelers in English
at 10.55 am and 2.55 pm (April - Oct)
at 10.55 am | 1.55 pm | 2.55 pm (May - September)
at 11 am | 1.30 pm | 3 pm (Nov - March)

Guided tours in Italian
July - August at 2.45 pm

Guided tours in Spanish
May - September at 2.50 pm

Guided tours in French
May - September at 3.05 pm

The guided tour takes guests through the former Imperial guest rooms where the exhibit features highlights of Melk Abbey’s history, its art treasures, as well as its current tasks and activities, then to the Marble Hall, the balcony which provides a breathtaking view of the town of Melk and the Danube Valley landscape, and the abbey library.

After the guided tour, guests can individually visit the abbey church, a masterpiece of Baroque architecture. The Northern Bastion and the abbey park complete the visit of this stunning cultural ensemble.

Barrier-free visits

Most of the abbey visit is wheelchair-accessible. To get to the areas which are not directly accessible without barriers, wheelchair users and walking-impaired guests are assisted by our staff. Please come to the ticket office / information counter in the first abbey courtyard, so that we can organize assistance and give you tips about your visit of the monastery.
Free entrance for an accompanying person, if need for a caregiver is stated in the disability card.

Tips for your visit:

On the abbey parking lot (follow the street signs STIFT MELK-P) guests find parking spaces for the disabled.

Via elevator guests can get from the parking lot level to the level of the abbey entrance. From there a level path leads to the abbey.
The gravel paths in the abbey park can cause difficulties for wheelchair users (especially with electric-powered wheelchairs). Unfortunately, the interior of the Baroque garden pavilion is not wheelchair-accessible.

For guests who can’t manage to walk longer distances, two wheelchairs are available for the duration of the abbey visit. Please make a reservation under +43 (0)2752 555 232.

Guests can find wheelchair-accessible restrooms in the first abbey courtyard, near the Imperial Staircase, as well as near and inside the abbey restaurant. Upon request we can also bring you to the barrier-free restrooms near the library and in the Northern bastion.

The whole abbey restaurant is wheelchair-accessible.

We would be pleased to help you plan your visit for guests with disabilities: +43 (0)2752 555 232

Guide dogs and service dogs are allowed on the premises.

We offer reduced flat rates for groups with special needs guests.


8 am to 4 pm | +43 2752 555 232