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Melk Abbey

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Melk stands at the western end of the Wachau Valley wine-producing region in Lower Austria, accessible from both Vienna and Salzburg. It is a small town on the south side of the Danube River with a Baroque center and is an ideal base from which to explore the vineyards. Seasonal cruises down the river also stop off here.

However, Melk is best known for its staggeringly massive Benedictine monastery, which was founded in 1089 in a medieval fortress belonging to the House of Babenberg. After 1,000 years it’s still functioning as an abbey and school today. In the 15th century the abbey’s monks played a leading part in central European monastic reform and it took its present magnificent Baroque form after a devastating fire in the early 18th century. The abbey church with its enormous dome and ornate golden-hued bell towers now stands proud on a rocky bluff high over the Danube River.

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Dagtrip naar Melk Abbey en de Donauvallei vanuit Wenen

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Ontdek het voortreffelijke landschap van de Wachau in Oostenrijk tijdens een dagtrip vanuit Wenen langs de beroemde Donau. Deze vallei staat op de ...  Meer info

  • Locatie: Wenen, Oostenrijk
  • Duur: 8 uur
  • Taal: Engels
Van USD 98,80