Melk Churches & cathedrals

Our most recommended Melk Churches & cathedrals

Vienna: Melk Abbey, Wachau, Danube Valley Private Trip

1. Vienna: Melk Abbey, Wachau, Danube Valley Private Trip

Travel in comfort to the picturesque Wachau and Danube Valleys following the Danube River into the countryside filled with dense woodlands and rolling vineyards. Admire stunning landscapes and UNESCO World Heritage Site status, enjoying a full-day trip from Vienna. Explore fabulous places and hidden gems along the way. Sightsee each different village on your own and discover beautiful sights. Stop in Krems where all looks like time has frozen. Walk through Krems Old Town and see Steinertor, Rathaus, and Gozzoburg Krems. See ancient ruins of Dürnstein Castle. According to legend, Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned, and eventually freed by his faithful minstrel Blondel. Get to the Spitz and experience a fantastic boat cruise to reach Melk. See wild Austrian landscapes while relaxing. Walk to the ruins of Hinterhaus Castle dated from the XI century, with some prime views of Lower Austria from the top. Walk around and explore the beautiful Abbey Park with the baroque garden Pavillion. Marvel at exceptional architecture from outside and step inside the Abbey Museum, the Marble Hall, balcony, library, and church with amazing chapels and decorations. Stroll around the village and see the hidden local gem of Parish Church of Assumption of Mary, a peaceful place with nice decorations. No worries about return, sit back and relax, the driver will drop you off at your hotel in Vienna.

Vienna: Melk Abbey and Schonbrunn Palace Private Guided Tour

2. Vienna: Melk Abbey and Schonbrunn Palace Private Guided Tour

"Start at your accommodation in Vienna, where the driver will take you to Schonbrunn Palace. Avoid long queues thanks to Skip-the-line tickets and enjoy exclusive knowledge from your private guide. Explore magnificent interior, fascinating history and find out about the huge Austrian heritage. Schonbrunn Palace is a magnificent residence, with its gardens inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Explore Rococo style apartments of Emperor Franz Joseph and his wife Elisabeth. Step inside over 40 rooms and hear forty fascinating stories spanning three centuries from your guide. Seeing the luxury of their private life inside the Palace and enjoying beautiful gardens around, it makes Schönbrunn unique synthesis of Baroque art with joyful nature. Get in the car, hit the road with an English-German speaking driver on board and drive through Wachau Valley to reach Melk. On the way you will see great landscapes full of vineyards around. The drive lasts only 1 hour maximum, so after a quick break it’s time for a guided tour in Melk Abbey! Melk Abbey is one of the biggest and most beautiful European Baroque Ensembles and it’s located on top of the hill. Walk around and explore Abbey Park with the baroque garden pavilion. Marvel at exceptional architecture from outside and step inside where the guide leads you through the Abbey Museum, the Marble Hall, balcony, library and church with amazing chapels and decorations. After all you can also walk around the village and see hidden local gems - Parish Church of Assumption of Mary as a peaceful place with nice decorations. No worries about returning, sit back and relax, the driver will drop you off at your hotel in Vienna."

From Vienna: Private Day Tour of Salzburg,Hallstatt and Melk

3. From Vienna: Private Day Tour of Salzburg,Hallstatt and Melk

Melk Abbey After arriving to Melk, introduce yourself to the history of almost one thousand-year-old Benedictine Abbey. Overlooking the town of Melk and the Danube River, the impressive baroque-style Abbey is home to the famous Melk Abbey library and contains the tomb of Saint Coloman of Stockerau as well as the remains of several members of the House of Babenberg, Austria's first ruling dynasty. During the visit, you can also explore the Abbey church and the garden pavilion. After approximately 1 hour visit of Melk, your journey continues through the Austrian countryside towards Salzburg. Salzburg The tour continues with a visit to Salzburg. Upon arrival, independently explore the beautiful Mirabell Palace Gardens which was used as a filming location for popular "Sound of Music" movie, Mozart Museum, the UNESCO protected Old Town, and catch a spectacular view of the city from the Hohensalzburg fortress. Surrounded by mountains, Salzburg is well known as the birthplace of Mozart and the architecture is heavily inspired by Italian designs. After approx. 2 to 3 hours, the tour continues with a scenic drive through the Salzburg Lake District to Hallstatt. Lake Wolfgang The road to Hallstatt offers some spectacular panoramic views of the lakes within Salzkammergut region. We will offer you a photo break opportunity at Lake Wolfgang at the town of Sankt Gilgen. You are welcome to ask the driver for any other short stops along this route, so you can capture the picturesque scenery of Austrian lakes. Hallstatt Hallstatt is located directly on Hallstattersee. Hallstatt is known as one of the most photographed villages in Europe. During approx. 1,5 hour visit of Hallstatt, stroll your way along the Promenade into the colorful town center with numerous small shops, cafes and restaurants. In order to make your visit to Hallstatt more memorable, you have the opportunity to visit the Skydeck directly above the town as well as the Salt Mines for more scenic photo opportunities. In the late afternoon, drive back through the beautiful Austrian countryside to your accommodation in Vienna. The tour is fully customizable, and time spent at each location is decided by the client in coordination with the driver.

Vienna: Melk Abbey and Salzburg Trip with Private Transfer

4. Vienna: Melk Abbey and Salzburg Trip with Private Transfer

Drive through Lower Austria and enjoy local beautiful scenery during a full-day trip. Visit Melk Abbey and Salzburg with the comfort of a private transfer. Be picked up at your accommodation in Vienna and follow the Danube River into the countryside filled with dense woodlands and rolling vineyards. Admire stunning landscapes to reach the famous Melk Abbey. Melk Abbey, located on the top of a hill, is an impressive Baroque abbey. Walk around and explore its park. Marvel at the abbey's exceptional architecture from the outside and step inside where your guide will lead you through the abbey museum, the Marble Hall, balcony, library, and church. Enjoy free time on the abbey's grounds before driving to Salzburg. Explore Salzburg, known as Mozart’s birthplace and the town of music. In Salzburg, two options are available to meet your needs. You can choose to sightsee on your own or choose to tour the city with a guide for a better understanding of local history and sites. In the second option, the guide will join you in Salzburg and lead you through multiple highlights such as the UNESCO-protected old town, Salzburg Cathedral, the fortress, and “The Sound of Music” filming locations. After spending time in Salzburg, enjoy a relaxing drive back to your accommodation in Vienna.

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What people are saying about Melk

A very pleasant journey. Special thanks to Mariush Jablonsky