Abbeys & Monasteries

Benediktinerstift Melk

Contact & Informations

3390 Melk
Abt-Berthold-Dietmayr-Str. 1

+43 2752 555 232
+43 2752 55524 9


Pushchair Accessible Wheelchair Accessible Bistro / Restaurant E-car charging station Free entry with the NOE-card Children's program Public connection

Melk Abbey incorporates everything Baroque and is one of the most beautiful and finest Baroque examples in Europe. Visitors can expect fascinatingly designed museum rooms, magnificent halls such as the Marble Hall and library, an unforgettable view of the Danube valley and the high Baroque Abbey Church. The Abbey Park invites you to relax from April to October. From the panoramic terrace of the Northern Bastion you can enjoy a far-reaching view of the park, the monastery buildings and the surrounding areas.

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  • For more than 925 years, it has been the spiritual and cultural centre of the country. A World Cultural Heritage Site
  • Holy Mass on Sundays and Holidays: 09:00 in the Abbey Church
  • Prayers “In the Middle of the Day” daily 12:00 – 12:15 in the Abbey Church
  • Special exhibitions:
    Northern Bastion’s Wachau Lab | YOUth (as of May 2024)
    Columned Hall & Small Baroque Cellar Transformation by LINE 4 as of 23rd March 2024
    Arcade | Restoration and Life II
  • Melk Abbey Restaurant: Open as of 1st April 2024, 10:00 – 16:00
  • Easily accessible from the A1 motorway / Connection to the coach park allows easy access to the Abbey
    Groups and individual visitors who purchase admission tickets to Melk Abbey may use the parking lot free of charge. The parking ticket must be validated at the cash desk (first courtyard) when buying the admission tickets.
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Shop

Opening hours

March, 23 – October 2024
Visits are possible without or with a guided tour

9.00 am to 5.30 pm (last admission 5.00 pm)

Guided tours for individual travelers in English at 10.55 am and 2.55 pm (April – Oct)
10.55 am, 1.55 pm and 2.55 pm (May – September)

Guided tours for groups are possible between 9.00 and 4.30 pm, with prior reservation.

November 1, 2024 – November 3, 2024
Visits are possible without or with a guided tour

9.00 am to 4.30 pm (last admission 4.00 pm)

Guided tours for individual travelers (in English & German) at 11.00 am, 1.30 pm and 3.00 pm
Guided tours for groups are possible between 9.00 and 4.00 pm, with prior reservation.


(subject to change)

Without guided tours – per person:

Adult: € 16.00
Pupil/Student (U27 with valid ID): € 8.00
Family Ticket (parents with their children U16): € 32.00

Guided tours

supplement for a guided tour € 3,50

Small Group (less than 20 paying visitors):
€ 16,00/person +

a flat fee  (1 – 10 persons)
a flat fee  (11 – 14 persons)
a flat fee  (15 – 19 persons)


Only Abbey Park and Northern Bastion:

Adult: € 5.50
Pupil/Student (U27): € 4.00
Child (aged 6 – 10): € 1.50

Prices include 13 % VAT
valid 1.4.2024-31.3.2025


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