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Melk Abbey, Austria

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The Melk Abbey is a magnificent, 900 year old Baroque structure which rises up from the surrounding countryside along the Danube River. Strategically located on a steep, cliffside perch, the Melk Abbey's earliest incarnation was a Roman post. Later, it served as a tenth century Babenburg fortress. It became a Benedictine monastery in 1089 and earned a distinguished reputation for medieval scholarship.

The City of Melk, Austria
The City of Melk, Austria
The Melk Abbey
The Melk Abbey
Inside the Abbey
Inside the Abbey
At the Melk Museum
At the Melk Museum
Ceiling frescoes
Ceiling frescoes
The Melk Library with 70,000+ books from the 9th through the 15th centuries
The Melk Library with 70,000+ books from the 9th through the 15th centuries
Hasta la vista Melk Abbey...
Hasta la vista Melk Abbey...