Schloss Schallaburg information
This Renaissance palace set in lovely gardens is famous not only for its stunning architecture but also for the innovative exhibitions it houses. Architecturally, it boasts some 400 terracotta sculptures, completed between 1572 and 1573, the largest of which support the upper-storey arches of the palace. Every year the building hosts a prestigious exhibition based on a chosen cultural theme – shows in recent years have focused on The Beatles, Venice and Byzantium. Combined tickets with Stift Melk cost €17.50. To reach Schallaburg, take the shuttle bus (€4) which leaves Melk train station at 10.40am, 1.15pm and 4.45pm.