This palace is famous not only for its stunning architecture but also for the innovative exhibitions it houses, along with its stunning gardens. A wonderful curio are the 400 terracotta sculptures, completed between 1572 and 1573, the largest of which support the upper-storey arches of the palace. Yearly shows are thematically curated, and in recent years have focused on diverse cultural moments from The Beatles, Venice and Byzantium.
Combined tickets with Stift Melk cost €18. To reach Schallaburg, take the shuttle bus (€4) that leaves Melk train station at 10.40am, 1.15pm and 4.45pm.