Top things to do in Melk

Top Choice Abbey in Melk

Stift Melk

Of the many abbeys in Austria, Stift Melk is the most famous. Possibly Lower Austria's finest, the monastery church dominates the complex with its twin spires and high octagonal dome. The interior is baroque gone ba…
Palace in Melk

Schloss Schallaburg

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…
Austrian in Melk

Zur Post

This traditional and understated restaurant is in the hotel of the same name on Melk's main drag. Waldviertel carp, Wiener Schnitzel, Danube catfish and organic lamb grace the menu, which also features several veget…
International in Melk

Zum Fürsten

Right at the foot of the Stift, relax after a tour on faux velvet 1970s seating at this popular cafe serving pastas, strudel, chilli con carne and other international dishes.
Castle in Melk

Burg Aggstein

A fabulously evocative castle ruin from the 12th-century, set high above the Danube.