Melk Old Town Guided Walking Tour
- Guided walk: Admire the centuries-old architecture of Old Town, including the quaint parish church, the former post office, the turreted bakery that looks like it popped from the pages of a fairy tale, and the oldest house in Melk: the "Haus am Stein."
- Melk Abbey: This magnificent 11th-century palace turned monastery on a hill overlooks Old Town and the Danube, and features a splendid golden facade, a 200-foot church dome, and symmetrical twin towers.
About This Melk Tour
When 30 monuments and historical venues are packed into a stroll that's less than a half mile long, it's easy to miss something along the way, even if you're taking your time. And that's only in the Old Town portion of the tour.
Not to worry. On this tour, which covers just under 1½ miles total, you'll be in the hands of a GoBe guide who knows where everything is, and what everything is all about. Making it possible to get a real taste of Melk in just two hours.
So as you promenade down the old city streets, your guide will show you where the oldest house in town is, and explain why its name means "House on the Rock"; tell you how the 400-year-old "brotladen" was actually an outlet for three bakeries; and show you what's left of the old city gates.
And you can be sure that your guide will fill you in on everything you'd like to know about the town's main attraction: the massive Benedictine monastery that's been sitting high on a hill here for around a thousand years.
Feel free to ask questions, digging deeper into the history of the town and the abbey. That's what your guide is there for. And to make sure you don't miss anything.
After they fixed it, it was Baroque
The Melk Abbey is considered the finest Baroque church north of the Alps, but it took a long time to get there. Originally, it was the site of a Roman post; then it became a castle, and eventually a palace. In 1089, it was handed to the Benedictines. Finally, after the original abbey was damaged by fire, an Austrian architect designed the magnificent Baroque structure that stands today; repairs began in 1702 and continued for more than three decades.
Pick-up is included from select hotels. Please specify your hotel name and location during check-out.
Bring small coins for the bathroom. Don't miss out on tasting the various desert offered in this Austrian region.
Plan on walking for 2 hours through the streets at a leisurely pace. Expect to stand for periods of time. The tour is not wheelchair accessible but it is suitable for persons with limited mobility. Operator can modify route with advance notice.
Private Tour, Cultural, Family Friendly, Walking Tour
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.
Suitable for all ages.
Non-refundable if canceled within 14 days of requested services.
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