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 local coins for the bathroom. Take a rain coat and/or umbrella in case of rain. Melk is famous for its local shops but you can also find a lot of global brands (shopping is possible before/after tour and not during the tour).
Travelers must be able to walk approximately 1.3 miles (roughly 2 hours) over paved surfaces, steps and inclines with several photo stops along the route.
Cultural, Family Friendly, Private Tour, Walking Tour
48-seat Climate-controlled Motorcoach
English, French, German, Spanish
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated mild. To participate fully, you may be required to walk over primarily even surfaces at a leisurely pace. You may encounter a limited number of steps, cobblestones, or uneven surfaces, and you may have to stand for extended periods of time.
Suitable for travelers 6 years of age and older.
Special Medical Restriction
Participants must be in good health, disclose their physical fitness and advise any conditions that might impact their participation in the tour.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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