Melk Cruise Port
Port of Melk: An Overview
Melk, a quiet city, is located on the Danube River, just off the scenic Wachau Valley in Austria. Like many of the ports in this region, Melk's history as a city harkens back centuries, and this is apparent in the town's architecture.
The indisputable main attraction is Melk Abbey, a breathtaking monastery perched above the city on a hilltop. Your cruise line should offer an excursion there that includes a sweeping tour of the building and its grounds and a spectacular view of the city. Inspiration for Umberto Eco's well-known mystery novel, "The Name of the Rose," was taken from the abbey and its unforgettable library.
Don't be afraid to wander around on your own in Melk; it's a relatively small port, so it's difficult to get lost. One main path leads you into town from your ship, and a small town center with shops and a few eateries serves as the backdrop for your stroll.
Watch Out For
Be aware: Due to age, flooding and construction, Melk's cobblestone streets have taken a beating and may be dangerously uneven in patches.
Melk: Viking PrestigeidoubtitHad to bypass because of the ship transfer - had the option of doing it by bus!! Really! ... Read more
Melk: Viking LegendDah Nols UncleNice town for a walk around. The Abbey looked cool from the outside. ... Read more
Melk: Avalon PanoramaMomofRoazzIndependently toured the Abbey ... Read more
Melk: Emerald SungreensueNot to be missed. We had a coach transfer to Melk Abbey which takes minutes but saves the walk up a steep hill. It's very extensive and beautifully kept. Emerald keeps groups small by employing several tour guides and include a receiver with an ... Read more
Melk: Viking ViliStephan109Walked around on our own. ... Read more
Melk: Viking Gefjondbvlo68Beautiful place with a nice tour. ... Read more
Melk: Viking VilhjalmZZ GrandsBeautiful ceiling in abbey. ... Read more
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