Melk (Photo:Borisb17/Shutterstock)
Melk (Photo:Borisb17/Shutterstock)
3.5 / 5.0
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Port of Melk

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.

Shore Excursions

About Melk


Visit stunning Melk Abbey, which was the inspiration for a famous novel


This small port has uneven cobblestone streets that can make walking a challenge

Bottom Line

Melk is a quiet, peaceful place full of history

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Good to Know

Be aware: Due to age, flooding and construction, Melk's cobblestone streets have taken a beating and may be dangerously uneven in patches.

Getting Around

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.

Melk Awards

Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards

2016 Top-Rated European River Destinations