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.
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.
Melk: Viking AegirdgtlftoVery informative. Got to experience the violin group from Palo Alto, CA performing. I walked the city ... Read more
Unbelievable art. ... Read more
Melk: Viking VilhjalmTraveler 2010I wish the Abbey had allowed photographs. ... Read more
Melk: Viking AlsvinMAIG6457husband pushed around in wheelchair could not do Abbey ... Read more
Melk: Viking Vilimimmy52Included tour of Melk Abbey. The rooms we saw were museum rooms and the church is awesome. ... Read more
Melk: Viking LegendConn67Beautiful abbey....walked around the town and it's so charming. Also stayed and had dinner in town and walked back to ship before sailing! ... Read more
Melk: Viking VilhjalmAncient OneMy friend and I took a small train on a ride from our ship into one of the Squares. There we found a small restaurant where we relaxed with a cappuccino, and pastry, reviewed all of the experiences we had had so far. ... Read more
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