Melk Abbey has a history of more than 300 years. On the highest point of the small town of Merke, you can see the beautiful Danube. It is extremely luxurious, magnificent, and there are many important artifacts, but you can’t take pictures. There is no Chinese tour guide.
Melk Abbey is the most famous attraction in the Melk area. The size of this monastery does not match the size of the small town of Melk. Its scale is not inferior to Vienna's Hofburg Palace. In fact, this is the earliest imperial palace, which was later moved to Vienna and left the imperial palace to the monastery. This monastery is also part of the Wachau Valley on the World Heritage List. Some rooms in the monastery are open to the public as a museum and the church in it. There is also a garden and a large outdoor courtyard to visit
The Wachau Valley in Austria is the most beautiful section of the Danube Valley. It flows through the small town of Melk, and the Melk Abbey, founded in 1089, stands tall on the majestic rock in the town of Melk in the Wachau Valley. The ground stands amidst the beautiful scenery. Such a unique geographical location enables her to be born in the air, overlooking the endless blue Danube at her feet. The outer wall of the monastery adopts the very eye-catching and gorgeous yellow color that Queen Maria Theresia likes-"Theresia Yellow". It is said that the monastery was supported by the Habsburgs at that time and became the summer residence of the Austrian royal family. . The internal layout of the monastery is magnificent and the architecture is magnificent. The various treasures in the cathedral, the extravagant chandeliers, and the golden statues of Christian saints are dazzling. The walls, domes, and gallery eaves, exquisite murals and carvings, are dazzling and dazzling. Most of the sculptures inside the church are made of gold, which is magnificent and glorious! Especially the golden light of the golden altar is breathtaking, comparable to any royal palace. (In particular, it is forbidden to take pictures and loud noises inside the monastery and cathedral, remember to remember) Especially since the 12th century, Melk Abbey established the seminary and established a library, which contains more than 100,000 volumes of medieval books Manuscripts are invaluable. It is the essence of Melk Abbey, one of the ten most beautiful libraries in the world, and the only library to be awarded the title of World Cultural Heritage. Therefore, Melk Abbey is called "the most beautiful monastery in the world", and the cathedral in the monastery is even called "the most magnificent cathedral in the world". It has been the "spiritual and cultural center of Austria" for nearly a thousand years. .
Melk Abbey is located on the rocks in Melk town. It was built in 1089 and was once a fortress of Bavarian nobles. Later, the ruler Babenburg family recruited monks and gifted them to monasteries. The most distinctive feature of the monastery is its yellow facade-Teresia Yellow. The façade is very beautiful. You need a ticket to visit inside, 12.5 Euro/person, but there is no explainer. After I went in, there were murals, books, artworks, etc. related to history and religion. I followed a foreign picture and rubbed against the English-speaking tour guide, and understood 30 to 40%. This is more traumatic. After I entered, I felt awkward and couldn't understand. From the platform of the monastery, you can overlook the Danube and the small town of Melk. The focus of the visit is a church, which is magnificent (not ordinary magnificent). Theoretically, no photos were allowed during the whole process, but I still couldn't help but took a few secretly.
Melk Abbey was founded in 1089. Today’s breathtaking Baroque building was built between 1702 and 1736, with exquisite frescoes, and the library contains countless medieval manuscripts. Because of its fame and academic value, when Joseph II disbanded Austrian monasteries in 1780 to 1790, Melk Abbey was spared and escaped the destruction of the Napoleonic Wars. In 1938, Germany and Austria merged, and most of the school and monastery were nationalized by the Nazis.