The last stop of the Viking Cruise Tour to Austria is the starting point of the Wachau Valley, the cultural and religious center of Austria, the town of Melk. This small town full of medieval style is the most beautiful monastery in the world. Famous for Melk Abbey.
The extraordinary and splendid Melk Abbey is a typical Baroque building. It was built between 1702 and 1738. The Austrian royal family members loved to go on holiday. Princess Sissi went to Vienna to marry Fran. The road to the emperor Zizev had also stayed here. No matter which angle you look at, this majestic grand building is amazing.
The library of the Melk Abbey is known as one of the "world's most beautiful libraries". The museum houses more than 100,000 volumes of precious manuscripts and books from the Middle Ages. The academic value is extraordinary. It is included in the World Cultural Heritage. The Rococo-style rotating wooden ladder outside the library has long been a gorgeous work that photographers love.
Melk Abbey is a Benedictine monastery on the rock of Melk, Lower Austria. It overlooks the Danube River and is adjacent to the beautiful Wachau Valley. It was founded in 1089
Melk Abbey stands on top of the rock, overlooking this quiet and peaceful. On the 179-meter-high Royal Corridor of Melk Abbey, portraits of each of the Austrian emperors are also hung. There are beautiful murals in the courtyard. On the second floor of the south side, the monasterys historical relics and the treasures of the monastery are displayed. The monastery library on the second floor of the north is also extremely refined and luxurious. The Melk Abbey Library houses many precious medieval manuscripts.
Walking on the stone road of the monastery overlooking the entire town of Melk, passing through the bishop's courtyard, you can climb the luxurious emperor's steps and walk along the 200-meter long corridor. On both sides of the promenade are portraits of Austrian rulers. Next, you can see the library. On the top of the library is a mural painted by Paul Trog. The entire library has more than 90,000 books.
Dean is the most favorite of the church here, the church in the courtyard is carved and painted everywhere. The Viking Cruises took us to many beautiful churches along the way, and we were somewhat tired of the church. But here, we can't help but sigh again and praise.
and the corridor leading to the church is full of geometric beauty, the stairs extending infinitely to the roof form a spiral shape, with magnificent murals, just take a shot, are big!
This is the most beautiful monastery library in the world. The most beautiful library in Europe, the Melk Abbey is definitely the top five. Since the interior of the monastery cannot be photographed, more beautiful scenery can only be left to experience. Melk Abbey is known as a model of the Baroque monastery. The history of the
Melke monastery is much longer than the history of the town of Melk itself. In fact, the town of Melk was founded on the basis of the monastery. According to historical records, Melk was once the spiritual center of Austria, as the capital. The
Melke Abbey also has a dedicated local guide to take us on a tour to give us a detailed explanation. In fact, the library is only part of the monastery.