Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Must visit in Austria: Melk Abbey

This monastery is located in the lower Austria, above the town called Melk. It is situated by the Danube river. Its magnificent Baroque architecture is famous worldwide. The building also belongs to UNESCO world cultural heritage.
The monastic community of Melk is over 900 years old and Benedictine monks still walk around. Nowadays there is also a prestigious monastery school which teaches nearly 900 pupils. 
I highly recommend visiting the monastery. Inside you will be introduced to the history of the abbey by special exhibitions. Later you will step in the Marble Hall which contains pilasters coated in red marble and an allegorical painted ceiling by Paul Troger. In the monastery's balcony opens up a splendid view to the Danube river. Then you will be able to enter the gorgeous library which has two floors and its ceiling is also painted by Troger. There are around 80,000 volumes of priceless works.
The high point of the baroque monastery is the church. Following the wishes of the abbot and monastic community, this is intended to make the religious purpose of the entire construction and its orientation towards God clearly visible. It is definitely an astonishing church. 
This place is worth a visit! Hope I convinced you. 
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dress¬ Bershka 

Love, S

2 comments on "Must visit in Austria: Melk Abbey"
  1. Such a beautiful dress and the imagery is beautiful! Just breathtaking xx

    Jenny | Krystel Couture X

  2. Melk abbey is so beautiful! You look fab!