A sight to behold, colossal Melk Abbey sits perched on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Danube. It is, without a doubt, one of the world’s most magnificent monastic masterpieces and richest cultural treasures. The abbey’s library is one of the world’s most precious. While everyone else waits for the public tour, follow your private guide through this Baroque site at your own pace. 

Melk may also ring a bell with fans of Umberto Eco’s best seller, ”The Name of the Rose”, because its narrator is none other than Adso of Melk, a Benedictine monk from this congregation who gets involved in a medieval murder mystery at an Italian monastery in the year 1327.