The Melk Abbey is an active Benedictine monastery and school. Originally built as a royal
Museum visits and agriculture (vineyards) fund the abbey. The imperial rooms are home to the museum. Each of the 11 rooms are designed in different ways, with a variety of lights, media and exhibits, including paintings and valuable treasures dating back hundreds of years. The vineyards, worked by the monks, produce the apricot liquor (Wachauer Marrille Likor) the area is well known for.
Melk Abbey was my personal favorite stop on my Danube cruise. For more on this cruise, click here.
360 degree media exhibit
Inside the Abbey church