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Melk Abbey, Austria

Melk Abbey, Austria. We stopped here on a 9-day Danube River Cruise. Easily one of the most stunning places I have ever been!

Welcome to Melk Abbey! We arrived here after our sunny afternoon cruise through the scenic Wachau Valley. Melk Abbey is one of the world’s most famous monasteries. We spent the afternoon exploring and admiring the architecture of this gorgeous building with postcard-perfect views over the Austrian town of Melk. Scroll down to see the pink infinity staircase in the abbey!! It is one of the most beautiful staircases I have ever seen.

Here is a link to the exact cruise we took.

Melk Abbey, Austria. We stopped here on a 9-day Danube River Cruise. Easily one of the most stunning places I have ever been!

Prelate’s Courtyard

This was one of our first views as we entered the abbey.

Melk Abbey, Austria. We stopped here on a 9-day Danube River Cruise. Easily one of the most stunning places I have ever been!

The abbey had panoramic views over the Austrian town of Melk.

Melk Abbey, Austria. We stopped here on a 9-day Danube River Cruise. Easily one of the most stunning places I have ever been!

From the balcony, you could also turn around for a closer look at the abbey’s ornate facade.

Melk Abbey, Austria. We stopped here on a 9-day Danube River Cruise. Easily one of the most stunning places I have ever been!

How beautiful is this marbled spiral staircase connecting the church and the library?? This was our view at the top of the staircase.

Melk Abbey, Austria. We stopped here on a 9-day Danube River Cruise. Easily one of the most stunning places I have ever been!

But this is the view looking back up!!

Melk Abbey, Austria. We stopped here on a 9-day Danube River Cruise. Easily one of the most stunning places I have ever been!Photo via Stephanie

How amazing is this pink staircase?? Truly a work of art.

Melk Abbey, Austria. We stopped here on a 9-day Danube River Cruise. Easily one of the most stunning places I have ever been!

If you’re visiting the abbey, don’t miss the Baroque Garden Pavilion.

Melk Abbey, Austria. We stopped here on a 9-day Danube River Cruise. Easily one of the most stunning places I have ever been!

The inside is a little cafe where you can stop for a snack or a drink. It reminded me of an English tea room with it’s delicate pink and gold frescos.

Melk Abbey, Austria. We stopped here on a 9-day Danube River Cruise. Easily one of the most stunning places I have ever been!

After exploring the abbey, we walked down the hill through the town of Melk.

Melk Abbey, Austria. We stopped here on a 9-day Danube River Cruise. Easily one of the most stunning places I have ever been!

Melk Abbey, Austria. We stopped here on a 9-day Danube River Cruise. Easily one of the most stunning places I have ever been!Photo via Stephanie

This was our final view of the abbey as we headed back to the boat.

Stay tuned for more! Salzburg is next. :)

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