MELK, Baroque abbey built in the 18th century

Trip Start May 01, 1958
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What I did
Abbey

Flag of Austria  , Lower Austria,
Friday, November 15, 2013

Map of Melk
 
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Nov 15, Fri: MELK is now a Benedictine monastery, but it has been the spiritual and cultural center of Austria for over 1,000 years.  The abbey was founded in 1089 when Leopold II gave one of his castles to Benedictine monks, and the monastery has been destroyed and rebuilt many times. Today's Baroque abbey was built in 1702 to 1736.  The monastic library became renowned for its extensive manuscript collection as well as the production of manuscripts

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Klosterhof Spitz Weingarten
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Back at the boat for dinner
 
 
 
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