Under imperial patronage the abbey at Melk became one of the richest in the Holy Roman Empire. The abbey church, built in the early 1700's, is a stunning reflection of Baroque art and architecture.
Melk is a small village located at the western end of Austria's Wachau Valley, one of the most picturesque stretches of the Danube River. If you take a river cruise on the Danube, Melk and its abbey will definitely be a stop along the way.
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