Melk Abbey Church Towers
How to Get to Your Melk Visit
The most common way for people to get to Melk is on a standard stop for a Danube River Cruise. Melk is at the downstream end of the scenic Wachau Valley on the Danube River. River cruises stop at docks right beside the Melk Abbey.
Melk Abbey from Town of Melk
The Austrian Rail System (OBB) offers many ticket options for rail transport to Melk. In addition to participating in Eurail passes, Austria also has an Einfach-Raus ticket. The Einfach-Raus ticket offers single day rates for small groups, similar to the Bayern Ticket in Germany. Vienna is about an hour away from Melk, so a vehicle rented from the Vienna International Airport provides another option to access the area.
You can also take a Day Trip to Melk from Vienna.
Margravine Swanhilde’s 11th Century Altar
You will find that Melk weather is similar to Vienna’s. The weather is influenced by the rolling hills north of the Alps and by the seclusion of the Wachau Valley. June – August has average highs of 7 5 F (24 C) and lows of 60 F (15C). Rainfall is light and spread evenly throughout the year. Snow falls from November to March and average lows are a few degrees below freezing during the winter.