July 1st  -  5th, 2014         Krems, Austria

Situated on a hill overlooking the small village of Melk, Austria is the Melk Abbey,a Benedictine monastery with twin church towers that reach for the heavens.


Abbey Melk


The imposing Baroque abbey, high above the Danube, has two wings that project around the chapel, curving towards one another and connected by a balcony, framing the inset of the church. The builders succeeded in combining the natural surroundings with the structure.


Designed by Jacob Prandtauer and built between 1702 and 1736, the abbey monks provide pastoral care (the monastery oversees 23 parishes), and schooling (with 900 students). The theme of the abbey is "Ut In Omnibus Glorificetur Deus" (so that God is glorified in everything).

Abbey Melk Abbey Melk Wachau