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Best Places to Visit in Klagenfurt and Melk


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We have a new, expanded   guide to Melk and the Wachau Valley (and the search engine you use has not found it yet).


Lake Wörthersee and Klagenfurt have an intimate and unifying relationship.  The city is connected to the lake via a canal (Lendkanal), although its western edge  (shown above) abuts the lake.  There are a number of interesting towns to visit along the lake's shore, as well as miles of delightful scenery.


Located on a hilltop above Melk, the Benedictine Abbey remains a monastic house today, over 900 years since the founding of the original abbey on this site. The present abbey was constructed in the 18th century in the Baroque style and is know for both its splendid architecture.  The Abbey's church (below) is well-know for   the many fine frescos that cover its interior walls.   We now cover Melk as a daytrip to the Wachau in our Guide to the Best Places To Visit in Vienna.  For the daytrip, click ThereArePlaces Daytrip to the Wachau and Melk.






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