Wikipedia

Melk

InfoRoutesPlaces of interest

Author: Wikipedia

AT | | Public | CatalanDutchFrenchGermanItalianSpanish

Source: Michael Fleischhacker

Copyright: Creative Commons 3.0

Melk is a city of Austria, in the federal state of Lower Austria, next to the Wachau valley along the Danube. Melk has a population of 5,257 . It is best known as the site of a massive baroque Benedictine monastery named Melk Abbey.

The town is first mentioned as Medilica in 831 in a donation of Louis the German; the name is from a Slavic word for 'border.' The area around Melk was given to Leopold I, Margrave of Austria, in the year 976 to serve as a buffer between the Magyars to east and Bavaria to the west. In 996 mention was first made of an area known as Ostarrîchi, which is the origin of the word Österreich . The bluff which holds the current monastery held a Babenberger castle until the site was given to Benedictine monks from nearby Lambach by Leopold II, in 1089. Melk received market rights in 1227 and became a municipality in 1898. In a very small area, Melk presents a great deal of architectural variety from many centuries.

Source: Wikipedia.org

Copyright: Creative Commons 3.0

More information

Address

Melk, Melk, Austria

More about this place of interest

Comments

Routes nearby

Related channels

Try this feature for free with a MyRouteYou Plus trial subscription.

If you already have such an account, then log in now.

© 2006-2021 RouteYou - www.routeyou.com