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Port of Melk

Melk, a quiet city, is located on the Danube River, just off the scenic Wachau Valley in Austria. Like many of the ports in this region, Melk's history as a city harkens back centuries, and this is apparent in the town's architecture.

Shore Excursions

Melk features shore excursions that cover an array of landmarks, activities and experience.

About Melk


Visit stunning Melk Abbey, which was the inspiration for a famous novel


This small port has uneven cobblestone streets that can make walking a challenge

Bottom Line

Melk is a quiet, peaceful place full of history

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Good to Know

Be aware: Due to age, flooding and construction, Melk's cobblestone streets have taken a beating and may be dangerously uneven in patches.

Getting Around

Don't be afraid to wander around on your own in Melk; it's a relatively small port, so it's difficult to get lost. One main path leads you into town from your ship, and a small town center with shops and a few eateries serves as the backdrop for your stroll.

Melk Awards

Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards

2016 Top-Rated European River Destinations