Salzburg to Melk

Located on a small arm of Strauss' 'Beautiful Blue Danube' Melk's history goes back to Roman times and still retains an imperial air.

From Salzburg The city with the sound of music

Salzburg is picture book Austria and no visitor should miss out on the view of the Old Town’s kaleidoscope of domes and spires, the imposing castle fortress and the stunning alpine scenery of the mountains that lie beyond. The Old Town is a place where time easily slips by as you wander and wander. Check out Mozart’s birthplace and soak up the grandeur of the churches and monumental squares that appear one after the other. The city also rewards those who are prepared to look slightly further afield. Meander the narrow side streets accompanied by the classical music that seems to waft from each window and stop by one of the city’s café’s to sample the mouthwatering cake and coffee. Let Salzburg work its charm on you to leave you with an unforgettable memory as you absorb its incredible skyline, the ever-present music and its thousand-year-old history.

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To Melk Abbey town on the Danube

This is largely due to the Abbey, a former palace which dominates the small but perfectly-formed town from its rocky bluff. Napoleon strutted his stuff here and the Kaisergang or Emperor's Gallery, a corridor in the Abbey is lined with portraits of the Austrian nobility crushed beneath his heel. The highlight of the Abbey however is its baroque church, a controlled chaos of lushly embellished marble and frescoes, simply drenched in gold. But a close second is the Marmorsaal, or Marble banqueting hall, a magnificent baroque riot of marbled pillars – look out for the gold bewigged caryatids! - and frescoed ceiling by Paul Troger which seems to soar upward vertiginously into infinity. A similarly vertiginous effect is experienced on the tightly circular marble convolutions of the Abbey library stairwell, where you can appreciate why Umberto Eco researched his best-selling novel The Name of the Rose here. While the Abbey cannot – shouldn't – be avoided, the town itself is a delightful place to recover from its profusion of historical and architectural wealth.

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Private transfer from Salzburg to Melk with a local, English-speaking driver.
Door-to-Door service. Convenient, affordable, and faster than train.

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