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  • Melk Abbey
    Melk Abbey
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  • Melk Abbey
    Melk Abbey
    by balhannah
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    arcades
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    VISIT MELK AND ITS ABBEY

    by balhannah Written Jun 3, 2014
    Melk Abbey
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    Located just 28kms from St. Polten is the beautiful town of Melk and its fantastic Abbey. Melk can be reached by car or by a very regular Train. The scenery around this area is beautiful and there are many castles, ruins, villages and the Danube River.
    It is well worth the visit, just take a look at my Melk pages.

    Melk Abbey was founded in 1089 when Leopold II, Margrave of Austria gave one of his castles to Benedictine monks from Lambach Abbey.
    It is an Austrian Benedictine abbey, and one of the world's most famous monastic sites.
    In my photos, you can see the Abbey and only the Church spire, this is because the town is situated in the valley below the Abbey.

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    art at the wall

    by PetraG Updated Jun 17, 2003

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    Keep your eyes open when you walk through St. Poelten. You will find art everywhere. Many walls and buildings are decorated with paintings of famous artists. This is a very nice one telling about the hard work people in Austria had to do after the second world war to build up their houses and towns.

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    St. Pölten artificial

    by PetraG Written May 22, 2003

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    modern art

    This nice modern sculture is located just infront of the local health-assurance. It's nothing special, but I like it though.
    When you've found it, be sure to have a look across the street. There you'll find a nice little art gallery. It's the gallery of Heldenmut, a famous local artist. I lofe his paintings a lot! Maybe you like them, too, and take one with you...

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    Back-courts

    by PetraG Written May 16, 2003

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    Another thing that's very special about St. Pölten are the courtyards inside the houses.
    A building may look ugly from the outside, but if you take the time to look inside, you'll often be surprised about the beauty of the courtyard...

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    Karmeliterhof

    by PetraG Written May 16, 2003

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    Karmeliterhof

    Hidden in the backstreet of the mainplace you can find this little place. It was renovated lately and the horse in front was made by a local artist. Inside, at the parking space, you can find a piece of the famous "Wall of Berlin" that was brought here after the wall was dropped down in 1991.

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    Statue

    by PetraG Written May 16, 2003

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    This is a nice statue dedicated to the victims of the 2nd world war. To me it's one of the nicest statues on this topic. It's a sybol of the fight of men against men.
    It's situated on a little place behind the monastary.

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    Wiener Straße

    by PetraG Written May 22, 2003

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    Wiener Stra��e

    This street leads from the city center to the modern Landhaus district. Along it you can find some shops and restaurans.

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    Universe

    by PetraG Written May 20, 2003

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    Universe

    You can find this nice painting in the Schreinergasse (near the Hotel Metropol) in the City Center. It shows the flight of the Apollo1, the first shuttle, that brought people to the moon.

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    Monastery

    by PetraG Updated May 20, 2003

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    Monastary entry

    Behind the main church, there is the monastery of St. Pölten. I absolutely recommend you to have a look (or two) inside. You'll find a lot of sculptures, beautiful gardens and nice arcades there!

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    City wall

    by PetraG Written May 15, 2003

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    City tower

    In former times the city was surrounded by a huge wall with little towers for the guards. This is the only one that survived.

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