This is a very impressive building. We were met by a knowledgeable local guide and spent the next couple of hours exploring this beautiful building. Melk Abbey has an impressive history and is home to many treasures. There are vestments, chalices, and artefacts as well as huge libraries full of books. The Abbey is still used as a secondary school today. The balcony at the top of the Abbey offers the visitor magnificent 180 degree views of the valley below. Thoroughly recommended.