Melk undoubtedly has the grandeur of Vienna, albeit on a smaller scale, and is therefore an easy getaway for the busy traveller. It is well connected to the rest of the country with the capital located a mere 90 minute train ride away and with quick access to the UNESCO certified Wachau region. Beside the historical significance and splendour of the well preserved city, there are ample opportunities to keep the business traveller fit and entertained. Moreover, Melk has the least rainfall in Austria which increases your chances of a sunny stay at your Melk hotel.
What would I love most about Melk?
Melk shows its special appeal from afar with the elevated golden Benedictine Melk Abbey. The rest of the town is relatively flat and allows for casual strolls and biking activities along the Danube Cycle Path. Beside the many biking and hiking trails, visitors to Melk can spend their time at the many golf courses and tennis courts as well as by the public swimming pool. Culture lovers will be intrigued by the museums and old buildings.
What important business travel information should I know about?
As a business traveller, you will appreciate that most hotels will offer complimentary in room Wifi for HRS guests as well as near hotel parking. Select hotels are equipped with business rooms and rooms with desks. On top of that, breakfast in most hotels is taken care of. The airport is relatively close and can be accessed through shuttle services offered by many hotels, and English-speaking staff is always available.
What locations near my hotel in Melk should I know about?
Undoubtedly the Benedictine Melk Abbey will be the main attraction for any traveller to the Austrian town of Melk. The baroque complex dates back from the 18th century and does not only shine with its striking architecture; it also includes a stunning garden landscape and a museum.
For business travellers to a hotel in Melk with a little time on their hands, the Old Town will offer many interesting sights such as historical monumental buildings. You should particularly pay attention to the intricate fresco by Paul Troger in the marble hall and pay a visit to the old library. The Birago barracks and the Kolomani fountain from 1689 are also popular sights. In short, history and modern times harmonise perfectly in Melk.