Melk Abbey

This Benedictine abbey in the town of Melk Austria sits upon a hill top overlooking the Melk village and the Danube river in the Wachau valley.  The abbey was started in 1089.  The abbey started the monastic school in the 12th century and today has over 900 students.  This building was built starting in 1702 and finished in 1736. I took this photo inside an internal courtyard. 

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