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Melk is a little town in the region of Lower Austria (Niederösterreich), that lies on the bank of the river Danube. Melk is famous for the abbey that was founded here in 1089.
The most famous sight is abvious the abbey: Stift Melk. The abbey can be visited and has guided tours. These are mainly in German, but in the summerseason, there are also tours in English, French and Italian. In 2011 a new part of the abbey will be opened for the public.
A visit to the old town of Melk is like going back to the past. Many of the buildings in the old town are restored. Along the Sterngasse, you will find the oldest part, as this once used to be the main road.
Five kilometres from Melk lies Schloss Schallaburg. It is an old castle dating back to the middle ages, and it largely unchanged since 1572, when the Lose Steiner dynasty established a manor for themselves that was modeled on an Italian palazzo. Nowadays the castle is famous for its gardens, and the exhibitions staged there.
The nearest international airport is the airport of Vienna: Vienna International Airport (VIE) It is the main hub of Austrian Airlines and services flights from Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Dozens of airlines use the airport. Some of the main places served include Moscow, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Rome, Barcelona, Madrid, Lisbon, Helsinki, Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm, Athens, Istanbul, Dublin, Riga, Berlin, Malta, Montreal, Toronto, Amman, Astana, Cairo, Bangkok, Beijing, New York, Washington, D.C., Tehran, Tel Aviv, Tokyo, Taipei, Dubai, Seoul, Doha, Jeddah and Kiev.
Check the website of ÖBB (Österreiche Bundesbahn) for more information and timetables.
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For more information, it is best to check the Austrian Postal Service. They have more information about posting letters, postcards and packages to places both in Austria and to other countries in Europe and intercontinental destinations. The standard price for sending domestic letters/postcards is €0.55. Within Europe the price is €0.65, other places in the world are €0.90 to €1.40 for standard letters and postcards. Post offices typically are open between 8:00am and 6:00pm Monday to Friday, though the main ones are sometimes open a few hours longer and on Saturdays (sometimes only mornings) as well.
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