Melk is 89km (55 miles) west of Vienna. Motorists can take Autobahn A-1, exiting at the signs for Melk. If you prefer a more romantic and scenic road, try Route 3, which parallels the Danube but takes 30 to 45 minutes longer. Trains leave frequently from Vienna's Westbahnhof to Melk, with two brief stops en route (trip time: about 1 hr.).
The Melk tourist office at Babenbergerstrasse 1 (tel. 02752/52307410; www.tiscover.com/melk), in the center of town, is open April and October Monday to Friday 9am to noon and 2 to 6pm, Sunday 10am to 2pm; May, June, and September Monday to Friday 9am to noon and 2 to 6pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am to 2pm; July and August Monday to Saturday 9am to 7pm, Sunday 10am to 2pm.
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