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Melk Abbey (Stift Melk): in Melk on a rocky outcrop overlooking the river Danube in Lower Austria, adjoining the Wachau valley

Jakob Prandtauer, Melk Monastery, Melk Abbey (Stift Melk): in Melk on a rocky outcrop overlooking the river Danube in Lower Austria, adjoining the Wachau valley

Stift Melk (Austria). 'The twin-spired monastery church is a baroque tour de force, swirling with prancing angels, gilt flourishes and Johann Michael Rottmayr’s ceiling paintings. Such opulence continues in the library and marble hall, both embellished with illusionary trompe l’oeil tiers by Paul Troger.' http://www.lonelyplanet.com/austria/vienna/sights/other/stift-melk

'The twin-spired monastery church is a baroque tour de force, swirling with prancing angels, gilt flourishes and Johann Michael Rottmayr’s ceiling paintings.