The Red Thread

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A circuit route through the city of Melk, its history
and historical sights.

The Red Thread (Der Rote Faden) is a one and a half kilometre circuit route through the city of Melk, allowing you to experience its history and view the historical sites – from the remains of the Medieval town walls and “Austria’s most splendid post house” from the late 18th century to the famous ‘Tiled Villa’ (Kachelvilla).

If you wish to hear more – history and tales – you can have an authentic figure from Melk’s past be your audio guide. Audio guides can be borrowed from the Wachau Information Centre. You can also select audio tracks to listen to on your own smartphone (via QR code).