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This basilica is definitely worth the drive it takes to get there. Other reviews placed the Maria Taferl in the town of Melk but it is in the town of Maria Taferl. This is a tiny mountaintop town that is worth a short walk, however...More
Superb basilica far larger and ornate than you would expect in a village. It’s a place of pilgrimage. Excessively ornate. Go up left side tower which has walls covered in religious pictures donated by visitors / pilgrims.
After Mariazell, Maria Taferl is the most important pilgrimage destination in all of Austria -
The church building was built from 1660 to 1710,when local shepherd Thomas Pachmann tried to chop down the oak on which it was placed, he gravely injured both his legs....More
The Basilika of Maria Taferl is a pilgrimage destination. It lies on top of a hill and is overlooking the Donau and valley in the Wachau. You can see it at the many confessionals. You can also climb the tower of which the staircase walls...More