is a city of the Republic of Austria, which has been associated with the Melk Monastery. The benedictine Monastery that was built in Baroque style is considered as the symbol of the town. Melk Monastery, which was in a great position in the city, was enlarged in the 14th century and surrounded by the ramparts. Between 1702 and 1736 this monastery was rebuilt in baroque style. Besides the monastery, there are important Renaissance constructions in Melk, dating from the late Gothic period. Schallaburg Castle is the most important among them.