Abbeys, Monasteries & Churches

A host of art monuments from the Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance periods have been preserved over the centuries. The many abbeys and churches, basilicas and charterhouses remain remarkable witnesses to a rich history of sacred art. There are also magnificent examples of Austrian baroque.

Panorama Dürnstein

Abbey Church of Dürnstein

The history of Dürnstein Abbey starts in 1372 when Elsbeth of Kuenring had a chapel built in her castle. It was dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. In 1410 she invited...


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basilika-maria-taferl

Basilica Maria Taferl

The town of Maria Taferl is on the north bank of the Danube. The pilgrimage church of the same name is a holy shrine in Lower Austria dedicated to the Dolorous Mother of God.This...


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Kartause Aggsbach außen

Carthusian Museum

The charterhouse of Aggsbach is a former Carthusian monastery. It was founded in 1380 by Heidenreich von Maissau. In 1782, it was dissolved it by Emperor Joseph II and converted...


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Stift Goettweig mit Weingärten

Göttweig Abbey

Göttweig Abbey is a baroque Benedictine monastery and often referred to as Austria's Monte Cassino because of its fantastic location.
Austria's Monte Cassino watches over the...


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Stift Klosterneuburg

Klosterneuburg Monastry

In an eventful history spanning nine centuries, Klosterneuburg Monastery has developed into a religious, pastoral, scientific, cultural and economic centre.Since its foundation in...


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Stadtpfarrkirche Korneuburg

Korneuburg Parish Church

In the middle of the wonderful renovated old town streets stands the 1212 built city parish church, which is consecrated to the holy Aegidius. The high altar is from the year 1870....


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Innenansicht Maria Laach

Maria Laach Parish Church

Maria Laach is a pilgrimage church and an example of medieval architecture in Austria.
The Maria Laach Parish Church is on the south slope of Jauerling at an elevation of 644 m...


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Stift Melk mit Kornfeld

Melk Abbey

Eventful history and vibrant present: Since its foundation in 1089, the baroque Abbey Melk has been inhabited and managed by Benedictine monks. Today it is known worldwide as a...


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Minoritenkirche

Minoritenkirche

The Minorite Church was completed in 1739 and is considered one of the loveliest Late Baroque churches in Austria. It has remained unchanged to the present as an ensemble...


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Pfarrkirche Großriedenthal

Pfarrkirche

The Grossriedenthal church was built on this site prior to 1786.Grossriedenthal once belonged to Ravelsbach Parish and has been associated with Melk Abbey for time immemorial...


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Stadtpfarrkirche Stockerau

Stockerau Parish Church

The Stockerau Parish Church has the highest church tower in Lower Austria.The church is dedicated to St. Stephen and was built in 1777/78. A few years before that (1722 to 1725)...


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Karner Tulln

The Charnel House in Tulln

The charnel house reflects the wealth of the town in the 13th c. It is considered one of the most significant structures of its kind in Europe. Given the artistic parallels, the...


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Unterkirche, Stadtpfarrkirche Traismauer

Traismauer Parish Church

The Traismauer parish church in baroque style also has a long history. In the early 9th c, Traismauer was a major town in the eastern county of Charlemagne's empire. For instance,...


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