• Dürnstein © Discover Austria / Thomas Hennerbichler
  • Stift Göttweig © Robert Herbst
  • Stift Melk © Niederösterreich Werbung / Michael Liebert
  • Weinherbst Klosterneuburg© Niederösterreich Werbung / Discover Austria

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.

Stift und Schloss 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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Kartause Aggsbach Aussenansicht

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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Göttweig Abbey

Austria's Monte Cassino watches over the southern entry to the Wachau south of Krems like a sacred fortress.
Göttweig Abbey was founded in 1083 as a proprietary monastery and...

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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...

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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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Benediktinerkloster Stift Melk

Melk Abbey

The imposing Benedictine Abbey of Melk is a top destination in the Wachau region. The library, marble hall, collegiate church and collegiate park still impress today.An eventful...

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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 Großriedenthal

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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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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Wanderer in Maria Langegg

Wallfahrtskirche Maria Langegg

Um 1600 verwaltete der Hofmeister Matthäus Häring die salzburgisch-erzbischöflichen Herrschaft Arnsdorf. Als seine Tochter schwer erkrankte, gelobte er vor einem Marienbild eine...

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