• Stift Klosterneuburg © Stift Klosterneuburg
  • Konventgarten im Stift Klosterneuburg © Jürgen Skarwan
  • Leopoldihof im Stift Klosterneuburg © Bill Lorenz

Klosterneuburg Monastery

Legend has it that Margrave Leopold III founded Klosterneuburg Monastery at the spot where he found his wife Agnes' veil, which had been carried off by a gust of wind at their wedding celebration many years before. Today, more than 900 years later, there is scarcely another place in the German-speaking world where spiritual life and worldly life have melded into such a unified whole. The credo of the Canons Regular of St. Augustine reads: "Our spirituality gives meaning and direction to what we do." This spirituality is tangible the moment you enter the venerable walls and natural gardens of this monastery, whose history the Danube has helped to shape.

Konventgarten im Stift Klosterneuburg © Jürgen Skarwan

Natural and cultural treasures plus the oldest wine estate in Austria
Over the course of its eventful 900-year history, Klosterneuburg Monastery has become a religious, pastoral, scientific, cultural and economic center with an aura that emanates beyond the monastic walls to reach all around the globe. Visitors set off on a unique journey into the long-ago past as they move from the bucolic garden with its orangery and orchid exhibition to the imperial state rooms and on to the treasury chamber, home to the monastery's masterpiece, the Verdun Altar.

The diversity of the monastic gardens, formed in part by the mighty Danube, promises enchantment at every turn. Visitors become part of a grand history, a history that began in ancient Rome and ends with a stop at the oldest wine estate in Austria.
Experience a Danube garden and a world within venerable walls that are determined by the grand history of this place, by work in harmony with nature, by respectful treatment of people and the environment, and by openness to new ideas.

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DID YOU KNOW...?

For more than 900 years, the Klosterneuburg Monastery Wine Estate has been not only the oldest private winery in Austria but also one of the largest with 108 hectares of vineyards.

Opening times

Klosterneuburg Monastery:
May 1 to November 17, daily from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
November 18 to April 30, daily from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Closed December 25, 26 and 31
Open December 24 from 10 a.m. - 12 noon
Open January 1 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Any questions?

Christian Enzinger from Klosterneuburg Monastery is happy to advise you!

Stift Klosterneuburg
Stiftsplatz 1
3400 Klosterneuburg

+43 2243 411-251 groups@stift-klosterneuburg.at learn more