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. The Wachau region and environs has a number of witnesses to the past.

Stift Göttweig mit Weinreben im Vordergrund

Göttweig Abbey

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

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Basilika Maria Taferl Herbststimmung

Basilica Maria Taferl

As a Lower Austrian shrine dedicated to the Dolorous Mother of God, the pilgrimage basilica of Maria Taferl is a spiritual site well-worth visiting.

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