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Abbeys, Monasteries & Churches Wachau-Nibelungengau-Kremstal

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...

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Stift Melk im Vordergrund mit Kornfeld

Melk Abbey

Melk has been a spiritual and cultural center of the region for more than 900 years.

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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...

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Meditationsgarten der Kartause Aggsbach

Carthusian Monastery of Aggsbach

The charterhouse of Aggsbach is a former Carthusian monastery.

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Altar der Kirche Maria Laach

Maria Laach Parish Church

Maria Laach is a pilgrimage church and an example of medieval architecture in Austria.

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Schloss Schönbühel auf dem Felsen

Servite Monastery in Schönbühel

The monastery fits into the landscape well and is picturesquely positioned high above the Danube at the entry to the Wachau.

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Dürnstein von der gegenüberliegenden Donauseite

Abbey Church of Dürnstein

The blue-and-white painted tower sets a unique architectural signal in the landscape! Everything else is oriented to the tower.

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