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Admont Monastery

Kirchplatz 1, Admont 8911, Austria
+43 3613 2312604
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A jewel of the Baroque era meets contemporary art. 70.000 restored books, ceiling frescoes and sculptures in the magnificent world largest monastery library meet creations of Erwin Wurm, Rudi Molacek and Lois Renner in the huge museum of the Abbey. The new gothic exhibition 'Close to Heaven' is putting on display a major collection of medieval sculptures and painted panels of the collection Mayer. -The artworks of the late Middle Ages continue to exert a powerful fascination on us even today. Beside there is a Natural history museum with exhibits dating to 1866 - 1906 (the 'Museum in the Museum') and a Museum of Fine Arts as well as plays host to special exhibitions and a multimedia Abbey presentation.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Kirchplatz 1, Admont 8911, Austria
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The library is a must see and certainly worth paying an extra 5€ to take photographs. Moving from one end of the library to the other takes you through the Bible. The ceilings are beautifully pained the the tile floors make you feel like you...More

Thank Robert O
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The benedictine monastery was founded 1074 and houses the world‘s largest all-embracing creations of the late European Baroque with the Abbey library. Within it are represented various artistic genres (architecture, frescoes, sculptures, manuscripts and printed works). You can experience some remarkable cupola frescoes in the...More

Thank Bettina S
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Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

This library is out of the way but completely worth the drive and effort. By far the most beautiful library I have ever hoped to see.

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Reviewed January 11, 2018

We decided to visit the Admont Benedictine church, library and museum based on a brochure of the library we got while staying three nights in Hallstatt. Earlier in the month we had visited the St. Gallen monastery library in St. Gallen, Switzerland because it was...More

Thank Danya F
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Reviewed December 6, 2017 via mobile

The library is really awesome looking and has some really old pieces. It apparently would have a lot more except for the 2nd war but it's still impressive. The manuscripts on display in the room across from the library are amazing. Totally worth a visit.

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Reviewed November 17, 2017 via mobile

This is a nice old church. It's worth looking at. My tour bus stopped here. It only took me a few minutes, as I only had a few.

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Reviewed November 4, 2017 via mobile

Stunning library. Really ornate and well kept by the monastery. However, having paid full price at entrance in order to take photos it may be worth mentioning at the time that only non flash photography is allowed.

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Reviewed October 15, 2017

I couldn't believe my eyes. The library looks even better than the picture. It was amazing, feels like a fairytale library. Truly remarkable!

Thank J W
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Reviewed August 11, 2017

We came to Admont because of the monastery library - largest monastic library in the world and certainly one of the most beautiful! Paid the 5 euro fee to be able to take photos and that is definitely worth it. While there are other exhibitions...More

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Reviewed August 6, 2017

The Stiftsbibliothek (library) is simply a must: Largest at a monastary in Europe, bright and in baroque fashion. Do see the modern art and science collections in the same building (no extra charge).

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