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Klosterneuburg, Klosterneuburg Monastery

Grand Tour of the Monastery

Highlights
  • Grand guided Tour of Monastery (lasts approx. 90 min.)
  • History of Monastery, Monastery Church, Cloister, Verdun Altar, Imperial Rooms, Marble Hal
  • Includes Admission to Klosterneuburg Monastery, you can visit the Treasure chamber with the Archduke’s Hat, the annual exhibition and the Monastery Museum.
Description

The Grand Tour of the Monastery leads through the mediaeval cloister to the seven-branched candelabrum of Agnes from the 12th century and on to the mediaeval display room with its outstanding artworks of the Austrian High and Late Gothic period.

From the cloister, the tour leads into St Leopold’s Chapel, the burial place of St Leopold, where the famous Verdun Altar can be seen. This is regarded as a major work of mediaeval enamelling. Completed in 1181 by Nikolaus von Verdun, the altar is recognised as a work that is unique worldwide from the artistic, technical and contentual points of view.

The tour ends in the monastery church, which is particularly impressive owing to its baroque décor, the imperial oratory of Charles VI and the 17th-century “festival organ”, preserved in its original state.

In the first half of the 18th century, plans were made to turn the mediaeval complex of the monastery of the Augustinian Canons at Klosterneuburg into an Austrian Escorial in Baroque style.

Emperor Charles VI, the father of Maria Theresia, had the idea to construct a stronghold of worldly and spiritual power. However, the project was never finished and in many places the extraordinary baroque construction site remained unaltered. Over the centuries, Klosterneuburg Monastery developed into a significant religious centre of the Habsburg dynasty, to which innumerable precious objects were donated; the Austrian Archducal Hat is the most prominent example.

Among the highlights of this tour are the impressive fresco painted by Daniel Gran in the Marble Hall, depicting the glories of the House of Austria, and the private rooms of Charles VI, which have been extraordinarily well preserved up to the present time.

Ticket-Details

Summer Season Mon. – Fri.: 1:30 p.m. | Sat. –Sun.: 1:30/3 p.m.

Winter Season daily: 1 p.m.

Free entry for children up to 6 years of age

All prices per person include VAT. All ticket prices include 4 hours of free parking.

Audioguide in 14 languages.

Opening hours

Summer Season 2018: 1st May – 18th Nov. 2018 daily, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m

Winter Season 2018/2019: 19th Nov. 2018 – 30th April 2019 daily, 10 a.m.– 4 p.m

Dec., 24th until 12 p.m. ,

Closed: 25th, 26th , 31st Dec.

Jan., 1st 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Address
Klosterneuburg Monastery
Stiftsplatz 1
3400 Klosterneuburg
www.stift-klosterneuburg.at
Getting there


Travelling to the monastery by car:

Via road B14 in approx. 10 minutes from the boundaries of Vienna.

Ample parking space for cars and free parking for buses in the underground parking garage of the Monastery.

Travelling to the monastery by bus or train:

Schnellbahn S40 train to Klosterneuburg/ Kierling or buses no. 238 or 239 from Wien-Heiligenstadt (U4 underground station) to Klosterneuburg-Stift. Short walk.