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Benediktinerstift Seitenstetten

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3353 Seitenstetten
Am Klosterberg 1

+43 7477 42300 0
+43 7477 42300 250

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Seitenstetten Monastery – God’s Courtyard (“Vierkanter Gottes”)!

For 900 years the Benedictine Monastery Seitenstetten has been the cultural and spiritual centre of the Mostviertel, attracting visitors from near and far with its Baroque art treasures, unique gallery and historical court gardens (Hofgarten).

In Seitenstetten Monastery, a harmonious coexistence can be found in art, nature and cuisine, following St. Benedict’s motto “Ora et labora et legere” which means “Pray, Work and Read”. 

Embedded in the hilly landscape, which is lavishly populated with pear trees, the monastery has shaped people and the region for centuries …
… visit us and be impressed!

  • Historical Hofgarten

  • The special charm of the historical Hofgarten attracts visitors of all ages. For a long time the Hofgarten had been reserved for the monks but in 1996, Abbot Berthold brought this Baroque jewel to life.
    The five themes, in these magnificent public Baroque gardens, show a changing story which is an experience for young and old alike! Should not be missed!

  • Seitenstetten Monastery’s Art Gallery

  • More than 1,000 works of art can be found in the monastery’s impressive art gallery. Artists like Paul Troger, Alessandro Magnasco or also Maria Lassnig can be found here. 2018 is dedicated to the Baroque artist, “Kremser Schmidt”. Many of his most important works can be discovered during a guided tour of the monastery.

  • Pilgrimage Centre

  • The monastery lies on important
    pilgrim and pilgrimage routes to Sonntagsberg and Mariazell.

  • Seminars and Events

  • Seitenstetten Monastery was always a place of encounter and orientation. The seminar rooms in the monastery ioffer a stylish atmosphere for both musical and literary events, as well as for conferences, congresses and seminars. Our annual events attract visitors of all ages.

  • Landgasthof Stiftsmeierhof

  • Next to the monastery buildings you can find the, Landgasthof Stiftsmeierhof a country inn. When you are visiting, this is the ideal place to treat yourself to some heavenly down-to-earth home cooking!

    “It is time for us to wake up and rise”
    Benedict of Nursia (c. 480-547)
    Why don’t YOU wake up, rise, and explore the many possibilities that the monastery has to offer?

    Whether it’s a “short holiday” or a visit to the magnificent rooms of the monastery you are looking for, or perhaps you feel like some heavenly down-to-earth home cooked meals in the Landgasthof Stiftsmeierhof or you just want to have a stroll in the Historical Hofgarten, well, don’t forget, and enjoy, the most precious of all – your time – and spend a part of it in “God’s Courtyard”.
    We are looking forward to your visit!

Opening Times of the Historical Hofgarten:

Beginning of April – end of October


Guided Tours through the Hofgarten:
6 May 2018, 13:30
3 June 2018, 13:30
1 July 2018, 13:30
5 August 2018, 13:30
2 September 2018, 13:30
7 October 2018, 13:30


Opening Times of Seitenstetten Monastery:

Open all year round for groups. Groups must book in advance!


Individual Visitors:
From Easter Monday – 31 October
Daily: 09:00 – 12:00 & 13:00 – 17:00
Last Admission: 16:00

Guided Tours:

Daily: 10:00 & 15:00

Seitenstetten Monastery:

Adult: €9.50
Discount: €8.50 (with valid ID)
Pupil/Student: €5.50
Family Ticket (with children): €19.00
Group (15 people or more): €8.50
Pupil/Student: €4.50


Historical Hofgarten – Guided Tours:

Tour: duration approx. 45 – 60 minutes
Adult: €5.50 or for Group (15 people or more) Pupil/Student: €3.00


Fine Brandy & Liqueur Tasting in the Historical Hofgarten:

Offered extra with the Garden Tour (duration approx. 15 minutes)
Price per person: €4.50 (3 samples)


Enquiry and Booking:
Tel: +43 7477 42 300 – 223 (Monday – Friday)
Tel: +43 7477 42 300 – 277 (Saturday – Sunday)
E-Mail: kultur@stift-seitenstetten.at

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