Abbeys & Monasteries

Stift Klosterneuburg

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3400 Klosterneuburg
Stiftsplatz 1

+43 2243 41121 2
+43 2243 41131

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Pushchair Accessible Wheelchair Accessible Bilingual Cashiers (DE/E) Bistro / Restaurant Souvenirshop / Shop Bicycle Stands / Bicycle Boxes Parking Possibilities Free Entry with the NÖ Card

The Augustinian Monastery Klosterneuburg offers a unique experience in the German-speaking world of the centuries-old unity of spiritual and secular life. 

Klosterneuburg Abbey has been the seat of the Order for more than 900 years, was the residence of the Babenbergs, as well as the Habsburgs, and has an important place in the history of the origins of Austria. It is a place of lived faith but also home to some unique cultural treasures such as the famous Verdun Altar and the Austrian Archducal Hat “The Holy Crown of Austria”. The monastery also looks back on more than 900 years of wine tradition. It is therefore the oldest and one of the most renowned wineries in Austria, and still a producer of fine wines today.

The Romanesque Collegiate Church, the Gothic cloister with St. Leopold’s Chapel, the world-famous Verdun Altar with its 51 magnificent enamel panels and the magnificent Imperial Rooms (the unfinished private residence) of Charles VI, or the many valuable exhibits of the Monastery Museum. Klosterneuburg Monastery is one of the most worthwhile destinations in Austria for cultural tourists.

Highlights include:

Annual Exhibition 2018

Roman Camp Arrianis – The Limes in Klosterneuburg (17 March – 18 November)

Have to be seen in Klosterneuburg Monastery – Our Top 10:

  • 1. Verdun Altar
  • 2. Austrian Archduke’s Hat
  • 3. Sala Terrena
  • 4. Imperial Rooms of Emperor Charles VI
  • 5. Ceiling Fresco in the Marble Hall by Daniel Gran
  • 6. Babenberg Family Tree in the Monastery Museum
  • 7. Veil Monstrance
  • 8. Back of the Verdun Altar
  • 9. Collection of Liturgical Vestments
  • 10. Collegiate Church with the “Festival Organ” (Festorgel)

Unique History and Treasures of Austria and Europe
Here is only a small selection:

  • Pius Parsch – pioneer of Liturgical Reform
  • Georg Müstinger – published the first map of Central Europe
  • Floridus Leeb – gave his name to Vienna’s 21 District: Floridsdorf
  • The Lower Austrian Emblem has its origins in Klosterneuburg
  • Klosterneuburg was able to defend itself against the Turkish Siege of 1683
  • Why in the entire world is Austria called Austria?
  • Rudolf Eichhorn – fighter for the “White Slaves”
  • Friedrich Piffl – from provost to Archbishop
  • Gaudentius Dunkler – gave his name to Gaudenzdorf

Getting There:

By Public Transport (from Vienna):

From Wien-Heiligenstadt (U4 underground station):
Bus lines 238 & 239 to Klosterneuburg-Stift. From there it’s a short walk (approx. 5 minutes).

From Spittelau (U6 underground station):
Schnellbahn S40 (rapid train)

Direction Tulln to Klosterneuburg-Kierling. From there it’s a short walk (approx. 15 minutes).

By Car (from Vienna):

Take the B14 road.
It is approx. 10 minutes from the boundaries of Vienna.
There are enough parking spaces for cars. You have up to 4 hours free parking at the Monastery’s car park if you visit the monastery. Please take your parking ticket with you and have it validated at the Admission Centre/Sala Terrena.
Free bus parking in the underground Monastery car park (P1, entrance Pater Abelstraße 19).

By Bike:

Donauradweg (cycling track), Überfuhrstraße, Niedermarkt, go along the Wiener Straße (a corresponding sign gives directions) to the roundabout. There are bicycle stands, weatherproof lockers, and wheel boxes available in the bus garage of the Monastery.

Summer Season (beginning May – mid November): 09:00 – 18:00

Winter Season (mid November – end April): 10:00 – 16:00

Open
Daily: 24 December (10:00 – 12:00) – 1 January (13:00 – 16:00)

Closed
25, 26 & 31 December

Admission to Klosterneuburg Monastery: €9.00

Includes Treasury Chamber with the Austrian Archducal Hat:

Winter Season: Daily: 10:00 – 16:00
Summer Season: Daily: 09:00 – 18:00
Includes Annual Exhibition 2018 – Roman Camp Arrianis

17 March – 18 November 2018
Winter Season: Daily: 10:00 – 16:00
Summer Season: Daily: 09:00 – 18:00

Guided Tour of the Excavation: Daily: 11:00, 12:30, 14:30 & 16:00 (N.B.: Complete viewing of the annual exhibition only possible on a guided tour!)

Includes Monastery Museum:

Winter Season: Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays: 14:00 – 16:00
Summer Season: Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays: 14:00 – 17:00

Day Ticket: €13.00

Valid for all guided tours and tickets (offered on one day), includes audio guide.
NOT valid for special events e.g. The Orchid Exhibition

+ €2.00
Guided Tour of the Monastery (duration approx. 60 minutes)
History of the Monastery, Collegiate Church**), Cloister, Verdun Altar
Winter Season: Daily: 10:30, 11:45 & 15:45
Summer Season: Daily: 10:00, 11:30 & 16:15

+ €3.00
Grand Tour of the Monastery (duration approx. 90 minutes)
History of the Monastery, Collegiate Church**), Cloister, Verdun Altar, Imperial Rooms,
Marble Hall
Winter Season: Daily: 13:00
Summer Season: Monday – Friday: 13:30 and Saturday & Sunday: 13:30 & 15:00

+ €2.00
Wine Cellar Tour (duration approx. 60 minutes)
History of the oldest winery in Austria, entire Baroque cellars and wine samples
Winter Season: Daily: 14:30
Summer Season: Monday – Friday: 15:00 and Saturday –Sunday: 13:00 & 15:00

+ €2.00
Audio guide in 14 languages

**) Please understand that the Collegiate Church cannot always be visited due to (the celebration of) Holy Mass.

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