Abbeys & Monasteries

Zisterzienserstift Zwettl

Contact & Informations

3910 Zwettl
Stift Zwettl 1

+43 2822 20202 17
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Bistro / Restaurant E-car charging station Free entry with the NOE-card

Medieval Seriousness and Flourishing Joie de Vivre In 1138 the Kuenringers founded a Cistercian monastery near the town of Zwettl. The original layout has hardly been unchanged. Especially worth seeing are the recently renovated Collegiate Church, the change from Romanesque to Gothic architecture in the cloister, as well as the quiet garden (Kreuzgärtlein) in its centre.  Visitors enter the world of the Middle Ages, and the monks, with the help of an audio guide. Between the explanations, there is always room for lute music to let the atmosphere of the monastery take effect. The Collegiate Church and Treasury are shown as part of special tours.  The Historical Garden landscape hides embedded in the architecture of Zwettl Abbey. Admission is free to the Upper and Lower Prelate Gardens with a coffee shop in the Sommerstöckl and the two orangeries, the terraced gardens on the south side, as well as the Abbey and Lindenhof. If you want to know more about the monastery’s grounds, you can set off with an audio guide.  Information about our events can be found on our homepage at: www.stift-zwettl.at


  • Medieval Cloister
  • Historical Gardens
  • Renovated Collegiate Church
  • International Concert Days Stift Zwettl

Offers for Children

  • Tours for Children
  • Excursion Packages for School Classes

Special Offers:

  • Saturday: 09:00 – 12:00 – Fish Market (carp and trout from the Monastery’s ponds)
  • International Concert Days Stift Zwettl
  • Monastery Restaurant
  • Monastery Shop
  • Education Centre (Courses, Seminars)
  • Fish Market
  • Partly Barrier-free

Open: Open March 23rd to October 31st, 2024 Guided tours for groups all year round upon reservation. All information about our viewing options and events can be found on the homepage http://www.stift-zwettl.at/tourismus

The collegiate church & treasury or library & special exhibition “Cisterscapes – The Zwettl monastery landscape as a European cultural heritage” are shown on tours with a cultural agent daily at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m., from May to September on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays also at 12.30 p.m. With a combination audio tour through the cloister with the atmospheric fountain house and chapter house, as well as the oldest rooms of the monastery, the dormitory and necessarium, you will experience the medieval part of the monastery. A historical stroll through the terraced and prelate gardens as well as the little cross gardens and various courtyards invites you. New: Your smartphone becomes a tour guide – it’s that easy: install the “Stift Zwettl” app in advance, buy a ticket in the local monastery shop or in the online ticket shop, have it validated in the monastery shop and start the tour. Please don’t forget your headphones! With the NÖ Card you have one-time free entry to this tour. April and October from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., May to September from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., last entry 45 minutes before





Entrance fee with audio tour or tour with cultural agent: Adults € 12.50 Reduced: € 11.50 Families € 25.00 Children € 6.50 Combination ticket for guided tour and audio tour: Entrance fee + surcharge € 2.00 Free with the NÖ-Card: one-time Admission with audio guide through the cloister and dormitory and the gardens of the monastery. Tours for individual visitors: Special tours daily at 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. (May to September on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays also at 12:30 p.m.)





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