Abbeys & Monasteries

Zisterzienserstift Zwettl

Contact & Informations

3910 Zwettl
Stift Zwettl 1

+43 2822 20202 17
+43 2822 20202 50


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


29 May – 31 October 2020

Admission includes Audio Guide or Tour:

Adult: € 10,90

Discount: € 9,90

Family Ticket: € 21,80

Child: € 5,00

Tour (individuals):

Special Tours:  Daily: 11:00, 14:00 & 15:00
(May – September: Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, also at: 12:30)


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