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Stift Kremsmunster

Stift 1, Kremsmunster 4550, Austria
+43 7583 52750
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Beautiful Place, do not miss if nearby!

The size alone will impress. The history and grandeur of this place has to be seen in person. We... read more

Reviewed 29 December 2016
Brian P
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Evansville, Indiana
Wonderful

It's a massive and impressive monastery.It's beautiful and incredibly ornate in parts, particularly... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2016
NeilandBarbara
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Wirral UK
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Kremsmünster was founded in 777 by Tassilo III, Duke of Bavaria. According to a legend Tassilo’s son, Gunther, was killed by a boar during a hunting expedition. The deed of foundation is more than a legend. Tassilo transferred an area to the abbey to cultivate and Christianize it. That’s why monks have lived, prayed and worked at this place for 1200 years. Considerable art treasures connect us with the time of the foundation of the abbey: Tassilo chalice, “Codex Millenarius”, a gospel book, and the Tassilo candlesticks. The monastery complex, constructed on medieval buildings, was converted to Baroque by Carlo Antonio Carlone and Jakob Prandtauer in the 17th century after the difficult time of the reformation. This is when the abbey got it’s today’s form. An impressive complex welcomes the visitors. Other Baroque buildings and sights are the fish ponds, the library, the imperial hall and the observatory. The spacious complex with grammar school, feudal estates parks and yards.
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29 Dec 2016
“Beautiful Place, do not miss if nearby!”
7 Sep 2016
“Wonderful”
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Stift 1, Kremsmunster 4550, Austria
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+43 7583 52750
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Reviewed 29 December 2016

The size alone will impress. The history and grandeur of this place has to be seen in person. We were lucky enough to be given a private tour, by a vendor we were visiting, who attended church here regularly all of his life. It was...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2016

It's a massive and impressive monastery.It's beautiful and incredibly ornate in parts, particularly the ceiling. I was expecting a lovely abbey, but I was still impressed with this place. Not to be missed if you're in the area.

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Reviewed 4 October 2015

Visiting Stift Kremsmunster on a sunny autumn day makes for a marvellous outing. The monastery is located on a hill surrounded by picturesque farms sparkling in the light and the mountains in the distance. Highpoints of the monastery are its fish ponds, the church itself,...More

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Reviewed 17 February 2015

Stift Kremsmünster is one of the biggest in Austria and very beautiful on top of a hill. It is full of culture and you should have a look at the museums. Also the wine cellar is something I very warmly recommend to visit. You can...More

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Lan7316
23 May 2018|
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Response from Stift K | Property representative |
Yes you are allowed to take pictures inside the church (except the time of holy mass) The library can just be seen by booking a guided tour. It`s worth to be seen. Looking forward to welcome you in Kremsmünster abby!
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