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Admont Monastery

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A jewel of the Baroque era meets contemporary art. 70.000 restored books, ceiling frescoes and sculptures in the magnificent world largest monastery library meet creations of Erwin Wurm, Rudi Molacek and Lois Renner in the huge museum of the Abbey...more
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Kirchplatz 1, Admont 8911, Austria
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 6 October 2015 via mobile

We went to Admont for the night especially to visit the Abbey library which we'd heard was amazing.....and it was.....however we were very disappointed that we were not allowed to take photographs (signs everywhere) and assumed it was to protect the room/books so respected the...More

3  Thank Sarah G
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Reviewed 11 August 2016
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Reviewed 21 September 2018

First of all, apart from the entrance fee we also paid a few 2 or 3 eur for a photography licence, which grants you the right to take pictures in the Natural Museum and in the Library. Natural museum sounded somehow ...mmm...boring for us till...More

Thank Gemini0306
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

We purposely came to this town after visited Hallstatt, mainly to view this magnificent library. First we see the Benedictine Abbey of Admont before we go to the Museum. The Admont Monastery Library is in the Museum. We have to pay some fee if we...More

Thank mshian63
Reviewed 24 August 2018

I love bibliotheks - so, I can only say "it was amazing". My son didn´t enjoy it so much, but the walk in the park was nice for both of us:o)

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Reviewed 24 August 2018

We were on our way to beautiful Hallstatt and we decided to have a stop in Admont and visit the monastery. I don't think anyone would travel in this area of Austria just because of the monastery. But it was a good travel break, we...More

Thank Bruno_Croatia
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Gorgeous library. Wonderful place to stop and stretch your legs as you travel around Austria. A bit off the beaten path to say the least.

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Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

Amazing bibliotheca and a must see if you are in Admont. Text panels and labels also in English in the galleries. The library really is breathtaking.

Thank Lupogtired
Reviewed 18 July 2018

The exterior of the monastery was very peaceful with a large pond. It was really nice just walking the grounds and enjoying the serenity and only hearing the songs of birds. However this was just the beginning. Once you got into the library, I was...More

Thank kgv2828
Reviewed 17 July 2018

The largest collection of books in a monastery housed in the most fabulous baroque architecture. Well work a visit. Guess where the secret doors are to the upper gallery. Clue there are four and all in the middle section. We had a very helpful guide...More

Thank ronn52
Reviewed 4 July 2018

The Admont Monastery may be a bit of a drive to get out there for a visit, however it is totally worth the ride. Not only is the library stunning but the rest of the museum as well as the church and the grounds are...More

Thank swtraveler15
Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

The library is a must see and certainly worth paying an extra 5€ to take photographs. Moving from one end of the library to the other takes you through the Bible. The ceilings are beautifully pained the the tile floors make you feel like you...More

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