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Admont Monastery

Admont 1, Admont 8911, Austria
+43 3613 23120
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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. The new gothic exhibition 'Close to Heaven' is putting on display a major collection of medieval sculptures and painted panels of the collection Mayer. -The artworks of the late Middle Ages continue to exert a powerful fascination on us even today. Beside there is a Natural history museum with exhibits dating to 1866 - 1906 (the 'Museum in the Museum') and a Museum of Fine Arts as well as plays host to special exhibitions and a multimedia Abbey presentation.
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Admont 1, Admont 8911, Austria
+43 3613 23120
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The library is really awesome looking and has some really old pieces. It apparently would have a lot more except for the 2nd war but it's still impressive. The manuscripts on display in the room across from the library are amazing. Totally worth a visit.

Thank LostALot22
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Stunning library. Really ornate and well kept by the monastery. However, having paid full price at entrance in order to take photos it may be worth mentioning at the time that only non flash photography is allowed.

Thank 890happyshopper
Reviewed 15 October 2017

I couldn't believe my eyes. The library looks even better than the picture. It was amazing, feels like a fairytale library. Truly remarkable!

Thank J W
Reviewed 11 August 2017

We came to Admont because of the monastery library - largest monastic library in the world and certainly one of the most beautiful! Paid the 5 euro fee to be able to take photos and that is definitely worth it. While there are other exhibitions...More

1  Thank 6anny
Reviewed 6 August 2017

The Stiftsbibliothek (library) is simply a must: Largest at a monastary in Europe, bright and in baroque fashion. Do see the modern art and science collections in the same building (no extra charge).

Thank banane16
Reviewed 26 July 2017

One of the most beautiful libraries I have ever seen and my personal favorite. Wonderful architecture to be seen here.

Thank Taransee
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

The library is spectacular. Lots of space for books and when you go purchase a €5 fee to be able to photograph. If you're going with someone, see if you can get to share that fee. There were two of us and we got away...More

Thank sitcharliesit
Reviewed 21 July 2017

An amazing find on our trip. The library is stunning . The eight wonder of the world. The ceiling in the library in inspirational.

Thank Ann H
Reviewed 22 June 2017

If you love books, you have to come to this abbey. It's one of the oldest monastic libraries in the world and it's absolutely breathtaking. I heard it also served as the inspiration for the library in Beauty and the Beast. You have to pay...More

Thank Brittany R
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Admont Abbey monastery located in the lovely town Admont, Styria, Austria. The oldest remaining monastery Admont Abbey contains the largest monastic library in the world, was built in 1776, today is famous tourist attractions very nice Museum, including nice garden.

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