The Stift Klosterneuburg can be termed as one of the finest and richest monasteries in Austria. Until the mid-12th century Klosterneuburg was the residence of the at that time ruling Babenberg family (on behalf of the German emperor), and thus actually the capital of Austria. The monastery has its origin around that time. In the early 18th century, the then ruling Emperor Charles decided, father of Maria Theresia, to expand the monastery. Ultimately, however, only a quarter of the original plan was implemented. Nevertheless, the monestary is (another name for Abbey) a very large, beautiful and rich building and a special attraction. In Klosterneuburg different tours can be arranged. For example, the so-called “Sacred Tour” in which only the monastery and the church and, as a highlight, the famous altar by Nicolas van Verdun can be viewed. Another option is the “Profane Tour”, through the imperial apartment and the museum with its famous Babenberg family tree and the highlights of the so-called Danube School: something very special! Of course, the very interesting treasury can be visited as well, with the most important insignias of the Babenberg, such as the Erzherzogshut.
Of course you can also combine different trips together.
Did you know that the beautiful monastery is one of the largest wine producers and also the oldest winemaker in Austria? If reqest, I can also organize a tour of the wine cellar and its production facilities with a wine tasting.
Duration: 1.5 to 2 hours