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Klosterneuburg Abbey

Klosterneuburg Abbey

Not far from Vienna, one finds the 900-year-old Klosterneuburg Abbey with its sacred art treasures, including the "Verdun Altar" and an impressive view of baroque splendor.

Klosterneuburg, Verdun Altar
Archbishop’s hat
Klosterneuburg: Leopold III

Visit the famous "Verdun Altar," the best preserved artwork of the Middle Ages. It is named after Nikolaus von Verdun, the artist who created the grandiose enamel and goldsmith work for this jewel at the end of the twelfth century (the altar was altered later).

The abbey was founded in 1114 by Margrave Leopold III, a saint, who found his last resting place under the altar. Emperor Charles VI (1685 - 1740) added baroque elements after the model of the Spanish Escorial, creating a magnificent Sala terrena, which today serves as fascinating starting point for guided tours on different themes through the abbey.

On these themed paths, you can explore the precious sacral treasury: "The Sacral Tour" leads you through the abbey church with its frescos, the early Baroque monumental organ and the Verdun altar. "The Imperial Tour" gives you an impression of princely Baroque magnificence and the "Wine Cellar Tour" takes you down as far as 36 meters into the Baroque wine cellar.

From May 2011: the archbishop's hat, the "holy crown" of Austria, can now be seen permanently in the newly adapted treasury. Also on exhibit there are the legendary "Veil of Agnes", valuable liturgical garments, reliquary monstrances and the ivory "writing equipment of Saint Leopold". 

Tip: The abbey is home to the oldest and one of the biggest wineries in Austria and offers tastings and wine for sale in the abbey's vinotheque.

Abbey:
Daily 9:00 am – 6:00 pm (winter season: daily 10:00 am - 5:00 pm)
Guided tours: daily 10:00 am – 5:00 pm and for groups by prior arrangement (Tel. +43-2243- 411 212 or
)

Admission (Museum and Abbey):
Adults 10 €, Groups 8,50 €

Klosterneuburg Abbey
Stiftsplatz 1
3400 Klosterneuburg bei Wien
Vienna-Card
9 instead of 10 Euro
How to get there:
Underground U4: Heiligenstadt, then autobus 238 or 239: Klosterneuburg Stift or City Train S 40: Klosterneuburg-Kierling Underground U6: Spittelau, then City Train S 40: Klosterneuburg-Kierling
your Vienna-Card counts as a ticket
www.stift-klosterneuburg.at

Klosterneuburg Abbey

Stiftsplatz 1
3400   Klosterneuburg
  • Contacts

  • Prices

  • Opening hours

    • daily, 09:00 - 18:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps
    • Parking spaces Main entrance
      • disabled parking spaces available
        in parking garage P1, on Rathausplatz in front of the Babenbergerhalle and at car park P3 "Gastmeisterei"
    • Elevator available
      • 108 cm wide and 210 cm deep , Doors 89 cm wide
    • More information
      • Guide dogs permitted
      • Restrooms with access for disabled persons available.
    • Special offers for disabled persons

      wheelchair accessible restrooms at visitor reception/"Sala terrena" and in the cloisters. Free admission for persons accompanying visitors with wheelchairs.
      Multimedia guide for blind people and in Austrian sign language (ÖGS) available, accompanying material in embossed print and Braille.
      Guided tours for the visually impaired or blind people incl. touching model of the abbey complex and the planned "Austrian Escorial Palace" on request: "History and stories – to touch".

    • Comments

      Wheelchair accessible visitor areas  except for the abbey museum and the gardens. Access from the underground car park (parking place for visitors with disabilities) via elevator. Level P1 has a lifting platform that leads to the parking level for tour buses. Access from Rathausplatz via ramp, length: 190 cm, width: 74 cm. 2 stairlifts in cloister area.

    • How to get there:
      Underground U4: Heiligenstadt, then autobus 238 or 239: Klosterneuburg-Niedermarkt or City Train S 40: Klosterneuburg-Kierling Underground U6: Spittelau, then City Train S 40: Klosterneuburg-Kierling