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Welcome to Kloesterreich: spiritual and cultural encounters

Kloesterreich is an information platform for all who want to

  • actively discover culture and faith
  • engage in cultural and spiritual encounters
  • experience the opportunities offered by monasteries and convents.


You would like to feel free to step away from your daily routines, perform wholesome rituals, be open to an alternative rhythm of life, and experience peace and quiet in a spiritual community for a period of time? Welcome to Kloesterreich!
Convents and monasteries offer room for body, spirit and soul. They share their treasures of faith, prayer and their rich cultural heritage. Integrate some of these treasured and ancient traditions into your life!


The association Kloesterreich was established in Austria and has members in five European countries. See the overview below:

Austria

Lower Austria

Benedictine Abbey Altenburg

Baroque Gem of the Waldviertel, Monastery below the Monastery, Abbey Gardens

Ostfassade Stift Altenburg - Foto: Stift Altenburg

English summary
Abt Placidus Much-Straße 1
3591  Altenburg
(T): +43 (0)2982 3451
(F): +43 (0)2982 3451-58

Monastery of Canons Regular of Prémontré Geras (German/DE)

Herbal Garden with Herbal Priest Benedikt

English summary
Hauptstraße 1
2093  Geras
(T): +43 (0) 2912 345-0
(F): +43 (0) 2912 345-299

Benedictine Abbey Goettweig (German/DE)

A Place of Encounter and UNESCO World Cultural Heritage

Bergansicht Stift Göttweig - Foto: Stift Göttweig

English summary
Stift Göttweig 1
3511  Göttweig
(T): +43 (0)2732 85581-231
(F): +43 (0)2732 85581-244

Cistercian Abbey Heiligenkreuz

The Mystic Heart of the Vienna Woods

Kreuzgarten Stift Heiligenkreuz - Foto: Hammerle

English summary
Stift 1
2532  Heiligenkreuz im Wienerwald
(T): +43 (0)2258 8703-0
(F): +43 (0)2258 8703-114
Stiftsansicht Stift Herzogenburg - Foto: Weinfranz

English summary
Prandtauerring 2
3130  Herzogenburg
(T): +43 (0)2782/83112
(F): +43 (0)2782/83112-39
Stiftsansicht Weingärten Stift Klosterneuburg - Foto: Stift Klosterneuburg

English summary
Stiftsplatz 1
3400  Klosterneuburg
(T): +43 (0)2243/411-212
(F): +43 (0)2243/411-31

Cistercian Abbey Lilienfeld (please click on the flag)

Experience Peace and Quiet in the Cultural and Spiritual Centre of the Traisen Valley

Außenansicht Stift Lilienfeld - Foto: Stift Lilienfeld

English summary
Klosterrotte 1
3180  Lilienfeld
(T): +43 (0)2762 52420
(F): +43 (0)2762 52420-13

Benedictine Abbey Melk (German/DE)

Spiritual and Cultural Centre, UNESCO World Cultural Heritage

English summary
Abt-Berthold-Dietmayr-Straße 1
3390  Melk
(T): +43 (0)2752 555-232
(F): +43 (0)2752 555-249

Benedictine Abbey Seitenstetten (German/DE)

Monumental „Vierkanter Gottes” with Exhibitions and Historical Gardens

English summary
Am Klosterberg 1
3353  Seitenstetten
(T): +43 (0)7477 42300-0
(F): +43 (0)7477 42300-250

Cistercian Abbey Zwettl (German/DE)

Medieval Discipline and Modern-day Vitality

English summary
Stift Zwettl 1
3910  Stift Zwettl
(T): +43 (0)2822 20202-17
(F): +43 (0)2822 20202-50
Upper Austria

Benedictine Abbey Kremsmuenster (German/DE)

„Tradition – Life“: Exhibitions and Ecumenical Summer Academy

Luftaufnahme Stift Kremsmünster - Foto: Stift Kremsmünster

English summary
Stift 1
4550  Kremsmünster
(T): +43 (0)7583 5275
(F): +43 (0)7583 5275-19

Benedictine Abbey Lambach (German/DE)

A Romanesque and Baroque Manifestation of Faith in the Heart of Upper Austria

English summary
Klosterplatz 1
4650  Lambach
(T): +43 7245 21710
(F): +43 7245 21710-111

Sisters of Mary of Mount Carmel (German/DE)

Traditional European Medicine in the Therapy and Wellness Centres of Bad Kreuzen and Bad Muehllacken

Kurhaus Bad Mühllacken bei den Marienschwestern - Foto: Curhäuser der Marienschwestern

English summary
Friedensplatz 1
4020  Linz
(T): +43 (0)732/775654
(F): +43 (0)732/775654-54

Premonstratensian Monastery Schlaegl (German/DE)

A Place of Diversity – a Monastery in a Modern World

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Schlägl 1
4160  Schlägl
(T): +43 (0)7281 8801-400
(F): +43 (0)7281 8801-405

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Stiftstraße 1
4490  St. Florian
(T): +43 7224 8902-0
(F): +43 7224 8902-23
Styria

Benedictine Abbey Admont

Experience both a Large Museum and the World‘s Largest Monastery Library

Teichansicht Stift Admont - Foto: Ernst Krenn / Stift Admont

English summary
Admont 1
8911  Admont
(T): +43 (0)3613 2312-604
(F): +43 (0)3613 2312-615

Cistercian Abbey Rein

World‘s Oldest Cistercian Abbey – a Look behind Monastic Walls

English summary
Rein 1
8103  Gratwein - Straßengel
(T): +43 (0)3124 51621
(F): +43 (0)3124 51621-34

Benedictine Abbey Lambrecht (German/DE)

„Find Something New in Old Sources“, Herbal Garden

English summary
Hauptstraße 1
8813  St. Lambrecht
(T): +43 (0)3585 2305-10
(F): +43 (0)3585 2305-20
Carinthia

Benedictine Abbey St. Paul in Lavanttal (German/DE)

Carinthia‘s Treasury, Exhibitions, Baroque Park

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Hauptstraße 1
9470  St. Paul im Lavanttal
(T): +43 4357 2019-54
(F): +43 4357 2019-58

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Klosterweg 2
9241  Wernberg
(T): +43 (0)4252 2216
(F): +43 (0)4252 2216-119
Tirol

Cistercian Abbey Stams

Tirol‘s Unique Art and Cultural Treasure

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Stiftshof 1
6422  Stams
(T): +43 (0)5263 6242-0
(F): +43 (0)5263 6242-514

Germany

Cistercian Abbey Waldsassen (German/DE)

Grace behind Convent Walls, Famous Library

English summary
Basilikaplatz 2
95652  Waldsassen
(T): +49 9632 9200-0
(F): +49 9632 9200-28

Switzerland

Benedictine Abbey Disentis (German/DE)

1400 Years of Hospitality – Oldest Benedictine Abbey North of the Alps

Klosterfassade Kloster Disentis - Foto: Yves Bossard

English summary
Via Claustra 1
7180  Disentis/Mustér
(T): +41 81 9296904

Hungary

Benedictine Archabbey Pannonhalma (German/DE)

UNESCO World Cultural Heritage with a New Look – Communication Centre on the Holy Mountain

English summary
Vár 1
H-9090  Pannonhalma
(T): + 36 96 570-191
(F): + 36 96 570-192

Czech Republic

Benedictine Abbey Rajhrad

Like Phoenix from the Ashes – Historical Library and Museum of Literature

Luftaufnahme Stift Raigern - Foto: Stift Raigern

English summary
Klášter 1
66461  Rajhrad
(T): +420 736 709 002
(F): +420 547 229 895

Premonstratensian Monastery Zeliv

Monastery Church by Santini, Brewery and Hotel

English summary
Želiv 122
394 44  Želiv
(T): +420 731 598 889