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“heavenly tranquility” 5 of 5 stars
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Heiligenkreuz Abbey
A-2532 Heiligenkreuz 1, Sulz im Wienerwald, Austria
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“heavenly tranquility”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

A visit to this most sublime 12th century abbey was part of a day trip that we booked from Vienna, and the grounds and the abbey itself made for a tranquil break from the hustle of sightseeing. The architecture of the abbey and church is big and impressive, with amazingly high stained glass windows in the church and a lovely relic of the true Cross (hence the name Heiligenkreuz).

Visited March 2013
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“Angelic Voices in a Beautiful Setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

Yes, the Cistercian Monks at Heiligenkreuz are becoming more and more well known with the release of a few CDs, but that doesn't compare to actually praying with them!!! Our family stopped in and was able to catch their mid-day prayer at noon and it was amazing. They sounded great and the setting, in the old chapel, was incredible.

Additionally- check out the side chapel (outside and completely seperate of the main church) that houses the largest relic of the True Cross outside of Rome (hence the name, Heiligenkreuz - Holy Cross). It is a much more modern chapel, but to be in the presence of such a relic is amazing indeed!

Visited September 2012
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