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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Admont 1, Admont 8911, Austria
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Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

This library is out of the way but completely worth the drive and effort. By far the most beautiful library I have ever hoped to see.

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Reviewed December 6, 2017 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.

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Reviewed November 4, 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.

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Reviewed October 15, 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!

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Reviewed August 11, 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

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Reviewed August 6, 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).

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Reviewed July 26, 2017

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

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Reviewed July 22, 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

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Reviewed July 21, 2017

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

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Reviewed June 21, 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

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