Benediktinerstift Goettweig

Benediktinerstift Goettweig

Benediktinerstift Goettweig
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SsForza
Ptuj, Slovenia74 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
You can see its imposing grandeur from afar and of course you have to visit it. The ticket gives you access to a comprehensive museum exhibit, audio guides are also available. There is also an on-site restaurant.
Written August 22, 2020
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George R
148 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Visited this Abby as a side excursion on a Viking Cruise, Located on a prominent hill enabling spectacular views of the surrounding countryside, this history rich site is run by 30 monks. They all work in surrounding villages as parish priests in addition to their duties running the Abby. The Abby is a collection of buildings, most all rebuilt several times following wars. The monks grow wine, which we were able to sample. Our tour included ascending the grand staircase and viewing glorious frescos on the ceilings. Well kept grounds make this an enjoyable tour. The Abby can be seen from the Danube as tours traverse the waterway.
Written January 24, 2020
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RJN612
Pottsville, PA440 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
The abbey is absolutely fantastic. It is beautiful in its own right and the added feature of stunning views is a plus. We enjoyed a walk through the grounds and castle and had a very informative guide. My wife, a Catholic, was happy to receive communion in the abbey during a service going on at the time. They have a wonderful gift shop with a range of prices to purchase nice gifts and liquors, wines and foodstuffs. It was one of the highlights of our Danube River cruise.
Written June 3, 2022
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Maggi713
Baltimore, MD12,307 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
The Benedictine Abbey sits on the top of Gottweig Mountain overlooking the Wachau Valley and thousands of acres of farmland. There was so much fog we never got to see the abbey until we were right on top of it. It is an impressive sight with it twin towers and colorful red roofs. It is truly Austria’s spiritual treasure- such a serene and quiet place. Göttweig means "Way of God.” It was founded in 1083 by Blessed Altmann (c. 1015–1091), Bishop of Passau. The views from the winery and monastery are amazing. We were able to look down over a centuries-old church and cemetery. The monks still live and work in the abbey. The Abbey complex is expansive, made up of a walled courtyard, gardens, the main abbey, a cloister with a crypt and a church. We started our tour with a short film on the history of the abbey and the monks. Then, we sampled the sparkling apricot wine, which was really good.

This stunning example of baroque design features the monumental imperial staircase with the ceiling fresco by Paul Troger from 1739. It is one of the largest and most beautiful staircases of its kind in the world. The Abbey library has 130,000 books and manuscripts, a collection of religious engravings, coins, antiquities and musical and natural history manuscripts, all of which survived World War II. We visited the church, which features a beautiful ceiling, an ornate altar (lots of gold) and a grand pipe organ.

The Abbey is more than a monastery. The 13,000-acre Abbey contains vineyards from which Wachau Valley wines are produced and Wachau marille (a specific type of apricot) trees from which jams, jellies and nectars are produced. We were treated to a tasting of their famous apricot wines which included some whites, some reds and even some Marillenschnaps (apricot brandy). We just wish that there was not so much fog.
Written January 10, 2023
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hazy_amersham
Amersham192 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
A grand exterior perched high above the surrounding vineyards with a particularly elaborate baroque interior.

Busy Sunday services. Gregorian chanted vespers sound enhanced by fantastic abbey accoustic.
Written August 17, 2022
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KBD87
Arkansas1,269 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
We toured the monastery through Viking and it is definitely worth seeing. The view alone of the valley from the top is amazing. The church and grounds are beautiful and immaculate. One building dates from before 1100. They grow grapes and apricots and make wine and apricot products. We tried the apricot juice and it was amazing! They have tastings of wine as well as a wonderful gift shop. It has been one of my favorite tour stops thus far!
Written November 8, 2023
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cjdotheworld
Smithfield, VA1,318 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Working benedictine monestary. If you have good timing you can join the monks in their chants and prayers. Church is small but packed with gorgeous features. Must stop if in the area and you can get in. There is limited access.
Written May 27, 2020
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Kris D
Punta Gorda, FL535 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
tour with Viking cruises. Very interesting with lots of history, and information about how they make their money. Wines and liquors are very good. Prices are reasonable as well. have to try the apricot juice and liquor, both are excellent. excellent views of countryside also.
Written May 11, 2022
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Margie D
York, PA1,709 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
Approximately 40 monks reside in the Göttweig Abby. The grounds are lovely, and include a cathedral, a museum - with an amazing fresco painted in 1739 - and a beautiful view of the valley below.
Written July 3, 2022
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riny
New England1,109 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Gottweig Abby is a working Benedictine Abby that is over one thousand years old. It's located on top of a mountain overlooking Krems - with beautiful views.
The church is historic and beautiful.
The Abby is also famous for its vineyards, wines and apricot juice.
Written October 26, 2023
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