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It's a living, working abbey!!

Went on a tour of Gottweig Abbey from our river boat that was docked in Krems. Having read several... read more

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Joe P
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Beautiful Abbey on top of the hill

The Abbey is ran by the Monks. There is an excellent view of the Wachau Valley and Danube River... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed yesterday

Went on a tour of Gottweig Abbey from our river boat that was docked in Krems. Having read several reviews about visiting the abbey, I'm confused. It's an active and working abbey for Benedictine monks. Has been for over 900 years. There are 43 monks...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Abbey is ran by the Monks. There is an excellent view of the Wachau Valley and Danube River from the top. There is a beautiful church and grounds with lots of history. There was wine tasting at the end of the tour. The wine...More

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P_Pius, Tourismus & Kultur at Benediktinerstift Goettweig, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your visit in our abbey!

Reviewed August 21, 2018

No monks, no monks ware, nothing to realise it is a monastery. Just walk around with the guide in 30 degrees with no air con. More like a museum and people leaving to go outside due to the heat. Not enjoyable I am afraid apart...More

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P_Pius, Tourismus & Kultur at Benediktinerstift Goettweig, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2018

Thank you very much for rating us. We are an active monastery with 43 benedictine monks. Our abbey was founded in the year 1083 and since the 11th century we are living, praying and working here. Five times a day we have prayers and holy...More

Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

The most impressive part of our Viking tour of the abbey was seeing it atop the mountain. The rest of our time was spent sampling the apricot juice and the wine produced in their vineyards, watching a short promotional video, seeing the exterior of the...More

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P_Pius, Tourismus & Kultur at Benediktinerstift Goettweig, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2018

Thank you very much for your visit in our monastery. We pray five times a day in our abbey church, we work in the cloister and we read. This is monastic life in 2018. The same that wrote Saint Benedict in his rule in the...More

Reviewed August 15, 2018

Goettweig Abby is a must see when visiting Austria. Its a working Benedictine abby that has been in existence for hundreds of years and still serves the community. The views from the abbey over the countryside, vineyards and orchards are remarkable. The tour started with...More

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P_Pius, Tourismus & Kultur at Benediktinerstift Goettweig, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2018

Thank you very much for your visit in our abbey! It is so nice to read that you really enjoyed the guided tour. Take care!

Reviewed August 2, 2018

I was hoping to experience a working monastery, but it just felt like a museum and church. The tour began with tasting apricot wine or juice and ended at the gift shop, of course. It was the included excursion on our river cruise. Might have...More

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P_Pius, Tourismus & Kultur at Benediktinerstift Goettweig, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2018

Thank you very much for your visit in our abbey. We are an active and working monastery since 1083! In total we are 43 monks, who are living, praying and working here. Five times a day we are chanting and praying in our abbey church....More

Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

The abbey story is interesting. The apricot juice is exceptional. The buildings, etc. are nothing extraordinary - plain !

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P_Pius, Tourismus & Kultur at Benediktinerstift Goettweig, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2018

We say thank you for your visit!

Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

Seasonally, lunch is served on the terrace and features fine salads, delicious local entrees, and regional wines. It has a children’s menu. The terrace overlooks the Krems valley and you can see Krems, the Danube and Vineyards. Incredibly beautiful. After lunch you can walk around...More

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P_Pius, Tourismus & Kultur at Benediktinerstift Goettweig, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2018

In the name of all the monks and employees of our abbey I want to say thank you very much for your visit and for your excellent rating. Father Pius

Reviewed July 25, 2018

Was here on a river cruise tour and was sorry I wasted the day here. Would have liked to have seen the caricature museum or art museum. The abbey was rebuilt in 1718 on a tight budget, even the tower clocks are painted on replicas....More

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P_Pius, Tourismus & Kultur at Benediktinerstift Goettweig, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2018

If you are interested in modern art and caricatures, then you will find nothing here. We are a Benedictine monastery with more than 900 years of history, are a UNESCO World Heritage Site and have the third largest Baroque staircase in Europe with a stunnig...More

Reviewed July 22, 2018

Gottweig is huge, high and lovely. It is easy to see that, though dedicated to worship, it was also a strategic lookout and could be used to defend the local population in its expansive grounds. Beautifully preserved, its buildings and museum areas house coinage, manuscripts...More

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P_Pius, Tourismus & Kultur at Benediktinerstift Goettweig, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2018

Thank you very much for your visit in our monastery! It’s so great to read that you really enjoyed it. Father Pius

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merrmcdon
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Göttweig is an active benedictine monastery, an abbey with 43 monks belonging to the Roman Catholic Church.
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