Stift Viktring

Stift Viktring, Klagenfurt

Stift Viktring
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Sovamudrica
Ljubljana, Slovenia75 contributions
Couples
Great place to find the perfect calamity in the nice green garden of the abbey. A church from the 11th century offer beautiful main altar to be seen and a perfect peacful place for every traveler.
Written July 8, 2017
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Jo C
Blackburn, UK10 contributions
Beautiful grounds - Worth a visit if you are in t he area. A bit tucked away, so look out for the spire!
Written July 9, 2019
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ElaineAndGreg
Chesterland, OH2,716 contributions
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It’s easy to remember that World War II ended in Europe in May, 1945, but also easy to forget the ensuing refugee crisis as likely hundreds of thousands of people either tried to return to their home countries or tried to escape from rising Communist governments.

In late May, 1945, thousands of Slovenian refugees made their way through the Loibl pass to Klagenfurt to avoid execution by Tito’s Communist partisans. The British military, exhausted by war, sent many back under the guise of relocating them to Italy. Instead, they were returned to Communist territory where they were immediately executed and buried in mass graves.

Viktring (Vitrinj in Slovenian) is just south of Klangenfurt and it was here that the refugees stayed in limbo for several weeks until a Canadian Major and Slovenian doctor negotiated an end to the deportations.

Viktring Abbey is quite pretty in its own right, but it also contains a charming old church that contains an impressive memorial to this event. You simply go into the Abbey and enter the bulding that looks like a church. The door is unlocked, although they ask you to latch it when you leave. Inside the church there are some nice ornate decorations. At the far end, take a look at the wonderful ceiling paintings.

I wouldn’t go out of my way to come here unless you have some special attachments to the events, but if you find yourself nearby it’s worth a few minutes to admire the abbey structure and view the interior.
Written August 8, 2018
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