Pannonhalma Archabbey
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Tigre74
Irvine, CA70 contributions
Nov 2022
It was a great visit/walk through the beauty of history, religion, and knowledge. We visit the Archabbey on our way to Budapest from Vienna. It was rainy day, so no one there but us and a couple. It was just perfect that way. The ground, church, cloisters are not overly fancy looking, but amazingly beautiful and tranquil. It is perfect as an abbey should be. The library is impressive, gorgeously built and deco.
Written December 2, 2022
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Matthias W
Vienna, Austria458 contributions
May 2022
While the church and the classicist library are open all year round, the baroque parts of the monastery are rarely open. You might be able to regularly ask for a tour, but from time to time a special tour through those parts are offered as well. Living across the border in Austria I was lucky to take part in such a tour. While most of the tour was given in Hungarian the monastery was so kind to have a second improvised guide joining for me an others from abroad translating and summarizing the most crucial points and answering questions I and the others might have.

Concerning the halls I was particularly impressed by the large refectory hall.
Written November 19, 2022
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Robicsek
Budapest, Hungary459 contributions
Dec 2021
This Archabbey was founded over a thousand years ago, part of the current building are over 800 years old. Even if you are not religious this is an interesting place to visit to learn a lot about Hungarian history. It is a 25 minutes’ drive from Győr (a lovely city in north-west Hungary, about 90 minutes drive from either Vienna or Budapest, also well worth visiting). Although the visitors’ centre is a steep walk away from the Abbey you may drive up to the tourists’ entrance. Take a guided tour and you’ll learn a lot. The library hosting 360.000 volume is alone worth the trip, but there are lots and lots more to see.
Written January 3, 2022
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StephenSkinners
Toulon, France44 contributions
Aug 2019
Spent a few hours in and around the Archabbey. After parking we took an elevator, the ladies at the desk greeted us very friendly - the toilets here were clean and modern, as the whole entrance area - and walked over the ‘green bridge’ to the abbey. We took another elevator and enjoyed the spectacular view over the whole region and the façade of the abbey with it’s beautiful historical mosaic. I could had spent hours there contemplating the history and actuality of this place.

Inside the abbey church there’s many things to see, from the crypt to the high altar, the art and even the modern choir stalls were nicely made, which I can’t often say of modern ecclesiastical furniture. The library is stunning !
The audio guide was easy to follow and provided more informations if requested.

Our visit was completed with an invitation from the Archabbot emeritus to have lunch with the monks in the refectory and coffee in his private cell, a great surprise !
The Fathers were all very kind, I was sat next to an older monk who excused himself for not speaking any other language than Hungarian but made sure I felt at home and I had everything I needed - as everywhere in the Benedictine world.

I would certainly recommend coming here!
Written December 19, 2019
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T S
Jupiter, FL1,057 contributions
Nov 2019
We spent about an hour walking through the Basilica and the Library. The English Audio Tour was included with our entry fee and was very enlightening.
Written November 17, 2019
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Pismoexpert
Arroyo Grande, CA103 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
This place has a commanding view of the valley below and is well worth a visit. The library is reminiscent of Harry Potter’s and it brought tears to my eyes. Simply breathtaking
Written September 29, 2019
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Martin F
Metro Manila, Philippines64 contributions
Jun 2019
If you have the luxury of time, Pannonhalma Abbey is worth the trip. We visited it on our way from Budapest to Vienna. The views from the Abbey were great! The Church felt reverent, beautiful and quaint but the library was something else. I would say that, in my opinion, the library from the movie "Beauty and the Beast" could have been based on this library. It was in a word, Awesome!
Written June 9, 2019
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cvanslam
Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland7 contributions
Jun 2018
I visited with my sister about a year ago on a hot day in June. Well worth the trip, and one of the things I remember enjoying a year later. We took a train to the outside of town and walked the rest of the way up. It's an easy walk, although I believe there is a bus that will take you the way if you have health issues. The library was my favorite room, and the Abbey offers fabulous views of the countryside.

Only down side: no food anywhere except ice cream. There is a lavender farm on the outside of the abbey that is worth the quick trip for lavender flavored teas, chocolates, and soaps. I bought some small gifts here for friends/family back home.
Written May 24, 2019
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cnkyldrm
Budapest, Hungary94 contributions
Mar 2019 • Family
It takes from Budapest 1.30 hr by car to reach Pannonhalma which is a small town in north west of Hungary, in GYOR region. abbey is a well conserved and with all premises around -wineyard, lavender fields, arboretum, cafe-restaurant, shop- and the church with Library are all stunning. we enjoyed walking around and shopped some very good wines and had a small tasty pie with perfect coffee; we enjoyed a lot this daily return trip, also thanks to helpful, smiling personal.
Written March 20, 2019
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maro310
Budapest, Hungary324 contributions
Feb 2019
Although it was February meaning that not every Archabbey facility was open to visitors, i think it was worth it. Audio guide is a great help, information provided is interesting. The abbey, the library and the church should be a beaten track site.
Written March 1, 2019
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