en.infoglobe.cz » Austria, Klosterneuburg – Majestic Monastery in the Armful of Flowers

Austria, Klosterneuburg – Majestic Monastery in the Armful of Flowers

Published: 8.4.2015
Spring is perfect for trips. Therefore, we took our car and set off to cozy town of Klosterneuburg that is only 15 kilometers northwest from Wien. Still far away we could see pompous monastery, or adverts inviting us to see orchid exhibition in the monastery garden.

Before we go to the most important sacral building in Austria which is 900 years old, we take a walk in the town center,. The town is located in Lowe Austria. Short walk in the streets didn’t take us long yet it was nice. Beautiful houses, square with statues of saints, Marian column, benches, historical fortification, small shops – all of this enhanced pleasant atmosphere.
městečko Klosterneuburg

městečko Klosterneuburgměstečko Klosterneuburg
Tour in monastery
Soon we reached the entrance to the monastery compound. We saw fascinating church of Virgin Mary . It consists of three-navy basilica with two high richly decorated towers. Then there pompous roayal tract with massive dome that is joined with Klosterneuburg monastery. We saw the compound from outside first and then from the inside. We saw herb gardens, and even a fountain and memorials. We peaked into the church with truly magnificent decoration, perfect acoustic and the organ from 1642. Unique and one of the most valued organ in Austria.
klášterní kostel Panny Marie

klášterní kostel Panny Marieklášterní kostel Panny Marie
We moved to the monastery part of the compound from the church. There is a tourist center. One section of it was a zone of relax, the other was a café. We could chose from various themed tours - sacral, imperial, wine route, and treasury. We didn’t want to wait until a group tour started so we chose the smallest – tour in the treasury. Despite large arched corridors we saw three rooms of the treasury holding Austria’s most valued treasures. Works decorated with half-gems, gold, and gems created by the greatest masters of jewelry and tailors. Our attention was caught by the land crown of Archduchy of Austria, or the holy crown of Austria. The latter has been stored here since 1616 yet it was opened to the public only in 2012. An audiotour guide accompanied us during individual exhibitions. We received the device with our tickets, and except for world languages there was even a Czech and Slovak translations.
klášterní komplex Klosterneuburg

klášterní komplex Klosterneuburgklášterní komplex Klosterneuburg

As we chose an individual tour, the door to the most precious sight the altar of Verdun, or cellar frescoes, baroque hall of terrena, and the libraries remained closed. However, we saw wine cellars in the underground. Until today famous local high quality wine has been produced here.
klášterní komplex Klosterneuburg

monastery compound of Klosterneuburgklášterní komplex Klosterneuburg
During our tour in the onastery we met many monks who live here and make the whole compound alive. When talking to one of the we had learned something about monastery’s history. Klosterneuburg was founded in 1114 by Earl Leopold III. Since 1333 Augustinians has been living in the monastery, they are a monastic Catholic order. The monastrery experienced armed invasions, architectural enhancement as of order by Charles VI, and it was also seized by French or German soldiers. For us it wasi nteresting to learn that the first wine tasting school in Austria was founded there. And that in Kiesling Sanatorium by Klosterneuburg died poet Franz Kafka or famous Austrian car designer Hans Ledwinka was born there. Full of impression and new knowledge we moved to monastery gardens.

In the armful of flowers

Klosterneuburg – orchid exhibition      Klosterneuburg – orchid exhibition

Klosterneuburg – orchid exhibition

Klosterneuburg - výstava orchideí      Klosterneuburg - výstava orchideí
Every year in the first half of March there is a flower exhibition. One year roses are exhibited and the orchids in the other. We were lucky to be at the right place in the right time. We couldn’t miss the orchid exhibition. It was one of the most aesthetical experiences we have ever experienced. Just imagine it - 1 800 m2 where you are enchanted with colors of flowers from all around the world. You see rare and exotic species, you roam among creative works of artists. Moreover, the exhibition is divided to a part where you can admire wonders of nature and the other part where you can shop. It is hard to resist and you will most likely buy a flower of two. Suddenly, however, you will have hands full with orchids or all kinds of seed. Great thing about such an exhibition was that we could share our experience or ask experts for some advice. They were happy to answer and gave us much advice. We were excited but we had to leave this paradise, the last thing on our trip.
Klosterneuburg – orchid exhibition      Klosterneuburg - výstava orchideí
We had nothing else to do that to go home. We promised we will see the rose exhibition next year and also other parts of this unusual town and the monastery compound which has the same name.

Text and photo: Oskár Mažgút

Discussion at the article (0)

Related Articles

Austria, Vienna - metropolis with nobility I.
Published: 28.1.2023
Vienna, a capital of Austria, belongs to most attractive European places of interest, from tourist point of view. The wealth of historical monuments, a great number of architectonical sightseeings as well as many actual topics - all these places, joined with famous names and its stories or legends, make from Vienna a pleasant and always different target for any visitor.

Lower Austria: Annaberg – Commencement of the Ski Season
Published: 11.12.2013
Winter is here again. For some, it is perhaps too cold and harsh, but to me it is the most popular season of the year. Everything is hidden under a fluffy white blanket of snow and acts somewhat calmer, and even cleaner than the rest of the year. It is also a time of winter holidays in the mountains, meeting with friends over a glass of mulled wine or it is a time of a great cabbage soup, which will warm you up in this season.

Austria: castle Röthelstein – Little Guardian of the Danube
Published: 14.5.2022
During our bike trials we stoped in the town of Hainburg. This medieval town with Hainburg castle above hides many natural and historical mysteries. One of them is Röthelstein castle ruins hidden in a national park.

Lower Austria: Mitterbach - A Picturesque Locality
Published: 7.2.2011
Mitterbach is a small village situated in charming nature, in Federative County of Lower Austria. The visitors from Slovakia as well as from the Czech Republic discover this community again, not only for its position, deep in the nature, rather easy accessibility and good transport connection, but also for many sightseeings and places of interest in the outskirts.

Austria: Vienna V. - Bahnorama
Published: 10.2.2011
After a visit of St.Stephen Dome tower, let´s have a look at Austrian capital from similar height, but from the outlook, which, for sure, will not be so old and monumental as the age of the cathedral.

Austria, Graz: Historic Centre Of Town
Published: 12.10.2012
What is the historical centre of the university town, where stayed Johannes Kepler among others?

Austria: Alpentrip I. - Planning And Departure
Published: 12.8.2012
The first part of the new travel series will be about the main points of the planned route, during which a three week visit the Alpine country, mountain lakes and a number of interesting sights and places that are definitely worth seeing.

Austria: Schönbrunn Castle– Wien’s Versailles
Published: 13.11.2013
Wien is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. It offers its visitors rich history, beautiful architecture and unusual gastronomical joys. Again, we go to visit this royal city and walk in the most beautiful castle in whole Austria. It is so beautiful they compare it to French Versailles.

Austria, Steiermark: Erzberg – Mountain of Experiences
Published: 13.3.2013
The last stop of our journey across three countries was Mountain Erberg located in Steiermark. It is known as one of the larges European iron ore sites and it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the whole region.

Austria: Town of Vent in the Ötztal Alps
Published: 16.4.2014
Today we visit a small Austrian town of Vent. Since 1854 it has been part of Sölden town, Tyrol. We will visit a well-known ski center and we will also follow the trace of legendary Ötzi, the ice man.

Related Photogallery

Austria, Burgenland: Lake Neusiedl – cruise
Enjoy with us a cruise on beautiful steppe Lake Neusiedl ( Neusiedler See in German, FERT in Hun...

Austria, Burgenland: Rust - Storks and Wines
The picturesque town of Rust is located on the bank of Lake Neusiedl (FERT in Hungarian). It has ...

Austria: Dunajske luhy and Castle Röthelstein
Near the border of the Slovakia Dunajske luhy Protected Landscape Area (Donau-Auen) is situated. ...

Bike Trip: From Bratislava to Lower Austria II
In the previous photogallerywe hopped on our bikes and admired beauties of nature and interesting...

Bike Trip: From Bratislava to Austria
Bratislava and its surroundings offer great possibilities for bike tourism thus we (the Infoglobe...

Austria: the Castle Complex of Schloss Hof
Go back with us the the period of baroque which you can admire during the visit of the greatest b...

Austria: Mariazell And Mariazell Burgeralpe
Small town of Mariazell belongs to most important pilgrim shrines of Central Europe. The locality...

Low Austria: Annaberg
Annaberg is a small community in Low Austria, where you can find ski resort at the same time. The...


Czech republic


We were awarded the certificate even thanks to you!

Dôveryhodná firma 2017



Important Information:

Information and warnings on travelling abroad is to be found HERE.

Mobile application:

aplikácia Infoglobe

stiahnuť zadarmo pre Androidstiahnuť zadarmo pre iPhone



Today:thursday 2. 2. 2023
thursday 2.2.
2 °C
friday 3.2.
1 °C

TIP: INFOGLOBE app is available for your device, download HERE.


TIP: INFOGLOBE app is available for your device, download HERE.