Admont Abbey - the oldest monastery in Styria, Austria




Abbey Library Admont
Abbey Library
Admont Abbey was founded 1074 and is the oldest monastery in Styria, Austria. The Abbey Church is inspired by the Regensburg Cathedral. Today you find also a secondary school in the abbey.

The Abbey Library is the largest and probably the most beautiful in the world. It houses an extremely valuable collection of source material with 1,400 manuscripts, 530 incunabula, as well as 200,000 books.

The late baroque library was often described as the "Eighth Wonder of the World" and is certainly one of the most important cultural monuments in Austria.

Just as impressive are "The Four Last Things"; the sculptures by Josef Stammel represent death, the Last Judgment, heaven and hell.

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