The monastery was founded in 1146. After a fire in 1733, the church was rebuilt into the most important rococo church in Austria. The 850-year-old Cistercian monastery shaped the community in many ways. The interior is decisive for the reputation of the building. The effect is based on the harmony of the extremely varied, colorful, picturesque, figurative, ornamental decoration as well as on the well thought-out incidence of light.
The monastery houses a museum that sees itself as a place of rest and reflection and covers seven themes: History, the spirituality of the Cistercians and their tasks today, and personalities of the monastery, such as Balduin Sulzer and Fritz Fröhlich. Various interactions offer an entertaining tour also for the younger visitors.
Guided tours of the monastery are offered, and a café and museum store invite visitors to linger and browse. The garden can also be visited, with a baroque pavilion and a palm house from the Biedermeier period, as well as an educational tree trail.
Cistercian Abbey Wilhering
Linzer Street 4
Phone +43 7226 2311-12