A popular destination near Vienna is the Augustinian Monastery Klosterneuburg. Especially when bad weather is mentioned as a tip, a visit to the wine cellar including a guided tour is suggested. Inside and outside, Klosterneuburg Abbey offers wonderful architecture.
The estate is magnificently situated in the middle of the vineyards and is regarded as the place of preservation of unique cultural treasures and, through 900 years of the order’s seat, also the oldest winery in Austria. It was also used as an imperial residence.
Various tours & homemade for tasting
A wealth of cultural and historical attractions is presented to visitors in Klosterneuburg Abbey. Among the highlights are the popular arrival on the Vienna Höhenstraße with one of the most beautiful views of Vienna and the Danube, the magnificent architecture of the entire monastery, guided tours on various topics and the possibility to taste homemade juices and wines. Particularly popular is the annual Leopoldifest and the “Fasslrutschen” offered there by the four-meter-high giant barrel from the year 1704.
360 degree view of the abbey building:
Imperial Wing and Imperial Room
The imperial wing of Klosterneuburg Abbey was considered the permanent summer residence of the emperor. Visitors can expect, among other things, the Gobelin Room (dining room of the Emperor) – with valuable ceiling stucco and tapestries as well as the hallway in front of the Kaiser rooms. He is decorated with priceless, historical stucco and sculptor works.
Treasury – Monastery Klosterneuburg
- The Holy Crown of Austria: the Austrian Archduke’s Hat,
- the legendary veil of Agnes,
- an ivory cassette (“Saint Leopold’s writing utensils”),
- 14th century ivory stave,
- the margrave’s garb (a measuring garb sewn from parts of the clothing of St. Leopold).
Arrival and location
Adress: Stiftsplatz 1, 3400 Klosterneuburg
Public accessibility by subway
Subway line U4 to Heiligenstadt then with bus lines 238 and 239 to Klosterneuburg-Stift, from there short walk (about 5 min.)
Subway line U6 to stop Spittelau then suburban train S40 direction Tulln to Klosterneuburg-Kierling, then approx. 15 min. Footpath
Public accessibility with the “Hop on Hop off” bus:
The Hop on Hop off Bus from Vienna Sightseeing runs several times a day from mid-April to the end of October to Klosterneuburg Abbey and back to Vienna’s city center.
Further information about the opening hours and guided tours of the monastery
Tip: Klosterneuburg Abbey operates the oldest winery in Austria.