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Address: Admont 1, Admont 8911, Austria
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+43 3613 23120

A jewel of the Baroque era meets contemporary art. 70.000 restored books,...

A jewel of the Baroque era meets contemporary art. 70.000 restored books, ceiling frescoes and sculptures in the magnificent library meet creations of Erwin Wurm, Rudi Molacek and Lois Renner.

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The drive is about 2 hrs from Salzburg and worth every minute. It may not be easily found information, but you do have to pay extra at the entrance for the privilege to take... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 January 2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

The drive is about 2 hrs from Salzburg and worth every minute. It may not be easily found information, but you do have to pay extra at the entrance for the privilege to take photos inside of the library. Well worth every cent. Our teenage son was skeptical at first was was interested in the biological museum on site, and... More 

Thank Edie L
Tiskilwa, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

What a gorgeous library. I understood why the Admont Library is considered one of the top ten most beautiful libraries in the world! Looking down the long room with two level stacks on each side and the optical illusion of the floor titles is quite stunning. The paintings on the ceilings and descriptions signs were beautiful and educational. I purchased... More 

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Day ticket for the admont monastery costs 10 euros but with it you can enter as many times as you want to the museum , and having small children with you that can be very convinient. So in the morning we went with our daughter just for a fast view of library to be more oriented where things are and... More 

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Hollabrunn, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Whilst major parts of the monatery founded in the 11th century burned away in the 19th century, the library remained as it was since the 16th/17th/ 18th century. Impressive book store and inmporessive monuments - you have to take a guided tour to understand all of the items you may see there.

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Wirral UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Admont was one of the top Lonely Planet Guide sites, as we worked our way through Austria. the Abbey is well signed from the main road. There was plenty of free parking. We went to visit the Abbey church first. It's a fine and ornate church with a wonderful vaulted ceiling. Next we visited the excellent Museum with some wonderful... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

last time I visited the world famous library of Admont when I was a child ....... was very excited to see it after such a long time still an amazing place - go there and enjoy a journey in history

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

In the midst of an Alpine scenery of stunning beauty a 1000-year old Abbey - seemingly in contrast and yet perfectly fitting into the place. Absolutely perfect state of renovation, innovative museum, and above all: a huge golden-white library with hundreds of thousands of books. Benedictine history and culture at its best!!! Impressive!!! A must-see!

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Hinterbruhl, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

This is a great place and there are so many different exhibitions to visit. Modern art, the history of the monastery with some really interesting videos, one on food, the library which is absolutely stunning with its frescoes and it has the world largest collection of books for a monastery. Added to that is the shop selling local wines, a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

If in Admont you can not skip a visit to the monastery. It's history and architecture is amazing. For those who love museums you have to visit.

Thank Hedy T
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

Beautiful kept monastery with lots to see. The Stiftskeller restaurant is very good, serving Austrian food with seasonal specialities also in English.

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