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  • Day17

    Klosterneuburg Abbey

    June 26, 2016 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Tonight was incredible we had a tour of Klosterneuburg Abbey followed by a concert.

    The Klosterneuburg Monastery, or Stift Klosterneuburg in Austrian, is an Augustinian abbey founded in 1114. The baroque structure, notable for housing men’s and women’s religious orders until 1568, has undergone several facelifts over the years, most recently in 1892.

    The historic abbey dominates the skyline of Klosterneuburg, and the treasures housed within are just as impressive. Among the most valuable and impressive pieces is the enamelled altar of Nikolaus of Verdun, one of the most exquisite examples of medieval enamel work. The altar was made in 1181, depicts a variety of biblical scenes on its 51 panels. Other highlights include a seventeenth century organ, a twelfth century Romanesque candelabra and fourteenth century stained-glass windows.
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