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Beautiful Church with skeletons!

We stopped in Engelhartzell on our river cruise. We had been traveling for about a week and this... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Terri R
Hawthorne, CA

Stunningly beautiful Cathederal with amazing art work. Worth the visit, however, please remember... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2018
Madeira, Portugal
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Stiftstrasse 6, Engelhartszell 4090, Austria
+43 7717 80100
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We stopped in Engelhartzell on our river cruise. We had been traveling for about a week and this was a perfect little town to relax. We found the church by accident and were enchanted by the beautiful park-like surroundings. The church is absolutely beautiful, but...More

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Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Stunningly beautiful Cathederal with amazing art work. Worth the visit, however, please remember that this is a place of worship and treat it as such. While visiting had loud, obnoxious people ruining the ambiance and not respectful of those paying a pilgrimage. Little gift shop...More

1  Thank Migz1964
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Nothing particularly special to see in the Abbey, belonging to the only Trappist monks in Austria. They have an interesting garden though if you can get in to see it - laid out as a mini Danube to entertain and educate children, and with an...More

Thank MDB-Bham
Reviewed 17 July 2018

Our river cruise ship had to dock here due to a Danube low water schedule change. We had time to wander the town & visit the church. Worth a visit if you are in the area.

1  Thank Altius10
Reviewed 16 July 2018

We visited this abbey recently while docked on a river cruise. The Abby was very nice and beautiful. I would definitely recommend visiting if you happen to be in the area.

Thank friofrio
Reviewed 29 June 2018

Engelszell was one of our stops on a river cruise. Our time was divided between a visit to a private home and then a tour of the Abbey and gardens. The Abbey church is quite beautiful with surprising modern decoration on the ceiling, and there...More

1  Thank gingerlee13
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

Having cycled from Nantes in France this is my first stop in Austria the abbey is interesting apart from the skeletons but it is there custom. Do look up at the ceiling some great ‘modernist’ painting the town is quiet and peaceful with many cruise...More

Thank Peter_wiwi
Reviewed 20 May 2018

Steps away from our riverboat cruise. One of the most stunning interiors for a village church. Worth the stop. We were also invited to a private home, lovely people.

Thank akanui3
Reviewed 29 August 2017

The Abbey and grounds are definitely worth a visit and if you are on a river cruise and they make a stop here, it is very enjoyable. The church is impressive on its own, but you'll also get a surprise as you have the opportunity...More

2  Thank Glenn M
Reviewed 30 July 2017

We stopped here while on a Danube cruise. The Abbey church was amazing, dating back hundreds of years. Sadly, only 4 elderly monks remain here. They pay the bills through brewing beer. They can't make enough to meet the demand. The interior of the church...More

1  Thank graymar6
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