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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
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
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
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
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
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
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