Library & Museum opened daily from 10 am to 5 pm
The museum season has already started: Library and museum are daily open from 10 am to 5 pm (til 5 November 2017).
To opening times!
Abbot election on 25 January 2017 in the Admont Abbey
Opening times in winter of Library & Museum
Until 26 February 2017: Friday 10 am to 12 am and Saturday/Sunday 10 am to 2 pm
18 February – 26 February 2017, opened daily from 10 am to 2 pm
Closed from 1 March to 18 March 2017!
CNN priced the abbey library in Admont to the world’s greatest places to read
James Campbell: “This is one of the largest monastic libraries ever built. The whole thing is a complete work of art. The corridors and staircase that leads to it is relatively simple, so when you enter this stunning space flooded with light there is almost a moment of revelation, a theatrical effect. There are no desks to work at because these library rooms were never intended for study, but for impressing visitors. The books were taken back to the monks’ warm cells to be read. It was built in 1776, a piece de resistance of rococo design.”
Admont monastery and the Stone-Specialguide
Stones and the building history in the Admont monastery with the guide Wolfgang Riedl, geologist and field guide.
Wednesday, 26 October 2016
25 May 2016
ORF Breakfast TV in Admont
The breakfast-TV of the ORF was on 25 May live in Admont! Many people came to the monastery!
16 March 2016
Special exhibition GOOD ENOUGH TO EAT started on 20 March 2016:
This phrase, the wide-ranging theme for our 2016 exhibition season, has a particular significance for us here at Admont. Of course, depending on what is the subject of this expression, it can be interpreted in many different ways. But we here in Admont Benedictine Abbey tend to specifically associate it with the insatiable appetite of a group of guests who we were not pleased to welcome. Our world famous Abbey library had become the home of greedy bookworms – not the type that are driven by their thirst for knowledge but the insects with their craving for paper and animal glues. We were able to effectively dispatch these pests, but that was just the start of our work. Book by book and page by page all our old treasures had to be carefully inspected, cleaned and, where necessary, also laboriously restored.
In the natural history museum you can see the “springing lion” – a loan of the natural history museum of Vienna.
Our special exhibition ‘Good enough to eat’ provides visitors with insights into this multi-faceted world…
12 March 2016
Consecration of abbot Winfried Schwab
The consecration of Winfried Schwab to abbot of the abbey in Neuburg/Heidelberg (Germany) took place on 12 march 2016. Congratulations! Winfried Schwab is now the 5th abbot of the benedictine abbey Neuburg in Heidelberg (Germany). He took office on 8th march 2016 when the former abbot Franziskus Heeremann celebrated his 70th birthday. P. Winfried Schwab was before novice master and spokesman in the Admont abbey. To the gallery >>