Cistercian Monastery of Schlierbach
Schlierbach Abbey, a Cistercian monastery, visit one of the most magnificent church rooms in Austria. Today, the large building is used in many ways.
A lively religious community lives and works here and tries to live the vocation of monasticism. Pupils from the grammar school enliven the many rooms, the smell of cheese permeates the house, artists and craftsmen meet in the stained glass and many visitors marvel at this living house.
A guided tour of Schlierbach Abbey is a voyage of discovery into a spiritual world whose power and fascination is alive to the present day. Baroque splendour from the magnificent monastery church to the abbey library with its 12,000 valuable books. Tasting of 10 Schlierbach organic cheese specialities, tour of the stained glass and the Margret-Bilger Gallery.
With the guest card "In Sum More" you receive a 20% discount on the family ticket for the guided tour of Schlierbach Abbey with show dairy, stained glass and organic cheese tasting.
The Schlierbach Cistercian Monastery, one of Central Europe’s oldest monasteries, is a Baroque jewel with a difference.
The Cistercian Monastery is a spiritual, cultural and artistic center and a true treat for all senses. The splendid interiors are best explored within a guided tour.
The Monastery is not only popular for its private glass painting workshop but also for the Schlierbach Cheese Specialties that age behind the convent’s walls.
History of the Monastery:
In 1355, Cistercian nuns settled down at the Castle of Schlierbach, having got the instruction to pray for the salvation of founder Eberhard V of Wallsee. The 16th century brought about the Protestant Reformation and this was the end of monastic life in Schlierbach. In 1620, Cistercian monks moved to Schlierbach to resume regular monastic life.
In the 17th and 18th century, there have been substantial reconstructions of the church and the monastery, carried out by the Upper Italian Carlone family of artists. The sumptuous Baroque results of their building activities can still be marvelled at Schlierbach today. Pride of place is given to the library, holding some 12,000 volumes, to the magnificent collegiate church in Baroque style and to the lovely "Bernardi" festivity hall.
Palm Sunday through October 31
Mondays to Saturdays: 08:30am - 12:00noon and 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Sundays & Holidays: 10:30am - 12:00noon and 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Guided Tours: Mondays to Saturdays at 10:00am and at 2:00pm
Sundays & Holidays at 10:30am and at 2:00pm
Closed on Easter Sunday and All Saints Day!
November through Palm Saturday
Mondays to Fridays: 08:30am - 12:00noon and 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Saturdays: 08:30am - 12:00noon
Guided Tours: Mondays to Fridays at 10:00am and at 2:00pm
Saturdays at 10:00am
Closed on Saturday Afternoons, Sundays & Public Holidays!
Guided tours for groups of 15+ are available anytime year-round by prior arrangement!
- Toilet facility
Entrance & guided tour incl. Cistercian Abbey Schlierbach
and 1st show dairy in Austria, tasting of 10 different Schlierbach organic cheese specialities; visit to the stained glass and the Margret-Bilger-Gallery
9,90 € per person
5,20 € per pupil
Duration approx. 2 hours
The collegiate church, cloister, enjoyment centre and Margret-Bilger-Gallery can be visited from Monday to Saturday from 08.30 - 16.30.
- Student groups with school class
- All weather
- Suitable for groups
- Suitable for schools
- Suitable for pushchairs
- Suitable for teenagers
- Suitable for seniors
- Suitable for single travelers
- Suitable for friends
- Suitable for couples
- Suitable for children
Please get in touch for more information.
Cistercian Monastery of Schlierbach Klosterstraße 1
+43 7582 83013
+43 7582 83013 - 176
Mr Klaus Weixelbaumer Pforte Stift Schlierbach
+43 7582 83013
+43 7582 83013 - 176