Rich in history, Engelszell Convent is Austria´s only Trappist Monastery and was founded in the year 1293.
The Collegiate Church has a steeple that rises 76 meters tall and is the most superb example of rococo architecture in Austria. The Church was built between 1754 and 1764 and is decorated with valuable art items by Johann Georg Üblher, Joseph Deutschmann and Bartolomeo Altomonte. The modern mural painting on the nave ceiling was created by Prof. Fritz Fröhlich in 1957.
The Convent is especially popular for its excellent Engelszell Monastery Liquors, the Trappist beers and its latest and highly acclaimed feat: The new Engelszell Trappist Cheese!
Guided tours for groups (8+) by prior arrangement only:
- Small tour of the Collegiate Church with complimentary
liquor sampling; takes approx. 30 minutes.
Rate: Euro 1.45 per person
- Grand tour of the Collegiate Church with visit to the permanent
exhibition and complimentary liquor sampling;
takes approx. 60 minutes.
Rate: Euro 2.20 per person
Trappist Brewery St. Engelszell is the most recent addition to the portfolio of Trappist breweries that were historically «limited» toTrappist breweries in Belgium, Holland, and France. Although the Trappist monks of St. Engelszell follow the traditional definition of Trappist beers (big, strong, complex) they have decided to use their local idiosyncrasy and history to create two distinctly different recipes. Both recipes are inspired by the unique landscape around the monastery. By incorporating locally grown ingredients St. Engelszell expresses its deep belief that such products should be produced in complete harmony with highest ethical and ecological standards.
The Collegiate Church is open daily
- in the Summer: 08:00am to 8:00pm
- in the Winter: 08:00am to 5:00pm
The Gatehouse is open daily 08:00am to 5:00pm (except December 08 and 25).
Advanced booking for guided tours via email: firstname.lastname@example.org respectively via phone: (+43/7717/8010.0) The entry into the Collegiate Church is free of charge.
duration: approx. 60 minutes; costs: €5/ person, pupils and students pay half price, children up to 14 years go for free
For groups of 60 persons and more the tour will be held in the church only. Duration: approx. 30 mins; costs: €3/perso
Admission to the Collegiate Church is free.
Rates quoted apply for guided tours of the Convent.
Schoolchildren and University Students receive discounts.
Elementary school pupils have free admission.
A donation receipt is available upon request.
Each adult will receive a free liqueur sample at the gate.
Please get in touch for more information.
Legal contact informationAT-4090 Engelhartszell