Aggsbach Charterhouse

Aggsbach Dorf, Austria

Aggsbach Charterhouse is a former Carthusian monastery in Aggsbach Dorf. The monastery was founded in 1380 by Heidenreich von Maissau. It was dissolved in 1782 in the reforms of Emperor Joseph II. The premises were mostly converted for use as a castle, except for a few portions which were incorporated into the parish priest's farm. The monks' cells and the cloister were demolished. The Carthusian church, with the addition of a tower, remains as the parish church.

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Founded: 1380
Category: Religious sites in Austria

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Alexander Lirsch (19 months ago)
Besonders zu empfehlen ist die Schmiedevorführung in der alten Schmiede der Kartause.
Arnold Lengauer (21 months ago)
400 Jahre lang war die Kartause geistliches Zentrum von Aggsbach und Umgebung. Gegründet 1380 durch Heidenreich von Maissau wurde das Kloster Eigentümer von mehreren Herrschaften in Niederösterreich (darunter Purgstall, Seiterndorf, Großmugl, Külb, Kühbach und Strohdorf). Die Aufhebung erfolgte 1782 durch Kaiser Joseph II. und die Anlage wurde zu einem Schloss umgewandelt. Dabei gingen der Kreuzgang und der Zellentrakt verloren. Heute bestehen noch ein Kartäusermuseum, die Pfarrkirche und ein Veranstaltungszentrum.
Romeo Cailean (2 years ago)
Nice and clean
Joachim Tröster (2 years ago)
A once beautiful place quite much neglected and uncared for. The museum had some interesting insights, but mostly consists of mostly empty rooms and half empty showcases. The walls crumbled, but not in a nice historic way.
Rene Schöberl (4 years ago)
Nice !
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