Geras Abbey

Geras, Austria

Geras Abbey is a Premonstratensian monastery founded in 1153 as a daughter house of Seelau Abbey by Ekbert and Ulrich of Pernegg. It was and settled by canons from Seelau. Geras Abbey was able to survive the reforms of the Emperor Joseph II and the consequent monastery closures of 1783, and remains in operation to this day.

The abbey church is a Romanesque basilica which was reworked in the Baroque style in the 18th century by the architect Josef Munggenast and the fresco painter Paul Troger. Today the abbey is often used as a venue for classical music recitals.

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Hauptstraße 1, Geras, Austria
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Founded: 1153
Category: Religious sites in Austria

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Olly Gronau (10 months ago)
Wonderful Abbey. Beautiful architecture and wonderful lakes. The herb garden is very interesting as it provides a lot of information about different herbs and their health benefits. The church is outstandingly beautiful. Amazing interior artworks on show. The area around the Abbey is wonderful for hiking, walking and biking in glorious nature. Nearby you can find the hotel 'Schüttkasten' which offers great views and fantastic food. If you find yourself in the area I would highly recommend you visit both the Abbey and the restaurant.
Leonardo Fleischmann (3 years ago)
Meierhof
Richard Winter (4 years ago)
Lovely place
Dimitar Georgiev (5 years ago)
Nice and peacefull place, must see if somebody is around
CalantheCintra (5 years ago)
Great stop on a trip to ruine Kollmitz. Gardens vere a bit harmed by the late heats, but still very charming.
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