Pernegg Abbey was founded as a Premonstratensian nunnery in 1153. It was founded by Ekbert and Ulrich, who also founded the Geras Abbey about 10 kilometres from Pernegg.

Pernegg became a community of canons in 1584. In 1700 it became an abbey but was dissolved in 1783 under the reforms of Emperor Joseph II. In the mid-19th century the premises were acquired by Geras Abbey. Since 1995 they have been used as a retreat and seminar centre for the monastery at Geras.



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Pernegg 1, Pernegg, Austria
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Founded: 1153
Category: Religious sites in Austria


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Ra Ma We (6 months ago)
Komme seit Jahren immer wieder zum Fasten. Das Ambiente und die Gegend sind einzigartig. Räumlichkeiten werden nach Renovierung bewußt schlicht gehalten. Personal und Fastenleitung sehr kompetent, freundlich und hilfsbereit. Absolute Empfehlung!
Mathias (7 months ago)
I have had a wonderful week of fasting in the Pernegg monastery. A great place to relax. With professional fasting accompaniment. We recommend! Thanks very much!
Georg Trzil (2 years ago)
Ideal location for a few days of fasting! Comfortably furnished rooms, very helpful staff and a peaceful atmosphere.
Ines Clarissa Schuster (3 years ago)
very nice relaxing place to come down and drift Lightning clean it is carefully cleaned every day the staff is super friendly and warm really to feel good Unfortunately, in some rooms you can hear the traffic on the expressway
Hans M. (3 years ago)
Beautiful fasting week with great fasting guide. Clean rooms, very friendly and helpful monastery staff, great surroundings, a fantastic place of silence for inner retreat. Highly recommended.
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