Kleinmariazell Abbey

Klein-Mariazell, Austria

Kleinmariazell cloister lies on an old pilgrim's trail, the Via Sacra from Vienna to Mariazell. The church and cloister were founded in 1134 or 1136 by Heinrich and Rapoto of Schwarzburg-Nöstach. The cloister was dissolved in 1782 during the course of the Josphine Reforms and falls into decay. The cloister and its lands were put up for auction. Many owners followed, and the cloister was turned into a palace. The former monastery church becomes the local parish church.

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Founded: 1134
Category: Religious sites in Austria

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