Schlierbach Abbey

Schlierbach, Austria

Schlierbach Abbey is a Cistercian monastery founded in 1355, and rebuilt in the last quarter of the 17th century. The original foundation was a convent for nuns, abandoned around 1556 during the Protestant Reformation. The abbey was reoccupied as a monastery in 1620, and rebuilt in magnificent baroque style between 1672 and 1712. The monastery again went into decline with the upheavals before, during and after the Napoleonic era. It recovered only towards the end of the 19th century.

In the 20th century the abbey established a viable economy based on a glass works, school, cheese manufacturing and other enterprises. The abbey is open to visitors, who may take tours, attend workshops and dine at the monastery restaurant.



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Founded: 1355
Category: Religious sites in Austria

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Harald Rupfle (11 months ago)
Cistercian monastery picturesquely situated at the foot of the alps. informative and very varied tour through stained glass, pen and cheese dairy. the state rooms of the Bernardisaal, the library and the collegiate church are a textbook example of baroque splendor. likeable: the cheese tasting at the end of the tour: absolutely worth seeing!
der alte vom berge (12 months ago)
The collegiate church "kills" so much pomp. Does it really have to be? Otherwise a beautiful monastery complex with a cheese dairy. The cheese comes highly recommended.
Rudolf Wüstner (13 months ago)
Very nice baroque complex with a school and businesses. Twice a day there is a guided tour with a lot to discover. It's worth a visit!
Manfred Adam (15 months ago)
Magnificent abbey with a stunning collegiate church. You have to see something like that. Also a pleasure shop with many offers and nice staff. Highly recommended
Lynn Belmans (2 years ago)
Very good explanation about everything. Good cheese tasting and the guide knew very well english. Thanks
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