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This is a lovely spot in lower Austria, 1 hour drive north west from Vienna. The buildings are fascinating, originating from 1138, and the gardens wonderfully set up. They have good facilities (café house and restaurant, parking) and have many events throughout the year.
Zwettl Abbey is a Cistercian located in Zwettl in Lower Austria. The Abbey was founded in 1137. The monastery was constructed, as Cistercian houses often were, in a river valley, extensive buildings were erected, and the church, chapter-room, and dormitory were blessed in 1159, though...More
We took the tour in German ( do not know whether they offer one in English, we don' t think so) to see the inside of the Stift. definitely worth the visit especially the Library and the closter area and to hear the history of...More