Cistercian Monastery of Schlierbach

Schlierbach, Oberösterreich, Österreich
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Visit the Cistercian Abbey Schlierbach and discover many baroque abbey rooms as well as the magnificent abbey church. Today, the entire building is used for a variety of purposes.

A religious community lives and works here and tries to practice the vocation of monasticism. Students from the high school enliven the many rooms, the scent of cheese permeates the house, artists and craftsmen meet in the stained glass and many visitors marvel at this colorful house.

A guided tour of Schlierbach Abbey is a voyage of discovery into a spiritual world whose power and fascination is alive to the present day. Baroque splendor from the magnificent monastery church to the monastery library with its 12,000 valuable books. Tasting of 10 Schlierbach organic cheese specialties and tour of the stained glass.

With the guest card "In Sum More" you receive a 20% discount on the family ticket for the guided tour of Schlierbach Abbey with show dairy, glass painting and organic cheese tasting.
Collegiate Church to visit:
Summer months: 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Winter months: 7.00 a.m. - 17.00 p.m.

The Schlierbach Cistercian Monastery, one of Central Europe’s oldest monasteries, is a Baroque jewel with a difference.
The Cistercian Monastery is a spiritual, cultural and artistic center and a true treat for all senses. The splendid interiors are best explored within a guided tour.
The Monastery is not only popular for its private glass painting workshop but also for the Schlierbach Cheese Specialties that age behind the convent’s walls.

History of the Monastery:
In 1355, Cistercian nuns settled down at the Castle of Schlierbach, having got the instruction to pray for the salvation of founder Eberhard V of Wallsee. The 16th century brought about the Protestant Reformation and this was the end of monastic life in Schlierbach. In 1620, Cistercian monks moved to Schlierbach to resume regular monastic life.
In the 17th and 18th century, there have been substantial reconstructions of the church and the monastery, carried out by the Upper Italian Carlone family of artists. The sumptuous Baroque results of their building activities can still be marvelled at Schlierbach today. Pride of place is given to the library, holding some 12,000 volumes, to the magnificent collegiate church in Baroque style and to the lovely "Bernardi" festivity hall.

Detailed information on opening hours can be found at:

Cafeteria and Shop:
Apr-Oct Thur-Sat 8.30 am - 5 pm
Nov-March Thur-Fri 8.30 am - 5 pm, Sat 8.30 - 12.00

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General price information

Entrance & guided tour incl. Cistercian Abbey Schlierbach
and 1st show dairy in Austria, tasting of 10 different Schlierbach organic cheese specialities; visit to the stained glass and the Margret-Bilger-Gallery     

9,90 € per person
5,20 € per pupil

Duration approx. 2 hours

The collegiate church, cloister, enjoyment centre and Margret-Bilger-Gallery can be visited from Monday to Saturday from 08.30 - 16.30.

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  • Suitable for pushchairs
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Cistercian Monastery of Schlierbach
Klosterstraße 1
4553 Schlierbach

Phone +43 7582 83013 - 0
Fax machine +43 7582 83013 - 176

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Mrs Melanie Mitterhauser Pforte Stift Schlierbach

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