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Shortly after the foundation of Garsten Abbey, Gleink Abbey was created in the first quarter of the 12th century from the Bamberg fief Glunich.
The founders Arnhalm I and his son Bruno from the ministerial dynasty of Gleink-Volkersdorf, whose lords, the Styrian Otakars, co-founded the monastery, had the fortress converted into a monastic building. Around 1120, the monastery complex dedicated to St. Andrew the Apostle already existed.
The overall impression of the monastery complex is a work of the great monastic building movement of the Austrian Baroque in the second half of the 17th century and the beginning of the 18th century. In 1784 Steyr-Gleink was secularized. Despite the abolition of the monastery, a number of precious objects remained in Gleink. After extensive renovation work, the former monastery of Gleink now houses a collection of religious objects, mainly from the Baroque period. Paraments, candlesticks and reliquaries can be seen as well as monstrances and chalices. Also interesting is the monastery garden of the monastery, commonly known as the "dwarf garden".