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Stift Heiligenkreuz, Austria: Cistercian Monastery

Founded in 1133, Heiligenkreuz Abbey is one of the oldest Cistercian Monasteries in existence.  The monastery is the largest cultural and spiritual attraction of the Vienna Woods and is visited annually by about 120,000 tourists from all over the world.

Heiligenkreuz is located in the heart of the Vienna Woods, only 15 km from Vienna. The grandson of Leopold III, Duke Leopold V. gave the monastery in 1188 a 23.5 cm long piece of the cross wood of Christ; This large cross relic is highly revered to this day.

In particular, the Cistercians of Saint Crucis cultivate the Latin choral prayer in Gregorian chant according to the norms of the Second Vatican Council.

The solemn choir prayer is always public, visitors may attend by appointment.

Guests are always welcome, for their own guest wing is available.

The medieval monastery is a cultural sensation and can be visited daily as part of guided tours . 

Traveling to Stift Heiligenkreuz:

As mentioned, the Monastery is located close to Vienna in the heart of the Vienna Woods.

Address:  Cistercian Abbey Stift Heiligenkreuz, Markgraf-Leopold-Platz 1, A-2532 Heiligenkreuz in the Vienna Woods / Austria

Tel: +43 2258/8703 (Information) Fax : +43 2258/8703 – 114

E-Mail for Information: [email protected]

E -Mail for guided tours / visits: [email protected]

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