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Sundial at Seitenstetten Abbey

Sundial at Seitenstetten Abbey

The inscription on this sundial indicates at which kind of monastery you can see it. “Ora et Labora” is the motto of the Benedictines. The depiction in the middle gives a hint to the place. You can find this element in the coat of arms of Seitenstetten.

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Mittelzell Abbey on Reichenau Island, Germany

Abbey of Reichenau at Reichenau Island, Germany

Mittelzell Abbey was founded in 724 by Saint Pirmin. Later the abbey got famous for the Reichenau School producing lavishly illuminated manuscripts during the late 10th and early 11th centuries. More…

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View of Geras Abbey, Austria

View from my hotel room in Geras, Austria

View from my hotel room in Geras. I stayed on the first floor of a former ‘Schüttkasten‘. That is a building which was used for the storage of corn in earlier times. From my room, I had this view of Geras Abbey (Stift Geras). Inside the building on the left side I took a lesson in producing hand-made paper lately.

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Dürnstein Abbey in Dürnstein

Dürnstein Abbey in Wachau, Austria

After reaching the walls of Dürnstein Castle (Burgruine Dürnstein), I had this view of Dürnstein Abbey (Stift Dürnstein). I guess some of you have already seen this church steeple while taking a river cruise ship?

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Schlierbach Abbey in winter

Schlierbach Abbey in winter

Photo of Schlierbach Abbey taken during a train ride from Graz to Linz. Some months later I had the chance to visit the famous cheese factory of the abbey. More…

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Michelsberg Abbey in Bamberg, Germany

Michelsberg Abbey in Bamberg, Germany

Photo of Michelsberg Abbey in Bamberg taken from the grounds of the New Residence (Neue Residenz). More…