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Kremsmünster Abbey, Kremsmunster

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Kremsmünster Abbey is a Benedictine monastery in Kremsmünster in Upper Austria.HistoryThe monastery was founded in 777 by Tassilo III, Duke of Bavaria. According to the foundation legend, Tassilo founded the monastery on the site where his son, Gunther, had been attacked and killed by a wild boar during a hunting trip.The first colony of monks came from Lower Bavaria, under Fateric, the first abbot. The new foundation received generous endowments from the founder and also from Charlemagne and his successors.The position and reputation of the abbey soon became such that its abbots, in the absence of the bishop of the diocese (Passau), exercised the episcopal jurisdiction.In the 10th century the abbey was destroyed in a raid by the Hungarians, and its possessions were divided among the Duke of Bavaria and other nobles and the bishops. It was restored, however, and recovered its property, under the emperor Henry II, when Saint Gotthard became abbot.Kremsmünster, in common with other religious houses, then fell into a decline, which was fortunately halted by the action of bishop Altmann of Passau, who brought a community from Gottesau, and introduced the reformed observance of Cluny into the abbey. After this it became known as one of the most flourishing houses in Germany, "excelling all other abbeys" says an anonymous chronicler, "in observance and piety, also in respect to its lands, buildings, books, paintings, and other possessions, and in the number of its members prominent in learning and in art".
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  • The monastery of Kremsmünster is always a cultural highlight. Whether everything worth seeing is the collegiate church, Fischkalter, Observatory or the very interesting rooms. I can't wait exhibition in the pen the next Upper Austria, in the monastery gardens and bustle there is equipment currently.
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  • The place can breathe serenity and depth. Visit mid-week on a day sunny before the influx of tourists
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  • The size alone will impress. The history and grandeur of this place has to be seen in person. We were lucky enough to be given a private tour, by a vendor we were visiting, who attended church here re...  more »
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  • drove an hour and 20 minutes from Salzburg just to find out the tourism building was under construction (no tours) this should've been stated on the website. very poor communication :(
  • A picturesque village with a historical story. Here there is a special flair. Featured and events invites multiple visits.
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  • A beautiful pen with sights (Observatory, Tassilokelch, Fischkalter), a great monastery store and moderate prices. The collegiate church can be of course mentioned with its ceiling frescoes. Take at least four to five hours time.
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  • Very nice place.
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  • Very nice facility with great sights.
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