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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  • July 23, 2017
    From the simple table wine for every day to predicate wine for honest money here find everything what makes wine lovers happy! From Krems, the Wachau, Styria and the Burgenland and Tyrol is something here for every budget!
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  • July 23, 2017
    Huge investment with exceptional details as an own fish farm in the building and an own Observatory. The Baroque church is beautiful, well maintained and absolutely worth seeing. There is a flower exhibition and you can eat excellent in an outbuilding. Recommended.
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  • July 7, 2017
    Signage for location who cannot is bad, for example, for the Shuttelbuszustieg, access to rear service waiting area (on the premises of the school, we had to this area-on shortest path achieve, because the door to the sports field, was locked etc..) When one is lame, this is not pleasant.
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  • January 19, 2017
    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 :(
  • June 16, 2017
    ... very nice, things do pen with Castle pond,... beautiful gardens, Baroque Fischkalter, the oldest building of Austria, an excellent restaurant, and much more! LG Normann
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  • July 8, 2017
    Interesting, instructive. Worth a visit.
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  • February 2, 2017
    A picturesque village with a historical story. Here there is a special flair. Featured and events invites multiple visits.
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  • June 10, 2017
    Wonderful place!
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