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Stift Gottweig

Stift Goettweig 1, Gottweig 3511, Austria
+43 2732 855810
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The Gottweig Abbey is a working abbey. There were 14 monk priests in residence during our visit... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
debandmac
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Pueblo, Colorado
Beautiful Abbey

We visited the abbey in conjunction with a Viking River Cruise. This is a magnificent and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Phyllis J
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Winchester, Kentucky
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Stift Goettweig 1, Gottweig 3511, Austria
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Gottweig Abbey is a working abbey. There were 14 monk priests in residence during our visit. Many of the priests serve local villages as the parish priest. The abbey itself, as described by the tour guides, serves as the spiritual center for all the...More

Thank debandmac
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the abbey in conjunction with a Viking River Cruise. This is a magnificent and beautiful Abbey. It was very interesting to learn about the life of the monks and priests that live there. We were treated to sparkling apricot wine or apricot nectar...More

1  Thank Phyllis J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This tour was included in our Viking river cruise itinerary. It was a pleasant trip to a beautiful, working abbey, with a knowledgeable tour guide. The marble staircase and ceiling frescoes are very impressive. The tour started with a glass of sparkling apricot wine and...More

1  Thank Bluesprout61
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed our tour in and around the Abbey. Our tour guide made our heads turn when she mentioned that a couple from California have been here for over 100 years! The simplicity of the church demonstrates the monks' non materialistic way of life. On...More

Thank nan0u8
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Abbey while on a Viking River cruise. My wife and I really enjoyed it. The main church in the Abbey was quite beautiful. We also enjoyed seeing the Imperial apartments and the wonderful painted ceiling in them. They allowed us to taste...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Visited the abby which was one of my least enjoyable excursion. It's not too far out of the way and your greeted with apricot juice and a video for Viking Cruise visitors. But most of the abbey that I would find interesting is closed to...More

1  Thank Corrine R
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

This is the place where you can try original apricot dumplings! Of course they have other food, so don't worry about lunch. Here you can feel the history. The view from the hill down to the Wachau Valley is spectacular! You hear beards singing and...More

Thank Maks D
Reviewed 1 April 2017

The Stift is definitely worth a visit if you are in the Krems area. It is easy to drive up and park. Access to the buildings seems to be free and if you come in the Easter season, there is a big Easter market. The...More

Thank HelmutsFoodPorn
Reviewed 22 December 2016

This working Benedictine abbey produces some of the finest wines, apricot juice and schnapps. It's located on a hilltop over looking the Wachau Valley with it's expansive farmland and vineyards. The abbey it self dates back to the 10th century and is an example of...More

Thank Brian W
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

We arrived here on a bright December afternoon. The collection of buildings that make up the abbey are impressive after a glass of wine and brief prerecorded presentation our guide took us to see the views of the surrounding hills, this allows you to appreciate...More

2  Thank Globetrotter2102
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lilly190
Is the religion practice Catholic?
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