Herzogenburg abbey, © weinfranz.at

Heavenly excursion destinations

The Mostviertel is a fertile land for sacral buildings.

Romantic chapels, silent monasteries, breathtaking pilgrimage places: The Christian faith left numerous architectonic monuments, a cultural heritage of inestimable value, in the Mostviertel.

The Mostviertel is not only known as the cradle of Austria, formerly dominated by prosperous landowners and industrialists, the region is also stopover and end destination for many pilgrims. The nature rich in contrasts is only one of the many reasons why Catholic missionaries put their tents up in the region. These are the five must-see highlights: Stift Seitenstetten (Seitenstetten Abbey), outstanding for is four-sided monumental structure, Stift Lilienfeld (Lilienfeld Abbey), the largest Central European monastery in the Middle Ages, Stift Herzogenburg (Herzogenburg Abbey), Kartause Gaming, the largest Central European monastery of Carthusian Order, and pilgrimage church Wallfahrtsbasilika Sonntagberg. Offside the great pilgrimage paths, the pilgrimage sites Wallfahrtskirche Annaberg, Maria Seesal and Stift Ardagger enjoy great popularity.

Abbeys, monasteries and churches in the Mostviertel region

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