Stift Neukloster

Church, Monastery / abbey


The Neukloster in Wiener Neustadt was founded by Emperor Friedrich III. founded in 1444. It has belonged to the Heiligenkreuz Abbey since 1882 and is a priory with seven monks and at the same time a thriving parish. The theater also belongs to the Neukloster, where a variety of performances are regularly offered.

The Neukloster has a so-called Kunst- und Wunderkammer, in which a wide variety of objects are shown that represent a miniature image of the world. Such treasures were to be found in princely courts and monasteries all over Europe – including the Neukloster Abbey.
The collection includes both magnificent Kunstkammer objects and unique memorabilia of historical events: approx. 4700 individual pieces, of which 1000 Kunstkammer objects, 200 paintings and 3500 stones and shells. Most of the holdings were acquired during the monastery's heyday between 1740 and 1801.
This is an important document of baroque collecting in the 18th century and the history of the monastery. The collection is also a valuable cultural and natural heritage of the region and the state of Lower Austria.

The refectory and the magnificent library offer a first. Both have never been open to the public and have therefore never been exposed to the harmful effects of too large a flow of visitors.

The tomb of Eleanor of Portugal, the mother of Maximilian I, can also be visited as part of a guided tour in Neukloster Abbey.

All guided tours can be found in the overview on the website:

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