One word to describe the Klosterneuburg Monastery? Impressive! This is also our students’ opinion.
The quaint town of Klosterneuburg is only a few minutes’ drive from Vienna. Our ActiLingua students spent an exciting day there, because – like every weekend – we organized an excursion to give our students a glimpse into Austrian culture and history.
Our ActiLingua students dove into the Baroque era on their trip to Klosterneuburg! The famous Klosterneuburg Monastery was renovated and extended several times during its over 900-year long history. The foundation stone for the collegiate church was laid in 1114 by the Babenbergs who were the ruling noble family of Austria. Later, it was reformed in a baroque style. By the way, the beautiful monastery is often compared to Schönbrunn Palace. 😉
During the guided tour, our students also saw the famous Verdun Altar. It took almost ten years to complete the altar. Today, the Verdun Altar is one of the most important works of art from the Middle Ages. However, it is not the only important piece of art at the monastery. It also houses further works which range from magnificent baroque pieces to modern paintings. Many of these treasures can be visited during a guided tour through the collegiate church or in the monastery museum.
It was a sunny day! Therefore, our students also enjoyed walking through the city of Klosterneuburg and had a taste of coffee and „Kipferl“ (croissants). The only pity was, that even this day had to come to an end! Nevertheless, our students returned with beautiful memories and knowing that there will be many new excursions in the following weeks. Stay tuned!