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Stift Viktring, Klagenfurt

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Viktring Abbey is a former Cistercian monastery in the Austrian state of Carinthia. Stift Viktring is now the name of the Roman Catholic parish in Viktring, since 1973 a district of the Carinthian capital Klagenfurt.
Viktring Abbey was established in 1142 by Cistercian monks from Villers-Bettnach Abbey in the Duchy of Lorraine (in the modern Saint-Hubert), of the filiation of Morimond. Its lands were probably a gift of Count Bernhard of Spanheim-Marburg (Maribor), brother of Duke Engelbert of Carinthia, and his wife Kunigunde, daughter of Margrave Ottokar II of Styria. As early as 13 May in the following year the first abbot, Eberhard, was consecrated. The abbey church was dedicated 60 years later by Eberhard of Regensburg, Archbishop of Salzburg, in 1202.
In 1234 the Carinthian duke Bernhard von Spanheim founded Landstrass Abbey, latterly also known as Kostanjevica Abbey, a daughter house of Viktring in the March of Carniola, in the modern Kostanjevica in Slovenia. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Stift Viktring by using our Klagenfurt trip planning tool.
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  • Beautiful grounds - Worth a visit if you are in t he area. A bit tucked away, so look out for the spire! 
    Beautiful grounds - Worth a visit if you are in t he area. A bit tucked away, so look out for the spire!  more »
  • It’s easy to remember that World War II ended in Europe in May, 1945, but also easy to forget the ensuing refugee crisis as likely hundreds of thousands of people either tried to return to their home....  more
    It’s easy to remember that World War II ended in Europe in May, 1945, but also easy to forget the ensuing refugee crisis as likely hundreds of thousands of people either tried to return to their home....  more »
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  • This monastery complex is amazing and peaceful place, surrounded by water and park. There's an imponent gotic church of St. Mary with the oldest barroque altar in Kärnten region. One part of the building is now converted into college and kinder garden.
  • What a truly beautiful and peaceful place. The Church is so lovely and the grounds are great for a quiet walk. Loved it.

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