Geras Abbey, one of the largest art and education centres in Europe, is set near a pleasant 140ha nature reserve. It was founded in the 12C and, although rebuilt in the 17C, the abbey church, to which Gothic vaulting and Baroque decoration were added, has retained its original Romanesque character. The fine decor of the Marble Hall includes a masterly ceiling fresco by Paul Troger. Precious objects from the monastery's treasure are displayed in the bishop's apartments.
Address :Hauptstr. 1, 2093 Geras
Phone:+43 2912 345289
Price:9 € (children 3 €) €
May-Oct: 10am-5pm; rest of year: daily except Sun 10am-3pm - closed Mon - €9 (€3) - Guided tour available May-Oct: daily except Mon 11am and 2pm, weekends and Bank Hols 3.30pm